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Kids Activities: 7 Best Books for Boys

by Devin Berglund

Have you ever struggled with getting your boy to read? Does he seem more interested in being outside and riding his bike? Or has your son's teacher ever told you he doesn't really pay attention in his English reading classes?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, have you ever thought that maybe your son just isn't interested in the books his teachers are giving him to read?

It doesn't mean he dislikes reading. When my brother was young, his teachers gave him books he had no interest in reading, which led to him never reading the books.

As adults we go to bookstores and pick out books we'd be interested in reading. It's the same way for younger people. Because, of course boys wouldn't be interested in reading "girly" books.

Is your son the same way? If you think he might be, check out these top 7 books for boys. Helping your son find books that fit his interest and also build his imagination and creativity is a great way for him to begin loving to read.

Some of these books are for older boys and some are for younger. (Your girls will even love these books.) These are great books for story time. Think about reading a chapter book to him before bedtime. We hope you enjoy these great books as much as we do!


1. Kingdom's Dawn

Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading Kingdom's Dawn Chuck Black

What better way to get your boy (young or old) excited, than sword fights and good triumphing evil. Check out the Kingdom's Dawn here. It is the first of a series.


2. Quest for Celestia

 Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading Quest for Celestia Steven James

This is a fantasy retelling of Pilgrim's Progress. Get into this adventure filled with wizards and dragons. Get it here.


3. The Door Within

Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading The Door Within Wayne Thomas Batson

For an exciting read, check it out here.


4. House of Dark Shadows

Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading House of Dark Shadows Robert Liparulo

A hidden hallway in an old Victorian house is filled with portals leading to places far away. A young boy also finds that some of them lead to historical times. Need an exciting imaginative read for your son. Get it here.


5. Magic Tree House Series

 Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading Magic Tree House

This is an amazing option for young boys. It follows a young boy and his sister as they go on adventures that all started when they found a magic tree house filled with magical books. And those books bring them on all sorts of adventures. Get it here. (It's the first in a series... a very long series.)


6. Steelheart

Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading Brandon Sanderson Steelheart

In the age of Dystopian books like the Hunger Games and Divergent, this is another great one to add to the list. Brandon Sanderson knows how to tell a good story. Read more about it and get it an autographed copy for your son here. (It is also the first of a series)


7. Merlin's Blade

Books For Boys Creative Child Kids Activities Reading Merlin's Blade

The story you never knew about Merlin. Find out more and get it here.


What are your son's favorite books?



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Devin Berglund is an enthusiast for all things writing. On her free time she enjoys FaceTiming with her fiancé (who currently lives in Australia), traveling, and writing novels.

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