Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fiction for Boys Age 7 and Up - Get Ready for Summer!

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You knew this was coming, didn't you? J

Last week, I posted a list of fiction for girls in preparation for summer reading goals and programs. I also included a link to my guest post at Growing in His Glory about six considerations for summer reading goals for children.

Well, I couldn't leave the boys out...especially since my 14yo enjoys what would be considered boy books just as much as girl books. You'll see some of the same, but lots of new ideas as well.




Ages 7 ~ 11


The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis


The Door in the Dragon's Throat/Escape from the Island of Aquarius/The Tombs of Anak/Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series 1-4)

They're Christian books, good morals and values, but the 14yo still likes to read them in the daylight. I would put them at the high end of the age range.


Concord Cunningham the Scripture Sleuth (Concord Cunningham Mysteries)

Concord is a boy who solves mysteries {like Encyclopedia Brown} by using the Bible. Each book is about 100 pages, and Concord gives the verses he's using, so if the reader looks up the verse, he can solve the mystery himself.


Sugar Creek Gang Books 1-6 Set (The Swamp Robber/The Killer Bear/The Winter Rescue/The Lost Campers/The Chicago Adventure/The Secret Hideout)

The 14yo calls these books fun and engaging.


The Hardy Boys Starter Set (5 Volume Set)

Is any explanation needed? J


The Cul-de-sac Kids Books 1-6 (Boxed Set)


Three Cousins Detective Club Boxset, Volumes 1-6 (Three Cousins Detective Club)


E. B. White Box Set


Ages 12 and Up


The Book of the King (The Wormling #1)

An allegory exploring our relationship with the King and the battle between good and evil. LOVE these books!


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

The 14yo: Boys, don't let the name of Mrs. Frisby in the title throw you off. It's not a girly book. At. All.


Gunner's Run

A World War II story filled with carefully researched details. Great for book reports.




Kiriath's Quest

Fantasy written by the same author as Gunner's Run.


The Works of R. M. Ballantyne: The Dog Crusoe and His Master, The Wild Man of the West, The Coral Island, The Ocean and Its Wonders, The Pioneers, The ... (88 Books With 
Active Table of Contents)

So the cover doesn’t look like much, but you can’t judge a book by its cover. J If you want fast-paced Christian adventure from anywhere in the world, look no further than an R.M. Ballantyne book.


Left Behind: The Kids: Collection 1: Volumes 1-6


  Haunted Waters (Red Rock Mysteries, No. 1)


Shanghaied to China: Hudson Taylor (Trailblazer Books #9)



A good book is food for your brain. Bon appetit! J









What can you add to the list? We’re always on the lookout for good books! J




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7 comments:

  1. Great list! I have a daughter and some of these are her favorites as well.

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  2. Ooh! Thanks for this list! I'm always looking for good titles! :-) I've been blogging about books/reading lately too!

    Stopping by from Time Warp Wife!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this!!! I have a son who just turned 7 in March. I am pinnning this so I can refer to it later.

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  4. Love this list! Thank you for sharing! My son just recently discovered the Hardy Boys and I'm super excited! :)

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  5. Great list. I've enjoyed many on here, and know my brother enjoyed even more while we were growing up. Cant' wait to share these great reads with my boys when get a little older

    thanks for sharing with Cozy Reading Spot

    Marissa

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  6. I can add the Ladd Family Adventures Series and the Accidental Detective Series - both Christian adventure series my kids are enjoying.

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