Friday, April 2, 2010

I am loving these books for boys.

In the world of Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kids, I am loving that my boys are loving these other books too!

Max Elliot Anderson - I am sad that my boys think the Hardy Boys books are b-b-b-boring. However, they are enjoying and DEVOURING the thrilling mysteries and adventures by Max Elliot Anderson. Maybe this will make them give the Hardy Boys another chance?

Stories from History - 11 Graphic Novels; this set was only $16.95-- interesting and affordable! They have read each of these several times just because they liked it. I like that random historical tidbits will pop into their heads during our lessons or that they will be sitting there just thinking about something that happened to Anne Frank, Leonardo da Vinci or Khufu.

Robot Wars - We heart Sci Fi.

God's World News Magazine - These magazines make for very good breakfast reading. :) My boys like the pictures, puzzles and topics. I like that it is has a Christian world view and is a great springboard for discussing current events. (I saw this mag on your blog first, Ruthanne! Thanks!)

Do y'all have any book suggestions that I can add to our reading basket? We're almost done with the whole thing! Need. more. books. pronto.

Head on over to Cheryl's at Tidymom to see more I'm Lovin' It entries.


TidyMom said...

Nothing better than books that your children love and devour!!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Beatrice said...

I have had good luck with my girls reading.So finding books to keep their interest wasn't a problem. However my 13 year old son was a big challenge.. Not being a reader myself and not knowing or being familar with certain type of books and authors also was a challege..I looked at the Texas suggested teachers reading list or somnething like that and found Margaret Peterson Haddix. The Missing book 1-Found. He wasn't very thrilled about reading it. But The more he read into the book he couldn't put it down,and when he was finished he couldn't wait for me to get book 2 Sent..He flew through that book as well.He says he wants to reread them again so he can catch some things he might of missed the first. Now again I'm challenged with finding another book for him to read. No I haven't read the books, but from what the back and inside cover says, they seem like good adventure books.I guess I need to read

EEEEMommy said...

My son really enjoys the Marguerite Henry books. Some people think they're girl books, but they're not just for girls.

He has read Chuck Black's Kingdom series and Knights of Arrethtrae books over and over and over and over and over. They're excellent.

He also like the Terrestria Chronicles by Ed Dunlop.

Recently he's enjoyed Young Christian's Pilgrimage and Christiana's Journey, the younger versions of Pilgrim's Progress. And of course, Chronicles of Narnia.

The Sugarcreek Gang books by Paul Hutchins are another favorite series.

Ali said...

I gotta check out the Max Elliot Anderson books. I am always looking for new books for my boys!

My kids ALL loved the Series of Unfortunate Events books. We read the whole series out loud as a family. Like the diary of a wimpy kid, there are places that are questionable for me, but for some reason the kids LOVE them.

I checked out the diary of a wimpy kid this last week after reading about it on your blog. My kids have read, and re-read it! They were even outside reading it to our neighbors. Isn't that funny??


Ali said...

OH, another set of books that my son Ethan (11) has been totally devouring, is the Redwall books by Brian Jaques. He is already on the 4th book in the series.

Anonymous said...

Alex (who is 9) loves "Eat This Not That"
I picked it up at a yard sale for a quarter. It lists not so good for you foods and then healthier alternatives. It has great pictures and fun food facts.

Another series that we love is the Box Car Children. I read them when I was a kid.

Ripley's Believe It or Not makes for some interesting reading

Alex also loves Garfield comic strips, so I found an entire collection in book form.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping that you would just be able to click my links, but it doesn't look that way. :(
They all link to and the item in reference.

p.s. I LOVE books too and am always on the look out for them at yard sales!

Debbie said...

I just have to comment on Angie's comment about the Box Car Children---I LOVED those books!!! :)

Gwen T said...

We've recently found the TinTin series - graphic novel - and all my kids love them. Kind of British spy, silly, mystery, all rolled up in one. My 12yo boy loves the Henty novels. The Black Stallion series is another popular one in our house. I actually started a Thursday Children's Book Review on my blog ( and I'm also doing book giveaways. The books I reviewed yesterday are picture books for preschoolers, but next week I'll be reviewing a few for older kids, so maybe that will give you some ideas!!

Heather said...

I agree with a couple previous comments. I love the Box Car children. I'm a first grade teacher, and I read them to my first graders. They are "clean" and funny. They also have mysteries in the stories. The children love them!.... so does their teacher.

Suzanne said...

oh my - books boys read on their own?! i must be a part of this new craze.

Dawn Camp said...

I'm taking notes here! We also love the Pathway Readers. I wonder how many times I've read the story of Blackie the cat being dressed up like a doll and then climbing up in a tree...? :-)

Laurie said...

We just read Beauty by Bill Wallace. My son (3rd grade) loved it! There are several other books by Wallace and we are going to try to find them. (You can read more about our book adventures at my blog).

Thanks for sharing, by the way. We are a book loving family!

Nancy said...

My boys love a good book about a wilderness adventure. They really liked the Hatchet series by Gary Paulsen and the My Side of the Mountain series by Jean Craighead George.

Anonymous said...

My boys have really enjoyed reading the A to Z Mystery series by Ron Roy. They also liked Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House books, though there were a couple I didn't let them read. (Warning: there are -obviously- elements of magic & mythology in these books.) And they've enjoyed the Dinosaur Cove books, as well. And OF COURSE we all love the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Boys especially enjoy Farmer Boy, the story of Almanzo's childhood.

For read-alouds, we're really enjoying the Redwall Series by Brian Jaques (pronounced "Jakes"). These are chock full of battles and adventures, excellently woven stories, and highly enjoyable to read. (Our Library has them as audiobooks & the cast of voices is WONDERFUL!!!)

I hope those suggestions are helpful. By the way, thanks for recommending the Mars Diaries a while back. We've read the first one and greatly enjoyed it!
Lisa Mays

amy in peru said...

Roald Dahl is the BEST! My boys LOVED his books, check them out. Also the Redwall series are awesome. Between these author's books, my boys have read more than 20 good books I would say!

Also the Ambleside Online extra reading books are GREAT for y3-5 for your boys... here are the links:

and then I remember reading over at Holy Experience her son made a list...

how's that for listyness?

amy in peru

Rustown Mom said...

Highlights for Kids - one of the best magazines for kids out there. We also used to scour Goodwills and such for cheap reads when they were little; mostly now we hang out in the library!