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A Book List for Boys (page 2)

— Parents' Choice Foundation
Updated on Apr 21, 2014

Non-Fiction

A variety for all tastes. Try to pinpoint some of your child’s interests; then browse the non-fiction shelves. It can be awesome! A strong alternate way to present non-fiction might be to use a narrative form, or group by topics i.e., true tales, poetry, biographies, and special interests.

Nathaniel Philbrick

The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex Putnam Pub Group Juv, ISBN: 039923795X, Ages 9 -12 yrs.

Brian Colburn

Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary (Biography) National Geographic, ISBN: 0792279328, Ages 9 -12 yrs.

Mark Stewart

One Wild Ride: The Life of Skateboard Superstar Tony Hawk (Biography) 21st Century Books, ISBN: 0761326669, Ages 9 - 12 yrs.

Gary Paulsen

Puppies, Dogs and Blue Northers: Reflections on the Author’s Life with His Sled Dogs (Biography) Yearling Books, ISBN: 0440418755, Ages 9 - 12 yrs.

Tomi De Paola

The author, creator of Strega Nona, grandmother witch, looks back on his childhood.

Twenty-Six Fairmont Avenue Puffin, ISBN: 0698118642, Ages 9 - 12 yrs.

Here We All Are Puffin, ISBN: 0698119096, Ages 9 - 12 yrs.

What a Year (Biography) Puffin, ISBN: 014250158, Ages 9 - 12 yrs.

 Walter Wick

I Spy Gold Challenger: A Book of Picture Riddles Cartwheel Books, ISBN: 0590042963, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Seymour Simon

Whales Harpercollins Juvenile Books, ISBN: 0064460959, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Big Cats HarperTrophy, ISBN: 006446119X, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Danger! Volcanoes SeaStar Books, ISBN: 1587171813, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Muscles: Our Muscular Skeleton HarperTrophy, ISBN: 0688177204, Ages 7 & Up

Animals Nobody Loves SeaStar Books, ISBN: 1587171554, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

 Richard Platt

Eyewitness: Pirate DK Publishing, ISBN: 0789466082, Ages 9 -12 yrs.

Eyewitness: Spy DK Publishing, ISBN: 0789466163, Ages 9 -12 yrs.

Jack Prelutsky

Monday’s Troll Greenwillow, ISBN: 0688096441, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

A Pizza the Size of the Sun Greenwillow, ISBN: 0688132359, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Douglas Florian

Poetry

Laugh-eteria Puffin, ISBN: 0141309903, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Beast Feast Voyager Books, ISBN: 0152017372, Ages 4 - 8 yrs.

Eyewitness Books

Eyewitness Books stand out in the non-fiction collection. They are bountiful and beautiful, including wonderful photographs along with information. Browsing these gems is a treat. Examples: Sharks, Whales and Dolphins, Islam or Money. The Eyewitness Juniors, which are mostly in paperback, are perfect for lower elementary grades i.e, Amazing bikes, Amazing crocodiles and lizards.

For more great books for boys, look for Kathleen Odean’s Great Books for Boys: More than 600 books for Boys 2-14. The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex Triumph on Everest

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