Friday, March 18, 2016

Books for boys

This morning I overheard a mom at Hen's school ask our librarian a question about what kind of books to introduce to her son. It sounds like he's still in the zone of wanting to be read to rather than read by himself. It got me thinking about the amazing selection of boy books out there that we've discovered since Hen's reading picked up.

Superhero stories:
Captain Awesome to the Rescue by Stan Kirby
Melvin Beederman, Superhero: The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich by Greg Trine
Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking by Cyndi Marko
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Mystery stories:
The Whodunit Detective Agency: The Diamond Mystery by Martin Widmark
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald Sobol
Jack Gets a Clue: The Case of the Beagle Burglar by Nancy Krulik
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Space stories: 
Galaxy Zach: Hello, Nebulon by Ray O'Ryan
Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Sci-fi stories:
The Notebook of Doom: Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings
Looniverse: Stranger Things by David Lubar
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert

Silly stories:
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Geronimo Stilton
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry
George Brown, Class Clown: Hey! Who Stole the Toilet? by Nancy Krulik

Sports stories:
Frankie's Magic Soccer Ball: Frankie vs. the Pirate Pillagers by Frank Lampard

Knights and dragons stories: 
Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West
Dragon Slayers' Academy: The New Kid at School by Kate McMullan

Graphic novel stories:
Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest by John Lechner

And here are some of the titles we have on the shelves that Hen hasn't read yet but will soon…

Super Chicken Nugget Boy by Josh Lewis
The Kids of Einstein Elementary: The Last Dinosaur by Len Mlodinow & Matt Costello
Snoop Troop: It Came From Beneath the Playground by Kirk Scroggs
Astrosaurs: The Mind-Swap Menace by Steve Cole
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
Dr. Roach's Monstrous Stories: The Day the Mice Stood Still by Paul Harrison

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