Tag Archives: Books for Boys

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (1961)

Mr Pierce, my 5th grade teacher,  read aloud to our class every day after lunch in our basement classroom at Garfield Elementary in Boise, Idaho.  It was a magical 30 minutes.  He probably read 8 books to us during that year, … Continue reading

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Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964)

Across Five Aprils follows the Creighton family starting in April 1861, just as the American Civil War begins.  Over the next 4 years, young Jethro Creighton watches as  family members struggle how to serve or whether to serve at all.  … Continue reading

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The Big Red Series by Jim Kjelgaard (1945 – 1953)

If your children enjoy animal stories or adventure stories — or both! — they’ll love Jim Kjelgaard’s novels.  Between 1941 – 1969, Jim Kjelgaard wrote more than 40 children’s novels filled with heroic animals who know to tell their own … Continue reading

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Tales from Dimwood Forest series by Avi (1995 – 2009)

Avi (Edward Wortis) is one of the most prolific children’s authors of our time.  So far he’s published more than 70 books, won the Newbery Medal and received the Newbery Honor Award twice.  His Tales from Dimwood Forest are some … Continue reading

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Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark by Charles Bohner (1985)

Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark is based on actual journal entries of those who made the previously uncharted 4,000 mile journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. This exciting historical novel is told through the eyes … Continue reading

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)

If you enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth, then here’s another classic by the “father of science fiction”! What massive and powerful sea creature is wreaking havoc on the world’s shipping industry? Three men venture out on the … Continue reading

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Three Famous Novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1886 – 1911)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than 30 novels, but Little Lord Fontleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, all three written for children,  are by far her best known and loved.  Although each story is unique, you will see … Continue reading

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