Tag Archives: Books for Boys

The Lotus Caves by John Christopher (1969)

The Lotus Cave is another fun and exciting science fiction novel by British author, John Christopher — author of The Tripods series! Steve and Marty live with their parents in a colony on the moon inside a massive dome.  One … Continue reading

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Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla (1948)

In a day when you can call or text just about anyone on the planet instantaneously, it’s fascinating to remember that back in 1860-1861 the fastest delivery service on the planet was the Pony Express.  In an effort to connect … Continue reading

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Andy Buckram’s Tin Men by Carol Ryrie Brink (1966)

Have you ever googled a favorite author and discovered they’ve written TONS of other books you’ve never heard of??   I do this all the time, and it’s a wonderful way to find forgotten gems!  Happily with old libraries collections or … Continue reading

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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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