What My Boys Are Reading this Summer

 Short and sweet post today! Our boys are good readers, but don’t LOVE it like I did when I was younger. They don’t tend to sit with a book and read on their own, so I wanted to encourage as much of that as possible this summer. To help with that, we stopped off at the library this morning and got a bunch of books, then we ran to the second hand store and let them choose 2 books for them to keep.

Boys Reading List

Here are some of the books/series that do hold our boys’ interest (ranging from ages 5-10).

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton

The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello – our oldest LOVES this, and we love watching him enjoy it.

Zac Power series by H. I. Larry

Anything Lego or Superheroes

 What are your kids reading this summer? Any other good books we should know about?

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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).

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  1. From what your boys are reading, they would get along great with mine! Lots of Lego and Star Wars books have been coming home from the library.
    Does your library have a summer reading program? Ours is part of the TD Summer Reading Club. You get a sticker book to keep track of books you’ve read and there’s a draw for some fun prizes. The incentives keep them wanting to go to the library every week.

  2. The only one I’ve heard of so far is Diary of the Wimpy Kid. I’m so out of the loop, but I do know that series is fantastic.

  3. Our kids have been doing the summer reading program at the library for years and it is great! Very encouraging to all readers. Our fills up fast so hopefully you can still get in!

    Check out the graphic novel section at your library, too. There are some really good ones for kids in there – our kids really liked “Adventure Time.” Once we took out all 6 Adventure Times that our library had and the kids spent the entire (long) drive reading and switching books – even our not-yet-a-reader enjoys them. “El Deafo” is another really awesome graphic novel that all our kids read several times each (ages 5-12).

  4. These are great books. My son didn’t like to read when he was that age, but when he grew a little older, I was surprised that he was reading a lot.

  5. These books will definitely catch any boy’s attention. They are into super heroes and books with great illustrations.

  6. I work at a library and another good series is Wayside School and of course the hardy boys. I know its a classic but its still super popular!!

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