Summer Reading Ideas for Boys!

Hey guys!

Gonna pop in with a few ideas for your kiddos this summer.


These books are ones that my boys have enjoyed, and a few that I want to get for them, but haven’t yet…

My boys are 6 and 8, almost 7 and 9…this summer.

So that will give you an idea of the age appropriateness of my choices.


First up let’s go with some books that you and I probably read when we were young…

Judy Blume.  Love these books and so did my kids.

This box set includes Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Superfudge, Fudge-a-Mania, and Double Fudge.  I knew I was going to get all the books, so it ended up being cheaper in the boxed set.  Modern classics, in my opinion.


Who remembers Where the Red Fern Grows?  I adored this one wen I was younger… I am almost positive my kids will enjoy it just as much.


When I was little I loved Shel Silverstein books.  Where the Sidewalk Ends was my favorite…My kids have enjoyed reading some of his older books, and his latest was just as good.  It’s called Everything On It and my kids laughed for hours.


Both my boys have loved reading the Stink series.  Stink is the younger brother of Judy Moody and the series is a lot of fun.  It’s easy reading, but they love the stories.

Another series my kids have gotten into recently is George Brown Class Clown.  They are silly, good natured books aimed at 7 and up, although my 6 year old read and loved them too.


I have been dying to get my older kiddo to read these next two books…

First up is The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  The movie that was based on this book came out this year, and although we didn’t see it, it really looked like something the kids would enjoy.

This next one is called Wonder.  It looks amazing.  I think this will be for my older guy.  It’s about a 5th grader who has a facial deformity, but it just a normal kid in every other way.  The book starts from his point of view, but switches to his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend and others.   It seems to be a lesson in acceptance and compassion.

In today’s climate, with bullying a major issue, this book’s main theme is kindness and seems like an excellent read for adults and kids, alike.  I will definitely be buying this one.



Finally, a book to get the summer going and to help kids keep track of their days, all while giving them some fun activities along the way.  We bought this one last week and my kiddo loves it.

The Boys Summer Book.


Hope that gives you a few ideas for summer reading for your kids!

I would love to hear what your kids are reading!

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    Jacki says:

    Wonder is a great book – the librarian at the middle school where I teach wanted me to read it this spring to see what I thought for our students. I think it’s a very realistic look at how kids treat each other and interact, and it would be so helpful in teaching kids the importance of kindness and empathy. It may be a little advanced for your son at his age, but you know his reading level, obviously! :) worst case scenario, you could read it with him…
    I’d love to hear what you think if you and/or your son read it!

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    Marie M.C. says:

    What wonderful suggestions. Thanks! Just a comment about bullying. I went to school in the 1950s and ’60s. There was NO bullying. Why? Because the parents and teachers wouldn’t allow it to happen. Yes, there were kids who weren’t popular or a little different but no one picked on them, no one called them names. There was peer pressure and parental pressure to “be nice”. When, how did it all change? Call me perplexed . . . and sad and angry.

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