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Best Books for Boys

Read to your boys. One of my first memories as a child was tricking the Ben Rogers and some of the other boys into white washing Aunt Polly’s fence.

Studies say that children between the ages of 2 and 9 have difficulty descriminating between fantasy and reality. I know this is true because when I read Tom Sawyer I was in another world and time and it helped to craft my childhood in a very positive way. I didn’t trick any of my neighbors into to doing my chores, but we did go off on some adventures, digging for treasure and fishing in the creek with just a stick a string and a paper clip. The worlds your boys can visit are innumerable and once they catch the bug for reading it is a condition that will stay with them forever.

Some great books:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Great Illustrated Classics)

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Unabridged And Illustrated)

Wind in the Willows (Puffin Classics)

The Call of the Wild (Puffin Classics)

Treasure Island (Qualitas Classics)

Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics)

A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)

Johnny Tremain

Chronicles of Narnia Movie Tie-in Box Set The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (rack)

The Hobbit: 70th Anniversary Edition

Holes

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet)

Hoot

The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

The Jungle Book (Sterling Classics)

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Dover Storybooks for Children)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin Classics)

Saint George and the Dragon

And for the little ones 5 & under:

Where the Wild Things Are

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

The Pirate Cruncher

How I Became a Pirate

The Lion & the Mouse

Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition

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