Having kids that are getting older now has been fun!
The books my oldest is reading now, I remember reading as a child.
Which makes me think that the classics are the best, right?
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We just read A Wrinkle in Time together because it was one of my absolute favorites.
Classic Books for Boys
I know some of you have been asking for a book list for older boys especially. I’m sharing some of the classics that are on the list that we want to read or listen to with Audible.
Below this list of classic reads, you’ll also find a list of books that my 9-year-old has been loving this past year.
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
- Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
- Chronicles of Narnia (series), by C.S. Lewis
- James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
- Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
- The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
- Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
- Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
Add in some fun favorites to your audiobook collection!
Finding books for a 3rd grader to read is hard. This past year he was reading at a 4th to 5th grade level, and it’s not the easiest to find books that he’ll love.
But we asked around and started a collection of great books for fourth grade boys to read. I’ll share the full collection in a future post, but for now, here’s a few of the books that he read this past year that he absolutely loved.
- The I Survived (series), by Lauren Tarshis. This is an awesome series based on real events in history, written from a 11 year old boy’s perspective.
- The Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series), by Jeff Kinney. Just good fun.
- A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. This is a little abstract and hard to follow at times, which makes it good for co-reading or listening to it together on Audible.
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What classic books for boys would you add to the list?
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