The Ultimate Mom-Approved Book List for Boys

books for boys

Raising readers certainly ranks high on my parenting priorities, so from time to time I like to talk books with my Life in Blue crew. Not long ago, I asked fellow boy moms what their little men were reading, and the mamas pulled through! They confirmed a few of our personal favorites while also gave us a some suggestions for more good reads.

Whether you’re trying to find a good birthday gift or get your little guys to get interested in reading, you should be able to find a literary nugget on this list that will do the trick. I’ve organized the books by book type, depending on the age and reading level of your kiddo.

Preschool/Picture Books

Early Reader

Developing Reader

Books We Can’t Wait to Read

Here are a few mom-recommended reads that are on our list to check out at the library. The age ranges are a little all over the place, but most of these are for early/developing readers.

  • My Weird School series
  • Classics like Swiss Family Robinson or Robinson Crusoe
  • I Love You, Stinky Face
  • A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
  • Leonardo the Terrible Monster
  • Flat Stanley book series
  • Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series
  • The Wrinkle in Time series
  • Tale of Despareaux
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  • My Name is Blessing
  • Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Elephant and Piggie book series
  • Anything by Rick Riordan
  • The Land of Stories series
  • The Hardy Boys series


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