Best Boy Books

My daughter loved all these stories too, but the main characters in each of the following are boys. Adventure filled and high-energy characters make these a great set of boy stories.

Homer Price
Homer looks forward to meeting a super hero, but is perplexed when he sees him again after the show and he can't fix his own car problems. In one story in this series of stories a doughnut machine produces an immense amount, and another story details the competition for the biggest ball of string.

Henry Reed, Inc. (Puffin books)
On Henry's summer break he tries many different scientific experiments and money making schemes. Selling worms, catching rabbits, stopping traffic are all part of the hilarious stories of the entrepreneurial Henry and his neighbor Midge.

When an animal loving child adopts an exotic capybarra things don't go quite as planned. The Capybarra grows large and is a very curious animal.

The Whipping Boy
In this medieval tale, a prince and his whipping boy go on an adventure outside of the castle. Learning how to operate in society and escape danger the two become friends and learn much about the way others live.

The Master Key, An Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity
Written by L Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz, The Master Key is a story filled with adventure. When Rob, a young boy, experiments with electricity he touches the master key and a demon appears. The demon sends him on adventures with new electrical devices. Many adventures ensue delighting the reader and making us all think about the effects of technology.

To see our other favorite books including our favorite girl books, please visit our Reading and Arts Page.

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  1. Henry Reed, Homer Price and the Whipping Boy are definitely favorites in our home. We'll have to check out the others.

  2. We LOVE Homer Price at our house! My son also really enjoys The Hardy Boys and Sugar Creek Gang books, all oldies but goodies. Lately he has been showing interest in nature/adventure books like "My Side of the Mountain" and is currently working his way through "Rascal." My own tastes as a child ran more toward boy books, so I have shelves full of book for him to try. Thanks for your recommendations.

    1. Dana - We ordered Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren as you suggested in another comment. We like it a lot, but the strangest thing is we have the movie in German. It's called Weihnachten, which means Christmas.


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