Sunday, March 30, 2008

My boy's favorite books...

Here are some of my boy's favorite books, but there are lots more...Please feel free to add some of your kids favorites in the comments.
Younger Kids:
The Trailblazer Series by Dave and Neta Jackson Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Mr. Poppers Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Wally McDoogle books by Bill Myers
The Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
The Little House Series by Laura Ingles wilder
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The original adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Choice Adventures:
The Rain Forest Mystery by O'Ann Steere
The Smithsonian Connection by Daryl Lucas
The Mysterious Old Church by Neil S. Wilson


Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The Redwall series by Brian Jacques
The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Holes by Louis Sachar
Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John
Gone away lake by Elizabeth Enright
The Lion Boy series by Zizou Corde
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
The Seven Sleepers series by Gilbert Morris
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques
The Angels Command by Brian Jacques
Hope was Here by Joan Bauer
Banner in the Sky
Atherton Series

For older teens:
Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
Blink by Ted Dekker
Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
The Hitchhikers Guide series by Douglas Adams
The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
Eli by Bill Myers
The Bear in the Attic by Patrick F. McManus
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis


  1. Thank you sooo much for taking the time to make a list!! :) I really appreciate it! There are several in your list that I know my oldest hasn't read yet.

    My oldest(11) liked Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and books by Gary Paulsen specifically Hatchet. Also like Hank Zipzer books by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.

  2. My sons share some of the same favorites and there are some that I'll have to check out. Thanks for sharing your list!

  3. This is a wonderful list!
    Our ten year old boy loves the 'Swallows and Amazons' series by Arthur Ransome.

  4. I know I'm a bit behind on my blog-reading & commenting here...

    My 12-y/o son has declared his all-time favorite book to be Carry On Mr Bowditch, by Jean Latham. It is a bio of Nathaniel Bowditch, sometimes called "the father of navigation", who lived in the late 1700's/ early 1800's.

    He also greatly enjoys the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black and is currently reading The Dragon King Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead, one of his older sister's favorite series a few yrs back. My 9-y/o loved the Boxcar Series and also enjoys (as did her older sibs) the Trailblazer Series by Dave & Neta Jackson.

    Oldest daughter (17) has loved Tolkein since age 13/14 and also enjoys classics like Ivanhoe, Count of Monte Cristo, etc.