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10 Awesome Favorite Books for Boys

Got a reluctant reader dude on your hands? Get him turning pages with these awesome recommendations from a Wyandotte, Michigan librarian.

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When it comes to finding books for your hard-to-please boy, don't be so quick to reject the gross, the weird and the potty humor, says Kelly Ray, youth librarian at the Wyandotte Bacon Memorial Library in southeast Michigan.

"Boy humor is such a ridiculous humor: butt jokes and fart jokes," she laughs. "What 8-year-old boy doesn't like butt humor?" And, when you pair that up with a read, "It'll get them into other things."

After all, expecting a tween boy to sit down with the great American novel and be engrossed in it cover-to-cover may be asking a bit much, she says.

"Boys look at page numbers," Ray adds, meaning they may be intimidated by thick or complicated-looking books. As a result, it's a good idea to start them out with something short, fun – and something that'll get them to read other books. So, while The Adventures of Captain Underpants may never win a Pulitzer, it might get your boy further interested in reading and cause him to branch out into other areas.

Here are some of Ray's suggestions of boy-favorite books. From stories of survival to butts gone wild, your son may enjoy some of these old classic and new titles!

 

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