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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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8. The Tucket Adventures, the Brian's Saga series and other books by Gary Paulsen

  • Ages: 9 to 10-plus (grades 4 to 5-plus)

  • Pages: About 144-560 pages

A 14-year-old kid named Francis hits the Oregon Trial, gets kidnapped by Pawnees and braves the wild west for two years while hunting for his lost family in The Tucket Adventures. The Brian's Saga similarly follows a kid who's right at home in the Canadian wilderness. Popular young-adult writer Gary Paulsen has serious cred: He ran away from home at age 14 to travel with a carnival (this dude definitely gets adventure!).

 

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