There is nothing like a good book and we feature the very best books for boys right here! Reading is important to a boy’s learning life and we want to help you get, and keep, your boys reading.
I have rounded up the very best books and put them in one easy to access place. By “best” I mean that to find a good book we went through stacks of books and weeded out the boring ones, the ones that were not compelling, and the ones that talked down to boys.
For example, when I was looking for books on pirates we went through a huge stack of pirate books. Most of them never made it onto the list because they were not good enough. I hope this is helpful for you and saves you a whole lot of time. You can just use our lists and be sure to find high quality, engaging books to share with your boys.
Pin it or bookmark it but save it for later as this list is going to be updated frequently. Every time we find a new awesome book for boys, or create a new book list, we will be adding it here. You can use it to find great books for your boys to read.
Best Books for Boys
Best Books for Boys by Age
Many people asked me to write lists that show the very best books for specific ages. It took me a while to do so in part because I don’t really follow age recommendations myself. If a book is on a topic my son likes, I get it for him regardless of the age it is intended for.
However, I can also see the value of knowing books that fit the age range your child is in. This can be true both for both for age appropriateness and for reading levels.
And so, here you go. I am going to do book lists by age for all ages so check back often.
We had so many posts on LEGO that we had to move them to their own page. Go see all of the LEGO Books That You Won’t Want to Miss! Let me tell you there is a lot there to see. Everything from single LEGO instruction books to LEGO stories and building guides to LEGO non-fiction and fiction reading books and much more. Think of it as your top spot for finding the LEGO books for your boys.
Poetry Books for Boys
Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More! (poems for 2 voices)
Cooking with Boys
Picture Books for Boys
Musical Stories with free make your own music online links.
Books Made Into Movies for Older Boys with activities
Foxly’s Feast Wordless Picture Book with Fun Food Fox – cute kitchen fun food activity included.
Wordless Picture Books for Boys
Forest Food Chain Books with Free Printable Food Chain Game.
Learning About History: Wars & Warriors Historical Coloring Books with historical annotations.
Learning About History: Vehicle Historical Coloring Books with historical annotations.
Fiction Books (see also picture books)
Book Series for Boys:
Outdoor Activity Books for Boys
Art Books for Boys
Math Books for Boys
Learn with Play: 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun and Learning. (I am co-author of this wonderful book!)
See also Boys’ Learning where we have articles on reading and learning.