DECREASE the screen time this summer and UP the reading time with these books that will engage and inspire your boys!
Mighty Books: def. building kids of character one book at a time
Focus: Book recommendations for boys ages 12 -15 years
Why: According to the U.S. Department of Education boys are lagging behind the girls in literacy skills. So, bolster your son’s reading interests with the Mighty Books 2014 list. This year’s list focuses on boys fielding adventure while navigating the waters between boyhood and manhood. Building boys of character equals men of integrity, compassion, and grace. Awesome boys make awesome boyfriends, husbands, and fathers. Grab a cup of coffee and curl up for some man time with your little guy.
Books for Boys ages 12-15 years
RedWall by Brian Jacques
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Lord of Flies by William Golding
Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
My Side of Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vern
Bonus Book: Calvin and Hobbies by Bill Waterson
And, for the other children in your home, check out the:
And while all of these books are available at your local library, it may be fun to start a book collection with your kids. These books can also be purchased inexpensively from Amazon or other second hand book retailers.
Have fun reading!
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