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 9-12 years
Goal: Read one book a month.
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 decision-making and how our choices affect others.
If a book is not at your son’s reading level don’t worry, just take advantage of the situation and read aloud. 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.
Recommended books for boys ages 9 to 12 years
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
Charlie and Chocolate the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B White
Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
We look forward to hearing about your thoughts on the books and how they impact your son! And if you have any ideas of books to add to this list, please leave a comment below :)
And, for the other kids 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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