All playing doesn't have to stay in the yard!

If you've got your hands full with a little boy, try reading one of these books to help him learn about the adventures of other boys his age. However, you may have to remind him that the stories are just pretend!

3 to 5 Years

The Story of Ferdinand *
The Lion and the Mouse *
The Mitten *
I'm Bad!
Every Friday
Jack Plank Tells Tales

6 to 9 Years
My Abuelita *
Oh, Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
Robot Dreams
My Father's Dragon

10 to 12 Years
The Magician's Elephant *
The Great Gilly Hopkins *
Edward's Eyes
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It
Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Billy Creekmore: A Novel
The Graveyard Book

12 Years and Up
Last Night I Sang to the Monster *
Return to Sender *
Hatchet: A Novel
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. II

Even if your little boy doesn't love to read, use these use these tips to make it fun!

Books by Category
History | Boys | Girls | Fantasy | Growing Up | Animals | Illustration | Educational
* 2010 list addition


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