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Do Boys Still Read?

Posted by Tiffany Murph on Dec 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM

As a school librarian, I am often asked whether boys are still reading? With so many pastime options such as video games, ipads, and the like, it often seems as if boys are too distracted to sit down and read a good book. Well, there is great news!

Great News

According to the CCS Library checkout statistics, male students are in fact reading real books, and judging by all their verbal reviews, they are enjoying them!  The book titles listed below are the top 10 books for CCS boys separated into 2 age categories. CCS library boys reading

8-10 Years Old

  1. I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

  2. Hardy Boys Series (classic edition) by Franklin Dixon

  3. Frindle (or any title) by Andrew Clements

  4. Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald Sobol

  5. Geronimo Stilton Series

  6. Dragon Rider & its sequel by Cornelia Funke

  7. Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne

  8. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

  9. Who Was/What Was Series published by Grosset & Dunlap

  10. National Geographic Almanacs & Weird But True 

CCS reading buddies boys10+ years old

  1. Dog Tags Series by C. Alexander London

  2. The War Below (or any title) by Marsha Skrypuch

  3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

  4. Cooper Kids Series by Frank Peretti

  5. On the Run Series by Gordan Korman

  6. Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky

  7. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

  8. Redwall Series by Brian Jaques

  9. Kingdom’s Dawn Series by Chuck Black

  10. WWII Memoirs & Survival stories such as No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub & The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose CCS reading lists

Christmas Bookworms

As Christmas approaches, use the above lists to purchase books for all the young male readers who are anxious to read the next title in a series. Put to rest the myth that boys have stopped reading and prove there are plenty of great books for boys of any age! Some of CCS’s biggest bookworms are boys (including one of my own)! 😊

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