More books for boys

BOOKS FOR BOYSThe boys have been in a reading frenzy of late, thanks to the gift of a box of books from my publishers at Hachette Australia, as well as book ‘prizes’ for good reports, and the like. If you do something good around these parts, you get a book. If we buy a present, you get a book. If you look slightly bored, someone shoves a book in your hands. All of which is excellent for me on those days when blog posts are hard to find.

I asked Mr10 which books he would recommend from his current pile of ‘books I have read, but not yet put away’ (this is a very large pile, I might add). His suggestions are as follows:

Dark Lord, The Teenage Years, by Jamie Thomson. Apparently, this book is “hilarious”.

Ghost Knight, by Cornelia Funke. When I read the back of this book, about a boy being tormented by murderous ghosts, I had concerns about suitability, but Mr10 assures me that it is excellent and not too scary (but “too scary for Mr7”) and that it has made him want to read Inkworld, Cornelia Funke’s bestselling series.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne. This is “old-fashioned, but much better than Around the World in 80 Days“.

House of Secrets, by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini. Mr10 simply loves this book. He also loves the fact that the writers are named after “an explorer and the guy from The Princess Bride”.

At the younger end of the house, Mr7 has taken a liking to these books:

Time Hunters #3: Viking Raiders, by Chris Blake.

The Ranger’s Apprentice, by John Flanagan.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling.

But mostly, he’s just counting down the days until The 52-Storey Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths, is finally released.

What are your boys reading at the moment?