Books for Boys: Series

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It’s the beginning of summer. If you’re like most parents, you’re probably trying to figure out how to keep your son reading this summer, especially given the fact that a lof of boys are less-than-enthusiastic readers.

Luckily for me (and you!), I’m a member of a fabulous group of writers who also happen to be parents. When one parent recently asked for book suggestions for her elementary school-aged son, the suggestions were fast and furious — and so good that I’m passing them on to you. So good, in fact, that I’m only going to share their series recommendations with you today. We’ll talk authors another time.

Here, then, a list of boy-approved book series:

Lemony Snicket and a Series of Unfortunate Events

A to Z Mysteries

Little House on the Prairie (start with Farmer Boy if you think your boys will object to the female protagonists)

The 39 Clues

Star Wars

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Alex Rider

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Hardy Boys

Captain Underpants

Harry Potter

Secrets of Droon

If You Lived… historical series

Zac Power

Time Warp Trio

The Mysterious Benedict Society


Keys to the Kingdom

Peter and the Starcatchers

Hank Zipzer


Have any series you’d like to add to the list?

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