Book Series for Middle School Boys

Does your child enjoy reading?  

Some children naturally pick up books and read them - they are their hobby, an old friend they enjoy spending time with.

Other children would rather do anything EXCEPT read a book.  

I understand. I have one book worm and another "not-so" book worm.  

Some mean parents actually MAKE their children sit down and read (that's me!). Recently, however, we've discovered some engaging book series that have kept my middle school boy INTERESTED IN READING. 

And what's better still is that these are series his friend are all talking about, too - so it's almost as if they have a competition to see who's going to get them read first.

Engaging Book Series for Middle School Boys

5 Book Series for Middle School Boys

We love physical books in our home. Usually, when I know a series is good, I will purchase the series so that they can remain on our shelves - available to be read again or to be loaned out to friends.

(I might be a bit of an addict with free shipping, but I certainly have lots of books to show for it!)


The Rangers' Apprentice

These books (12 total) will keep your boys busy for a few weeks! This series is based originally on a set of short stories written by John Flanagan to encourage his son to enjoy reading. 

They chronicle the adventures of Will, apprentice to the secretive Ranger Halt. 

*You might also like the prequel and the spin-off series, The Brotherband Chronicles.


Baseball Card Adventures

My son loves anything Dan Gutman writes.  The Baseball Card Adventures are such a great way for your baseball obsessed child to learn more about the greats of the game.

Joe travels back in time to meet the heroes of baseball.  The stories provide so many interesting facts (which we know our sports obsessed kids love to collect). 

Jackie & Me was my son's favorite adventure


Sports Series by Mike Lupica

Another set of books for your sports lover, these books by Mike Lupica (an ESPN sports writer) are great "TO DO and WHAT NOT TO DO" books (my 12 year olds' words exactly).

So far The Big Field has been my son's favorite.


100 Cupboards

If you aren't familiar with N.D. Wilson you SHOULD BE! 

Henry discovers secret cupboards behind the plaster of his bedroom walls, and there the adventures begin. 

My son finds the fantasy aspect of these books extremely engaging - and as I've looked at them they seem like something I would like to put on my reading list, too!


The Wingfeather Saga

These books, by Andrew Peterson, are lovely.  A series of four fantasy novels, they are classic good versus evil stories that captivate your readers that love fantasy. 

We highly recommend!


Engaging Book Series for Middle School Boys

Click the images below for a description of each of the books.

The Ranger's Apprentice Series (Complete 12 Book Set)Ranger's Apprentice Books 1-5 PaperbackJohn Flanagan Rangers Apprentice 12 Books Collection Set (The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, The Lost Stories, Erak's Ransom, Halt's Peril, Oakleaf Bearers, The Burning Bridge, The Icebound Land...The Battle of Hackham Heath (Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years)The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years)The Ranger's Apprentice Series (Complete 12 Book Set)Brotherband Chronicles (Books 1-5 in the Series)Jackie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Ted & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Honus and Me: A Baseball Card AdventureMickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Babe & Me: A Baseball Card AdventureWillie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Roberto & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Shoeless Joe & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Satch & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Ray & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Jim & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Abner & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Baseball Card Adventure Series Set Bundle-Gutman- - Shoeless Joe, Honus, Babe + 4 Bonus Youth Baseball BooksThe Big FieldHeatFast BreakTravel TeamThe Only Game (Home Team)QB 1Last Man OutTrue LegendThe BatboySummer BallPoint Guard (Home Team)Million-Dollar ThrowFantasy LeagueSafe at Home (Comeback Kids)Long Shot (Comeback Kids)Game Changers: Book 1The UnderdogsThe Extra Yard (Home Team)Two-Minute Drill (Comeback Kids)Game Changers #3: Heavy HittersThe DH (The Triple Threat, 3)Lone StarsGame Changers #2: Play MakersHot Hand (Comeback Kids)Wild PitchMike Lupica SetThe Door Before (100 Cupboards Prequel)100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1)Dandelion Fire (100 Cupboards Book 2) (The 100 Cupboards)The Chestnut King (100 Cupboards Book 3) (The 100 Cupboards)The 100 Cupboards (3 Book Series)On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga)The Warden and the Wolf King (Wingfeather Saga)North! Or Be Eaten (The Wingfeather Saga)The Monster in the Hollows (Wingfeather Saga)Wingfeather Tales (The Wingfeather Saga)


Does your middle school boy like to read?

Does he have a favorite series?


Best Book Series for Middle School Boys