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.
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!)
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Does your middle school boy like to read?
Does he have a favorite series?