It takes a special book to keep a boy still and engaged. Each of my three sons have “that” book – the one that captured their imagination and turned them from a reluctant reader into a devourer of words.
For my oldest, it was the Artemis Fowl series, for my middle son it was the Mysterious Benedict Society, and for my youngest it is the SYLO Chronicles. As I watch my youngest boy enraptured by his first true book obsession, I wonder what is next…
Book Series for Boys
Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart, Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka
Super Bright children who enroll at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly discover it is not as it seems.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
by Rick Riordan
A seemingly ordinary boy who discovers that he is a demigod with surprising powers and a big responsibility.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
by Lemony Snicket
The orphaned Baudelaire children encounter a series of woeful events.
Artemis Fowl Series
by Eoin Colfer
Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is only 12 years old but masterminds plots across the globe.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
by Holly Black
The Grace children move to the family estate and discover a world of faeries and other magical creatures with the help of their dead uncle’s treasures.
A boy plummets from his New York apartment into an underworld of insects and rodents searching for his father and sister.