Books For Boys

My boys and I love to read all kinds of books – but I think it’s fun when I read books to them about other little boys going through the same things they are experiencing. And it makes for interesting conversations. Here are some of the books we’ve read …

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share

The title is accurate, this little boy did NOT want to share. And he’s got oodles of toys – enough to spare. Matter of fact, near the end of the story, I was wondering if he’d come around. And then, a child after my own heart, he caved in for the luxury of chocolate. :-)   This tale, written by Mike Reiss and illustrated by David Catrow, is well put together. The illustrations are intense (look at the cover), yet engaging. The story is uncomplicated, yet honest and reads in a lovely rhythmic tempo. … read more …


Are You Going to be Good?

Of course, I HAD to pick this book up when I saw the title!  I mean really, how many times have I asked my own boys this question before going out??

Author Cari Best tells a story of a young boy who is going to his great-grandmother’s 100th birthday party… and it’s got all of the ingredients of fun.
 –          Going out at night
 –          Attending a birthday party
 –          Eating CAKE
 –          Playing and dancing
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Jacob O’Reilly Wants a Pet

This is another goodie from the library written by Lynne Rickards. I love the little boy in this story – you know why?  
* He’s got tenacity. He presented his case to his parents about what he wanted (I used to do that).
* He’s an entrepreneur! Upon his parent’s suggestion he started a pet-sitting business.
* He’s a realist! It takes a lot to care for a pet. He ended up choosing a low cost, low maintenance pet any parent would love for their child to be happy with.
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