A few characters are shown with drinks in hand, and one character even smokes a long-stemmed cigarette. Despite the intensity of the Bond-level violence, there are plenty of positive themes about family, courage and identity to make this a must-see for families. As they change, kids can see the value of respect, kindness and judging a person by his or her actions rather than his or her appearance.
Age 7 - 11 years
Many characters are in peril before Superman saves the day, including a school bus full of kids teetering off the Golden Gate Bridge, two coasts threatened by a missile launch and Lois, who is buried alive after an earthquake. Legends of the Knight is a documentary about some of the men, women and kids whose lives have been positively affected by both the concept and the persona of Batman. A powerful source of change, in the comics, movies, books and media at large, Batman is shown to inspire and motivate a wide assortment of people with challenges of their own.
The film, filled with heartening messages and living examples of those messages, includes a variety of ethnicities and economic classes. The only caution for kids is that some of the stories are about people with physical challenges and illnesses.
Captain America: The First Avenger , ages 11 and older. There are tons of books out there that appeal to girls, but not so much for boys. Keep up the good work! I really wanted to reach mothers of boys, Liz, as we have a difficult time finding books that specifically appeal to our sons. Thank you for this awesome list! I have 3 boys and we read every night.
I read this book over and over when I was young, but anyway! I too hope to be reading to my boys until they are far too old for it!
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They got me into reading years ago and my sons have followed suit. We are both loving it!! My 9-year old recently read Escape from Mr. There was a puzzle to be solved at the end and the author invited you to email him if you did. My son solved it and emailed the author. Within a day or 2 the author emailed him back a very nice note. My son was absolutely thrilled! Girls will love these books too! Teaching 4th grade I did many of these as read alouds. Great literature engages boys and girls. We need our girls to hear stories of bravery and our boys to hear ones of tenderness.
Sounds like the mom compiling the list has boys. Lucky kids to have a home with such great books!
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Awesome list! They were terrific. Blair, and most girls like the Boxcar Children and Judy Bloom. I hope some of these suggestions work for you! Great list. I would suggest parents preview the books first as some have content they may find unsuitable for their children. Yes, Kim, I was thinking the same. Although the majority are probably squeaky clean, I think there are a couple in the list that have some sexual content. It would be great if the books with some sexual content would be marked with an astrix just so we know.
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Tim Green has awsome books for boys or anyone who likes sports. My son loved them, and he even has contests on his Web page to have your name used as a character name. He was a football player for Atlanta Falcons and now he writes and visits schools promoting reading. Awesome guy and awesome books! The Mysterious Benedict Soceity books are fantastic as well. And, I agree with the others who have said this is a good list for everyone, not just boys.
My 12yr. Dean Hughes has some great historical fiction pieces! He goes back and forth between the siblings that are serving and the family at home. Some marry during the series and a German family becomes involved in the stories. Definitely fiction, but lots of great facts. His book are full of adventure with great values. Thank you for a great list!
My boys got interested in reading once they tried the Gregor the Overlander series by SuzAnne Collins. A teacher recommended it, and they read them all! And its a great openingconversation book for boys. Or that other things are not for boys. Such a beautifully-written book. It was my favorite book as a young girl and read it more than a couple of times. I read it to my son when he was about 8. Now my 7-year-old daughter is asking me to read it to her. Two more books in the Little House series to finish first.
One devoured C. Lewis and the other Roald Dahl. My boys love Rick Riorden.
Most of these authors write fantasy and adventure stories. My eldest 12 is also discovering the delights of Terry Pratchetett and his Discworld series. I am sorry, but the simple fact that you have never read any of the Chronicles of Narnia books negates all credibility for the ability to suggest a list of books to read to anyone. Tough crowd at times;. Thanks so much for the list! Thanks again! The Rangers Apprentice is rhe series which helped my son at the age of 16 begin to read.
Prior he was second grade level as he has learning disabilities. His teachers were floored. Itwas all about interest! He loved Hugo also which my now 9 yr old is reading. There are three in the series surrounding a girl named Eva 9. Really good science fiction. Light reads. He read all seven that we have in about a week.
More teenager in style than Riordan. And finally, a series called Dreamhouse Kings by Robert Lipardo about a family that moves into an old house where doors take them to other places and time. He is an advanced reader but is he too young for the content? Grateful for some advice. As an upper elementary school teacher for many years, my students always enjoyed The Indian in the Cupboard series. I believe you can search by age and gender there. Kara, I would love to help you find the perfect books for girls! These books are amazing and are certain to please.
If you are interested, email me at ubambrittj aol. Thanks for the suggestions, James! So glad your boys have also enjoyed many of the books that my guys have! Here you can find some book list for girls. You can also check whether the books are available from you local library. Best Picks for Girls. Jevic and the Stone is an amazing book for boys! Such a great story. Highly recommend. Great books for boys! May I also offer a book to your list? It is a new series just came out Oct called Zane the Brain, for ages It is about a boy-genius and his experiments that lead him into many misadventures.
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