Best Children’s Boys & Men Books
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1. Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series
Author: by Dustin Brady
Five books in one box! With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 7- to 12-year-old video game fan begging for just one more chapter. Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you’d think.
Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games – and the people making those games – can be.
Book One: Trapped in a Video GameJesse hates video games – and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked into the new game Full Blast with his best friend, Eric, Jesse quickly discovers that he’s being followed by a mysterious figure.
If he doesn’t figure out what’s going on fast, he’ll be trapped for good! Book Two: The Invisible InvasionJesse’s rescue mission has led him into the world of Go Wild, a Pokemon Go-style mobile game full of hidden danger and invisible monsters.
2. Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys
Author: by Cara Natterson
From the author of the bestselling Care & Keeping of You series! This book will provide you with the answers that will help you take care of yourself better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between.
With tips, how-tos, and facts from a real pediatrician, it’s the perfect book to help you learn about your body’s changes.
3. New Kid
Author: by Jerry Craft
Quill Tree Books
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.
As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worldsand not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading. New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don’t miss Jerry Craft’s Class Act!
4. The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, 1)
Author: by Trenton Lee Stewart
For fans of Lemony Snicket and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, this first book in the bestselling, award-winning Mysterious Benedict Society Series is not to be missed! “Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them.
Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
5. Trapped in a Video Game (Volume 1)
Author: by Dustin Brady
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Kids who love video games will love this first installment of the new 5-book series about 12-year old Jesse Rigsby and the wild adventures he encounters inside different video games. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up Jesse Rigsby hates video gamesand for good reason.
You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of vaporizing man-size praying mantis while cruising around by jet pack.
But pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they can’t leave the game. If they don’t figure out what’s going on fast, they’ll be trapped for good!
6. It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)
Author: by Robie H. Harris
“In their previous landmark volumes … Harris and Emberley established themselves as the purveyors of reader-friendly, straightforward information on human sexuality for readers as young as seven. Here they successfully tackle the big questions … For even younger kids.” The Horn Book (starred review)Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies.
And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls’ and boys’ bodies the same and why are some parts different?How was I made?
Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies?It’s Not the Stork! Helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began.
Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies.
7. Class Act
Author: by Jerry Craft
Quill Tree Books
New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. This time, it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.
Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying You have to work twice as hard to be just as good. His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?
To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it’s hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn’t know how to keep the group together.
As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself? New Kid, the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal, is now joined by Jerry Craft’s powerful Class Act.
8. A Pizza with Everything on It
Author: by Kyle Scheele
One father-son duo make a pizza so delicious, and so over-the-top with toppings, that it destroys the universeand will surely melt readers’ minds and hearts, like warm mozzarella. It’s a tale as old as time: a kid wants to make a pizza with his dad, but not just any pizza …
He wants a pizza with everything on it. That’s right, everything. But as the toppings pile on, this father-son duo accidentally create a pizza so delicious, so extravagant, so over-the-top, that it destroys the universeand the cosmos go as dark as burnt crust.
Will anyone enjoy pizza ever again? At turns heartwarming, hilarious, and completely out of this world, Kyle Scheele and Andy J. Pizza deliver a riotous adventure that will melt readers minds and hearts and leave them calling for a second helping.
FATHER’S DAY GIFTING: This heartwarming and hilarious portrait of a memorable father-son bonding experience is the perfect way to show appreciation to the tough-to-buy-for dad all year round, and especially on Father’s Day! FOOD-THEMED HILARITY: A mouthwatering and laugh-out-loud funny story of culinary catastrophe!
9. I Am Every Good Thing
Author: by Derrick Barnes
Nancy Paulsen Books
Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award! An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh CutI ama nonstop ball of energy. Powerful and full of light.I am a go-getter.A difference maker.A leader.
The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He’s got big plans, and no doubt he’ll see them through-as he’s creative, adventurous, smart, funny, and a good friend. Sometimes he falls, but he always gets back up.
And other times he’s afraid, because he’s so often misunderstood and called what he is not. So slow down and really look and listen, when somebody tells you-and shows you-who they are. There are superheroes in our midst!
10. Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries)
Author: by Steven K. Smith
Published at: MyBoys3 Press (May 11, 2013)
Do you remember your first real adventure? When summer was filled with magic and anything seemed possible?”Magic Tree House meets The Hardy Boys… A perfect summer reading adventure!”When young brothers Derek and Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring.
As they explore their creaky old house and the deep surrounding woods, they uncover a sixty-year-old mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum. Join the boys as they spend their summer running from danger and searching the woods, secret caves, rushing waters, and hidden passageways for treasure and the rare 1877 Indian Head cent coin!
Summer of the Woods is the first book in The Virginia Mysteries series. If you enjoy mystery and adventure like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Magic Tree House, or National Treasure, you’ll love author Steven K. Smith’s exciting middle-grade series.
The stories are modern-day fictional mysteries with twists of real locations and events from Virginia history. These fast-paced books are popular with both boys and girls ages 7-12, appealing to even reluctant readers! The Virginia Mysteries – Adventures with a twist of historyBook 1 – Summer of the WoodsBook 2 – Mystery on Church HillBook 3 – Ghosts of Belle IsleBook 4 – Secret of the StaircaseBook 5 – Midnight at the MansionBook 6 – Shadows at JamestownBook 7 – Spies at Mount VernonBook 8 – Escape from MonticelloAlso by Steven K.
11. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
Author: by Vashti Harrison
Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller. An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history.
Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, filmmaker Oscar Devereaux Micheaux, lawman Bass Reeves, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, and musician Prince.
The legends in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History span centuries and continents, but each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.
12. Way of the Warrior Kid 3: Where there's a Will… (A Novel)
Author: by Jocko Willink
Marc shouldn’t have a single complaint as he finishes seventh grade. He’s done really well in his classes, his friends Kenny and Nathan have joined him at jiu-jitsu, and most important, he’s been staying on the Warrior Kid path. There’s just one problem and that problem is named Danny Rhinehart.
It seems like every thing Marc does, Danny does better. Danny runs faster, can do more pull-ups, has jiu-jitsu moves that Marc can’t solve, and is even awesome in school. On top of all that, Danny is too nice-he smiles at everything and it drives Marc CRAZY.
Marc doesn’t know what to do. Luckily, there is some good news: Marc’s Navy SEAL Uncle Jake is back to visit for the summer. Maybe Uncle Jake can help Marc learn to handle a kid like Danny-a kid who is good at everything!
But it won t be easy. Marc will have to work hard, train hard, and learn to deal with a brand new kind of problem: his own ego. It’s going to be a tough summer, but where there’s a will, there’s a way…
13. I AM…: Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys
Author: by Ayesha Rodriguez
In this book for boys, author Ayesha Rodriguez uses rhyming verses, followed by a positive affirmation. I am and the words that follow are powerful. Repeated affirmations will build up your child’s self-esteem and transform his sense of self!
14. Between Mom and Me: A Guided Journal for Mother and Son (Gifts for Boys 8-12, Journals for Boys, motherhood books)
Author: by Katie Clemons
A must-have shared mother-son journal for the pair that’s seeking fun, creative ways to connect with one another. With thoughtful prompts, coloring pages, challenges, and free creative space, Between Mom and Me is the perfect love-filled gift for mom or son!
With this engaging guided journal, together you and your child will: Answer Thought Provoking Questions: What are your thoughts on kindness? What would we do if we had the whole day together with no work of chores? Record Memories: One of my favorite traditions is; our favorite thing about the season is…
Compare Perspectives: What were you like when you were my age? Do you ever feel pressured or uncomfortable about anything online? Between Mom and Me is the perfect tool to build mother-son relationships. Kids can record memories, swap stories, compare perspectives, and explore common and unique interests with their moms!
Interactive lists and letters back and forth invite both mom and son to reflect, write, and doodle about topics timely to their lives as kids, build self-confidence, and improve their penmanship. And while you’re writing, drawing, and doodling, you’ll be connecting with those you love in an all-new way.
15. The Boys Body Book (Fifth Edition): Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up! (Puberty Guide, Boy Body Changes, Health Education, Books for Growing … Adolescence Subjects, Parenting Guide)
Author: by Kelli Dunham RN BSN
The updated fifth edition of the #1 bestselling Boy’s Body Book includes everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff. Things can get rocky during puberty. That’s why we made the Boy’s Body Book. The updated fifth edition of this #1 bestselling book made just for boys contains everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff; it also includes topical issues like school safety and consent.
Author and nurse Kelli Dunham covers everything from body changes to planning for college, giving pre-teen boys the answers they need to prepare for puberty and beyond.
16. The Sign of the Beaver
Author: by Elizabeth George Speare
In this Newbery Honor book, a thirteen-year-old boy struggles to survive on his own in the wilderness of eighteenth-century Maine. When Matt’s father leaves him on his own to guard their new cabin in the wilderness, Matt is scared but determined to be brave and prove that he can take care of himself.
And things are going fine until a white stranger steals his gun, leaving Matt defenseless and unable to hunt for his food. Then Matt meets Attean, a Native boy from the Beaver tribe, and soon learns that people called the land around him home long before the white settlers ever arrived.
As Attean teaches him more about his own culture, Matt must come to terms with what the changing frontier really means. Now with an introduction by critically acclaimed writer Joseph Bruchac about the historical context and the relationships between Native peoples and white settlers in the eighteenth century.