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Finding 'Great Books for Boys' is easy - Just click on the age range you are interested in to see our special selection of books that we feel are brilliant for boys, but do remember that they could equally be loved by girls too.



Books for Boys 5 and older

Ben
Jack Townend
Following the release of A Story about Ducks and A Railway ABC, both of which were a major hit with Lovereading4kids members and browsers, V&A Publishing has rediscovered two more touching stories by the inimitable author and artist... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2015
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Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well... Featured in: 3+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Follow That Car
Lucy Feather
Hey you, Mouse needs help! He has to catch the gorilla in the bright yellow car, let's go! On Mouse's instructions, readers follow the path taken by Gorilla, through brightly coloured, super-busy spreads. There he goes, through the town, round... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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Dinosaur Poo
Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
The combination of poo and dinosaurs. How can any child, particularly a boy not completely love this brilliant picture book. In rollicking, fast-paced verse and supremely colourful illustrations with die-cut flaps, dinosaurs hunt for the largest poo. The queue of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Harry and the Monster
Sue Mongredien
How can Harry tame the monster who comes to scare him in the night? Luckily first Mum and then dad come up with a clever plan. Suddenly, the monster doesn't seem so scary after all. With a strong domestic setting... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2014
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Demolition
Sally Sutton
“Bang! Clang! Crack! Thud! Creak!! Wham! ” The noises of the building site provide a background to this vigorous story of destruction. Perfect for all those who love big machines such as tractors, diggers and cranes as the work they... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Picture Book Party
Format: Board book | Released 06/03/2014
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Elmer and Snake
David Mckee
January 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Elmer, the only patchwork coloured elephant in the jungle, loves playing with his friends. This time, Elmer teams up with Snake to outwit all the elephants and all the other animals who want... Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Willy the Wimp
Anthony Browne
Fed up with being bullied Willy the gorilla decides to take action and if that means getting fitter and tougher then that's what he does. Suddenly the bullies are running away and even better Willy saves a girl from the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Dinosaur Farm
Frann Preston-Gannon
One of our Books of the Year 2013 A delightful farming story – with a difference! Like all farmers, this farmer is busy all day long – feeding the animals, cleaning up after them and even cleaning them. That's a... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Books of the Year | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 21/03/2013
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Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban
Russell Hoban's moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon. Featured in: 3+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 20/03/2015
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt
Overall Winner of the Red House Children's Book Awards 2015, and winner in books for younger children category - Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2014- One of the Lovereading4kids Readers'... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Year 2014 | All Shortlists and Winners | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 31/07/2014
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Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - December 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has created an outstanding alphabet book which goes far beyond the traditional expectations of such a book. In additional to each... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month | Books of the Year 2014 | Christmas Books 2014 | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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This Moose Belongs to Me
Oliver Jeffers
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens' Books Ireland, 2013. An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator,... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Mixed media product | Released 27/08/2015
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Bruno and Titch
Sheena Dempsey
Perfect for pet-lovers (and especially guinea pig lovers) everywhere, this funny story of finding a home and a person to care for him is told from the guinea pig's humorous perspective. Features Bruno, a wildly inventive boy, and his new... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 22/07/2014
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Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil
Jill Lewis
May 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Simon Rickerty illustrates this deliciously dotty story. Four cavemen find a pencil and have absolutely no idea what they should do with it. After some discussion and several false starts, the cavemen come... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month | | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 24/04/2014
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Amazing Machines Tremendous Tractors
Tony Mitton
The ideal picture book series for fans of Top Gear - little or big! Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Hector and the Big Bad Knight
Alex T. Smith
March 2014 Debut of the Month A fun-filled new picture book about the power of good with quirky illustrations from award-winning Alex T. Smith. Boys in particular will love the story of Hector, a tiny little boy with a big,... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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We Have Lift-Off!
Sean Taylor
A sophisticated story with an important message lies at the heart of this deliciously entertaining book. The animals on Mr Tanner's farm are in revolt against their farmer's disgusting behaviour; he pollutes the water, cuts down the trees, and makes... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Jack's Mega Machines: Mighty Monster Truck
Alison Ritchie
An exciting new title in the popular series about Jack, a boy with a gift for repairingbig machines. Jack's just fixed up a monster truck and his keen to give it a test drive. The drive turns into an... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 27/02/2014
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The Acrobat
Alborozo
However hard he tries to attract attention no-one ever watches the acrobat at the circus. They are busy watching Hercule the weightlifter, Marguerite the Magnificent and Adele the Astounding. Sadly, the acrobat leaves the circus to find another audience. Still... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2013
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The Diggers are Coming!
Susan Steggall
A lively and colourful new paperback edition of this favourite by Susan Steggall, the successful author-illustrator of Life of a Car, On the Road, Rattle and Rap and Busy Boats, who uses her trademark vivid collage illustrations to bring a... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Captain Cat
Inga Moore
Let Inga Moore take you on an adventure with Captain Cat and his shipful of cats! New lands, an island Queen, untold treasures and glorious feasts...it will be a journey like no other! Fabulous storytelling and a great narrative voice... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Bob and Rob
Sue Pickford
Good dog Bob has the misfortune to be owned by Rob, a very, very bad burglar. Rob is always doing really terrible things and Bob has to do all he can to put them right. When Bob returns a sack... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/07/2013
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Dino Bites!
Algy Craig Hall
There's a laugh-out-loud ending to this story of eating! Dinosaur wants some lunch, the lunch wants a snack, the snack just wants a small bite! When everyone has had their meal terrible things begin to happen! Luckily, the dinosaur gives... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Boxer Books
Format: Hardback | Released 07/03/2013
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Max the Champion
Alex Strick, Sean Stockdale
Sports-mad Max thinks about sport every minute of every day – and night! He dives into his cereal, scores a goal with his school artwork, imagines himself skiing down a fast slalom course on his way home and dreams... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2013
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No More Kisses for Bernard
Niki Daly
Award-winning Niki Daly is brilliant at capturing Bernard's horror at his aunt's passion to kiss him! Bernard has four equally adoring aunts so he has to think up a great many cunning plans to avoid being kissed. This is a... Featured in: 3+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2011
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We're Going to Build a Dam
Gillian McClure
With fluid, engaging line and watercolour illustrations, Gillian McClure' s story simple but dramatic story captures the spontaneity of two small boys working and playing together on the beach. And in the visual narrative readers can enjoy following the antics... Featured in: 3+ readers | Summer Reading | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 21/02/2013
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Farty Fred
Sam Lloyd
Amazing novelty book with whoopee cushion that makes a comedy farting sound. Written and illustrated by much-loved novelty book author, Sam Lloyd. A fun gift book. Featured in: 3+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Board book | Released 07/03/2013
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The Disgusting Sandwich
Gareth Edwards
There's a great joke running right through this witty picture book to the excellent punch line. Badger is always hungry and now his tummy is rumbling! He so badly wants the fresh white bread and peanut butter sandwich which he... Featured in: 3+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2013
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The Wind in the Wallows
Jeanne Willis
A side-splitting look at a topic every child knows and giggles about - noisy bottoms! - cheeky, quirky and outrageous humour from this bestselling team. Boys in particular will love this but beware parents they may decide to wallow around... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Nuddy Ned
Kes Gray
Ned's extreme delight in having no clothes on is wickedly captured in this story of a little boy who runs around everywhere with nothing on at all. Young readers will love Ned's nude prancing and especially lifting the provocatively placed... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Where the Wild Things are
Maurice Sendak
Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "The text is very minimal but perfect - and the illustrations are glorious. This isn't a scary book in the slightest, though the monsters are grotesque, equipped with very sharp teeth and pointy claws. Little Max... Featured in: 3+ readers | Bedtime Reading | Books of the Month | Bookshelf Essentials | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2000
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Reader ReviewedTed Rules the World
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of our funniest, most inventive writers for children and his readers should always be ready to expect the unexpected; that's certainly the case here. Ted's birthday starts quietly – he finds his parents fast asleep... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | Dyslexia-friendly | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 08/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Unlikely Outlaws
Philip Ardagh
Reading Age 6-9 Interest Age 7-10 There are actually four stories for the price of one in this chunky little book. It brings together three of Philip Ardagh's jolly adventures of the Green Men of Gressingham. The Green Men (brown... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2015
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The Giant Rumble Wrestling Trolls: Match Three
Jim Eldridge
Challenged to a Giant Rumble but suffering from a shortfall of wrestlers, Jack and his friends set out to find more participants for their great battle. But what starts... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs - The Stegosaurus
E. T. Harper
Dylan and his dinosaur friend fly off on amazing dinosaur discovery missions to the Land of Living Dinosaurs. This time he has to discover what secret weapon a stegosaurus has. Find out what it is and then act out the... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2014
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How Pirates Really Work
Alan Snow
Do pirates really like singing rollicking songs, burying their treasure and parrots? Do they really eat Ship's biscuits with worms and how do they deal with Sea Monsters? From the author of the bestselling How Santa Really Works, Alan... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 10/04/2014
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Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
Maggie Li
April 2014 Book of the Month Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. This interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards is packed full of... Featured in: 5+ readers | Out and About | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Mixed media product | Released 11/04/2014
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How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen
Russell Hoban
A must-read for anyone who thinks that fooling about is a waste of time! Through the brilliant combination of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the story celebrates all the skills that children learn on their own. Tom likes nothing more... Featured in: 5+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 22/10/2013
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Once there was a boy...
Oliver Jeffers
Enjoy four exciting adventures of the boy, as he learns how to catch a star, journeys to the South Pole and the moon - making new discoveries and finding friendship along the way in this beautiful hardback slipcase edition of... Featured in: 5+ readers | Christmas Books 2014 | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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Little Peter's Railway the Picnic
Christopher G.C. Vine
The Picnic is part of the Little Peter's Railway series, a delightful, fun and informative collection of stories set on a minaiture railway. The series is a real find for both young and old railway enthusiasts with each book telling... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2012
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Eddie's Kitchen And How to Make Good Things to Eat
Sarah Garland
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A birthday party needs to be got ready in a hurry! Mum has forgotten that it is Grandad's birthday but luckily Eddie is on hand to help. Eddie loves cooking and he... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Year 2014 | | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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Choosing Crumble
Michael Rosen
January 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Michael Rosen captures the dilemma of any dog choosing a new home – and any home finding a new dog! Terri-Lee goes to the pet shop to choose a dog. But, Crumble isn't... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Space
Rob Lloyd Jones
Winner of The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2013 What the Judges thought "A fantastically interactive book for younger children. Full of flaps to lift (and flaps under flaps) that reveal amazing facts about space!” And some... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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The Buccaneering Book of Pirates
Saviour Pirotta
A book of two parts this will delight all those who love the bloodthirsty excitement of pirates and their derring–do on the high seas as they sail away on their never ending quest for gold. Seven bristling and bustling stories... Featured in: 5+ readers | Christmas 2013 | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Wizard's Whisper
Kristina Stephenson
Favourite hero Sir Charlie Stinky Socks is off on a new adventure which is revealed in a picture book with four giant fold-out flaps to add excitement. Sir Charlie is set a challenge by a wizard with a sneaky smile... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2013
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The General
Janet Charters
As relevant as when it was first published, Michael Foreman's very first book is beautifully reissued in this edition. General Jodpur loves to train his soldiers making them the best fighting force in the world. But, one day, he discovers... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2013
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Frank'n'stan
M. P. Robertson
Presented as a graphic-novel style with comic and lively illustrations and brief caption-style text, particularly appealing to early readers who want a bit of action in their story. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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I am So Over Being a Loser
Jim Smith
Barry Loser is back giving another hilarious glimpse into his busy life and, above all, into his ongoing campaign to prove that he is a really cool guy. It's harder than ever for Barry to be cool when his mum... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2013
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Horrid Henry's Nightmare
Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry finds he is not as fearless as he thought in the title story in this collection. And, to make matters worse, Perfect Pete is much less easily frightened. Four shocking new tales about the unchanging Horrid Henry. Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading | Books for Boys | Audio Books
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Stuart The Bug Eating Man
Calvin Innes
Even though Stuart's talent is a strange (and gross) one, he uses it to his advantage, works hard and becomes very successful. The book is filled with humorous and disgusting illustrations, lots of strange and funny bugs and has as... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/12/2012
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How Dinosaurs Really Work
Alan Snow
Fact and fiction and lots of jokes about all things to do with dinosaurs are cleverly melded together in this attractive picture book format which makes finding out fun and easy. Alan Snow's brilliant illustrations are centred around delightful cross-sections... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2013
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Toothy!
Alan MacDonald
Dirty Bertie, the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits, returns for another helping of comic chaos in the 19th book of this successful series. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys | Dirty Bertie is 10
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2013
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Reader ReviewedMonster and Chips
David O'Connell
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & April 2013 Debut of the Month Fans of The Wimpy Kid will love this delightfully disgusting and dangerous story about what happens when Joe sets out to buy some chips from... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Year | Summer Reading | Debuts of the Month | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedAttack of the Lizard King
Rex Stone
Exciting adventures in this easy to read series about two boys and the dangerous dinosaurs they encounter – especially the deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Jamie's dad is opening a dinosaur museum in Dinosaur Cove. Jamie expects to find some fossils but... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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Superfrog and the Big Stink
Michael Foreman
February 2013 Debut of the Month A delightful series of detailed pictures tell the eco-tale of Frank the Superfrog who is determined to prevent the rubbish building up in his favourite pond. He bounds into action using a unique form... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 07/02/2013
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Fluff the Farting Fish
Michael Rosen
Perfect for every child who's just beginning to read alone, this hilarious tale is a roller coaster ride of fame and fortune and the possible resulting disasters. Elvie longs for a dog but gets a goldfish instead! Undeterred from following... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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The Man Who Wore All His Clothes
Allan Ahlberg
Mr Gaskitt does a strange thing one day; he puts on all his clothes right on top of each other. Going out dressed like that makes Mr Gaskitt look very different and it's lucky that he does when he meets... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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A Roman Rescue (Charlie and Bandit Adventures)
Kelly Gerrard
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. New time travel series in appealing, witty, graphic novel format. Charlie follows his dog Bandit when he accidentally falls into a sinkhole transporting them to Ancient Rome. Searching for his... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | 2011 Great Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2011
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Books for Boys 7 and older

The 39-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Laugh-out-loud wacky adventures in the world's MOST AWESOME treehouse! The third instalment in this hilarious and highly illustrated Treehouse series will appeal to fans of Captain Underpants and Barry Loser. Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedMoone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Martin Moone- one boy and a load of sisters! That means Martin is always in trouble of one kind or another. What would you do? When Martin asks his friend Padraic for... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 23/04/2015
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The Secret Dog
Joe Friedman
Good dog stories are irresistible and this one has everything that young readers want. Josh is living on a Scottish island with his crofter uncle following the death of his mother. He loves the island and its wildlife, often nursing... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedA Dog Called Flow
Pippa Goodhart
Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Kathleen Fidler Award. Oliver is struggling at school, and the other children laugh at him. What he really wants is a dog, a dog to love him loyally and uncritically; a dog to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 19/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedCompton Valance Super F.A.R.T.s versus the Master of Time
Matt Brown
Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon are unlikely heroes, but they managed to create a time machine out of a mouldy cheese sandwich and save the universe from certain destruction. Now the sandwich is safely in a museum,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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I Never Liked Wednesdays
Roger Mcgough
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7 “When I was young, I lived in Liverpool and my best friend was a boy called Midge.” In this lovely little book Roger McGough describes a couple of the adventure he had with Midge.... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedBorgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow
Kjartan Poskitt
Hilarious new adventures for Borgon the young barbarian who is determined to make his mark on the world. Borgon is off to watch the Shadow Trials which are widely known to be the most fiercesome challenge in the desert. But,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots
Cas Lester
Harvey Drew is an ordinary eleven-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer space. The Toxic Spew is an intergalactic waste disposal ship. The two are on a collision... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy's problem is that not everyone –... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014 | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Hay Fever | Signed First Editions
Format: Hardback | Released 30/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
December 2014 Book of the Month The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning! From the start everything... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014 | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Signed First Editions
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2014
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Beat the Game
James Floyd Kelly
In Beat the Game readers find themselves trapped inside a computer game. They must apply their knowledge of programming and algorithms to make their way safely through. The reader is responsible for how the plot unfolds and if you successfully... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Other book format | Released 07/07/2014
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Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu
Kate Scott
A funny, wise-cracking spy story with World Cup memorabilia at its centre - James Bond never had to dress up as a girl!! - packed full of gadgets and super sleuthing and a boy who must dress in a tutu... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Reader ReviewedHow Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Simon Mayle
June 2014 Debut of the Month Harry's an optimistic kid who never gives in but when Harry's dad loses his job he fears his mega-amazing film idea, without any money isn't going to happen. But Harry is resilient and is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Most Powerful Boy in the Universe
Matt Brown
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - June 2014 Debut of the Month Told at a speed to match the time-travel theme of the story, this is a highly entertaining and wittily illustrated adventure which pays a lot... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Year 2014 | | Debuts of the Month | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2014
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Meeting Cezanne
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
This is a gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. This book is beautifully illustrated inside and out by one of France's finest illustrators. Featured in: 7+ readers | Art and Artists | | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot
Christopher G.C. Vine
This series of books entitled Peter's Railway is a real find for both young and old railway enthusiasts. Each book tells the story of a young boy, Peter who lives with his family at the edge of his Grandpa's farm. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2013
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Life Stinks!
Peter Bently
Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, this hilarious new series from Peter Bently, a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, will be irresistible to boys and girls aged six to eight years. Knightmare, follows the misadventures of a trainee... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2014
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Young Monsters
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ A school story in which strange and often hilarious things happen. Lon is sent away to his father's old boarding school with a view to stop him being quite such a monster. Dr Ffelix... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2014
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Young Dracula
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Count Dracula's heir should have the best life in the world! Set to inherit a huge castle, a grand title and the fame of being the greatest vampire in the world, Wilfred should have... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2014
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
Jo Nesbo
Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure from a debut children's writer but a well established and bestselling adult author Jo Nesbø who has been fairly compared to Stieg Larsson, the creator of The Girl with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Pirate Mutiny
Chris Blake
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history's mightiest warriors. The fifth book in a new fast moving time-travelling series - perfect for fans of Beast Quest. Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams
This is a new book and CD pack - Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/01/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Legend of Frog
Guy Bass
The Legend of Frog is the first book in a brand new three-part series by award-winning and best-selling author, Guy Bass. A mash-up of fairy tale, fantasy and science fiction with a hearty helping of humour, The Legend of Frog... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 10/01/2014
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Philip Pullman
Award-winning Philip Pullman has long treasured this feisty and magical story from The Arabian Nights. When the young Aladdin rubs a dirty old lamp a genie appears and offers the boy three wishes. Riches? Happiness? Excitement? Three wishes should bring... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg's illustrations in The Mysteries of Harris Burdick have inspired readers for more than twenty five years. Now they are interpreted afresh in fourteen vivid stories by award winning US authors including Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka and Chris... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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Reader ReviewedSir Gawain and the Green Knight
Michael Morpurgo
Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo brings alive this famous story about Sir Gawain one of the bravest knights to sit at King Arthur's Round Table. When the fearsome Green Knight arrives unbidden in the Hall of the great King Arthur, he... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools | World Book Day
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The War Game
Terry Deary
When Albert joins the army in December 1914 he is trained ready to go and fight in the trenches in France. Initially, many thought the war would be over by Christmas but now it is clear that it could go... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools | The World Wars
Format: Paperback | Released 18/07/2013
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Assignment: Royal Rescue
Tommy Donbavand
Agent Fangs Enigma and super-sleuth Puppy Brown are on a mission to rescue the Princess Tiara when it looks as if she will be kidnapped by the Yeti! Can the daring pair see off the threat and unmask the villain? Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Dragonsitter's Castle
Josh Lacey
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 A welcome return to this series, previously shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize. Edward Pickle-Smith writes to his Uncle Morton to ask him why his dragons have arrived unexpectedly. How... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Of Lions and Unicorns: A Lifetime of Tales from the Master Storyteller
Michael Morpurgo
Master story-teller Michael Morpurgo tells a rich selection of stories from all kinds of sources. Some are about himself as a child, some are about how his books are written and some are extracts from his books including special favourites... Featured in: 7+ readers | Christmas 2013 | 5+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Reader ReviewedAtticus Claw Lends a Paw
Jennifer Gray
One of our Books of the Year 2013 The clever reformed cat-burglar turned detective cat Atticus Grammaticus Cattypus Claw is back for a delightfully witty new adventure. This time, Atticus Claw gets involved in an adventure that takes him on... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Year | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2013
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Codename: The Tickler
Tommy Donbavand
Join Special Agent Fangs Enigma - the world's greatest vampire spy - and his werewolf sidekick Puppy Brown as they battle society's worst criminal monsterminds. This is the second in a new series of comedy horror adventures from the bestselling... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Fabulous Four Fish Fingers
Jason Beresford
This is undoubtedly the perfect reading material for both boys and girls aged 7+ - plenty of humour, kids with superpowers (and we all know boys in particular wish they had superpowers) but most of all it has heart. The... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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Deadly Brain Teasers
Steve Backshall
Put your Deadly knowledge to the test with Steve Backshall's fun and interactive brain teasers. It is full of crosswords, wordsearches, puzzles, codes and quizzes about wild and lethal predators - an absolute must-have for all Deadly fans. Answers at... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 20/06/2013
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Reader ReviewedGladiator Clash
Chris Blake
In this first book in the Time Hunters series, school boy Tom has an unfortunate habit of breaking statues in museums! Every time he does so, he releases an ancient curse and finds himself stepping back into the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Time Hunters Series
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Osbert the Avenger
Christopher William Hill
Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 9-11 category Macabre and gruesome and wickedly funny, this is dark story of one boy's determined quest to destroy those who have hurt him and his family. When Osbert wins a... Featured in: 7+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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The Abominators and the Forces of Evil: The Revenge of My Panty Wanty Woos
J. L. Smith
July 2013 Book of the Month Laugh out loud at this latest story about the Abominators and their latest goings on at Grimely East Primary School. Cecil, newly arrived and learning to be just a little less posh despite his... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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The Grunts All at Sea
Philip Ardagh
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - June 2013 Book of the Month The Grunts, a family of doubtful charm to whom extraordinary and mostly disgusting things happen, are back for a fabulous new adventure. Everything that... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Nosy Crow | Roald Dahl Funny Prize | Bath Kids Book Festival
Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2013
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Hooey Higgins and the Awards of Awesomeness
Steve Voake
Classroom life as experienced by the pupils is brilliantly evoked in this hilarious story about the ridiculousness of endless awards and certificates. As the head announces yet more awards for achieving wonderful things, Twig wonders why he has never won... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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The Beastly Best Bits
Terry Deary
Terry Deary and Martin Brown take you on a guided tour through the history of the world using their favourite bits of 20 years of Horrible Histories books. And they promise to leave the gory bits in (and the boring... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2013
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Captain Valiant and Me: Revenge of the Black Phantom
Adam Britten
Adam Britten's new series will appeal to anyone who's ever dreamed they could fly, no matter how old they are....but especially if they are under the age of ten. A quirky, funny and original new series that's perfect for... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 24/01/2013
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A Cretaceous Survival Guide
Rex Stone
Are you ready for the Dinosaur Cove Cretaceous Survival Guide? It's jam-packed full of fascinating dinosaur facts, it's bursting at the seams with fantastic puzzles to solve, and it's overflowing with great activities to do...such as creating your own volcano... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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Stick Dog
Tom Watson
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & January 2013 Debut of the Month Originally self-published as an e-book, Stick Dog has been a bestseller in the US throughout 2011 and is now published in the UK. With hilarious... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Year | Debuts of the Month | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Granny Samurai, the Monkey King and I
John Chambers
January 2013 Debut of the Month There are loads of great laughs in this wild story of a granny with a difference. Samuel Johnson who ‘scribes' this story has the misfortune to turn up at a new school and find... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Great Galloon
Tom Banks
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & March 2013 Debut of the Month A Piece of Passion from the Editor, Sara O'Connor - The Great Galloon... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Year | Debuts of the Month | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2013
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Night of the Howling Hound
Sam Hay
Undead Pets is a terrific series, particularly for boys and reluctant readers. This is the third one. Joe is just an ordinary boy until he makes a wish on a spooky Egyptian amulet... Now he's the Protector of undead... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2013
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Genius Ideas (Mostly)
Liz Pichon
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier and more extreme than ever in this fourth wicked diary from the Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning series. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings
Ros Asquith
November 2012 Book of the Month & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, this hilarious series goes from strength to strength. In this forth title, The Aliens exploration of earthlings' speech reveals the foibles of the English language -... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas 2012 | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 20/09/2012
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How Do You Make a Skeleton Laugh?
John Foster
More jokes, riddles and rhymes this time about pirates, ghosts, vampires and flesh-eating zombies. Lots of jokes about ghouls and ghosts and some very unsavoury things that go bump in the night. Hilarious and horrid, this collection will delight young... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Poetry
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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My Hamster is a Genius
Dave Lowe
When Benjamin Jinks is given a hamster he isn't best pleased, until he realises his Stinky the hamster is a genius! A hilarious tale of one boy and his hamster and the mischief they create. New talent Dave Lowe's first... Featured in: 5+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2012
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Kidnapped
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
Sam's secret is…. that he can turn into a bold pirate, swashbuckling hero of the seven seas. With a boring uncle coming to visit, Sam knows he must escape – and fast! Soon he's off on the Sea Wolf with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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The Famous Adventures of Jack
Berlie Doherty
Berlie Doherty, with her fantastic flare for storytelling, puts a different slant on a familiar fairytale. With beautiful line-drawn chapterheads by illustrator Steven Wood, this quirky set of stories within a story are perfect for children reading on their own,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading 2012 | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2012
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Adventure Island 8 : The Mystery of the Drowning Man
Helen Moss, Roy Knipe
Cracking adventures on the island of Castle Key are at the heart of this exciting series. Jack and his brother Scott are sure their holiday in this remote location in Cornwall will be dull. But, how wrong can they be?... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Ninja Meerkats 4 : Hollywood Showdown
Gareth P. Jones
The author has just been named as winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for 2012. Meerkats are everywhere in films and commercials at the moment so it seems quite normal for a terrific little series to be created for... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Geronimo Stilton: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid
Geronimo Stilton
This is an adventure you'll never forget. Meet Geronimo, a newspaper owner whose favourite pastime is writing tales of adventure. Geronimo heads for Egypt to meet mummies, read hieroglypyhics and learn the secrets of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Reader ReviewedNot Bad for a Bad Lad
Michael Morpurgo
This wonderful story was inspired by a conversation that Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman had about a prison at Hollesley Bay in Suffolk that Michael Foreman remembered from growing up nearby. Into this Michael Morpurgo weaves his story of how... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | 2012 Great Reads | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2012
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Downtown Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Olympics
Jeanne Willis
Daft dinosaurs create delightfully madcap fun in this hilarious family saga with a difference. When gang warfare between Darwin the stegosaurus and T Rex Flint Beastwood breaks out, the exuberant mayor Boris comes up with a great plan. Why not... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | 2012 Great Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 25/01/2012
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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback, launches with the suitably named title that charts the unlucky reason why the whole woeful story of the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Lemony Snicket
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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Zal and Zara and the Great Race of Azamed
Kit Downes
Join the fantastical flying carpet race in this magical adventure novel from a debut author. Pacy, exciting and full of humour, it's a timeless story combining good versus evil, a breathless race against time and two protagonists who must overcome... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Reader ReviewedHouse of Robots
James Patterson
James Patterson knows just how to write page-turning stories, and he puts that skill to excellent use in his books for children. House of Robots is the first in a new series created with Chris Grabenstein and tells the story... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 16/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedBulletcatcher
Chris Bradford
July 2015 Book of the Month Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Troy is quietly reading a Batman comic when all hell breaks loose. He's caught up in a terrorist attack that kills his parents – so far so Bruce... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | Dyslexia-friendly | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Sons of Scarlatti
John McNally
Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc. Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters are very small. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedMemoirs of a Neurotic Zombie The One with the Zealous Zombees
Jeff Norton
With a great twist to it, this is a witty story of growing up and all the complications and unfairness of family and friends that go with it. Adam Meltzer is on an unusual mission. He wants to find out... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends, and My World Cup
Dave Cousins
Charlie is the captain of the local youth team, North Star Galaxy. He eats, sleeps, and breathes football. But when Colts steal all of North Star's best players, it's up to Charlie and his friends to save the team... Told... Featured in: 9+ readers | World Cup 2014 | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door
Ross Montgomery
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2013 - August 2013 Debut of the Month One boy and one dag embark on a... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Year | All Shortlists and Winners | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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The Number 7 Shirt
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 9 -14 Reading Age 8+. Perfect for reluctant or struggling readers. This is an action-packed story involving a boy who dreams of being a football pro. Because fiction and non-fiction are interwoven together, it's likely to attract less... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 18/09/2012
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Reader ReviewedThe Parent Agency
David Baddiel
A brilliantly funny story about a boy who makes a very rash wish! Barry is not the first boy in the world to say “I wish I had better parents” but in his case, the third time he says it,... Featured in: 9+ readers | Summer Reading/Activity | Books for Boys | Hay Fever | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedRussian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling Anthony Horowitz doesn't miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and calculating; he is a contract killer... Featured in: 11+ readers | Alex Rider Series | Bookshelf Essentials | 13+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | If They Like...They'll Love
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Rugby Academy: Surface to Air
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Good rugby stories for young readers are thin on the ground, but Tom Palmer's Rugby Academy books are real winners! In this second book in the series, Rory and the other members of the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Hangman's Revolution
Eoin Colfer
April 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling Eoin Colfer gives readers a thrilling and action-packed new episode in his series of titles about Chevie Savano, a time travelling FBI agent. Chevie can use her time travel to save the past... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2015
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Robot Girl
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ When it comes to writing involving, thought-provoking page-turners, Malorie Blackman is unbeatable. In this short novel in Barrington Stoke's dyslexia-friendly format, she's returns to one of her favourite themes and turns the readers' perception... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2015
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Rugby Academy: Combat Zone
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Tom Palmer is brilliant at capturing the passion of sport and the drama it creates. Woody is an outstanding young footballer so when his dad, a pilot who is often away on active service,... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Book of Storms
Ruth Hatfield
November 2014 Book of the Month Creatively chilling, this debut novel takes the whimsically charming idea of talking to animals and turns it on its head. Eleven year old... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback | Released 06/11/2014
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The Name of This Book is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch
Quirky, original and hugely entertaining, this is a debut novel of fantastical proportions. The first in a secretive series, The Name of this Book is SECRET is accompanied by a website, part of which is in code so important information... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2014
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The Odd Squad: King Karl
Michael Fry
Full of laugh-out-loud moments - the defeat of bullies, unlikely friendships, peer pressure and the daily nightmare that is the school corridor all coupled with hilarious illustrations, it is the perfect series for readers who enjoy the Barry Loser, Wimpy... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Millions 10th Anniversary Edition
Frank Cottrell Boyce
When a bag stuffed full of money falls out of a train and into their camp, Damian and Anthony are suddenly rich. Very, very rich, to be precise. But, there is a problem. They only have a few days in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2014
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Ghosts of the Forest
Steve Backshall
Saving the rain forest! That's the vital mission of Saker and his friend Sinter. The precious forest is being cleared by loggers leaving the wild life at risk. The orang-utans will be especially vulnerable if their precious habit is destroyed.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 17/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedDanger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind. It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2: The Race Against Time
Frank Cottrell Boyce
The second official sequel to Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by one of the country's favourite authors, Frank Cottrell Boyce jumps into the driving seat with his trademark wit, warmth and sense of story to bring a new... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Operation Sting
Simon Cheshire
Operation Sting is the first book in an exciting, fast-paced and action-packed new series, SWARM full of spying and military action. Aimed at 9+ this will appeal to both boys and girls who are fans of spy adventures and robot... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2014
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Blood Vengeance
Dan Scott
Blood Vengeance is the fourth title in Gladiator School, a series of novels set in a rich and textured world of heated battles, fierce loyalty and even fiercer rivalry. ... Featured in: 9+ readers | | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Ninja: Assassin
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8+ Action-packed and with no holds barred, this is a taut adventure story capturing the themes of revenge and honour that lie at the heart of the Ninja culture. Taka is determined to take... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2014
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Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude
John Chambers
Granny Samurai is back for a second hilarious and thrilling adventure. And she is still not to be messed with! As before, Samuel Johnson tells the story of his unusual next door neighbour who drives a truck and keeps a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ On the day before their sister's thirteenth birthday strangely magical things start to happen around twins Brin and Arlo. Where has the magic come from and why? After some hilarious adventures, Brin and Arlo... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2014
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Food Fright
David O'Connell
Meet the amazing monster customers and try the foul-food at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in the hilarious 'Monster and Chips' series from author and illustrator, David O'Connell. We... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedA Medal for Leroy
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
The best-selling author of War Horse tells a deeply moving story which recreates the terribly legacies of both the First and the Second World Wars in the deeply moving story about how a young boy discovers the truth about his... Featured in: 9+ readers | Audio Books | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools | The World Wars
Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2013
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Monkey and Me
David Gilman
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Although tinged with sadness, this is a good-hearted and entertaining adventure story with a good message about animal rights. Beanie is being treated for leukaemia but, when he comes across a young chimpanzee in... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2014
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Ratburger
David Walliams
Winner of the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible life; she... Featured in: 9+ readers | Audio Books | All Shortlists and Winners | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2014
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Reader ReviewedWild Boy
Rob Lloyd Jones
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 9-11 category This is a fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. Dripping with atmosphere and gothic... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Reader ReviewedBeowulf
Michael Morpurgo
Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this companion volume to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children's book partnership. In addition... Featured in: 9+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys | Michael Morpurgo Month
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Walter Tull's Scrapbook
Michaela Morgan
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 -... Featured in: 7+ readers | Diverse Voices | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools | The World Wars
Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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Young Knights: Pendragon
Julia Golding
Best-selling Julia Golding launches a thrilling new adventure as the the Young Knights of the Round Table return for a second adventure. Although once trained to think of humans as the enemy the Young Knights now know better and their... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Woebegone Twins
Christopher William Hill
One of our Books of the Year 2013 - October 2013 Book of the Month Fans of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket will enjoy the dark and disagreeable lives of twins Greta and Feliks Mortenerg – frequently known as the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Books of the Year | Christmas 2013 | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Blood & Fire
Dan Scott
The story of Lucius and his gladiator brother Quin continues. Lucius must face his deadliest adventure yet as he tries to unearth facts to prove his father isn't a traitor. But nothing is straight forward when it comes to life... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2013
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The Day the World Went Loki
Robert J. Harris
Hilarious adventure, mythical creatures and non-stop action. Two brothers recite an ancient rhyme and conjure up an extra day of the week but they had no idea it would work - or that the day would belong to the banished... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 08/08/2013
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The Feast of Ravens
Andrew Beasley
This is an action-packed adventure series that appeals to boys and girls, combining the timeless theme of good versus evil with steampunk gadgetry and free-running angels. Mortal Engines meets Oliver Twist for a new generation. Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2013
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Skellig
David Almond
Special hardback gift edition celebrating 15 years of Skellig - one of the best-known, most-awarded debut children's novels of the past 20 years. This is a wonderfully eerie and magical story about believing in something extra special and why it... Featured in: 9+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | Christmas 2013 | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Football Shorts
Tom Watt
Nick Hornby, Mal Peet and Tom Palmer are already well-known for their football stories. But this terrific anthology also includes stories by Tomáš Rosický, Vincent Kompany and Curtis Davies all of whom are better known on the field. All the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Football Crazy | World Cup 2014 | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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Ethan's Voice
Rachel Carter
Perfect for fans of Mark Haddon, David Almond and Jacqueline Wilson Ethan's Voice is an uplifting, tenderly written story that marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent in children's fiction. A message from Zoe Duncan, Senior Editor at Scholastic:... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Anton and Piranha
Milena Baisch
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, awarded biennially since 1996, was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children's book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK. It aims to spotlight... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Summer Reading | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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The Spider's Lair
Guy Bass
Created by a mad professor Stitch Head is no ordinary boy and his life is very far from ordinary! In this new madcap adventure, Stitch Head finds himself in a tricky spot as he tries to rescue Arabella from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2012
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Space Blasters
Philip Caveney
This action-packed adventure is perfect for all those who have imagined what space might be like. The launch party for a space adventure movie Space Blasters goes bizarrely wrong when Mr Lazarus, the mysterious man who has helped Kip and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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The Diamond Thief
Sharon Gosling
Combining elements of Jules Verne with the action-packed adventures of Indiana Jones; this debut novel from Sharon Gosling is a gripping read. Set in Victorian London, circus trapeze artiste Remy leads a double life as a jewel thief. However she... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 14/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedGoblins Vs Dwarves
Philip Reeve
A brilliant and equally witty follow-up to Goblins which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Now the goblins are under direct attack by the dwarves who are desperate to steal all the treasure from the goblins' stronghold, Clovenstone Castle. Led... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2013
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Will Gallows and the Rock Demon's Blood
Derek Keilty
Amid a riot of unbridled and highly entertaining chaos, there lies an unexpected and entirely unpredictable adventure for this cowboy with a difference. Will is thinking of hanging up his cowboy hat and joining the elf side of his family... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2013
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Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart desires – except happiness. As one disaster follows... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Audio Books
Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/01/2013
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Cool Science Tricks 50 Fantastic Feats for Kids of All Ages
Daniel Tatarsky
Filled to the brim with fantastic science feats that are easy to learn and difficult to forget! It's a book for kids (and for those adults who have never grown up - yes dad that's you!). Hours of entertainment too... Featured in: 9+ readers | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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The Sultan's Tigers
Josh Lacey
If you're looking for plenty of action and adventure then Josh Lacey creates it in spades. The protagonist is a boy called Tom who also featured in Josh's previous novel The Island of Thieves. Tom with the help of his... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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Reader ReviewedOutlaw The Story of Robin Hood
Michael Morpurgo
Robin Hood is one of the most popular characters of English folk legend and Michael Morpurgo paints a suitably romantic and heroic picture of him in this lively story. Following a big storm, a young boy in the present sets... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/2012
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Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and Joined the Library)
A. F. Harrold
July 2012 Debut of the Month. A hero with a difference! Fizzlebert Stump wants to make changes to his life. Bored with life in the circus, he is determined to run away and join…the Library! How Fizzlebert sets out to... Featured in: 9+ readers | Summer Reading 2012 | Debuts of the Month | Books for Boys | 2012 Great Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Codename Quicksilver 2: The Tyrant King
Allan Frewin Jones
A gripping new thriller in this fast-paced series of Zac Archer's first mission as an undercover agent for Project 17. Having never thought he'd be selected, Zac is now determined to prove he can do the job. If only everything... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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The Forgotten Echo : The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn
Henry Chancellor
As the trilogy reaches its breathtaking climax, our intrepid hero Tom Scatterhorn sets off on yet another adventure in and out of time and through many exotic locations. Danger is never far behind and Tom must remain focused on his... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2012
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The Rainbow Orchid Adventures of Julius Chancer Vol 3
Garen Ewing
Don't miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest adventure in comics! The Rainbow Orchid is an ambitious blend of classic storytelling and cinematic artwork, in which adventure, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined. You can find more about... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Graphic Novels | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2012
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Everything's Amazing (Sort Of) : Tom Gates 3
Liz Pichon
March 2012 Book of the Month. From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes the third amazing instalment of this brilliant series. This again takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his scribbles and stories. Totally accessible for... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Around the World in Eighty Days (Oxford Children's Classics)
Jules Verne
Join Phileas Fogg on his epic adventure as he attempts to travel around the world in eighty days. If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Audio Books
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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Dark Lord : The Teenage Years
Jamie Thomson, Dirk Lloyd
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 - aged seven to fourteen. This is wonderfully original, completely mad but according to a 10 year old boy we gave it to is one of the funniest books he's read all... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2011
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Trash
Andy Mulligan
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal. The Judges said: A... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | Audio Books | Diverse Voices | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 12/06/2014
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Return to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Luke Challenger Book 2)
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Daredevil teen hero Luke Challenger is in deep trouble. Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is revisited in this thrilling new action-adventure novel, the fantastic sequel to Return to The Lost World. Evil villains, pirates, sea monsters and... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2011
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Stormbreaker Graphic novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers | Graphic Novels | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Hero
Pete Johnson
A humorous and perceptive tale exploring teen life. Luke defends his sister and ends up challenging the hardest boy in school to a fight! Will he survive the showdown? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+ Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedGerry Anderson's Gemini Force One, Black Horizon
M. G. Harris
This exciting new series is based on an original idea from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson. Our hero is Ben Cameron, sixteen years old. His father has been killed in a climbing accident, and the book opens at the funeral, with... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Crow Talker
Jacob Grey
April 2015 Debut of the Month Caw is an orphan, or might as well be. His parents threw him out aged five and since then he's lived with a family of crows in a local park. He's learnt to understand... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 13+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedA Boy Called Hope
Lara Williamson
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - March 2014 Debut of the Month A Boy Called Hope is a joyous, heart-breaking and life-affirming story of one boy and his messy, muddled and madcap... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2014
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Light
Michael Grant
Gripping, scary and unputdownable from the first page of the first book in this brilliantly plotted series right through to the last word in this the sixth and final heart-stopping instalment in the bestselling GONE series that really put dystopia... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Urban Outlaws
Peter Jay Black
Fast-paced and high tech, this is page turning thriller as the Urban Outlaws, a group of five kids on a mission to make the world a better place, take on some of the worlds richest and slipperiest criminals. Benito Del... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Coram Boy
Jamila Gavin
The harsh realities of 18th century life, of slavery, of prejudice, of tragedy, of corruption, of the haves and the have-nots are woven together incredibly intricately and yet quite simply told too. Rest assured this book will have... Featured in: 11+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 13+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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The Maze Runner
James Dashner
A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for 11+ year olds that has already taken the US by storm and is set to achieve similar success globally. When Thomas wakes up, walks out of the lift he's in he finds himself... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books vs Films | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Reader ReviewedThirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the table leaving one chair empty and one story still to be told. Each lit only by a single candle, one... Featured in: 11+ readers | Hallowe'en | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedA Dark Inheritance
Chris d'Lacey
A whopping adventure with some thrilling chases, heart-racing paranormal moments, unexplained criminal activity, a robot with the unlikely name of Gustav Klimt, a secret enterprise called Unicorne and Michael, a great schoolboy hero, at its heart. When Michael saves a... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Young Sherlock Holmes 7: Stone Cold
Andrew Lane
This is your chance to play a crime solving sleuth alongside one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, because the clues are there, ready for you to unravel them. Even if you haven't come across Young Sherlock... Featured in: 11+ readers | Christmas Books 2014 | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 11/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedNight Runner
Tim Bowler
August 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Tim Bowler will set heartbeats racing in this gripping story set in a dark underworld filled with violent men who will stop at nothing to achieve their ends. Zinny's life is bleak enough... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | 13+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook
Egmont UK Ltd
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year Minecraft is a BAFTA award winning online gaming sensation with over 41 million registered users. There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start?... Featured in: 11+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 13+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedSkulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
Derek Landy
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year An eighth enthralling episode in the gripping story of the very dead, very magical and very funny sleuth commonly known as Skulduggery Pleasant. Always one step ahead of catastrophe, Skulduggery... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Private Blog of Joe Cowley
Ben Davis
April 2014 Debut of the Month ** Due to the content we recommend this for 12+ readers Fourteen-year-old Joe Cowley off-loads all his concerns about girls, friends, school enemies, family and …girls again in his funny, easy-to-read and not-so-private blog. One... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 13+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Being a Boy
James Dawson
A brutally frank and often hilarious look at what being a teenage boy really entails. It provides an uncensored look at puberty, from the social food-chain to sex, how to pull, being a boyfriend, dealing with spotty faces and everything... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena is the explosive third part in Rick Riordan's number one series - Heroes of Olympus. Can Percy Jackson and the Half-blood Heroes succeed on their quest to find The Doors of Death or will the... Featured in: 11+ readers | Christmas 2013 | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
September Book of the Month Anthony Horowitz brought his internationally bestselling Alex Rider sequence to a close in 2011 with the ninth in the series, Scorpia Rising. But Anthony had unfinished business with the world of Alex Rider... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas 2013 | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 12/09/2013
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The Mayan Prophecy
Alex Scarrow
This may be Book 8 and the series a major number one bestseller already but many new fans are still jumping in to this terrific time travel adventure, so if it's time travel you're looking for then look no further... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look. Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. This title tells the author story. Featured in: 11+ readers | Audio Books | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | Percy Jackson | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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The Mystery
Garth Nix, Sean Williams
The Mystery is the third title in this widely accesssible, action packed adventure series, Troubletwisters. With fantasy and magic and high-octane action this will appeal to fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. It works well as a... Featured in: 11+ readers | Summer Reading | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2013
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Reader ReviewedTall Tales from Pitch End
Nigel McDowell
This is a great, imaginative debut from a new Irish author. A rich gothic tale of friendship, loss, rebellion and adventure with a teen hero determined to save his... Featured in: 11+ readers | Summer Reading | Books for Boys | Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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LOOK NO FURTHER FOR GUIDANCE ON THE BEST BOOKS FOR BOYS There's no shortage of research that suggests that boys don't read as much as girls and if our email requests from members and browsers is anything to go by a list of books that are 'Great for Boys', is long overdue. So right here on Lovereading4kids our aim is to redress that balance.

We’ve created a special category of books, broken down by age range, which our experts think will be enjoyed enormously by boys.

It might be purely because there’s plenty of exciting action and fast-moving plots in the story and that the book will grab the reader’s attention before they’ve even finished the first page or perhaps the characters in the story are mostly boys.

Please don’t think however, that we’re excluding girls from having an interest in these books. We know there are plenty of girls who also enjoy books that are more aimed at boys.

We hope parents will find it a useful resource. As always you can download free Opening Extracts of each book and buy with a 25% discount, and do come back often as we will be refreshing the list regularly.

Finally, if you as a parent would like more guidance on getting boys to read more then why not take a look at our top tips to get your kid reading.


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