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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 | 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 | 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 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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Dinosaur Cove: The Cretaceous Chase
Rex Stone
Are you ready for a double length Cretaceous adventure? Nacho the puppy has followed Jamie and Tom into their secret Cretaceous world. As he disappears after a speedy lizard, the boys give chase. But just as they reach him they... 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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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The Very Noisy House
Julie Rhodes
One of our Books of the Year 2013 A dog barking, a cat meowing, a baby screaming – all of these are set off in a chain reaction when the little old lady who lives at the bottom of the... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Year | Christmas 2013 | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/07/2013
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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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March of the Armoured Beasts
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 | 7+ 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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Big Book of Big Tractors
Lisa Jane Gillespie
A big picture book with great fold-out pages, to satisfy the curiosity of every young tractor enthusiast. Everything you need to know about tractors large and small, from all around the world and guaranteed to satisfy the curiosity of every... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2013
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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

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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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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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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13-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It's a house with everything – and if there is something it lacks, it can easily be... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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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Reader ReviewedOliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve
Award-winning Philip Reeve spins a hugely original yarn encompassing moving islands, a short sighted mermaid, a stuck-up boy by the name of Stacey de Lacey and his private army of cheeky, smelly green sea monkeys and a charming hero Oliver... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Schools | UKLA Book Awards | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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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 | eBooks
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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney
The best-selling Wimpy Kid charts new aspects of his life in his trademark frank and highly humorous diary. From reflecting on the time before he was born to his struggles to find a date for the Valentine Day's Dance and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 30/01/2014
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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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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 | eBooks
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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The Great Galloon: Voyage to the Volcano
Tom Banks
Join Captain Anstruther and his motley crew of sky-pirates for another adventure in this lively sequel. Expect hilarity and chaos to ensue! Our reader reviewers loved the first book,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
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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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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