Chapter Books for Boys

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Boys and girls can most definitely appreciate the same books. This is especially true for a book like Harry Potter. Many of the books you see here will also be found on my Chapter Books for Girls list. There are books, however, that tend to appeal more to boys than girls in general. There are also books that will appeal to most boys, so while there will be some boys who have no interest and while there will be some girls who love the book, the largest audience for the particular book is boys. Books of interest to boys are books that are adventurous and/or funny. Most of them have the main character as a boy. 

I have included the reading level guidelines for each book. Always remember that if you want to read it as a read-aloud, your can read a higher reading level than your child can read on his own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

4th grade and up reading level.

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

3rd grade and up reading level.

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

1-5 grade reading level.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
3rd grade and up reading level.

Beyonders by Brandon Mull

3rd grade and up reading level.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

4th grade and up reading level.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

3rd grade and up reading level.

The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

3rd grade and up reading level.

The 39 Clues by Rick Riordan

3rd grade and up reading level.

Janitors by Tyler Whitesides

5th grade and up reading level.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

5th grade and up reading level.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

3rd grade and up reading level.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

7th grade and up reading level.

Spirit Animals by Brandon Mull

3rd grade and up reading level.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

7th grade and up reading level.

Leven Thumps by Obert Skye

5th grade and up reading level.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

3rd grade and up reading level.

Holes by Louis Sachar

5th grade and up reading level.

The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott

2nd grade and up reading level.

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

4th grade and up reading level. Note that there is some language in this book, so you might want to pre-read to be sure you are okay with it or read it as a read aloud. 

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

4th grade and up reading level.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

3rd grade and up reading level.

Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull

3rd grade and up reading level.

Five Kingdoms by Toby Neighbors

4th grade and up reading level.

 Chapter books for tweens

 great picture books for boys

 gateway chapter books for beginngers

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