July 8, 2011

Friday's for the Guys: Massive List of Great Books

A while back on Twitter jmaschari sent out a tweet looking for great books for middle school boys.  Of course that caught my eye.  I replied a few suggestions, and asks why she was asking.  She explained she was putting together a list.  After getting the list together, she was kind enough to share it with me so I could share it on the blog. 

So without much more - here's a great list of boys books for boys in the middle!

Books for Junior High Boys
Conspiracy 365 Series
Alibi Junior High by Greg Logstead
Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Gregor the Overlander Series by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
The Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Anything by Will Hobbs (especially Crossing the Wire, Take Me to the River)
Anything by Mike Lupica
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
Jolted:  Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival by Arthur Slade
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Life as We Knew It and The Dead and Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Anything by Rick Riordan
Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
Full Tilt by Neal Schusterman
The Maze Runner Trilogy (The Maze Runner, Scorch Trials) by James Dashner
The Alchemyst:  The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Nicholas Flamel  (series) by Michael Scott
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac
Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Schooled by Gordon Korman
The Limit by Kristen Landon
Holes by Louis Sachar
Small Steps by Louis Sachar
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Dark Life by Kat Falls
The Line by Teri Hall
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Fever Crumb by Phillip Reeve
The Hungry City Chronicles  by Phillip Reeve
The Dark is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

(sorry I'll link more later! Boy does that take a long time!!!!!)


  1. Great list! I think a lot of teachers will love this list! :)

  2. Yay!! Glad that you could post this on your blog. I think the list turned out really great and hopefully it will be helpful to teachers and parents. :)
    -Jen M.