Recommended Books for Boys in Middle School
Everyone knows about the Harry Potter book series, which appealed to boys, girls, and adults, too. But did you know there are several other excellent book series for tween boys out there? Here’s a list of some great books for middle school boys. If you like the first book in the series, you will probably like the rest. Click on the name of the series to read a review.
Just like Harry Potter, each of these book series has a movie either out or in the works. Also, all of them have boxed sets available for great deals on Amazon.
Rick Riordan has written five books in the Percy Jackson series
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
John Flanagan has written 10 books in the series. Seven have been released in the U.S. so far.
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 1)
The Emperor of Nihon-Jin This book is not available on Amazon yet.
Note that the books come out in Australia first. The last one to come out in the U.S. is book 7, Erak’s Ransom, which came out in January, 2010. The later books have not been released in the U.S., although you may be able to get them from sellers who import them and re-sell them. Check the links above to order through Amazon.
Eoin Colfer has written seven books in the Artemis Fowl series.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney has written five books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Diary of a Wimpy: The Ugly Truth