Highly recommended for boys of upper elementary and middle school age:
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare – A great extra-biblical account of Jesus’ life, with great truths and emotion.
Mysterious Benedict Society Books, by Trenton Stewart – Imaginative puzzles and mysteries, with deep characters.
Origami Yoda and Darth Vader Books, by Tom Angleberger – Humor in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, better writing.
Nick McIver Books, by Ted Bell – Perfect adventure story with historical reference point.
Doppleganger Chronicles, by G. P. Taylor – Graphic novel reminiscent of a Narnia story with it’s connection to true TRUTH.
The Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew Peterson – A new kind of Narnia, with boys maturing in their character and fighting for good.
The Chronicles of Egg, by Geoff Rodkey – A gem of a series that redeemedreader.com pointed me to. A captivating read with just the right amount of war, love, and mystery.
As a follower of Christ, I feel good in recommending these books to impressionable young boys. They lack the amoral tone and disrespectful message of many books for boys that are available and popular these days.