I am always trying to keep tabs on great books for boys to read. In the past, I have had several parents come to the desk and ask for recommendations for their sons who do not like to read. I have not one, not two, but THREE new juvenile fiction recommendations for parents of boys who do not like to read.
My first recommendation is (drum roll please)...
Travis and Freddy's Adventures in Vegas by Henry Johnson
Travis and Freddy are the best of friends. When Travis's family is close to losing their home, the boys come up with a big plan to save the home. The plan calls for a trip to Las Vegas and a laptop loaded with Freddy's homemade win-at-blackjack software. Not everything goes according to plan and soon the boys are runing for their lives with the mobsters right on their heels. (4th or 5th grade reading level)
My second recommendation is...
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy by William Boniface
Ordinary Boy, the only resident of Superopolis without a superpower, uncovers and foils a sinister plot to destroy the town.
(4th or 5th grade reading level)
And my final recommendation is...
Barry, Boyhound by Andy Spearman
To the confusion of his friends and family, Barry starts chasing squirrels, eating food off the floor, and otherwise acting like a canine after a flea bite turns his human brain into that of a dog. (5th grade reading level)
If you are looking for fast, funny reads try checking out one of these. Enjoy!