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Overview: If your son doesn’t enjoy reading, he isn’t reading the right books. Here’s a list of recommended books for tweens that will entice him to want to read.

I’m sure we all would love our kids to enjoy reading. Unfortunately, some kids naturally take to reading and some of them don’t. Quite often, when boys claim that they don’t like to read it’s actually because they aren’t enjoying the specific books that we’re asking them to read.

Looking for some books your boys will LOVE? Click through to discover some amazing books that have been huge favorites of my boys!

If we give them the right books and don’t use methods which will squash their love, then they are much more likely to become readers and to read many books over their lifetimes.

Some classic books are great for boys to read. However, a book doesn’t need to be a classic for our sons to get a lot of benefit out of reading it.

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There are lots of books out there which contain great moral content, exciting plots, memorable characters, and excellent life lessons.

In my opinion, it’s more important to give our boys a love of reading than it is to force them to read a list of books which have been recommended by “the experts.”  If we can get them to love reading, they will be exposed to a lot more than if we have to force them to read a couple of books a year.

Here are 20 Recommended Books for Tweens that my boys have loved!:

1.  The Berinfell Prophecies by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

2.  The Accidental Detectives by Sigmund Brower

3.  The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

4.  The Truth Chronicles by Tim Chaffey and Joe Westbrook

5.  Dragons in our Midst series by Bryan Davis

6.  The Circle series by Ted Dekker

7.  The Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans

8.  The Genius Files by Dan Gutman

9.  Redwall series by Brian Jacques

10.  The Wormling Series by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry


11.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

12.  The Chiveis Trilogy by Bryan M. Litfin


13.  The Singreale Chronicles by Dr. Calvin Miller

14.  TJ and the Time Stumblers by Bill Myers

15.  The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle by Bill Myers

16.  Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul

17.  The Cooper Kids series by Frank Peretti

18.  The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

19.  The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C Rosenberg

20. The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart

Question:  Which of the above books have your boys loved?  Do you have any other books you would recommend for tween boys?  Please leave a comment below.

Looking for some books your boys will LOVE? Click through to discover some amazing books that have been huge favorites of my boys!

And be sure to check out the other great Reading Lists from other iHN bloggers at iHomeschool Network.