Position: Parent

Are you having a hard time getting your boys to read? You are not the only one with this kind of problem. Getting your boys to read is a big challenge because of too many distractions on their lives today. There are the video games, TV, sport tournaments and more. The key to this is to stir his imagination with the use of good books. There are many books today that he could get interested in; some of these books are listed below:

Classic Stories

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) – This is an amazing story of a young boy named Johnny Hawkins, together with his friends they fought the pirates, in order to get the hidden treasure on the Skeleton Island.

The Three Musketeers (Alexendre Dumas) – Narrates the story of d’Artagan, a young boy who joins the valiant musketeer force, for adventure.

20,000 Leagues under the Sea (Jules Verne) – It tells the exciting adventures of the three ill-fated passengers of the Nautilus submarine, and how they get to know Captain Nemo.

Swiss Family Robinson (Johann David Wyss) – This describes how one family get deserted on an island, and tells all the adventures they had while living on it.

The Call of the Wild and White Fang (Jack London) – This is the adventure of the two dogs namely Buck and White Fang while they were in wilds of Alaska.

Adventure Stories

The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells) – Fiction novel that tells about the invasion of Martian England.

The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien) – This is the story of 3 feet tall, Bilbo, who seek to find a treasure, which is guarded by an enormous dragon, Smaug.

The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) – A story about some magic land called Narnia, and the creatures that live in it.

The Hardy Boys (Various Authors) – This is a series of books that tells about the action adventures, of two young teenage detectives. You will be amaze by how these two young kids solve the mysteries.

It is important that you know what interest your boys. Yu can easily select the books that can tap on their imaginations if you get to know them well. You can also try to set some schedule for the TV, computer, video games and more.

You must set an example for your boys; let them see your interest in reading as well.


Robyn Russell

Location: USA

Positions: Parent coach, writer

Let me second every one of those titles! They are classics for good reason. Give confident readers the unabridged versions; they’re well worth it. My son loved these books. I also suggest Gentle Ben, and all of Walt Morey’s other books. My son devoured them.



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