Raising tweens is tough. Some days, things get a little crazy around here. If the weather's nice, it's easy to kick them outside to burn off some steam or head to the park for a bit. On rainy days or when cold winter temps set it, I need something calm and quiet to keep my nerves from fraying.
We love board games, but we also love to read as a family. My personal favorite is having everyone curl up with their own book and watching the expressions on their faces. I have 3 preteen boys with very different reading tastes, so I wanted to share some of the Best Chapter Books for Tween Boys.
Chapter Books for Tween Boys
I have 3 tween boys and a teen boy, all with varied interests. One thing we all love is visiting the library though. My 12-year-old fell in love with Goosebumps books. They are the only books he will pick out on his own, but I'm just so glad he found something he loves to read!
My oldest took forever to read anything but once he found a book he enjoyed, it was like a switch was flipped. No more fighting while doing our spelling and reading lessons, his vocabulary exploded, and I'd catch him sneaking a book into the window to try and read with the streetlight!
The twins picked up on reading with basically no help from me. By the time they were 6, they were reading chapter books and helping my middle son sound things out when he needed help. They devoured all the books we had here and wanted more ideas.
We buy few/used books at the local bookstore and she was full of ideas for all the boys. Our librarians are also amazing and will spend time helping the boys find a book that really appeals to them & even order things from other libraries for them.
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Best Chapter Books for Tween Boys
The Indian in the CupboardThe Dangerous Book for BoysDiary Of A Wimpy KidThe Mysterious Benedict SocietyWhere the Red Fern GrowsShilohThe Lightning ThiefA Wrinkle in TimeThe City of EmberTuck EverlastingThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneAddison Cooke: Treasure of the IncasThe Ruins of GorlanHow to Train Your Dragon (Book 1)PaxWild BornHalf Upon a TimeThe Maze RunnerWar HorseWhite FangWonderEragonBefore We Were FreeAl Capone Does My ShirtsTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaMiddle School, The Worst Years of My LifeThe Boy Who Harnessed the WindEscape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryHidden Figures Young Readers' Edition
We do the 4 things for Christmas so I'm always on the lookout for more book ideas! What are some of your favorite chapter books for tween boys? Please leave a comment before so I can check them out!