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My Favorite Books for Boys Age 10-13!


Favorite Kids Books Age 10-13 Katie Woodard Photography-1

I love reading and it seems that I passed that gene fully onto one of my boys and partly onto the other (when I can find the right books for him!).  I definitely inherited the reading gene as well. My mom read for fun a lot, one of my aunt’s world for a publishing company, another aunt was a librarian, and my great aunt owned a bookbinding business!

It is such a great habit and I think one of my favorite memories is reading to my boys at night before bedtime. This summer my youngest (11 years old) and I even started reading The Old Man and the Sea out loud together. I can’t remember the last time we read out loud together!


Here are a few books that both of my boys have enjoyed as around the ages of 10-13.

Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio (part or the wonder series)

Harry Potter series or anything by JK Rowling

the Dangerous Book for Boys (ok maybe I like this more than the boys!)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

El Deafo by Cece Bell

the Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (for older kids)

Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (for my older one)

I Survived series (for younger kids)

Survivors series by Erin Hunter

Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

A few reasons I love reading and love seeing my kids read: 

  • You can practically read anywhere and almost anytime.
  • It’s a great bonding experience to read aloud with your kids, even when they are not so little!
  • Reading takes you away to the most amazing places.
  • It teaches you about the most amazing things, people and places.
  • Reading stimulates your imagination!
  • You can use reading as a great stress reducer.

See photo for a few bonus books that I did not mention here. I’d love to hear your ideas, as my kids have read all of these!

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