Top TWELVE Books for Tween and Teen Boys (and Girls!)

Many children start their love affair with reading by enjoying picture books, graphic novels, and easy chapter books. Then, after children have gained their confidence and honed their reading skills, they are ready for more advanced stories, characters, and plot lines. Today, I am sharing TWELVE books that were / are some of my boys' favourites.

*NOTE: The links to purchase these books are Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase one of these books using one of these links, I will receive a small commission... at no additional charge to you.

1) Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

2) Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling

3) I Funny series by James Patterson

4) David Walliams books: particularly Mr. Stink and The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

5) Wonder by R.J. Palicio

6) A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket 

7) Swindle series by Gordon Korman

8) Slapshot series by Gordon Korman

9) MasterMind series by Gordon Korman (My 10 year old LOVED the humour and adventure in this series.)

10) Wings of Fire series by Tui T Sutherland

11) Robert Muchamore books - My 12 year old loved the CHERUB series.

12) Treasure Hunter Series by James Patterson

Do you have books you would like to add to this list? I am always anxious to instill a love of reading in my boys, and good books are the key. If you have a suggestion, please leave it below, and I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks!

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. Hello, my 10 yr old son has read every Wings of Fire book available and has reread several of them because he loves them so much! He's also really liked the Fablehaven and Dragonwatch series:)
    Jill Fownes

    1. My son is like that with the "Mastermind" series. I'm pretty sure he's read they all 3 or 4 times! lol


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