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selfgen
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Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
I want to select a book to read for my 10 year old while he’s not in school.
In the past, with my other boys we have read books such as The Phantom Tollbooth, Treasure Island, Where the Red Fern Grows, Bambi, A Life in the Woods, Wonder.

I’d be glad to consider any suggestions, whether they be old classics or new titles.
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TigerFanatic99
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Percy Jackson. Start with the first one and move through the series.


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Battle Britain by Quentin Reynolds - generally accurate in terms of what happens, but I'm sure it is historical fiction, account of the Battle of Britain. Can honestly say this is one of the books that made me fall in love with books, probably read it 10 times as a kid. Can't recommend this one enough.

If you don't go with that one, I would also recommend Mossflower - Brian Jacques, its phenomenal and they have an entire series of books. This is another one that I read a ton as a kid and absolutely loved. Its like mice and woodland creatures fighting a tyrant wildcat, but follows a lot of the great archetypes and is really well done. I re-read it for nostalgia this past year and it still holds up.

Based on your other suggestions another classic like Robinson Crusoe would be good. Also something like the Hobbit or Harry Potter would be good.

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selfgen
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Thanks. We read Crusoe, I hadn’t mentioned “Battle” book sounds great, but I think you got me intrigued with “Mossfloeer”, might start with that!


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Mossflower is great, and he has written tons of books in the series (called the Redwall books).


Keep Battle of Britain in you back pocket if this one goes on for very long though, written for the 10 - 15 year old age group I think and its really good. I think I may buy it online to read myself again for old times sake.


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Green Chili Tiger
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
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Percy Jackson. Start with the first one and move through the series.




This is a great suggestion.

Also, Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.


Maytheporkbewithyou
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Rick Riordan books are popular with that age group.


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nes2010
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
The Narnia Books are probably a good fit for that age. The Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander is great.

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Marciano1
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
When I was 10, I was reading RL Stine's Goosebumps.


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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Lord of the Flies


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Loubacca
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

My 10 year old knocked it out yesterday. I didn't hear from him all day.


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

My 10 year old knocked it out yesterday. I didn't hear from him all day.



Oh ya, Hatchet is great, forgot about that one. Be sure to get him the next one too - the one from the winter, I liked that even better than Hatchet. It's called Brian's Winter.

Basically it plays out the "what if" he had to survive through the winter.
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Boo Krewe
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Powder monkey is historical fiction


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selfgen
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
This is the direction I’m thinking of going! Which book is the first in the Percy Jackson series?


luvdoc
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
I second the Lloyd Alexander series. Also consider my side of the mountain, rascal, where the Redfern grows, and half Magic


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boxcarbarney
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
My 12 year old is really into the Percy Jackson books and anything else Rick Riordan reads.

Harry Potter books maybe.

And depending on his maturity level, Ender's Game.


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Sus-Scrofa
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Another vote for Hatchet.

Really all of Gary Paulson. He had a series called Dunk and Amos or something like that that I read all of around that age.


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Green Chili Tiger
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
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This is the direction I’m thinking of going! Which book is the first in the Percy Jackson series?




The Lightning Thief.



Here are the titles in the first series in order.

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Green Chili Tiger
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
That series focuses on Greek Mythology.

Depending on how long this shutdown runs and how fast a reader he is, you may need these too.

Roman Mythology:



Egyptian Mythology:



Norse Mythology:



These are all great and they all tie together to varying degrees.


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Recommend a book for my 10 year old boy?
Did any of you read that Battle of Britain book I mentioned when you were younger? Always thought it was a staple cause it was so good but I may be mistaken


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