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Books for Tween Boys

Looking for good quality books that your tween boys will love? Whether they are avid readers or still looking for something they enjoy, try these books!

In an attempt to find quality books that are super fun to read, my tween sons and I have scoured our libraries and book sites for years. We found these books for tween boys that we reread again and again. While not necessarily educational, these imaginative stories teach adventure, honesty, bravery, and friendship.

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books for younger tween boys

Books for Younger Tween Boys Ages 9-10

Most of these books are part of a series, so nearly every title represents 3-10 books!

Note: One struggle I’ve had is finding books that feature diverse characters that aren’t necessarily about race and racism. While there are plenty of excellent books for tweens that address race or feature characters of multiple ethnicities, I think it’s important for kids to read books that feature diverse main characters who are just having fun – going on adventures, solving mysteries, and learning about friendship and bravery. For these books, I’ve largely turned to Amber, from We’ve loved her recommendations and added many of them to our bookshelves.

books for older tween boys

Books for Older Tween Boys Ages 11-12

Any of the books in the previous list would be fun for this older age group as well. Most of these books are part of a series, so nearly every title represents 3-10 books!

2 thoughts on “Books for Tween Boys”

  1. Awesome! Second Generation homeschool mom here too. Really love your content here and on cheapskate cook. Just found you when you visited Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs. 😃 I have boys this age too. Just thought I’d mention two other series for this age group. Green Ember Series by S D Smith and Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. Both of my boys are dyslexic so we have done read aloud and audiobooks for these. But they LOVE them.

    1. Stephani Jenkins

      Hi Wendy! So glad to have you here :-). I’ve heard great things about those series too! On our list of books to read.

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