Thursday, 19 June 2014

Books for Young Boys (exciting stories they can read themselves)

These are two favourite series of older easy readers that many boys love and enjoy. My own son, who is just finishing the third grade,  is certainly no exception!
Exciting stories they can will want to read themselves.

The Butternut Bill books, by Edith McCall, are wonderfully engaging, funny and exciting. Even I was eager to find out what would happen next! Yet, at the same time, they are easy to read, perfect for the elementary years.
Butternut Bill is a frontier boy who lives with his grandmother, his beloved donkey Lazy Daisy, and his pet bird Jolly Joe. Together with their pioneer friends they weather a storm, meet bears in the woods, catch catfish, and witness the first train coming to their small western town.
Accompanied by lovely drawings, these stories are of so much better quality than many "early readers" today. They are a great way to ignite an early love of reading in boys - and girls alike.

Books in this series:

~ Butternut Bill
~ Butternut Bill and the Bee Tree
~ Butternut Bill and the Big Catfish
~ Butternut Bill and the Bear
~ Butternut Bill and Little River
~ Butternut Bill and the Big Pumpkin
~ Butternut Bill and His Friends
~ Butternut Bill and the Train

The illustrations are superb!

The Billy and Blaze series, by C.W. Anderson, is another great series of books for readers who are beginning to enjoy stories beyond the very early readers; the layout is pleasing and not overwhelming.
 A boy and his pony experience many exciting adventures together. Adventures that will not only thrill horse enthusiasts!
Classics with good, wholesome values.

Girls will very much enjoy these, too!

Books in this series:

~ Billy and Blaze
~ Blaze and the Gypsies
~ Blaze and the Forest Fire
~ Blaze Finds the Trail
~ Blaze and Thunderbolt
~ Blaze and the Mountain Lion
~ Blaze and the Indian Cave
~ Blaze and the Lost Quarry
~ Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony
~ Blaze Shows the Way
~ Blaze Finds Forgotten Roads

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