books for 10-12 year old boys

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books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby Siowzhu Zhu » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:26 pm

appreciate any suggestions on what kind of books would interest 10-12 year old boys?

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby Bigleg » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:20 pm

I borrowed George's secret key to the universe and George's cosmic treasure hunt both by Lucy Hawking based on kiasuparents' recommendations for my boy. He liked it so much that he read it again after he finished reading the book.

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby Siowzhu Zhu » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:53 pm

thank you v much Bigleg for yr kind recommendation! apprecate it!

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby Siowzhu Zhu » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:53 pm

thank you v much Bigleg for yr kind recommendation! apprecate it!

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby sundaymorning » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:16 am

Hi

Try these two books, its pretty good ;)

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It
By Sundee T. Frazier

Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam
By Cynthia Kadohata

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby Siowzhu Zhu » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:48 am

thank you all for your invaluable inputs. really appreciate it!
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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby heyhoe » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:26 am

How about bringing him to the library?

My ds prefers books with "weird" sense of humour or science fiction. Although I try to encourage him to read some mystery books.

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby jedamum » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:16 am

Heyhoe,
My boy likes books with weird sense of humour too. Like lemony snicket style. Can you recommend some of such books? Thanks!
His list of likes includes The Templeton Twins by Ellis Weiner, The Genius Files series by Dan Gutman.

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby heyhoe » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:24 am

Hi Jedamum,

:oops: I can't remember the titles.

I only know that he loves the story book called "Nat .....". I'll check the exact title when I'm home tonight.

Also, will let you know the titles we borrowed recently. Oh yeah, I tried to get him to read some novels but he just refused. He said it is to "girly" for him.

Anyway, he only reads when he can't play his "Mindcraft". :sad:

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Re: books for 10-12 year old boys

Postby hquek » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:27 am

I recently discovered the Mysterious Benedict Society set of books (NLB got) and it's awfully, fantastically good. Couldn't put it down. dunno how to word it but bascially it's about 4 kids who form the Mysterious Benedict Society tasked with saving the world from an evil genius. A fourth book came up, think it's called the "Education of Nicholas Benedict" or something. This is actually the prequel telling the story of Nicholas Benedict as a child.

The book is a tad thick with smallish fonts but I couldn't put it down after.

Another book that I adore and kids this age may try are Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (in my opinion, the best book ever).

DS1 watched The Hobbit and just started on reading the book. he loves it. I'm scheming to get him started on LOTR - only problem is that my copy has all 3 in one....so the thickness scared him off already.

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