Trish Hull with the Salt Lake County Library, lists her top picks just for boys.
By Chris Van
#: JP Van Allsburg
on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find
more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle
adventure board game.
the wild things are
By Maurice Sendak
#: JP Sendak
A naughty little
boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild
things where he becomes their king.
clack moo: cows that type
By Doreen Cronin
#: JP Cronin
Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making
demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what
of a worm
By Doreen Cronin
young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and
some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
I became a pirate
By Melinda Long
#: JP Long
joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate
language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
of Gorlan (Rangers Apprentice Series)
By John Flanagan
#: JF Flanagan
fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the
reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up
protecting the kingdom from danger.
By Cornelia Funke
Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a
living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those
characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
By Jeanne DuPrau
#: JF Duprau
the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be
a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city,
perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
of a wimpy kid
By Jeff Kinney
#: JF Kinney
records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his
best friend hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular,
Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
By Eoin Colfer
#: YF Colfer
a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by
capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fightback
with magic, technology, and a particularlynasty
Thumps and the gateway to foo
By Obert Skye
#: YF Skye
fate brings fourteen-year-old Leven and thirteen-year-old Winter
together, they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the
gateway between reality and dreams needs to be found and demolished
By Kenneth Oppel
#: YF Oppel
a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl
traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of
mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above
the Earth’s surface.
of the Mob
By Gordon Korman
#: YF Korman
Vince’s life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son
of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his
romance with the daughter of an FBI agent
By Philip Reeve
#: YF Reeve
the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a
fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the
man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country,
aided by one girl and the memory of another
By Stephenie Meyer
#: YF Meyer
seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix
to live with her father in Forks, Washington,
she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an
overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly