A Listmania! list by zazz(Princeton, NJ and Claremont, CA)
The list author says: "Finding good book series for boys isn't as easy as it is for girls. Everyone knows about the Harry Potter book series, which appealed to girls and boys. But did you know there are other excellent book series for tween boys out there? Here’s a list of great series books for middle school boys. If your school has accelerated reading tests, you will be glad to know these books are on the AR list so your reader will get AR points.
Just like Harry Potter, several of these book series has a movie either out or in the works. Also, most have boxed sets available for great deals on Amazon.
For more in-depth reviews, see my blog at http://creativezazz.com/category/bookreviewsbyatween/"
"An epic tale about Will, small in stature, who is adopted into the mysterious Ranger corps by his mentor, Halt, and learns to use a crossbow. Will embarks on adventures with a circle of friends and learns that what he lacks in size, he makes up for in speed, agility, intelligence, loyalty and courage.
"Eoin Colfer's hero is bright, rich, articulate 12-year-old with supreme confidence. He is also a criminal mastermind intent on amassing an even greater fortune. He comes up with brilliant plots, and his buff bodyguard Butler, who is trained in martial arts and carries array of lethal high-tech gadgets, helps him to carry them out."