The list author says: "This is the second list in this series identifying enjoyable and meaningful books for boys (and girls, too, in most cases). Enjoy. And don't forget to see List #1, too. Also see books for a 10-12 year old boy."
"This is an exciting adventure that will warrant a conversation about loyalty, treason, doing what is right for your country vs. right for yourself or your friend. No easy answers, but great topics to broach with a child of this age."
"This is the first in Rick Riordan's series, The Heroes of Olympus. Once you have read this entertaining, exciting story, you will be waiting for the next as much as your child is. try The Kane Chronicles, also by Riordan. Added benefit: your child is learning about Greek and Roman myths (and in the case of Kane, Egyptian)."
""It's cool." Time traveling children. We "read" this and "Found" by listening to it on Audible. Highly recommended route so that child can play with Legos and listen to the story at the same time. A nice change."
"The fact that my son woke up screaming in the middle of the night after reading this at bedtime only confirms how all-consuming Gaiman's prose can be. Fantastic book; can't wait to read his others (and my son agrees)."
"This is an incredible book. If you are reading to your child there is only one spot you may want to skip. Tough subject - about inclusiveness and rejection and living up to who you are. Unforgettable."
"This work of historical fiction begins a little bit slowly, but is worth hanging on until chapter 3 or 4, when the main character meets a local Indian boy. The author includes many specifics about Indian and settler relationships, which enriches this wonderful story."
"We won't put all the 39 Clues books here, but he has read up to 11 and then Book 1 of the new series, which is Cahills vs. Vespers. Historical references make this especially valuable reading. Enjoyment factor makes them not want to stop!"
"Set in a future in which dark forces rule. The protagonist must re-examine what is reality, what is myth, and where is his place in an uncertain future. Promotes independent thinking and includes children questioning authority."