The list author says: "Boys between the ages of 6 and 10 have unique needs. They begin to show a genuine interest in others, whether it is within their local community or in a more global sense of awareness. It is also the time in their lives when their imaginations are growing!! More than any other time in thier lives.
Young boys in the 1st through 3rd grade lose their desire for physical order and develop a strong moral sense of order (you will notice their rooms are messy and yet they are concerned about the "rules" of the home and world). Boys have a very strong sense of justice and perceived fairness and following the rules becomes very important. They need good role models as they learn about values.
In is important to respect that boys will reason about what has become part of their lives through the power of imagination and intelligence. They need to hear stories of greatness and goodness and moral values. The mind of the elementary boy concerns itself with building a conscience, that inner sense of what is right and wrong. During this period of growth, they need to know that the adults in their lives love, respect, and understand them.
Choose your literature wisely and read to them at least 45 minutes per day. They need this time to be close to you and to hear what the world has to say about right and wrong... and they will make up their own minds where they fit in."
"This is a clever, fun fairytale with positive messages. There is mild fairytale violence and of course, budding romance. A storyteller tells a story in which parents and siblings die and thieves are killed; the killings are shown as unjust."
"This first book in the Time Warp Trio Series is an imaginative and humorous read. The book begins with three boys celebrating a birthday. One of the presents happens to be a book with a card that states, "Be careful what you wish for." Once the book is opened, the boys are transported back to the time of knights, giants and dragons."
"Jane Yolen, a prolific, award-winning children's author, selected and reworked these stories from China, Germany, Ireland, Afghanistan, Finland, Angola and more. This anthology for boys serves to remind us of the virtue of strength without force."
"When 11-year-old Duncan Peckle's parents take an unexpected vacation, he is left in the temporary care of his curious, definitely eccentric Uncle Dudley. There are adventures ahead that include enchantments, elixirs, and a few amusing goblins"
"An early classic in children's science fiction, the story concerns two young boys who take off to a "nearby" planet in their homemade spaceship. The tiny planet is in dire trouble, and the boys are recruited to save it from certain galactic extinction."
"Danny is a boy who has a great life with his father. Danny thinks he knows everything there is to know about his dad, until one day he learns about his father's secret life. Danny's dad is a poacher. Very funny!"
"Samuel Eaton's Day, one of the author's trilogy of books about the Pilgrims, transports the reader back to life during Pilgrim times. Samuel shares the excitement and the hard work that is involved with his first harvest."