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Recommend for boys ages 9-12

Beth Settje
The list author says: "My son is an avid reader like his mom!! These are some books that have captured his attention over the past couple of years. Most are long or are part of a series. There are some though that are quick reads and are good for the person who is just getting into reading. The books are not in any order."
Into the Wild (Warriors, Book 1)
Into the Wild (Warriors, Book 1)
"This series has to be his all time favorite. About cat clans who face different trials and tribulations. Sounds silly but I don't think it is...the issues are fairly real and applicable to day to day life issues. There are three sets of books in the series. The author has just another book series called The Seekers, which he has been reading and slowly getting into."
Alcatraz #1: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
Alcatraz #1: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
"Are librarians good or do they want us to think they are???? Fun read with a little weirdness. There are two books now in the series."
Seven Professors of the Far North
Seven Professors of the Far North
"another weird adventure, first of two. Fairly unusual things happen in the book and he couldn't put it down."
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society
"two books out in this series, secrecy and crazy ideas, my niece thinks it is a good set of books too. a third about to be released"
Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Starcatchers
"Great series. What happened to Peter of Peter Pan??? fanciful and fun with weird situations. Would we expect any less from these authors?"
The Thief and the Beanstalk
The Thief and the Beanstalk
"Gift from my niece (same age as son). She thinks it is an excellent book."
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
"Part of a series, fantasy"
Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)
Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)
"Intense, for the older or more advanced reader, worth reading all of the books, though they do get darker as they progress"
Which Witch?
Which Witch?
"drama, romance, mystery...this book had it all. My son used the book for a report and a bunch of kids decided to read it after hearing his description of the story."
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
"A huge favorite of his class, funny and endearing too. three books in the series. watched kids at a book fair clamor to buy and read them. Very popular in fifth and sixth grade"
The BFG
The BFG
"Typical Dahl, niece's favorite"
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon)
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon)
"Fantasy and excitement."
Eager
Eager
"series about a robot in the future and the family he lives with. Good for fifth and sixth graders"
Summerland: A Novel
Summerland: A Novel
"About a boy and baseball, yet non-baseball enthusiasts will also like it."
Fire Star (Last Dragon Chronicles, Book 3)
Fire Star (Last Dragon Chronicles, Book 3)
"fantasy, attention grabber"
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon, Book 1)
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon, Book 1)
"really fun reading for third and fourth graders especially, has two boys and a girl as the main characters who go on adventures in a different dimension/world"
Fablehaven
Fablehaven
"kids who live with grandparents on a magical preserve, which contains endangered magical creatures. Series."
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 1)
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 1)
"great series, about owls, similar in idea to Warriors set. 17 in all. easier read, probably for advanced 9-10 year old. My 11 year old whips through them and then re-reads many times."
The Magic Thief
The Magic Thief
"engrossing read, sequel recently published"
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath
"read these when he was 10, some scary parts but overall, captivating stories"
A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)
A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)
"received these for the holidays, quick read, good if read the main series first"
Children of the Lamp #4: Day of the Djinn Warriors
Children of the Lamp #4: Day of the Djinn Warriors
"believe this is the first in a series, he does not put it down"
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio)
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio)
"lighter read but fun for the younger or less interested reader"
Schooled
Schooled
"homeschooled child joins a regular classroom after not being exposed to any other people outside of family."
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Hardcover)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Hardcover)
"solid read, similar in genre to others on list, part of a series"
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
"First in a series, mythology meets present time. Lots of fantasy mixed in with current reality."
The Ranger's Apprentice Collection (3 Books)
The Ranger's Apprentice Collection (3 Books)
"excellent series, son had to read first one for summer reading and is now on book six - he can't put them down"
MVP*: Magellan Voyage Project
MVP*: Magellan Voyage Project
"excellent story, bought book with own  money so that says something!"
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
"fantasy, fun, holds attention"
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1)
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1)
"Mystery for the 11-12 year olds who like a book with more depth and treachury. Has ties in with a website and a contest too on Scholastic. will have six in all I think"
Half Magic
Half Magic
"enjoyable story involving magic, obviously! kids getting into trouble, not following directions, typical mayhem. has a few sequels too"
Boys Against Girls (Boy/Girl Battle)
Boys Against Girls (Boy/Girl Battle)
"lighter reading, many books in series. boys versus girls, fun with normal pre-teen angst. good for 4th and 5th grade"
How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon
"fun series, movie is great though different"
Chasing the Falconers (On the Run)
Chasing the Falconers (On the Run)
"exciting series"
So You Want to Be a Wizard
So You Want to Be a Wizard
"First read around age 11, choosing to reread it now, a couple of years later, nine books in series, about a child who discovers he has witchcraft powers and what it all means"
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