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Books for 8-10-Year-Old Boys

Whether your child is an athlete, animal lover, history buff, or loves fantasy — here are children's books for boys with every kind of interest.
 
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Boy Who Saved Baseball (LC)
by John H. Ritter

Twelve-year-old Tom Gallagher loves baseball. He also loves the old ballpark in his hometown, which is about to be destroyed. Tom finds himself in a tight spot. The fate of Dillontown, his small California town, rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all.

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My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George Illustrated by Jean Craighead George

Fifteen-year-old Sam Gribley has decided to run away from his crowded apartment home, but unlike most kids who rarely get beyond their block, Sam goes from New York City all the way to the ruined farm of Great-grandfather Gribley in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.

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Pirateology
by Dugald Steer Illustrated by Ian Andrew

Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere. The eagerly awaited new title in the best-selling 'Ology' series — more than 5 million sold worldwide!

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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

A New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, and the inspiration for a popular film!


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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
by Rodman Philbrick
A dramatic, witty Civil War tale from bestselling author Rodman Philbrick. With the lighthearted voice yet serious content of Mark Twain's best fiction, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick takes readers on a colorful journey as young Homer P.
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The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Dave McKean

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be "completely" normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

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The Dragonet Prophecy
Series: Wings of Fire, Book #1
by Tui T. Sutherland

A thrilling new series begins. The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy, a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

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Immortal Guardians
by Eliot Schrefer

In the world of Erdas, every child must discover if he or she will summon a spirit animal, a rare and incredible gift. Connor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were rare even among those few. Each of them summoned legendary animals, brave guardians who were reborn to protect their world.

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A Mutiny in Time
Series: Infinity Ring, Book #1
by James Dashner

History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!


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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
Series: The Underland Chronicles, Book #2
by Suzanne Collins

Gregor swears he will never return to the Underland, that strange world below New York City. But he is a key player in another prophecy, this one about an ominous white rat called the Bane. The Underlanders know there is only one way to lure Gregor back to their world: by kidnapping his little sister, Boots.

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The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson has ADHD, dyslexia, and a taste for trouble, so he's stuck going to a private school in upstate New York for hard-to-handle kids. If he doesn't get his life into shape, this could be the sixth school he's expelled from.


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Dog Tags #1: Semper Fido
Series: Dog Tags, Book #1
by C. Alexander London

Man's best friend goes to war.

When Gus Dempsey joins the US Marine Corps, he knows without a doubt that he will make a great dog handler. He's always been good with dogs. In fact, he's often better with dogs than he is with people.

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George Washington’s Spy
by Elvira Woodruff

When Katie and her twin cousins step into a mysterious rowboat, Matt and his three buddies run to their rescue. But they are too late, and soon the seven are swept back in time, to Boston in 1775. The British have occupied the city, and George Washington and his troops are planning an attack.

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Jackie & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Series: Baseball Card Adventure, Book #2
by Dan Gutman

Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoscack has to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time.

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MNIA: The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot
by Barry Denenberg

On an early summer morning in 1774, William Emerson, on the run from his abusive foster parents, awakens to a dusty-faced stranger who has discovered his roadside bed. After hearing the boy’s story, Mr.

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Tentacles
Series: Cryptid Hunters, Book #2
by Roland Smith

Thirteen-year-old twins Marty and Grace O'Hara's globe-trotting partents disappeared while on assignment for a nature magazine, and now they're living with their uncle Wolfe, a scientist fascinated by cryptids — creatures that appear in myths and folktales but haven't been proven to exist, l

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Archvillain #01
Series: Archvillain, Book #1
by Barry Lyga

Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School (motto: “The U Makes It Exciting!”), running the electrical cabling that would allow him to dump the contents of the old water tower on the visiting football team during the n

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Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing
by M. J. Knight Illustrated by Gary Blythe , Mike Peterkin , Philip Jacobs

Vampyre! The name alone strikes terror into the hearts of most mortals . . . "but not Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing"— a doctor by profession but secretly a vampyre expert and hunter extraordinaire. Lucky for us, he recorded everything he discovered about the hideous undead in his nineteenth-century journal . . .

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The Sword of Summer
by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

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The Adventures of John Blake
by Philip Pullman Illustrated by Fred Fordham
A thrilling graphic novel adventure from Philip Pullman, one of the greatest storytellers of our time, paired with the exciting and eye-catching artwork of illustrator Fred Fordham.
Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between
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