Before I had kids, I wasn’t a big believer in “boy books,” and “girl books.”
Still not a believer, but I have to admit my son’s tastes are very different from my daughters’ at his age. Yet, not all his books have to be about monster trucks.
My son enjoys silly humour, adventure, puzzles, and fables. It has been so much fun for us to discover new releases and classics in these genres.
I hope your son (or daughter) will enjoy these books!
1- I Stink! by Kate McMullen A day in the life of a busy, smelly garbage truck in the big city. Descriptive language is wonderful, and the illustrations bring the text to life. If you can find the audiobook version on CD at your library, grab it! My son and his friends love listening to the CD in the car.
2- Pierre by Maurice Sendak “I don’t care,” says Pierre to absolutely everything – until the day he gets eaten by a lion. A quirky, rhyming book, with a great message.
3- The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris Naughty Brer Rabbit is clever and adventurous, and has many adventures. My son delights at Brer Rabbit’s tricky ways, and loves the illustrations in this collection from American folklore.
4- Aesop’s Fables retold and illustrated by Don Daily Stories about animals behaving badly have passed the test of time. We like the language and illustrations in this version.
5- Chester by Melanie Watt From the author of Scaredy Squirrel, comes the silly story of an interrupting cat. Side-splitting humour.