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5 books ‘for girls’ that boys might like

5 books for girls that boys might like. A list from kid book blogger Book Boy | I write a book review where the main character is a girl, I get emails or comments about the fact that I’m a boy reading ‘books for girls’.

I don’t really think of it like that. To me, a good book is a good book.

Anyway, here’s a little round-up of some of those books. Your boys might like them, too.

Click the link to read my review.

The Other Christy (9+)

Friday Barnes Girl Detective (10+)

Counting by 7s (10+)

Thirst (10+)

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee (8+)

You might also like this post about books for boys featuring awesome girls – a list based on books that I had read and recommended.


Thursday 10th of August 2017

My 9 year old son loved The Grace Books in the 'Our Australian Girl' series. His teacher read some of one to the class and all of a sudden all the boys wanted to read it. It's a lovely addition to our bookshelf at home.

Book Boy

Friday 11th of August 2017

Thanks Emma! I've heard a lot about that series, but haven't read it yet!


Thursday 10th of August 2017

I love your list, Book Boy. As a mother of three kids, the eldest a boy the other two girls, we 'exchange' books all the time. In fact, I reckon that trying a book aimed at the other gender might just be the key to getting a reluctant reader to enjoy books. I can add these series to your girl-books-for-boys list - all enjoyed by my boy: Dork Diaries series; Ivy & Bean series; Trixie Beldon series; Withering By Sea and Wormwood Mire; Ruby Redford series.

Book Boy

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Thanks Maxabella! :-)