I know…that isn’t fair, right? But I can’t really see many boys being interested in Little Women, while I can see girls liking A Series of Unfortunate Events. I like them, at any rate.
These books are fun and funny and entertaining and interesting. And weird and silly and ridiculous. Which pretty much means…perfection.
I still to this day do not understand HOW I never read these as a child. I heard people talking about them, but was never curious I guess. I read the entire series after viewing the first movie. Excellent books and decent movies. Reepicheep was my all-time favorite character, but Lucy was a close second.
The Redwall series
Okay, I confess, I’m not a HUGE Redwall fan. I’ve only read a few of the books. I’m just not an animal person. BUT Madeline is the biggest animal lover I’ve ever known so I think she’ll really enjoy these. Plus, they’re well-written and entertaining (the few I’ve read were, anyway).
Obviously, none of these books were written specifically for boys, but at least I know of a few that I could read to boys if the need ever arose. You know, if I lost my sanity and decided to have another kid and it came out a boy. Which I know it probably would, now that I’ve decided I never want one. And then it would probably refuse to be potty trained and I would hate myself forever for not being content with two kids. See, I’ve already talked myself out of it. Besides, I’m too old.
See the rest of the series here.