January 3, 2013

Best Books for Boys

Today I'm linking up with Courtney from Swimming Into Second and posting some of the best books for boys. 


I find many of my boys LOVE nonfiction. A current favorite is any book about dinosaurs.  They really enjoy this series because each book focuses on a different type of dinosaur.

Any book about animals/spiders/insects also seems to really draw them in. Especially if it includes anything "freaky" or "creepy." These are popular in my classroom:


There are also many fiction books my boys can't seem to get enough of. They will do anything for books with their favorite characters like Hot Wheels, Legos, Ninjago, and Star Wars.

Super Hero books are also extremely popular! It's nice that they have a wide range of levels.

My boys also really like the comic style of graphic novels. Their favorites are Big Nate, Squish, and Lunch Lady.

 I'm excited to read about all the other books people have posted about. Remember to check out Swimming Into Second to see the other posts about the best books for boys. 


  1. Thanks for linking up Caitlin! Those books look great. I am intrigued by the Lunch Lady books. They look hilarious! My boys also love those super hero books.

    Swimming into Second

  2. Ohmiword. I LOVE your blog! Yellow is my favorite! I am now following you...can't wait to read more posts! Love! :)

    Primary Polka Dots

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have an adorable blog.

  4. Really cute blog design! I love those little frames on the right!

    Lunch Lady is hilarous!!! I'm going to have to buy Ninjago (sp?) books when I order again.


  5. Your blog is ADORABLE! LOVE the blog design. After redoing my own recently I understand just how much time goes into it, and how much you obsess over every detail. I'm following! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac
    Second Grade Freebies

  6. Hi Kaitlyn,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I need to get more books along the lines of superheroes, legos, etc. for my boys! I am your newest follower.
    Literacy Spark

  7. I agree. Your blog is SUPER cute! I've never heard of these "Squish" books. Must check them out!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  8. Thank you so much for coming by my blog so I could discover your cute blog! You have lots of organizational tips- love that! My boys love the informational text books too!
    Conversations in Literacy

  9. Congratulations on your new blog!! I love your design!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  10. Hi Caitlyn! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, so I could find yours! As others have said, your blog design is too cute!! I am in my fourth year teaching second grade :) Looking forward to following you!

    EduKate and Inspire

  11. ADORABLE blog! I wish I could design mine...I just don't have the patients. I am your newest follower.

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  12. Hi Caitlin! Found you through Teaching First. Adorable blog! I love this post a lot!! I think we forget about our boys sometimes when it comes to reading and writing! I think I will link up with you! Thanks! Happy to be following your blog!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  13. Hi Caitlin! I love your blog design, so colorful and inviting! I am glad to be a new follower!
    Deb at Fabulously First

  14. Hi Caitlin! I L.O.V.E. your blog design! It's so bright and cheerful! The boys in my classes love the Big Nate books. I'm proud to be a new follower. I'll stop back soon for another visit. :)

    Read with Me ABC