My older son started keeping an annual list of the books he reads on his own time a couple years ago, and every January, I have such fun going through it with him and learning what he’s read and hearing about his favorites.
This year, he read 71 books. He told me I could type the entire list up and share it with you all, at which point I suggested he pick his top five or ten.
He picked ten and tried to sneak in a bonus, but I declined.
I love reading lists like this because I forever want to know what books work for girls at seven or boys at nine or whatever. Not that I divide our library into girl and boy books! But still, the lists of favorites are often quite different.
So this is a list for an eleven-year-old boy.
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I’m not giving these in any particular order except that his Book of the Year is at the very end.
|1. The Silmarillion
by JRR Tolkien
|2. Masterman Ready
by Frederick Marryat
|3. Pastured Poultry Profit$
by Joel Salatin
|4. Along Came a Dog
by Meindert De Jong
|5. Prairie Folks
by Hamlin Garland
|6. The Magic Pudding
by Norman Lindsay
|7. The Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne
|8. Built to Last
by David Macaulay
|9. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
by Maria Von Trapp
And…The Book of the Year!
|10. Falcons of France
by Charles Nordhoff
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