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Books for Boys 2022 – 2023

October – 6th Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

May contain: book, publication, person, comics, glasses, accessories, shoe, footwear, and clothing

It’s about a 12-year-oldMinnesota boy who in the course of a summer earns half a million dollars without really doing a whole lot.






November – 3rd Frindle by Andrew Clements

May contain: publication, book, comics, and person

The story of Nick Allen and his desire to show his teacher Mrs. Granger that words can come from anywhere. Even though Nick is known to be the funny guy, especially by turning the thermostat up in his classroom, this is one thing he is serious about and he is determined to make a pen into a ‘frindle.





January – 5th The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins

May contain: book, publication, person, tractor, vehicle, and transportation

With frostbitten fingers, sleepless nights and sore muscles, 14-year-old Jackson Jones and his posse of cousins discover the lost art of winging it when they take over an orchard of 300 wild apple trees.






February – 2nd My Side of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George

May contain: book, publication, cormorant, waterfowl, bird, and animal

It features a boy who learns courage, independence, and the need for companionship while attempting to live in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.





March – 9th Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary

May contain: advertisement, poster, book, publication, motorcycle, vehicle, and transportation

Mouse is itching to run away from his overprotective family! But once he escapes to a summer campground nearby, the horrors of the wild make him doubt his plan. Angry cats, scary watchdogs, and grouchy gophers are only the half of it… But then he befriends





April – 6th White Indian Boy by Elijah Nicholas Wilson

May contain: book, publication, people, person, poster, and advertisement

This is the true story of a pioneer boy who crossed the Great Plains by ox-team with his parents to a settlement in the Great Salt Lake basin. Unhappy with his circumstances, 11-year-old Nick Wilson ran away from home with an Indian who had befriended him.







Join us for lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun! For boys ages 8 – 12 accompanied by a caring adult. Sign up and pick up your booklist at the Larsen-Sant Library! We will meet at 7:00 p.m. (please not age requirements. No younger siblings please.)