I have had a lot of requests for recommendations for homeschool books for boys. I recently did a video highlighting a number of my favorites, and here is the promised blog post with lists and links.
First of all, I would like to reiterate the basic criteria for what I look for in a boy’s book:
- Encourages good character and godliness.
- Includes action and purpose.
- Is interesting and well-written.
Now here is the list with links (where possible):
Heritage History–loads and loads of great books to read online, on a Kindle, or print and bind yourself
The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog #1 (there are loads more where this one comes from!)
Yesterday’s Classics Legends, Myths, and Hero Tales (please note: I do not personally suggest my children read things such as the Greek god/goddess myths, although we touch on them so that they understand the basics of what they are and where they came from when they come across them in their reading and conversations).
YWAM biographies available from ChristianBook.com
Beowulf, Seamus Heaney
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Swiss Family Robinson, Johann Wyss
Ben Hur, Tale of the Christ, Lew Wallace
The Robe, Lloyd Douglas
Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow, Allen French (from Bethlehem Books)
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston, Eleanore M. Jewett (also from Bethlehem Books)
The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
The Story of LaFayette (Signature Books) Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson
God’s Smuggler, Brother Andrew
I hope this list and these links help. I actually have a post about homeschooling books that includes a printable guide with a detailed book list which you can find here: