awesome books for boys ages 6-8

Inside: Check out these awesome books for boys! They were actually a hit with all of my kids (ages 4, 6, and 8), except for the toddler. Only the best books, the funniest and/or more engaging books, made the list.

Reading aloud is the cornerstone of our homeschool. We are so lucky that our library doesn’t have a checkout limit because we consistently have over one hundred books out at any given time.

If you think that’s excessive, I think we are doing our part to keep our local library in business: the more books checked out on a regular basis, the more funding they receive. So use your library!

Finding fun and interesting books for my boys challenges me every single week. While one of my boys is just emerging from a Star Wars deep dive (he has read every single Star Wars book available at the library and asked for more), my oldest boy – 6 years old – thankfully demands higher quality books.

Eventually, you become familiar with the authors they love, and then you pray those authors keep writing books! C’mon, get writing already!

We eagerly wait for many of our favorite authors to release their newest books. As soon as they come out, we ask our library to buy them.

Many of these books will appeal to all kids 6-8. So if you are looking for books for girls, my readers have reported that their girls enjoyed these as well!

I have just found boys much harder to please. 

You can find the rest of my book lists for boys HERE.

These 18 fun, awesome books were a hit with my boys (especially my son who is 6), but most of the books were also a hit with my daughter who is age 8. Only the best books make my lists!


1. Let’s Do Nothing

2. Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

3. Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in the Secret Ingredient

4. If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t!

5. Give Me Back My Book

6. Leave Me Alone!

7. Lost and Found: Adele & Simon Visit China

8. If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!

9. Lion vs. Rabbit

10. Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!

11. XO, OX: A Love Story

12. Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians!

13. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

14. Bob, not Bob!

15. The Book with No Pictures

16. Naptastrophe!

17. Betty Bunny Wants Everything

18. Come Home Already!

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  1. Ha, ha – so true! … then you pray those authors write more books. My kids are 7, 8 and 11 and trips to the library are a weekly thing now. Always on the look out for more book suggestions. 🙂

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