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Books for boys who don't like reading

A Listmania! list by Favourite Things
 
Dr Dog (Red Fox Picture Books)
1.  Dr Dog (Red Fox Picture Books) by Babette Cole
The list author says:
  "A guide to various bodily processes like nits and wind by Dr Dog.  A picture book suitable for 6-8 year olds but I've read it with 13 year old struggling readers who loved it."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Witches
2.  The Witches by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "And anything else by Dahl goes down well from 8-11."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (Puffin Classics)
3.  The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (Puffin Classics) by Norman Hunter
The list author says:
  "For 8-10. A nutty professor, his long-suffering housekeeper and his eccentric neighbour, the Colonel get up to adventures when his inventions go wrong! Self-contained chapters for reading aloud."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Harry Potter Hardback Box Set: Four Volumes
4.  Harry Potter Hardback Box Set: Four Volumes by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Of course you've got this already but just in case. Avoid Books 4 and 5 - very long and over- padded.  Get them on CD!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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The Man (Red Fox Picture Books)
5.  The Man (Red Fox Picture Books) by Raymond Briggs
The list author says:
  "Also Fungus the Bogeyman and Bert by the same author. Graphic novels rather than picture books. Would suit 8-12."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Little Rabbit Foo Foo (Walker books)
6.  Little Rabbit Foo Foo (Walker books) by Michael Rosen
The list author says:
  "Badly behaved rabbit gets come-uppance - the Good Fairy finally does turn him into a goonie!  Again a picture book for 4-6 but I've read it with 12 year olds."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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Where's Wally?: Fantastic Journey, 10th Anniversary Special Edition
7.  Where's Wally?: Fantastic Journey, 10th Anniversary Special Edition by Martin Handford
The list author says:
  "Search for Wally on each densely illustrated page. Also available in History versions etc."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events No.1)
8.  The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events No.1) by Lemony Snicket
The list author says:
  "My nephew loves these. The story of the poor Baudelaire orphans and their cruel uncle.  I think the hardback copies are nice. A perfect size and nicely bound like the old books they satirize.  8-12."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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Young Bond: SilverFin: A James Bond Adventure
9.  Young Bond: SilverFin: A James Bond Adventure by Charlie Higson
The list author says:
  "Stories about James Bond when he was young by Charlie Higson of Fast Show fame.  11 and over.  Collect the series.  Also available on CD"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Holes
10.  Holes by Louis Sachar
The list author says:
  "Reasonably new but an absolute classic. For young teenagers. The story of Stanley sent to a juvenile detention camp who makes good.  Ocasionally harsh but heartwarming."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (747 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Artemis Fowl
11.  Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "12 year old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl in a 21st century romp. Described by the author as "Die Hard with fairies"."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Pobby and Dingan / Specks in the Sky
12.  Pobby and Dingan / Specks in the Sky by Ben Rice
The list author says:
  "Short but perfect. For older readers, the story of what a brother will do for his sister. The hero goes searchng his sister's imaginary friends to save his family. Set in the Australian opal mines"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Midnight for Charlie Bone
13.  Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
The list author says:
  "Charlie can hear voices in photographs and is sent to Bloor's Academy because of his special gift....A series of books. Shorter and easier than Harry Potter and would suit slightly younger readers."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Young Sherlock Holmes 1: Death Cloud
14.  Young Sherlock Holmes 1: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
The list author says:
  "Young Sherlock Holmes. Again a series. Harder read. For young teenagers, I'd say."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) (Tom Gates)
15.  Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) (Tom Gates) by Liz Pichon
The list author says:
  "Voted the funniest book of the year. The British version of Wimpy Kid."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum!
16.  You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! by Andy Stanton
The list author says:
  "The new Roald Dahl. There are about 6 of these."
4.49   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

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