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32 Most Popular Fiction Books for Boys ages 9 to 12

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My boys love reading all kinds of books. With Christmas shopping fully underway, we have added a few new books to our wish lists this year, especially the New Captain Underpants Collection. If your son loves to read, be sure to check out this great list full of 32 of the most popular fiction books for boys. With some classic favorites like Holes, How to Eat Fried Worms, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Harry Potty Series as well as new favorites like The Book Thief, the Magic Treehouse Collection, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians, there is something every boy will love.


See Also

  1. Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7
  2. The Book Thief
  3. Junie B. Jones’s First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4)
  4. The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)
  5. Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics)
  6. Junie B. Jones’s Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8)
  7. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
  8. Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda)
  9. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
  10. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  11. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
  12. Holes (A Yearling Book)
  13. Magic Tree House Volumes 17-20 Boxed Set: The Mystery of the Enchanted Dog
  14. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  15. The Borrowers
  16. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  17. Bad Kitty’s Very Bad Boxed Set (#1)
  18. How to Eat Fried Worms
  19. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader’s Choice Award – Intermediate Division)
  20. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
  21. Shiloh
  22. The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time)
  23. For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever
  24. Magic Tree House Volumes 17-20 Boxed Set: The Mystery of the Enchanted Dog
  25. Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
  26. Magic Tree House Volumes 21-24 Boxed Set: American History Quartet
  27. The Tra-la-laaa-mendous Captain Underpants Collection (Books 5-8)
  28. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Book 1: The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur
  29. The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)
  30. Tuck Everlasting
  31. Goosebumps #51: Beware, the Snowman
  32. The World According to Humphrey

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Toni Thomason

Toni is a stay-at-home mom whose life completely revolves around 2 crazy little boys. When she’s not defending herself in a light saber battle or saving the day with her little superheroes, she loves crafting and designing things for her house. She loves animals, shopping, traveling and just snuggling on the couch with her family while watching a movie or reading a good book. Catch more of her crazy, hectic life at