Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Some "Boy Book" Guarantees

When searching for great boy books, 
don't forget these no-fail classics!

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Goodreads Blurb:
Offers a feast of bizarre facts, features and freaks to enthrall and entertain. This title includes the pink dolphin, the girl no bigger than her schoolbag, and the island of lost dolls. It helps you gasp at true tales about vampires, the Ripley's waxwork gallery, and the feats of sword swallowers past and present.

Guinness Book of World Records

Goodreads Blurb:
It's an Olympic year, and to celebrate, the latest incarnation of the world's biggest selling annual unveils its most thrilling edition yet­ with a dynamic new "widescreen" design, thousands of new and classic records, never-before-seen photos and an exciting selection of new topics and features.

Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Goodreads Blurb:
The subtitle of this Star Wars reference guide from DK Publishing, "The Ultimate Guide to Characters and Creatures from the Entire Star Wars Saga," says it all. Bringing together all four titles from the Visual Dictionary series (Episode I-III and the Trilogy) in one gigantic volume, this resource contains every tidbit of information that any Star Wars fan will ever want to know about the six motion pictures -- from the color of Chewbacca's eyes to the eating habits of Jar Jar Binks! 

 My son spends hours and hours with these books--they just never seem to get old.  


storyqueen said...

I could also spend hours lost in the Star Wars dictionary!

Good choices!


Miranda Hardy said...

Great picks. My son loves two of them. I haven't tried out star wars, yet.

Candice said...

I think those could qualify as girl books too. I loved all those types of books when I was a kid.

Meredith said...

I always love thumbing through The Guiness Book of World Records. There are some truly fascinating records in there!

Patti said...

My sons (14 & 16) are actually reading the Hunger Games series, which makes me all kinds of happy. Of course I wouldn't care what they read, just as long as the read.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are all great! I have a ton of nonfiction books like these in my class - the kids (especially the boys!) love them :)

Elana Johnson said...

Wow, there's a Star Wars dictionary? That sounds awesome! I've started passing my more boy-related YA novels to my son, and he's been enjoying them.

Kelly Polark said...

I love all three of these and my boys own them all! They love all that gross stuff in the Ripley's!

Carolyn V said...

Oh my gosh! My kids LOVE those books! (The boys do, the girls only a little.) ;)

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Shannon, so good to cross paths. The Star Wars dictionary looks great. My two youngest boys would gobble it up...or shine a light saber upon it! :) Thanks for bringing these to our attention, and so happy you're back!

Liz said...

I also recommend The Dangerous Book For Boys!

Old Kitty said...

I am off to grab that Star Wars book!! Yay!! Thanks for the intro and info to these wonderful books!! Take care

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My kids tried watching Star Wars last year. It didn't go too well. They were quickly bored.

My 12 yo had last year's Guinness World Records. My 9 yo had to borrow it from the library because his brother wouldn't lend him his copy.

The Ripley's book looks cool. :D

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