15 Books That 6- to 8-Year-Old Boys Say Are Must-Reads

by Kari Ness Riedel

I believe that a book recommendation from another kid is one of the best ways to get a child hooked on a new book. I spoke to a bunch of 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old boys (and their parents) to compile this list of kid-approved books.

These books had 6- to 8-year-old boys raving, either because they made them laugh, were full of adventures, or were so exciting they had to keep reading to find out what happened next!

One thing to note is that kids in this age group have a wide range of reading levels, spanning all the way from those just starting to read independently to Harry Potter-level readers. I included a mix on this list, but most of them are chapter books. They can be read by newly independent readers or as a family read-aloud.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2017 and updated in 2023.