by Katrina Holgye, Laura Hall and Kelsey Peterson

Top 5 books for boys from Prep to Year 12

To encourage your son to get off his device these holidays, we asked three of our favourite librarians to tell us the most popular books boys are borrowing at the moment. 

A combination of some great classics and new releases, we hope this list encourages your reluctant reader to pick up a book.

Prep – Year 2

Dogman – Dav Pilkey                               

Weirdo – Anh Do           

Bad Guys series – Aaron Blabey             

Do Not Open this Book – Andy Lee       

Sporty Kids series – Felice Arena             

Year 3 – Year 4 Students

Percy Jackson series – Rick Riordan       

Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling         

Barry Loser series – Jim Smith                 

Goosebumps series – R.L. Stine               

The Blunders – David Walliams (or any David Walliams book)

Year 5 – Year 6 Students

Once series – Morris Gleitzman               

Maze Runner series – James Dashner

Gone series – Michael Grant                     

47 Degrees – Justin D’Ath

Ground Zero – Alan Gratz                         

Year 7 – Year 8 Student

Projekt 1065 – Alan Gratz                         

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins   

Pax – Sara Pennypacker                             

One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus

The Loop – Ben Oliver                               

Year 9 – Year 10 Students

Feed – M.T. Anderson                               

Ship Breaker – Paolo Bacigalupi

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton                     

Pony – R.J. Palacia

Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo                  

Year 11 – Year 12 Students

None Shall Sleep – Ellie Marney               

Noughts & Crosses series – Malorie Blackman

Invisible Boys – Holden Sheppard           

Altered Carbon series -Richard Morgan

I am Pilgrim (Book 1) & The Year of the Locust (Book 2 – New release) – Terry Hayes

Brought to you by Brighton Grammar School

Katrina Holgye, Laura Hall and Kelsey Peterson are Librarians at Brighton Grammar, an all-boys school in Melbourne. This article is about