AUDIO BOOK: In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table”—as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another (added 6/2012)
Books for boys I’ve had sons and grandsons for quite a few years, so it’s a long time that I’ve been on the lookout for books that entice boys to read. In case some of you are running into the same challenge, here are a few possibilities, loosely in age order. Since I’m remembering some from my adult sons’ childhoods, I hope I might be introducing some of these to you for the first time...
The Story of a Bad Boy from Classical Academic Press - The Story of a Bad Boy (1870) is an entertaining novel in the “bad boy” genre, a precursor to Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Audio book | books for kids
Free video audio book from Luba Brezhnev's bedtime story for kids and teenagers: "Tiny Mite" is a story for kids about a little boy who was so small that his parents called him Tiny Mite. He is a talented violinist, but also a lover of exploring the unknown. A series of misadventures leads him to Bug, an insect who soon becomes his best friend. .