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Top 5 New Books for Boys aged 7 plus

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It can be tricky trying to get young boys interested in books. However, these 5 books are sure to captivate even the most fussiest of readers.

The 5 Best Books for Boys aged 7 plus Montage


1. The Unforgettable What's His Name By Paul Jennings. For ages 7 to 12.



From the best-selling children's author of over 100 books, Paul Jennings latest is the hilarious story of a shy boy, who tries his hardest not to be seen.

Then one day he changes; really changes, so much so that he manages to blend into the background like a chameleon.

Paul wants kids to know that it is OK to be quiet and that they can still live exciting lives without having to ceaselessly promote themselves.

This hilarious story is complemented by Craig Smith's wonderful colour illustrations.

RRP $14.99. Available to purchase here.


2. The Selwood Boys series By Tony Wilson.
For Ages 7 to 12



Four future AFL stars under one roof? Enter the Selwood boys. Twins -Troy and Adam, Joel and Scott.

The first in the series. 'The Battle Royale', tells the story of where it all begun for the famous AFL family.

A house full of mayhem, and footy of course!
Can Joel finally make it off the sidelines and on to the field with his big brothers?

RRP $14.99
Available here.

3. Artie and The Grime Wave By Richard Roxburgh. For ages 8 to 12



You may know of Richard Roxburgh from movies such as Moulin Rouge or Television shows like Rake; but he is incredibly multi-talented and has released his first children's book that he has both written and illustrated.

Artie and The Grime Wave is a story about
Artie and his friend Bumshoe; who have stumbled across a cave of possibly-stolen-stuff and along with it a crew of shady people.

Artie and Bumshoe try to solve the mystery, which sparks a chain of chaotic events.

This is a hilarious adventure tale, that involves all of the ingredients that will have young boys in stitches.

RRP $16.99
Available here.

4. Caleb's Cab By Sally & Sylvain Chomet
Ages 10 to 15



Caleb's Cab drops readers into an eccentric world, full of crazy characters and a mystery of Caleb's missing Dad to solve.

Caleb's dad has vanished and his only clue is an abandoned taxi. Can Caleb solve the mystery before the villians catch up to him?

Brilliantly illustrated throughout and with a captivating story line, it will have readers age 10 plus enthralled.

RRP $24.99. Available here.

5. The Castle of Inside Out By David Henry Wilson
Ages 10 plus



The Castle of Inside Out is a wildly imaginative fantasy story. It is described as a mixture between 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Animal Farm'.

It tells the story of Lorina, a young girl who is led by a black rabbit into a magical land full of green people. This race of people are starving, overworked and exposed to toxic fumes coming from a castle. Lorina decides to gain access to the castle for the poor green people, and here she discovers the 'Insiders'- selfish creatures who treat the green people like slaves. Will Lorina be able to save the Green people from the insiders?

This is an unforgettable tale of a compassionate heroine, who courageously fights for justice; with a great moral to the story.

RRP $14.99. Available here.

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