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Check out these 5 popular books for pre-teen boys.

The Harry Potter Books showed the world once and for all that boys love to read when the story is compelling. Here are five good books for boys that will keep their noses in their reading for many long hours.

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce:  Boys love Nate, the sixth grader who lives a cartoon-like life and is setting school records for the most hours in after-school detention. Boys will want to read all the Big Nate books.

The Capture by Kathryn Lasky:  Follow the adventures of Soren, a young barn owl whose life changes forever when he is snatched out of his nest. This epic fantasy is the first of sixteen books by Ms. Lasky and will keep readers glued to the pages.

The Batboy by Mike Lupica: Here is a gripping story of a young boy who finds himself in a dream job—batboy to a major league baseball team. It’s a story of peer pressure, the tale of an underdog and a tribute to family and second chances.

How To Survive Middle School by Tereece Clarke:  Here is a book for the most hesitant of readers. See how kids navigate the halls of middle school, avoiding bullies, making friendships and trying to stay out of trouble.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini:  Currently there are four Eragon books. The first was written by Christopher when he was only fifteen years old. In his books, Eragon, a farm boy finds a mysterious stone in the mountains. Eventually  a dragon hatches from the stone and thus the Inheritance Series begins.