Mama OWL Blog: The Best Books for Tween Boys | World Book Day 2017 #DoSomethingBooky

The Best Books for Tween Boys | World Book Day 2017 #DoSomethingBooky

Thursday, 23 February 2017

 
I have mentioned many times before how important I believe it is to instil a love of reading in my children, and I have to admit I have found it much harder to do with the boys than the girls. Finding books that tween boys will enjoy can be tough task but I think we have finally cracked it with H (who is 11) as he has been building up quite a collection of stories he really enjoys, with titles by the amazing and hilarious David Walliams featuring heavily! I asked H to share some of his favourites:
 
  • Horrible Histories Blood-curdling Box of Books (Terry Deary, Peter Hepplewhite)
  • Mr Stink (David Walliams)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection (Jeff Kinney)
  • Tom Gates Collection (L. Pichon)
  • The World of Norm (Jonathan Meres)
  • Gangsta Granny (David Walliams)
  • Tiger Wars (Steve Backshall)
 
With World Book Day coming up next week (Thursday 2nd March 2017) we have looked to his collection for costume inspiration, and with the help of Party Delights wide selection of fancy dress H has decided to dress up as Walliams' Gangsta Granny. The Burglar Granny costume comprises a dress with Velcro fastening, swag bag, and eye mask and is currently £13.99, with a grey wig available to purchase separately to finish off the look priced at £3.99. How to tell your son is a rugby player - he will always take the opportunity to join in with fancy dress, especially if it's drag. As my friend Alice said, we can only imagine what he's going to be like once he gets to Uni...
 
 
His other top choice was Mr Twit from Roald Dahl's The Twits, but due to his sister's reluctance to dress up as Mrs Twit he opted for Gangsta Granny and I think he pulls the ensemble off very well. I love his sense of humour and how keen he always is to join in the fun and have a laugh, I know I am biased but he really is such a lovely kid.
 
After her refusal to be Mrs Twit, E eventually decided that she would like to be Roald Dahl's Matilda which I thought to be very fitting considering she shares the character's love of reading. Her costume comprises the blue dress, newt, and book prop, and Party Delights also have tights available separately to complete the costume.
 
Will your children #DoSomethingBooky for World Book Day?
 
The children received complimentary costumes for review purposes. All words are our own.


2 comments:

  1. Great costumes! Totally with you on the importance of reading for kids of all ages. Agree with you on the Tom Gates and David Walliams books too. The Antony Horowitz Stormbreaker books are great for tween boys too. Not to mention Harry Potter, of course!

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  2. Love that your son chose Gangsta Granny to dress up as, he looks brilliant.
    My boys like Tom Gates and David Walliams too, also Michael Morpugo and Middle School books

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