Great Book Series for Teen and Tween Boys

I have a voracious teenage reader. He can finish a book in an afternoon. Needless to say we are ALWAYS on the lookout for good, clean reads for him. At 13, he tends to be a bit picky. But we've found several series that he has loved that we would recommend to any boy (ages 9-15+) that we think they would enjoy. Here's our list:

15 Amazing Book Series Suggestions for Tween and Teen Boys from

I have linked you to the first of each book in this series or to the complete series as a set. Affiliate links have been used where possible.

Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan: Follows young Will and his friends as he learns how to be a Ranger. Fantasy.

Brotherband by John Flanagan: A secondary series to the "Ranger's Apprentice" series. Follows one of Will's friend Hal on his adventures.

Tombquest by Michael Northrup: Similar to the 39 Clues and Spirit Animals (written by several authors). Follows an Egyptian storyline line in modern times.

The Blackwell Pages by K. L. Armstrong: Follows Matt a modern-day descendant of Thor.

Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan: Written by the popular author of the Percy Jackson series. This one follows two siblings and their interactions with Egyptian gods.

Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen: Three book fantasy series.

Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull:Written by the popular author of "Fablehaven" this one has a fantasy twist in a modern tale.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull: Two siblings must help run an ancient sanctuary of make-believe beings. Super popular series!

Unwanteds by Lisa McMann: Clever telling of people who have magical powers and those who don't.

Adventurer's Wanted by M. L. Forman: Young adventurers get to pick their own adventures with surprising outcomes and consequences.

The Children of the Lamp by P. B. Kerr: Two siblings discover they are djinn and have special powers and must save the world.

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell: The series that inspired the popular movies and TV series. Humorous with funny pictures.

Septimus Heap by Angie Sage: A young boy becomes a magical apprentice and learns his interesting history.

The Menagerie by Tui Sutherland: Similar in style to "Fablehaven" with the escape of magical creatures from a special preserve.

Seven Wonders by Peter Deranges: Similar in style to Percy Jackson in a modern tale of a boy who must use special powers to save the world.

Janitors by Tyler Whitsides: Discover the secret world of Janitors and how they must defend you while you're at school.

The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas:  A young boy is drawn into a world of wizardy and magic.


  1. Some great suggestions here, lots of new ones to add to my own reading list lol thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you Jen for this list...I also have a 13 year old, but he's not a big reader, he gets bored easily with them, so I am always looking for books that might grab his attention and take hold. :)


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