Off Topic: Great Literature for boys

I love Charlotte Mason's methodology and belong to several CM Facebook groups. In one of the threads, all the amazing CM mothers offered up fantastic literature titles that feature a male as the protagonist and from the comments, I made a list. Here it is, I hope it helps!

I've put a little asterisk next to the ones that my boys recommend and a double star net to the ones that I loved as a read-aloud to the whole family.


Charlotte Mason Boy Books for inspiring good.

A list compiled by awesome CM moms on the FB page:



*Chuck Black

*Ralph Moody

Patricia St. John



**Little Britches

Gentle Ben

Banner in the Sky

Sign of the Beaver

**Old Yeller

Mountain Born

Wheel on the School

Trumpet of the Swan

*Tales of Despereaux

My Father’s Dragon

*Tom Sawyer

**Where the Red Fern Grows

**Johnny Tremaine

The Little Duke

Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain

**Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

*The Bronze Bow

Door in the Wall

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

*Little Men

Farmer Boy

Just David

Bark of the Bog Owl

The Great and Terrible Quest

Crispin, The Giant Killer

G.A. Henty for Boys

Hugo Cabret



Call It Courage 

Treasure Island

Otto of the Silver Hand

Tree for Peter

Treasure in the Snow

White Fang

Teddy’s Buttons

Swiss Family Robinson

The Beekeeper




Sugar Creek Gang

**Lord of the Rings

Green Ember Series

Hawk and the Dove


*Boys' choices (ages 9-16)

**Mom's favorites as read-aloud for the whole family.

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