Noel Piper on Books for Boys

Yesterday, Noel Piper (wife of John Piper) wrote on her blog of the difficulty she has found when trying to find good books for her grandsons.  Below are the books she would recommend:

Of course, top of the list is C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series.

Chronicles of Narnia Box Set


The Cooper Kids Adventure series, by Frank Peretti. There are quite a few more of these too.

The Door in the Dragon's Throat (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #1)   Escape from the Island of Aquarius (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #2)   The Tombs of Anak (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #3)   Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea (The Cooper Kids Adventure Series #4)


The Spirit Flyer Series, by John Bibee (There are 4 more books, but these are the ones we read aloud together when our boys were younger)

The Magic Bicycle (Spirit Flyer)   The Toy Campaign (Spirit Flyer)   The Only Game in Town (Spirit Flyer)   Bicycle Hills: How One Halloween Almost Got Out of Hand (Spirit Flyer)


The Archives of Anthropos series, by John White

The Tower of Geburah (Archives of Anthropos)  The Iron Sceptre (Archives of Anthropos)   The Sword Bearer (Archives of Anthropos)   Gaal the Conqueror (Archives of Anthropos)   Quest for the King (Archives of Anthropos)   The Dark Lord's Demise (The Archives of Anthropos)


The 100 Cupboards Trilogy, by N.D. Wilson

100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1)    Dandelion Fire: Book 2 of the 100 Cupboards   The Chestnut King: Book 3 of the 100 Cupboards


The Dragon King Trilogy, by Stephen Lawhead

In the Hall of the Dragon King (The Dragon King Trilogy)   The Warlords of Nin (The Dragon King Trilogy)   The Sword and the Flame (The Dragon King Trilogy)

I haven’t read all the books written by Stephen Lawhead, but I’ve liked every one I’ve read, and most of them would be good choices for boys as well.


Chiveis Trilogy, by Bryan M. Litfin. You might want to check out my review of audiobook edition of The Sword.

The Sword (Redesign): A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy)   The Gift: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy)   The Kingdom: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy)


The Pendragon Cycle, by Stephen Lawhead

Taliesin (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 1)   Merlin (The Pendragon Cycle , Book 2)  Arthur (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 3)   Pendragon (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 4)   Grail (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 5)


One response

  1. The dragonspell series by Donita k Paul is a similarly good collection.

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