Does your son
hate to read?

Change his Mind!

The Great Battles for Boys book series focuses specifically on reluctant readers. Written by a history teacher whose own son hated to read, these books feature true, awe-inspiring tales of real-life warriors fighting through world-altering events. From Ancient Spartans to American GIs in WWII, these battles offer thrilling military history written in a conversational tone that helps boys forget they’re “reading.”  Each chapter also includes fascinating historic photos, maps, and biographies of men who struggled during childhood yet grew into men of valor. Your son will not only enjoy reading — he will ask for more books.

What Readers Say

Absolutely fantastic books for boys.

~ Chad

Got this for my 9 yr old son as a gift. He finished it in one day…couldn’t put it down he told me. This is a boy who has comprehension issues and I’m finding it’s due to the material. If he doesn’t enjoy it he glosses over the words and doesn’t remember a thing. This book he was able to answer all kinds of questions and prompted more research for questions he had.

~ Barefoot

I bought this book for my Grandson (who is 10 years old) and he has been bypassing his game time to continue reading the book. He really enjoys reading about the different wars. The book is very well written.

~ Robert

By son is 10 and just can’t seem to find a book series after DogMan. He loves vintage planes so I ordered this and he hasn’t put it down. Read to me while I was driving. I think we found his series!

~ WL

There are two things I really like about this book; first, it is historically accurate. The information is given in a well thought out manner that makes it easy for anyone to enjoy and understand. The author paints a clear picture of what is going on in each battle. The second thing, which I love, is that the stories, although complete in themselves, do leave you wanting, and Joe Giorello has made that easy by referencing other books, films and best of all, website links, to more in-depth information.

~ Sturgeon

I was pleased to finally find an historical series written for young boys that neither “cartoonizes” war nor adopts a satirical, demeaning tone. Rather, these books depict the true sacrifices of the men involved in these conflicts. The facts are the facts. There is no politically correct hogwash clouding the child’s view of the event.

~ Sarah

History above and beyond what’s taught in class

~ Lisa S

My son loves this book! We are using this as an American History supplement in homeschooling this year. My son has really enjoyed this book.

~ Firecat

Excellent! Bought one for our 12 year-old son for Christmas, and he asked us to buy the rest, ASAP. Perfect for his age—he doesn’t like to read a lot, but he is re-reading these and happy to tell us all about them.

~ Erica S.

why does your son avoid books?

In many cases, boys find fiction boring —because the story is “made up” and didn’t involve world-altering clashes. Great Battles for Boys takes young readers to the front lines of world’s most significant battles. Boys get a thrill out of knowing “This stuff really happened!” They also learn about the leaders, strategies, weapons, and tactics that won (or lost) each battle.

Give your son true tales of life-and-death consequences and he’ll think reading is as exciting as any video game.

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fun to read!

Exciting chapters filled with historic photos, maps, and online resources.

boys enjoy the time!

Chapters packed with true tales of life-and-death action. Boys will keep turning the pages—and ask for more books.

family bonding

Boys enjoy sharing knowledge with family. The FREE study guides help Mom and Dad quiz him for fun and school.

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