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Is there a male equivalent author of Judy Blume?

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josben Tue 14-Oct-08 11:52:03

I used to love Judy Blume books when i was a child and so I got a couple of them out of the library for my 8 year old DS1 but he says they are too girly... so i just wondered if anyone knew of a more boy orientated author who was similar? smile

hana Tue 14-Oct-08 11:57:55

What about Fudge and Super Fudge? There are some good judy Blume for boys

or what about Beverly Cleary? We bought dd (7) a Ramona box set for her biday and she's getting through those v quickly! Henry Huggins is a character in those books too. check this out

Gordon Korman has written some great books (not exclusively for boys) but are about a 2 boys and thier mates at a boarding school . MacDonald Hall I think

your son is justa bout the right age for these I'd say!

josben Wed 15-Oct-08 11:28:42

Thanks, they sound great smile

usernametaken Wed 15-Oct-08 19:28:52

I always thought Louis Sacher was a good author for boys.

pointygravedogger Wed 15-Oct-08 19:35:56

I seem to remember reading a few Paul Zindel books at around the same time I read Blume. 'My darling, my hamburger', 'pardon me you're stepping on my eyeball'.

So he might be a more boysih equivalent.

pointygravedogger Wed 15-Oct-08 19:36:27

oh, for over 8s though, I think. Memory hazy.

Libra Wed 15-Oct-08 19:38:22

Michael Lawrence's books about Jiggy McClure. DS1 adored the humour at about the age of 8.

NineYearsOfNappies Wed 15-Oct-08 20:06:06

Paula Danziger has some boy orientated books for younger boys - Make Like a Tree and Leave, Earth to Matthew, Everyone Else's Parents Said Yes.

Check which books they are though as most of hers are aimed at slightly older girls.

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