Books with Boys’ Names in the Title

March 30th, 2010 by

In our last theme, we honored the ladies. So this time around, it’s all about the dudes. And not just any dudes — these guys all have books named after them! Okay, fine, they’re all fictional characters and that’s why their names are in the book titles. But that doesn’t make them — or their stories — any less awesome.

So check out this collection of books named after bros (in no particular order):

  1. Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee (Karen’s pick)
  2. Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary (Nancy’s pick)
  3. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
  4. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  5. Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
  6. Joey Pigza books by Jack Gantos
  7. The Haunting of Derek Stone series by Tony Abbott
  8. Simon Bloom series by Michael Reisman
  9. Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
  10. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  11. Tom Trueheart series by Ian Beck
  12. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
  13. Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
  14. Darnell Rock Reporting by Walter Dean Myers
  15. The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates by Susan Shreve
  16. Abraham’s Battle: A Novel Of Gettysburg by Sara Harrell Banks
  17. …And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite book with a boy’s name in the title.

UPDATE 4/13/10: We revealed the answer to our Boy’s Name Mystery Book Theater in the “What’s In a Name?” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in to hear Nancy announce that she’s great (uh, stuck-up much?).

3 Responses

  • Hahaha me writes:
    March 31st, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    OK, OK. I haven’t really heard of any of these books.

    • Nancy from Kidsmomo writes:
      March 31st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      Send in a review of another book with a boy’s name in the title!

    • Monira writes:
      June 21st, 2017 at 8:52 am

      But I have read only one book title Abraham battle

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