I'm back with another collection of books: picture books we love with boys as the main characters. I was genuinely surprised that I couldn't come up with the same amount as I did for the girls-as-protagonist list, but I think that's because there just aren't as many out there for some reason—or maybe we just have a whole lot to discover still. This is not to say that there aren't plenty of books out there that appeal to boys (and girls!) or star both, but when sticking to the parameters I set, these are the books we can wholeheartedly recommend!
I am so, so glad that the girls in this house have all fallen head over heels for Calvin. He provides more insight on the human/boy condition than almost any other literary character, I think : ) The boys on the list are open to adventure, in love with words, and brave. They pay attention to their surroundings and live in their own worlds. They have brilliant imaginations and know how to annoy their parents and siblings. They struggle with drama and set things right. They, too, are works in progress. What's not to love?
You can download a very plain, printable list for the library here! Download Great Pictures Books With Boys List