> Skip to content

A Girl in a book title has a certain allure, but a Boy isn’t a bad thing either.

We've sung about all the wonderful Girls, now it's time for the Boys...

In 1941 The Andrews Sisters sang the praises of their horn-blowing ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’. ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boy’ urged Deniece Williams in 1984. And that same year, Don Henley proclaimed his love would still be strong, after ‘The Boys of Summer’ had gone. English goth-rockers The Cure lied that ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. Johnny Cash made famous poet Shel Silverstein’s ‘Boy Named Sue’. And Lady Gaga offered a stinging backhander with her song ‘Boys, Boys, Boys’.

There’s no denying the allure of a Boy in a song, and books are no different. Here are some titles that have captured the attentions of millions of readers wanting to know more about the Boy at the centre of it all.

More Book Lists

Bill Gates’ 2020 Recommended Reading

The American business magnate, investor, philanthropist and author shares his top holiday reads.

The Hottest Books Right Now

The books everyone is talking about.

Indigenous Themes – Secondary

These books will help secondary students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.

Indigenous Themes – Primary

These books will help primary school students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.

Bestselling Activity Books

Stickers, puzzles, colouring, dot-to-dot . . .

We love you, Mum!

Snuggle up to share a story together on Mother's Day 2020