My boys are reading, The Dangerous Book For Boys, and enjoying every page of it. There is nothing dangerous in it. It just shows how to build/do/make things and how to have fun like a boy. It's written for boys, and men who remember what it was like to be a boy. There is a chapter about poems that every boy should know, a chapter about girls, famous battles, Dog tricks, Artillery, clouds formations, knots, etc, etc. (watch the video on Amazon.com, click the link above).
It has been a great success in Britain and Australia for the last 12 months and was just released in America, and it's already best seller! It's a great book for father/son bonding and It's absolutely adorable gift to give.
Here is one of the poems in the book by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936):
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
You can read the complete poem here.