Boys and Books

Boys are often difficult to engage with books and reading. Here's some wonderful web resources and books that specifically address this challenge.

Books

Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys

 

Pam Allyn presents ways to get boys involved and excited about reading and lots of book suggestions organized by interest, age, and development.

Bright Beginnings for Boys

 

Debby Zambo and William G. Brozo have created a resource to help get boys hooked on reading at an early age. Includes lots of ideas, information & book suggestions.

 

Get Those Guys Reading

 

Kathleen A. Baxter and Marcia A. Kochel provide extensive lists of great reading suggestions for boys in Grade 3 - 9 divided in to genres and age level.

Getting Boys to Read

 

From Mike McQueen, a treasure trove of advice for any adult who wants to help boy readers. There are 114 quick tips that are fun and practical. 

Websites

Books 4 Boys

 

"Boy-approved book suggestions, downloads, and plenty of fun stuff to keep the boys you know reading and—most of all—having fun."

Guys Read

 

Literacy initiative for boys created by author John Scieszka. Designed to promote literacy for boys and offer boys reading they will enjoy. Inclludes ots of great resources & books suggestions.

Boys Read

 

An organization of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers whose mission is to trasnform boys into lifelong readers.

Guys Lit Wire

 

A blog that brings literary news and reviews to the attention of teenage boys and the people who care about them.

Education expert Ann Dolin discusses why boys avoid reading and suggests simple
methods to encourage a love of literature

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