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.


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. 


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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