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Dog Eared

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This blog is made up of book reviews written by guys at Joeys. These are books Joeys boys have read and loved.

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Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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New Teen Books = The Hook

New Teen Books = The Hook | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it

"As of right now, I have a book club formed with my students from tenth to twelve grade. They pick the books and we read them. Actually, they take turns choosing the books with the promise that we will finish any book that has been picked out of respect for the picker. 

I am a firm believer in teaching the classics, but an unseasoned reader should not begin there. I think a love of reading should be embedded prior to tackling anything written before the reader was born. That is my philosophy on teaching reading and I am sticking to it.


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Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books (333 books)

Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books (333 books) | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
344 books based on 6537 votes: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, The Seeker by Stephenie Meyer, The Soul by Stephenie...
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Good Reads is a fantastic site for book reviews and recommendations.

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SLA - Riveting Reads Booklists

SLA - Riveting Reads Booklists | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it

These titles cover a wide range of subject matter and levels of difficulty. The suggested books will encourage pupils to read widely and independently for enjoyment. They are grouped under themes and have been recommended by pupils in the relevant age group. They are indexed under title and author.Description

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GUYS READ

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Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka..  Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

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Teenage Wasteland? - The Loft Literary Center

Teenage Wasteland? - The Loft Literary Center | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it

A writer recently emailed me with questions about the state of reading world for boys, asking if the landscape was “a wasteland,” and why writers aren’t flocking to that market.  

Let me start with a quick disclaimer: books do not line up on opposite sides of the gym like sixth graders at their first dance. There are plenty of great books with girl heroes that boys will love (see this terrific list for suggestions), and vice versa. I don’t really like the boy book/girl book false dichotomy. At the same time, I think it’s realistic to say, for example, that Jimmy the Jeep and the Dangerous Jump, will be read by more boys thanPrincess Mermaid and the Sea Unicorn. Some books skew to a boy audience, and those are the books I’m talking about.

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The reading rules | bigbookcase

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Australian teacher librarian Karen Powers excellent tips on "everything you need to know about turning your child into a reader".  Her blog also includes book reviews and top 10 booklists.


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Eight YA Authors Recommend Books for Teenage Guys

Eight YA Authors Recommend Books for Teenage Guys | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it

"When confronted with over a hundred books, it can be really helpful to have expert recommendations – sort of like reader’s advisory about the reader’s advisory, if that’s not too meta for you all.  While we were putting together yesterday's wall - 140+ Books for the Boys of YA – we thought we might branch out a little bit and ask some of the authors featured in the wall itself for recommendations."
This post covers an impresive variety of quality (and fun) books for the young & young at heart - or even those who can just barely remember either state.


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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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Get Dads Reading

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"Booktrust has launched a new campaign to encourage dads in Britain to read more with their children.

 

Research shows that in most families it's mums who do the majority of reading with children, but we want dads to have the chance to enjoy time reading with their children too."


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:28 AM

A good thing to set emphasis on! Parents example plays a big role in childrens reading!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:42 PM

Dads, get your books out :) 

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Getting Boys Into Reading: Ideas, Books & Resources

Getting Boys Into Reading: Ideas, Books & Resources | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it

"Before sharing a list of specific hints, here is what I see as four fundamental building blocks to get boys reading..."


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Trevor shares his insight and tips on helping boys to become readers.

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Books and Reading Home - Library HQ at St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill

Books and Reading Home - Library HQ at St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it

All about reading and booksat Joeys!

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Discover some of the amazing things our boys get involved in at Joeys.

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Boys and Books by James Moloney

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What boys DO like to read - a brave appraisal

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This website has some great suggestions.

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Education World: Male Teachers Show That Real Men Read

Education World: Male Teachers Show That Real Men Read | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
Posters showing men reading and talking about the benefits of reading can encourage more boys to pick up books.

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Connor McDade's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:39 PM

This article features an initiative called "Real Men Read." Simply by creating posters showing real men of different backgrounds and appearances reading, the campaign attacks misconceptions regarding literacy and masculinity. The system started by first capturing male faculty and teachers reading, yet it has expanded to include a wide range of men worthy of being role models. By debunking the myth that literacy is not masculine, the campaign celebrates male readership, one teacher at a time, with specifically disciplinary examples of literacy. One middle school even bought hundreds of graphic novels to try and hook more boys on reading. Boys, who often struggle with attention span, can grow to hate reading, yet literacy is a key component to education, particularly those that seek further education after grade school.

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Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once (8125 books)

Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once (8125 books) | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
8,099 books based on 38028 votes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1984 by George Orwell, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Harry Potter and the So...
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Teenreads |

Teenreads | | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here.
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Best Books for Teen Boys (781 books)

Best Books for Teen Boys (781 books) | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
784 books based on 718 votes: Holes by Louis Sachar, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, The Hunger ...
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YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA)

YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA) | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
YourNextRead recommends your next book. YourNextRead provides a book recommendation system showing aggregated book reviews, updated by real peoples opinions, in a simple visual map, helping you to decide 'What Should I Read Next?
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Boys Do Read

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"The teen book publishing industry continues to gain momentum, but only a tiny fraction of teen books actually appeal to boys. With such a small selection to choose from, we are in danger of losing the boys Percy Jackson and Greg Heffley have made into readers. Rather than lamenting the inequality of the current publishing trends, we need to rethink teen collection development at our libraries." - from the about us page of Boys Do Read blog. 

Includes book reviews "with the intent on broadening the possibilities at what we can offer teen boys to read". (Steven)


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Boys' Book Bloggers

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"Today I'm listing websites that promote books for boys. Most are blog sites. One is a "hotlist" of links to sites related to literature appealing to boys. As usual, I welcome all comments, additions and updates to this list, which will, eventually, have its own page on this blog site."


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Getting Boys Reading - Alan Gibbons

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"According to National Literacy Trust research only one in four boys read out of class every day. So how do we turn the three in four into regular, eager readers? I don’t think there is anything complex or mysterious about this question. Boys read when they feel there is something in it for them. When there isn’t, they don’t.

 

Can’t read, won’t read? Rubbish! There are huge differences between the number of boys who read in a school with a strong reading culture and a school with a weak one. It is not inevitable and it has nothing to do with biology."


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, March 13, 2013 12:34 AM
Alan Gibbons shares his ideas on getting boys reading.
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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | Books & Blokes | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
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