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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
"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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"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)
"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."
"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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