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Want to get boys reading? Provide them with fewer books

Want to get boys reading? Provide them with fewer books | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Martin Jeeps, head of English at The Fulham Boys School, has led a move to reduce the number of books in his school library. Here he explains why.
Heather Stapleton's insight:

As Martin explains, "Now, obviously, this strategy suits the fact that, at present, we only have Year 7 boys". Having a separate section for series may be the answer for a school with a number of year levels.

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Ask Lorna: thrillers to satisfy teenage boys - Telegraph

Ask Lorna: thrillers to satisfy teenage boys - Telegraph | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"As a schoolteacher friend told me this week, no matter how much you might try to promote stand-alone books, it’s the series novels that really inspire devotion, whether Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider, Joe Craig’s genetically modified assassin Jimmy Coates or Michael Grant’s Gone, the latest craze, set in a world in which the adults have mysteriously vanished – surely the ultimate teenage fantasy."

Heather Stapleton's insight:

Series books are very popular with boys and often continue to be when they are adults, eg recent post in The Gadsden Times - "David Murdock: Reading series books a pleasure, fiction or non-fiction."  http://bit.ly/VlFkiR

Lorna Bradbury also recommends recent solo thrillers.

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