"Scieszka was ahead of curve a decade ago when he launched the Guys Read initiative, a web-based literacy program for boys. Although it has already spawned three anthologies of stories for pre-teen boys, guysread.com is for really for guys of any age. Some of the subcategories under the “Books that Guys Read” section explain more than I could in much less time:
“Outer space, but without aliens”
“People being transformed into animals”
“How to build stuff”
“At least one explosion”"