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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."


Via Heather Stapleton, Katie Frank
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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

140+ Books for the Boys of YA | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

Fabulous collection for a reading challenge or as a spur to get teens to debate what should be dropped or added:

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


Via Heather Stapleton, Marita Thomson
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Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More

Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"Let’s get our boys reading, and let’s not forget the girls while we are at it, either. If we want our young people to become better writers, then we need them to become better readers."


Via Heather Stapleton, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Sue Ward's comment, September 30, 2012 5:49 PM
Yes the correlation between generating a community of readers and a community of writers is interesting
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Books Guys Dig

"Over the past year or so I’ve been working especially hard on trying to turn more of my male students into lifelong readers.  Too many of them fake read or doodle or try to goof around during SSR.  So I’ve been making a conscious effort to read more guy friendly young adult novels to include in my classroom library.  These have been the most successful.  Also, if you know of any other young adult novels that are popular with boys, please let me know.  This is a forever work in progress."


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Boys and Reading

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Overview of librarian Michael Sullivan's presentation on "Connecting boys with books". There is also a link to Michael's informative website.


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