Great books for boys: more than 600 books for boys 2 to 14

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Ballantine Books, Feb 24, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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BOOKS THAT WILL MAKE BOYS WANT TO READ! Parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians--we need a tool that guides us to the books that will inspire boys to read and keep them coming back for more. Now Kathleen Odean, a former member of the Caldecott and Newbery Award committees and author of the groundbreaking bestseller Great Books for Girls has compiled and annotated a unique collection of more than six hundred books--picture books, novels, mysteries, biographies, sports books, and more--that will fascinate and educate boys. Here are classic characters such as Frog and Toad, Bilbo Baggins, and Encyclopedia Brown; new favorites such as Bingo Brown, Martin the Warrior, and Harry the Dirty Dog; and real-life inspirations such as the Wright brothers, Jackie Robinson, and Jacques Cousteau. The boys who discover reading from the books in this invaluable volume will witness a wide range of role models--and embark upon an adventure that will fuel their dreams for the rest of their lives.

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User Review  - Reneein Dallas - Goodreads

Perfect for helping me to pick out books to send to my grandson. He has loved everyone. Read full review

Review: Great Books for Boys

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

A good reference, although I didn't get too far into it. The information in the front about reluctant readers was interesting, although at the moment I don't have any problems with that (knock on wood that that continues). Read full review

Contents

PictureStory Books
26
Folktales
103
Books for Beginning Readers
125
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About the author (1998)

Kathleen Odean has been a children's librarian for seventeen years in schools and public libraries. She is chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and previously served on the Caldecott Award Committee and the American Library Associations's Notable Children's Books Committee. She is also a contributing editor for "Book: The Magazine for the Reading Life," Her two other guides to children's books are "Great Books for Girls: More than 600 Books to Inspire Today's Girls "and "Tomorrow's Women and Great Books for Boys: More than 600 Books for Boys 2 to 14,