Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

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ABC-CLIO, May 7, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 220 pages
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In Get Those Guys Reading!: Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love, authors Kathleen A. Baxter and Marcia A. Kochel provide compelling and current reading suggestions for younger boys—information that educators, librarians, and parents alike are desperate for.

Comprising titles that are almost all well-reviewed in at least one major professional journal, or that are such big hits with kids that they've received the "stamp of approval" from the most important reviewers, this book will be invaluable to anyone whose goal is to help boys develop a healthy enthusiasm for reading. It includes chapters on adventure books; animal stories; graphic novels; historical fiction; humorous books; mystery, horror, and suspense titles; science fiction and fantasy; and sports novels. Within each chapter, the selections are further divided into books for younger readers (grades 3–6) and titles for older boys in grades 5–8. Elementary and middle school librarians and teachers, public librarians, Title One teachers, and parents of boys in grades 3–9 will all benefit greatly from having this book at hand.


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User Review  - paula-childrenslib - LibraryThing

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books"-- Read full review

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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

There certainly is research to suggest that boys find reading more challenging than girls, but many of the suggestions in this book are things that girls also will enjoy. There is also evidence that ... Read full review


Chapter 1Action Adventure and Spy Books
Chapter 2Animal Stories
Chapter 3Graphic Novels
Chapter 4Historical Fiction
Chapter 5Humor
Chapter 6Mystery Suspense and Horror Books
Chapter 7Realistic Fiction
Chapter 8Science Fiction and Fantasy
Chapter 9Sports Books
Author Index
Title Index
About the Authors

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Kathleen A. Baxter is a children's literature consultant, longtime School Library Journal columnist, nationally known presenter, and a promoter for letting boys read the books that appeal to them.

Marcia Agness Kochel is head librarian at The Galloway School, Atlanta, GA, and previously worked as a middle school library media specialist in Bloomington, MN.

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