Every summer it seems we get many requests from parents asking us to help their school-age sons find something to read. Many times these boys are reluctant readers. Connecting a child with a book he is eager to read is one of our greatest pleasures!
Did you know there are also great websites that have book suggestions for boys, tips for getting boys to read, and more?
Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys is a great place to start. It was begun by author (and Flint, MI native) Jon Scieszka, named in 2008 as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
Boy Meets Book is also an excellent website for finding books boys will like and tips for parents of boys. This website was created by Michael Sullivan - teacher, librarian, chess instructor, author, storyteller, and expert on boys and reading.
One of my favorite websites for reading about children's books is KidsReads.com. Besides the Great Books for Boys list, other features include lists of new books, series books, and books into movies as well as trivia, author interviews, contests and more.
For other reading lists for boys, try BoysRead.org and Parents Choice Book List for Boys.