6 Books For Boys – Favorite Books For Boys
If you find getting your son to read a struggle, you’re not alone. Boys consistently score lower than girls on national reading and writing tests. Boys could be uninterested in the books teachers assign and many boys lack male reading role models. Because of that they might think “reading as a girly activity”. Jon Scieszka, a former New York City elementary school teacher and author of titles such as The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man, founded Guys Read, a Web-based literary initiative that targets young male readers. It proposes a way to beat the odds: let boys read the books they want to read rather than the ones we think are good for them.
Boys that love action and facts often like the Guinness Book of World Records or a sports almanac. Comic or cartoon lovers prefer graphic novels, they have become so popular it will be easy to find something he likes. (The Hardy Boys series is available in graphic editions.) Sports fans could enjoy magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids. Try to encourage his book choices and let him discover his own favorites, reading what he wants is better than not reading. He may even become a true bookworm!