Read these articles, reports and books for inspiration.
Boys and books — Michael Sullivan’s website includes booklists and articles
Boys' literacy — Ontario Ministry of Education's resources for teachers to help encourage boys to read
Boys read — an organisation of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers that aims to transform boys into lifelong readers
Boys’ Reading Commission report (pdf, 1MB) — from the National Literacy Trust (UK)
Football and literacy — UK National Literacy Trust's resource site that uses the popularity of football to motivate kids
Goodreads — the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations
Guys Read — author Jon Scieszka’s website, with a mission to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers
Ideas for getting boys into reading — a chapter from Boys and books by author and former teacher librarian James Moloney
Me read? And how! (pdf, 5.3MB) — Ontario Ministry of Education report on how to improve boys' literacy skills
Reaching reluctant readers — a downloadable magazine from Random House
Readkiddoread.com — author James Patterson’s site with book reviews, many by kids
The truth about boys and reading — this Guardian article refers to UK studies indicating that boys 'typically read less thoroughly than girls'
What kids are reading and how they grow — a US 2017 report giving a clear picture of the fiction and nonfiction students seek out for reading practice. Includes the webinar, Reaching the reluctant reader.
Why boys don't read — article by Linda Jacobson
Atwell, N. (2007). The reading zone: how to help kids become skilled, passionate, habitual, critical readers
Layne, Steven L. (2009). Igniting a passion for reading: successful strategies for building lifetime readers
Miller, Donalyn (2009). The book whisperer: awakening the inner reader in every child
Miller, Donalyn and Kelley, Susan. (2014). Reading in the wild: the Book Whisperer's keys to cultivating lifelong reading habits
Moloney, J. (2000). Boys and books. ABC Books
Sullivan, Michael. (2003). Connecting boys with books
Sullivan, Michael. (2009) Connecting Boys with Books 2
William G. Brozo. (2010). To be a boy, to be a reader: engaging Teen and preteen boys in active literacy. (Second Edition). International Reading Association