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This was posted on the IASL list serve. It has lots of useful links.

Subject: [IASL-LINK] Reading Interests of Boys

The following material was circulated in Manitoba by Margaret Stimson,
listerserv manager.
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There seems to be a lot of interest in the reading habits of boys. The
following links go to resources that have something to do with that topic.

Me Read? No Way! A Practical Guide to Improving Boy's Reading Skills
Download this 60 page document from Ontario Education for lots of practical
suggestions based on 13 Strategies for Success.

Boys and Girls Differ in Their Reading Habits
Teacher Librarian magazine article

Guys Read
Site by Jon Scieszka who wanted to help boys "find stuff they like to
read". The site is edgy and should definitely appeal to boys. The
downloadable posters and bookmarks might get them there as much as he
searchable guides to good story choices.

Tips to Encourage Reading: ALA Teen Read site
The Reader's Bill of Rights can be found at this web page. You'll also find
book lists and tips to encourage reading.

If Your Boy Won't Read
You'll find many good suggestions and lists at this site from Scholastic

Official Roald Dahl Web
Lots of fun things for Middle Years students to see and do at Roald Dahl's
site. Who wouldn't want to read his books after playing at this site? Users
have to register. Adults are NOT allowed according to ne cartoon sign that
is waved back and forth on one of the pages. Roald Dahl died (1990) before
the Internet developed as it is. We can only imagine he'd be pleased with
his official web site.

Teens at Random Author's web sites


Marg Stimson
Library Co-ordinator
Pembina Trails School Division
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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Randi Louise Hermans
BCTLA Vice President
Evans Elementary K-6
Chilliwack, B.C., Canada 

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