Who Says Boys Don’t Read?

There are many people who think that they don’t like to read, and parents complain of this especially with their boys. I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t like to read if only they could find what they like to read. If a child doesn’t like to read fiction books, try them with non-fiction! Many a student has passed through our library doors who didn’t like the current trends in reading. (and there have been many-currently it’s fantasy and science fiction),  yet found a love of reading by cruising the other side of the library: history, sports, animals, space, etc.). Or perhaps a student doesn’t like Harry Potter (could this be possible?), yet loves a good mystery story. The key is to try different things–maybe your student will bring home a book on war submarines or the underground railroad; let them explore! Here are some candid photos I snapped yesterday while the fifth grade was in the library–hmmm, mostly boys were doing the reading with some great new books:

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David with a new mystery.

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Diego: football!

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Stephen with Stubby, the War Dog.

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And: How To Make A Planet

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Myles learning Fun Magic Tricks.

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Henry and Alex checking out a new joke book 🙂 and way in the background is Rose absorbed in her book.

READ! EXPLORE! HAVE FUN!

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Who Says Boys Don’t Read?

  1. trinitygrau says:

    That is so cool! Personally, I know more girls than guys who read and tend to think that guys just aren’t readers. Oops. Seems I was proved wrong, which I like. I think everyone should read!
    P.S. I read Ghosts of Tupelo Landing. It was a very good book!

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