Welcome to Best Books For Boys, a website created to inspire boys to read. Best Books For Boys features book reviews, recommendations, and tips for promoting literacy at home.
My name is Becky Grant. I’m a coffee loving, car-singing former elementary school teacher and mother of boys. I’ve taught in the United States and the United Kingdom. Therefore, I’m uniquely placed to share educational strategies from both countries. I’ve also scoured the children’s sections of British and American libraries looking for the most exciting, motivational, and fun books available to boys in the English language.
Why I Want To Help
When my sons were born I quickly realized that they weren’t going to love Ramona Quimby or Nancy Drew as much as I did. All of my favorite books had female heroines.
I wanted my sons to love reading. As a former elementary school teacher I knew that boys score significantly lower than girls on reading tests at all grade levels. Statistically, boys read less for fun. Boys even score lower than girls on the international PISA tests (Programme for International Students Assessment) given to 15-year-old children in 40+ countries.
Clearly, there’s a need to improve literacy instruction for boys. We must change tactics to inspire boys to love reading.
The Goal Of Best Books 4 Boys
The goal of this website is to provide literacy strategies that will engage active boys, recommend books that boys will love, and share educational techniques that work at home.
If you ever have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,