Get Those Guys Reading!

Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598848461

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Connecting Boys with Books 2

Closing the Reading Gap

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 119

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Suggests ways to fight cultural stereotypes that drive boys away from libraries and reading.

Guys Read: The Sports Pages

Author: Jon Scieszka,Gordon Korman,Chris Rylander,Dan Gutman,Anne Ursu,Tim Green,Joseph Bruchac,Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062190148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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The Sports Pages, the third volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to put you in the ring, under the basket, and right behind home plate. From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these are a collection of stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Authors include Dustin Brown, James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Chris Crutcher, Tim Green, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander, Anne Ursu, and Jacqueline Woodson, with illustrations by Dan Santat.

Guys Read: Funny Business

Author: Jon Scieszka

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062017632

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Funny Business, the first volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend's face. There's something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have kids of all ages asking for more. Authors include Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, with illustrations by Adam Rex.

Guys Read: I Will Destroy You, Derek Jeter

A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

Author: Chris Rylander

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062243535

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

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Wes' life has been nothing but one tragedy after another since he went to see a game at Yankee Stadium, and it can all be traced back to one man: all-star shortstop Derek Jeter. Now, Derek Jeter must pay. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.

Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis

Author: Hoon Kim

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310569311

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis follows the work previously done with other studies in the series. What makes this volume different is that it is sensitive to the influence of postmodernism on today’s culture and values, it complements the widespread use of multimedia, and is experiential in approach. With a desire to be relevant, it does not scan Scripture, but intends to be scripturally thorough and accurate, with an understanding that the power of the studies is ultimately found in the biblical text. Because much of what is understood to be "truth" today is arrived to by subjective interpretation, there is a strong but subtle element in the studies that highlights the Imago Dei (image of God) in man. The blueprint of the Trinitarian God in man is, perhaps, the sturdiest bridge between postmodern "experiencisms" and ultimate truth and reality. In order to emphasize these elements, Bible studies include projection games, helps, and visuals. Also, many of the studies are highlighted by a participation which attempts to be close to the text account. There are small group and large group elements that have been developed with the technologically savvy student in mind.Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis follows the lives of various individuals in Genesis. In a world where communication is less face-to-face and more screen to screen, family breakdowns are the norm rather than the exception, and role models often communicate debatable values, an anchor for life can only be found in the God, who does not change. Human nature can only be satisfactorily understood through the image of God in man, and that all behavior, desires, and actions people take are ultimate acts of worship, and desire for God. The return to the Imago Dei in man is the clearest way to present absolute truth to a relative society in that it is able to posit a valid argument for God and faith from an intellectual and logic platform, as well as from a subjective/emotional/experiential platform.

Assessing Reading 2: Changing Practice in Classrooms

Author: Martin Coles,Rhonda Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134751214

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 1072


This second book focuses directly on the classroom, on the challenges individual teachers face in classroom-based assessment, and how these challenges have been and are being met in a range of international contexts.

The 2:52 Ultimate Devo for Boys

365 Devos to Make You Stronger, Smarter, Deeper, and Cooler

Author: Ed Strauss

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310876729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

View: 2965


This 52-week devotional will help tween boys understand what being smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler is really all about according to Luke 2:52, helping them grow up the way Jesus did—in God’s Word. In the humorous, cheeky, and sometimes gross style that makes the 2:52 series so engaging and fun for boys, this year-long devotional combines important principles with practical messages, teaching lessons boys need to learn and helping them put this valuable knowledge into practice. Each devotion presents a Bible verse, explains it, shows how it applies to boys’ lives, and offers tools to help boys live in a godly way.

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales

Author: Jon Scieszka,Adam Gidwitz,R.L. Stine,Dav Pilkey,Michael Buckley,Claire Legrand,Nikki Loftin,Adele Griffin,Kelly Barnhill,Lisa Brown,Daniel Jose Older,Rita Williams-Garcia

Publisher: Walden Pond Press

ISBN: 9780062385581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4138


Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off. Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy-fun read (if you’re brave enough, that is).


What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1429955279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 2810


It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to find the sweet spot in writing: the place where everything except the words stands still. With advice from favorite authors like Jon Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Robert Lipsyte, this hands-on book will make a writer out of any guy.