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B 97037B 97037 100 Things Guys Need to Know
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zimmerman, Bill
Length: 121 Copyright: 2005

Boys need and want advice on all kinds of issues, for all kinds of problems, questions, and concerns. Often, they don’t know who or how to ask, and it seems to them that most self-help books are written for girls. Everything about this book is for and about guys. Graphic-novel-style illustrations engage even reluctant readers. Quotes from real boys, results from a nationwide survey, inspiring stories, facts, and anecdotes keep them interested. Journaling prompts invite boys to think about each topic and what it means to them—from family life to fitting in, showing emotions, bullies, school, peer pressure, failure, handling anger, and more. Positive, practical, and affirming, 100 Things is just what boys need in a world of mixed messages on what it means to be male.
100 Things Guys Need to Know T  
KM 11637KM 11637 Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Twain, Mark
Length: 213 Copyright: 1991

The adventures of a mischievous boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town (Missouri) in the nineteenth century. Contents: instruction sheet; teacher's guide (six-page reproducible); playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (7 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3) narrated by Norman Dietz; earphones; and book by Mark Twain. Three-week loan period.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Playaway) IJS  
B 112305B 112305 After the Goat Man
Grade Lvl: I Author: Byars, Betsy
Length: 126 Copyright: 1974

An overweight, sensitive boy gains the insight and strength to overcome his problems through his search for and discovery of a friend's grandfather, known as the Goat Man. Obesity. Perseverance. AR 4.5. RC 3.2. Lexile 720. GR level R. IL 4-6.
After the Goat Man I  
B 124420B 124420 Backfield Boys
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Feinstein, John
Length: 353 Copyright: 2017

Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships. But on day one of practice, they're shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback. Confronted with mounting evidence of deep-seated racial bias, the boys speak out, risking their scholarships and chances to play. As tensions ratchet up with coaches and other players, Tom and Jason must decide how much they're willing to lose in a conflict with powerful forces that has nothing--and everything--to do with the game they love. YA. Realistic fiction. School stories. IL 7-12. AR 5.6. RC 5.5. Lexile 840. Iowa Teen Award, 2019-2020.
Backfield Boys IJS  
KM 6153KM 6153 Block Play People
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Play set of vinyl figures consists of five families. Each 8-piece family includes a man, woman, boy, girl, toddler, baby, elderly man, and an elderly woman. Multi-ethnic groups: white, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, African American. 40 figures in all.
Block Play People KP  
B 93050B 93050 Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fletcher, Ralph
Length: 190 Copyright: 2006

Explores the writing experiences of boys in the classroom and offers teachers practical suggestions to help them get their male students more interested in and excited about the writing process.
Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices T  
B 94214B 94214 Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sax, Leonard
Length: 273 Copyright: 2007

Analyzes the potential causes of the growing number of unmotivated and underachieving males, including video games, teaching methods, prescription drugs, endocrine disrupters, and the devaluation of masculinity. Provides advice for parents on how to help their sons achieve.
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated B T  
B 124434B 124434 Brave
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Chmakova, Svetlana
Length: 248 Copyright: 2017

In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is very different--math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone's cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems? School stories. Realistic fiction. Series: Berrybrook Middle School, book 2. IL 4-8. AR 2.8. RC 3.2. Lexile 360.
Brave IJ  
KM 12947KM 12947 Button War: A Tale of the Great War (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Avi
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but otherwise life is unremarkable. Patryk and his friends entertain themselves by coming up with dares -- some more harmful than others -- until the Germans drop a bomb on the schoolhouse and the Great War comes crashing in. As control of the village falls from one nation to another, Jurek, the ringleader of these friends, devises the best dare yet: whichever boy steals the finest military button will be king. But as sneaking buttons from uniforms hanging to dry progresses to looting the bodies of dead soldiers -- and as Jurek's obsession with being king escalates -- Patryk begins to wonder whether their "button war" is still just a game. When devastation reaches their doorstep, the lines between the button war and the real war blur, especially for the increasingly callous Jurek. Avi delivers an account of the boys of one war-torn village who are determined to prove themselves with a simple dare that spins disastrously out of control. Historical fiction. Contains the hardcover book, a playaway and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 4 hours and 45 minutes. IL 4-8. AR 3.9. Lexile 540.
Button War: A Tale of the Great War (Playaway) IJ  
B 124988B 124988 Calamity (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Length: 421 Copyright: 2016

David prepares for a confrontation against the High Epic to help his friend, Prof, achieve redemption and embrace his destiny. Series fiction: Reckoners, book 3. Fantasy fiction. Guerilla warfare. Supervillians. IL 8-12. AR 5.2. RC 5.3. Lexile 700.
Calamity (Book 3) JS  
B 123654B 123654 Contract
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Jeter, Derek
Length: 151 Copyright: 2014

In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field. Iowa Children's Choice 2018-2019. Autobiographical fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.8. Lexile 770.
Contract IJ  
B 109131B 109131 Dangerous Book for Boys
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Iggulden, Conn
Length: 270 Copyright: 2007

A collection of entertainments geared toward boys, containing accounts of famous battles, William Shakespeare quotations, games, and instructions for activities such as building a go-cart, cutting flint heads, making an electromagnet, and folding the "greatest paper airplane in the world."
Dangerous Book for Boys IJ  
B 123406B 123406 Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Lee, Sungju
Length: 314 Copyright: 2016

The memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents disappeared. Finally, after years of being homeless and living with a gang, Sungju is reunited with his maternal grandparents and, eventually, his father. Autobiography. Survival story. IL 7-12. AR 5.9. RC 5.7. Lexile 880.
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Kore JS  
B 124987B 124987 Firefight (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Length: 419 Copyright: 2015

David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan". Series fiction: Reckoners, Book 2. Sequel to: Steelheart. Guerrila warfare. Supervillians. IL 8-12. AR 5.1. RC 5.3. Lexile 700.
Firefight (Book 2) JS  
B 95209B 95209 Get Those Guys Reading!: Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baxter, Kathleen / Kochel, Marcia
Length: 220 Copyright: 2012

Provides reading suggestions for fiction books and book series that may appeal to boys in grades three through nine, including the genres of adventure, horror, science fiction, humorous fiction, and sport stories.
Get Those Guys Reading!: Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love T  
B 123261B 123261 Girls Don't Have Cooties
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Krulik, Nancy E
Length: 76 Copyright: 2006

Katie, an ordinary third-grader who accidentally wished on a shooting star to be anyone but herself, turns into her best friend Jeremy and tries to reconcile the boys and girls in Class 3A after the boys decide all girls have cooties. Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo, Book 4. IL 2-6. AR 2.9. RC 2.5. Lexile 580. GR L.
Girls Don't Have Cooties PI  
B 118139B 118139 Great Day
Grade Lvl: K Author: Gomi, Taro
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

In simple text this book follows the daily activities of a young boy who is always the first in every activity--waking up, eating breakfast, playing, and getting ready for bed. IL Pres-K.
Great Day K  
B 92617B 92617 Guys Write for Guys Read
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 272 Copyright: 2005

Contains a collection of short stories, drawings, poems, and memoirs from well-known writers of "guy" fiction written by boys for boys. Includes pieces by Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, Will Hobbs, Stephen King, Gary Paulsen, James Howe, Chris Crutcher, Bruce Brooks, Avi, Jack Gantos, Richard Peck, Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Jerry Spinelli, Laurence Yep, and many others. Autobiographical anecdotes. Reminiscences.
Guys Write for Guys Read IJST  
B 93474B 93474 Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis
Grade Lvl: T Author: Slocumb, Paul
Length: 165 Copyright: 2004

Discusses society's need to attend to the social and emotional life of boys in this country. Relates statistical information on crime, discipline problems, dropout rates, etc. and the factors and circumstances that increase the probability that boys will have difficulties in school. Explores the factors that place boys in a crisis situation and the resulting social problems including violence, absent fathers, poverty. Examines the differences in the male and female brain. Explains that in order to survive emotionally, boys must be able to access resources (financial, emotional, mental, physical, support systems, relationships/role models). Presents six case studies. Lists myths that are damaging to boys and need to be dispelled. Shows what school personnel can do to help.
Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis T  
B 116800B 116800 Heartbreak Messenger
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Vance, Alexander
Length: 283 Copyright: 2013

When doing a favor for a friend leads him to begin a service that allows his classmates to gently break up with each other by proxy, Quentin enjoys unexpected initial success before becoming discouraged by the constant exposure to broken hearts. IL 5-8.
Heartbreak Messenger IJ  
B 58180B 58180 Henry and Beezus
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Beverly
Length: 192 Copyright: 1952

Another story about Henry Huggins, his dog Ribsy, and his friend, Beezus, centers around Henry's efforts to earn money for a bicycle. GR level O. AR 4.6. RC 5.1. Lexile 730.
Henry and Beezus PI  
B 58181B 58181 Henry and Ribsy
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Beverly
Length: 192 Copyright: 1954

In another Henry Huggins experiences in and out of trouble, father promises to take Henry salmon fishing if he can keep his dog Ribsy out of mischief for a month. Guided Reading Level O. AR 4.6. RC 5.7. Lexile 740. IL 3-5.
Henry and Ribsy PI  
B 58182B 58182 Henry and the Clubhouse
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Beverly
Length: 192 Copyright: 1962

This is the humorous story of Henry, and the conflicting interests of his paper route, his friends, and the clubhouse they built. GR level O. AR 5.1. RC 5.6. Lexile 820. IL 3-5.
Henry and the Clubhouse PI  
B 58183B 58183 Henry and the Paper Route
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Beverly
Length: 192 Copyright: 1957

With his heart set on a paper route, Henry gets unexpected assistance from his inescapable little sister Ramona. Guided Reading level O. IL 3-5. AR 5.3. Follett RL 5.0. RC 5.1. Lexile 820.
Henry and the Paper Route PI  
B 116221B 116221 Hooey Higgins and the Shark
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Voake, Steve
Length: 104 Copyright: 2012

When Hooey Higgins falls in love with an expensive chocolate egg in Mr. Danson's shop window, he and his best friend Twig come up with a fund-raising plan to capture a local shark and charge people to view it. AR 4.0 Rc 3.7 Lexile 650 IL 2-4.
Hooey Higgins and the Shark PI  
B 118606B 118606 I Feel Five!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Murguia, Bethanie Deeney
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Fritz's fifth birthday starts off well when he eats all five of his birthday pancakes and gets brand-new sneakers that fit perfectly, but when he peeks in the mirror, he looks just the same as he did when he was four years old. Follett RL 2.2 IL Pres-1.
I Feel Five! KP  
B 124735B 124735 Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Stambach, Scott
Length: 326 Copyright: 2016

Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan. That is until the seventeen-year-old Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. But eventually, he is drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. And now Ivan wants something, whereas before he survived by being utterly detached from things and people: Ivan wants Polina to live. Iowa High School Battle of the Books 2018-2019. Realistic fiction. Contemporary fiction. IL 9-12.
Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko JS  
DVD 2045DVD 2045 Just Around the Corner--For Boys
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 10 Copyright: 2000

An older teenage boy talks to younger boys about puberty. Topics include the onset, physical and emotional changes, male reproduction system, common male experiences at puberty, importance of good hygiene and healthy habits. Closed captioned.
Just Around the Corner--For Boys I  
V 14186V 14186 Just Around the Corner-For Boys
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 10 Copyright: 2000

An older teenage boy talks to younger boys about puberty. Topics include the onset, physical and emotional changes, male reproduction system, common male experiences at puberty, importance of good hygiene and healthy habits.
Just Around the Corner-For Boys I  
B 116279B 116279 Las Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Twain, Mark
Length: 163 Copyright: 1997

Spanish translation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain's classic adventures of the mischievous Tom Sawyer and his friends growing up in a small Mississippi River town in Missouri. IL 5-10.
Las Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) IJS  
DVD 1757DVD 1757 Let's Talk Puberty for Boys
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 11 Copyright: 2006

Describes the physical and emotional changes that happen to boys during puberty. Uses animation and humor to describe topics such as hair growth, hormones, and voice changes.
Let's Talk Puberty for Boys I  
KM 8845KM 8845 Let's Talk! Multicultural Puppets Set
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Contains six hand puppets with traditional outfits: Japanese girl puppet, Mexican girl puppet, Nigerian girl puppet, Navajo boy puppet, Ghanaian boy puppet, and Chinese boy puppet. Each is approximately 12" tall. Puppets are machine washable.
Let's Talk! Multicultural Puppets Set KP  
B 110669B 110669 Lickety-Split
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Heidbreder, Robert
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

A small boy has numerous rhyming adventures. Uses onomatopoeic action phrases/wordplay.
Lickety-Split KP  
B 124571B 124571 Lone Stars
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Lupica, Mike
Length: 230 Copyright: 2017

When Coach Coop, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, starts exhibiting side effects from the many concussions he suffered while playing professionally, twelve-year-old wide receiver Clay Hollis becomes determined to help him get through the football season until Thanksgiving, when Coach plans to attend a ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates. Realistic fiction. Brain concussions - consequences. IL 6-12. AR 5.3. RC 5.5. Lexile 840.
Lone Stars IJS  
DVD 2918DVD 2918 Mask You Live In
Grade Lvl: S Author: Newsom, Jennifer Siebel
Length: 90 Copyright: 2016

Documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's limited definition of masculinity. Newsom suggests that men are taught from an early age to become hypermasculine. Pressured by the media, their peer groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become 'real' men. A brotherhood code of silence is also discussed. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the 'boy crisis' and tactics to combat it. (Note: mature language and content throughout). Masculinity- United States. Popular culture- United States. CC. Spanish subtitles available. IL 10-12.
Mask You Live In S  
B 124391B 124391 Mayday
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Harrington, Karen
Length: 344 Copyright: 2016

Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice. Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.2. RC 3.3. GR W.
Mayday PIJ  
B 124192B 124192 Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Patterson, James / Tebbetts, Chris
Length: 309 Copyright: 2017

Rafe Khatchadorian is ready for a fun summer at camp--until he finds out it's a summer school camp! Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realizes there's more to a person than a nickname, though, and Booger-Eater might be the kind of friend you want on your side when the boys from the Cool Cabin attack. Graphic novel format. Series fiction: Middle School, Book 4. IL 4-8. AR 4.0. RC 3.7. Lexile 640. GR T.
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill IJ  
B 103558B 103558 Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 112 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: World Folktales For Strong Boys. Tales retold by Jane Yolen demonstrate the triumph of brains over brawn. In each of the 14 folktales, boys solve problems with kindness, compassion, wisdom, and other virtues. AR 5.0. Follett RL 5.1. RC 4.5. Lexile 720. GR level R.
Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales PIJ  
B 94062B 94062 More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Adventures with Mythical Creatures
Grade Lvl: T Author: Black, Ann
Length: 153 Copyright: 2009

Presents ten readers' theater scripts selected to engage middle school boys, including adaptations of myths from around the world, including Africa, Greece, India, Ireland, Arabia, Scandinavia, and others, and providing an introduction and production notes with each. Mythical animals.
More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Adventures with Mythical Creat T  
B 121556B 121556 More-igami
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kleber, Dori
Length: 40 Copyright: 2016

A creative young boy with a passion for practicing origami finds a surprising source of encouragement on his diverse city block. Joey, who loves anything that can fold, learns origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, but it takes lots of time and practice before he can perfect the craft. Practice makes perfect. AR 2.4 RC 1.3 Lexile 400 IL K-2.
More-igami KP  
KM 9591KM 9591 Multi-Ethnic Doll Set
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Set of eight 18" tall dolls (four boys, four girls) for dramatic play. Includes Hispanic, Asian, white, and African American.
Multi-Ethnic Doll Set KP  
B 115130B 115130 My Name is Not Alexander
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Fosberry, Jennifer
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Alexander changes names throughout the day, assuming the identities of some of the world's greatest men, including his own father. AR 2.5 Lexile 570 IL K-3.
My Name is Not Alexander KP  
B 123636B 123636 New Kid
Grade Lvl: PI Author: English, Karen
Length: 124 Copyright: 2017

Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He doesn't look or act like other kids. When Gavin's bike goes missing, they think Khufu stole it, but did he? Realistic fiction. Series. Carver Chronicles, Book 5. IL 2-6. RC 4.3. Lexile 690.
New Kid PI  
DVD 2263DVD 2263 Physical Changes: Boys
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2007

Explains that puberty takes time to happen and varies from person to person. It starts when the body begins to release hormones: testosterone for boys, and estrogen for girls. Reviews the physical body changes that occur, such as sweating, acne, hair growth, voice changes and sexual changes. The special chapter for boys defines the parts of the male reproductive system and the processes that occur during erection, ejaculation, and wet dreams. What is puberty? The major physical changes of puberty. Other physical changes of puberty. The sexual changes of puberty. The sexual changes in boys. Closed captioned.
Physical Changes: Boys IJ  
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2001

Presents the physical, psychological, and emotional changes boys experience before adulthood. Teen boys share their thoughtful, humorous, and insightful stories that help ease the confusions, embarrassments and fears of viewers.
KM 9205KM 9205 PWIM: Bike/Dog (BB)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

PWIM poster to be used with the Picture Word Inductive Model, a language arts strategy developed by Emily Calhoun for teaching reading and writing. Laminated photo (20"x30") of a boy and his dog standing with his bike. Use Vis-a-vis marker (or one that wipes off with water) to mark on the poster to create dictionary-like word bank.
PWIM: Bike/Dog (BB) KPI  
B 124557B 124557 Rebound
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Alexander, Kwame
Length: 414 Copyright: 2018

In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past. Prequel to: The crossover. B 118364. Novel in verse. Historical fiction. IL 5-10. AR 4.3. RC 4.7. Lexile 780.
Rebound IJS  
B 96782B 96782 Relationships First, September 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2016

Educational Leadership, September 2016 (Volume 74, Number 1). Issue looks at how teachers can nurture relationships-- even with oppositional students & struggling students. Some articles deal with unlocking boys' potential, how to help Black & Latino males succeed, how to build trust, insights on how trauma influences the brain, creating safe spaces, and building bridges with students who have ADHD.
Relationships First, September 2016 T  
B 94538B 94538 Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sullivan, Michael
Length: 152 Copyright: 2010

A guide to interesting boys in books and reading, featuring over onehundred booktalks, lists of suggested titles and authors in a variety of genres, and a readers' advisory interview. Includes chapters on why boys are different, a definition of boys' lit, the readers'-advisory interview with boys, special circumstances, booktalking for boys of all ages, and indirect readers' advisory. The second half of the book is devoted to fully annotated book listsin a variety of fiction and nonfiction subject areas, with each chapter further subdivided into elementary-school, middle-school, and high-school readers.
Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory T  
B 123648B 123648 Some Kind of Courage
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gemeinhart, Dan
Length: 234 Copyright: 2016

In 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest. Iowa Children's Choice 2018-2019. Historical fiction. Survival. IL 4-8. AR 4.8. RC 4.6. Lexile 760.
Some Kind of Courage IJ  
B 109557B 109557 Stinky: A Toon Book
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Davis, Eleanor
Length: 40 Copyright: 2008

Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, comes up with all kinds of strange ways to get rid of a kid who has wandered into his territory. Comic book/graphic novel format. AR 1.5. Follett RL 1.7. Lexile 170.
Stinky: A Toon Book KP  
B 123537B 123537 Superstar
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Davis, Mandy
Length: 320 Copyright: 2017

Follows space-obsessed Lester Musselbaum as he experiences the challenges of his first days of public school: making friends, facing bullies, finding his "thing," and accidentally learning of his autism-spectrum diagnosis. IL 3-7. AR 3.8. RC 3.3. Lexile 580.
Superstar IJ  
B 94479B 94479 Supporting Boys' Learning: Strategies for Teacher Practice, PreK-Grade 3
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sprung, Barbara / Froschl, Merle
Length: 104 Copyright: 2010

Addresses concerns about the numbers of boys disengaging from school in the early years and performing poorly on tests of literacy skills. The authors describe strategies preschool and primary teachers can use to meet boys' needs, respond positively to the energy boys bring to the classroom, and promote successful school experiences. Sex differences in education.
Supporting Boys' Learning: Strategies for Teacher Practice, PreK-Grade 3 T  
B 94778B 94778 Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cleveland, Kathleen
Length: 233 Copyright: 2011

Book by Kathleen Palmer Cleveland is a response to growing concerns about a crisis in boys academic achievement. Presents findings from four large-scale studies about how boys learn best and combines these findings with insights about ongoing social and learning-style factors that affect learning in the classroom, plus lesson plans and anecdotes from real teachers working across all grade levels and subject areas. Cleveland's Pathways to Re-Engagement is a framework for decision making in the classroom. The Pathways model seeks to: Replace the underachieving boy's negative attitudes about learning; Reconnect each boy with school, with learning, and with a belief in himself as a competent learner; Rebuild learning skills that lead to success in school and in life; and Reduce the need for unproductive and distracting behaviors as a means of self-protection.
Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers i T  
B 96347B 96347 Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel, and Learn in School, Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 352 Copyright: 2015

Presents research in neuroscience and developmental psychology to explain why boys learn differently. Guide translates theory into tested strategies that are ready to use. Features include a discussion of cognitive gender differences and how they relate to education; an analysis of the benefits and challenges of single-sex classrooms; techniques for differentiating learning in co-ed classrooms; strategies for reaching boys with ADHD, learning disabilities, social and emotional differences, and more; plus case studies.
Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel, and Learn in School, Second T  
B 106637B 106637 Time to Get Up, Time to Go
Grade Lvl: K Author: Milgrim, David
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

From morning until night, a young boy stays busy by playing, doing chores, and eating. Follett RL 1.0.
Time to Get Up, Time to Go K  
B 123471B 123471 True Letters from a Fictional Life
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Logan, Kenneth
Length: 323 Copyright: 2016

A young man in a sleepy Vermont town feels trapped when he sits down to write letters he never intends to send, which ultimately leads to a truth he is not quite ready to face. Bildungsroman / Coming of Age. Realistic fiction. IL 9-12. Lexile 690.
True Letters from a Fictional Life JS  
B 124738B 124738 Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Connor, Leslie
Length: 326 Copyright: 2018

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason's learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day. Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him? Mystery fiction. Starred reviews. IL 5-9. AR 2.7. RC 2.1. Lexile 310.
Truth as Told by Mason Buttle IJS  
B 124572B 124572 Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sheinkin, Steve
Length: 280 Copyright: 2017

Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Narrative nonfiction. Starred reviews. IL 6-12. AR 6.8. RC 8.3. Lexile 980.
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team IJS  
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: GRAVELLE, KAREN
Length: 150 Copyright: 1998

Describes the physical and emotional changes that occur in boys (and, to a lesser extent, in girls) during puberty and discusses sexual activity, homesexuality, AIDS, and other related topics.
B 114877B 114877 Who Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Harris, Robie H
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Provides colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand facts for young children about the physical differences between boys and girls and follows siblings Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach where they ask lots of questions. Sex differences. Notable Children's Books 2012. From the series Let's Talk About You and Me. IL Pres-2.
Who Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies KP  
B 106936B 106936 Who Is Melvin Bubble?
Grade Lvl: P Author: Bruel, Nick
Length: 30 Copyright: 2006

An introduction to six year old Melvin Bubble as presented by his family, friends, and others. Use to explore point of view or concept of identity. AR 2.8. Follett RL 2.4. RC 2.5. Lexile 430.
Who Is Melvin Bubble? P