You know how really good books always have a gold sticker on them? Some kind of award that lets us parents know...
This is a really good book! You should buy this book, because someone, of literary consequence, has deemed this book worthy of a golden sticker!
Yeah- Right. Well, I've learned my sons don't really like those golden sticker books. My boys have a very different view, when they see an award on a book they think it means.
It's hard or boring, or deals with feelings. My boys don't really want to connect with their feelings or sad things when reading. They want entertainment! They want humor, heroes, and action!
So I've made my own award. The Biggest Belch Award- for those books that are Most Satisfying.
So this award goes to those books. While they aren't going to bring World Peace or solve World Hunger... and yeah, they haven't made a big contribution to the art of literature they are solving a pretty serious crisis: Poor Literacy among boys. And those kind of books, the ones reluctant readers will pick up and read, deserve some kind of award!
click here to view my small - but ever growing list of books that make boys want to read. And if you know of any great boy books- let me know!