When making a home library, don't forget to make a special space for a boys reading corner. By doing this, you are telling your son how important reading is. Let him help you decide how to decorate his space.
Do you need to know not just where to find the books BUT also what books to put in his bookcase? Amazon have reviews for most books. These reviews have usually been done by individuals and not someone at the company.
Here are a couple of books sites I found made especially for boys:
This site is made especially for guys; big guys and little guys. There are author reviews of what their favorite books were when they were growing up. The book lists are divided into categories. Once you click on a book title, you will see: the author's name, genre, and appropriate age.
Watch the video below to find out why Jon Scieszka, author of "The Stinky Cheese Man", started this site. This video was made in 2014 but he hasn't changed anything about Guys Read.
This site was made by James Patterson, the author, and his wife. When they realized their son didn't like to read, he decided to start writing books for boys (and girls) that would get them reading. Check this site for books to put in your boy's reading corner: Books for Boys
Here's another video that features four authors of books that boys especially like. Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man; Jeff Kinney author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid;Gene Luen Yang, an author of graphic novels; Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the graphic novel The Lunch Lady; Jack Gantos, author of Rotten Ralph.
Listed below are a few ideas for a boys reading corner. I have also included some text links and logo buttons to some sites that you may want to visit if you see an item you would like to purchase. Happy Decorating!
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Use a Spiderman decal from FatHeads to decorate the walls. It sticks to the wall and is removable and reusable. These decals are very inexpensive way to make the reading space 'COME ALIVE'. Since it is removable, it can be changed or moved at any time.
Make sure you have some graphic novels and Super Hero comic books for your super hero to read.
Don't forget the lighting. Place a pole lamp near a bean bag. There are several styles for you to choose from.
A floor style lamp that has a light facing toward the ceiling and an extra arm that points downward is great for reading.
Or you may prefer to use a goose neck desk lamp like this one.
Another floor style is one with 2 or 3 lights which can be adjusted.
You might want to try this star projector for the ceiling. This would give the room a night time feel and with a good book light, your son could "read in the dark" without straining his eyes with a flash light.
What books does your son like to read? Have him respond here and tell others why he likes the book. OR have you read a book together that was enjoyable. Share that story with us.
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