Testimonials

"As a writer and mother of three sons, I was delighted when I discovered Getting Boys to Read." - Jayne, mother/writer in South Carolina

"GettingBoysToRead.com has been an inspiration and a form of support to me, not only as a reading teacher but as a parent of a son who needed reading encouragement." - Judith, teacher in Tennessee

"Your site rocks! Congrats and keep up all of the great work!" - Stacey, teacher librarian in New York

"I wrote your website address on my summer reading list. I hope parents are going to be as enthusiastic as I am when you gave it to me. Good luck." - Sophie, school librarian in New Jersey

"Our son just turned 13 and used to read but seems like it is more of a chore now...thanks for all the great articles. Our goal now is to find some books that are interesting to him and get him back on the right track!" - Cherie, mom in Pennsylvania

"I have now bookmarked GettingBoysToRead.com as one of my favorite library/reading/book related websites." - Rory, teen librarian in Nebraska

"I signed up to "Gettingboystoread" today. What a fantastic site!" - Sade

I think your site sounds very interesting and necessary. - Danielle

Hey Mike! We love to read!! My 4 kids love to read, too.. Although different ways and interests...My 8yo stays late at night just to finish a book he's totally into! Great idea and purpose!

It's a great website and especially helpful for me and my 2 year old son. - Angel

I couldn't stop reading your page- that is fabulous what you do! My son was not originally a reader and I switched him into a magnet school. It has changed him and now that he is entering middle school he made all of the honors classes. I know what you do makes a difference! - Jill

Thanks for the GREAT work you're dooing for kids!! Particularly BOYS. - Sue

Hi Mike, I'm a children's book author and a mother of a 1st-grade boy. I've been following your tweets for awhile and love them. Please keep up the good work! - Laurie

As a former reading teacher, I applaud you. Keep up the good work. - Kim

I am very impressed with your website. It's great to see how varied this incredibly important topic can be presented to parents, community, boys and educators. - Alexa

I am very interested in your blog and will be checking it out. I am a mother to 3 girls and 1 boy. My girls and I love to read, but my husband is not much of a reader and the little guy is already proving to not care for "storytime". I am hoping to someday "convert" my husband to reading and I hope my son will also turn out to be a reader. Anyway, I look forward to reading your tips. - Danielle

I have a 9 year old boy that I currently homeschool. I looked at your site and I joined! Loved it! I think you are really filling a need. - Richele

Hi Mike - Great mission! I have two boys, a mom who's an early childhood literacy specialist, so I know the work you're doing is SO important! Rock on. - Liv

Your blog is great! I know lots of parents who are struggling to get their boys to read...hiring tutors, etc. mixed success. I don't know of any blogs like yours. - Christina

You give me hope. My son hates to read and it has been a struggle. Thanks! - Katherine

Getting boys to read is a particular passion of mine, so it was fun to visit your site. - Bridget

I love the concept behind your blog. Fantastic book reviews focused on encouraging boys to read! - Dolly

I have two boys,still younger now, but one coming up on the age of learning to read. I look forward to viewing your site and getting ideas to help!! Thank you!! - Reannon

I think your website ROCKS!- Tara

It's great to see that someone is caring about what boys read and learn. - Sue

Great site Mike. Boys and school/reading IS such an adventure!! They certainly are wired differently than girls. I've actually found it easier to teach my boys to read, but harder to get them to really love to read for enjoyment. Best of luck to you. - Michelle

Sounds like you're doing some great work! What a great cause... looking forward to connecting, just added you on Twitter - Rebecca

I love your site.Great stuff. I have 2 boys and I love the crusade to get boys to read. Keep up the good work! See you on fb too. - Nora

I'd love to network with you. Reading is a favorite pastime with my boys, and I'd love to share tips to help other moms assist their little ones in knowing the love of reading. -April

I love your blog and you are doing something really important like the awareness of reading , keep it up. - Angela

Wow! What an Awesome sight! I have 3 boys and 1 girl and for the life of me, I just realized Boys def. need more tools and encouragement to read than Girls. What a very useful page you have going! Kelleye


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In the video below, I share the experience of seeing my book in print for the first time. I also explain the details about my April 29th book launch. Please take a look and then share this page with your friends! Link to buy my book – (CHECK BACK APRIL 29) Flyer – Book-Launch.PDF

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UPDATE #29 – GETTING BOYS TO READ

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Interview with Jim Trelease, Author of The Read Aloud Handbook

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Focus of Interview: Jim  Trelease Introduction Tips or suggestions for parents and educators that work with struggling readers that in relation to Reading Aloud with them. Relationships from the reader and to the child built with reading out loud. What to do with kids that don’t like stories, kids that prefer non-fiction or comic or...

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Interview with Richard Selznick, Author of The Shutdown Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child

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Focus of Interview: About Dr. Selznick, the Book “The Shut-Down Learner”, learning difficulties in children, problems in reading, and how to improve reading skills. Transcript of the Interview   Mike McQueen: Welcome Everyone! My name is Mike McQueen, your friendly teacher-librarian. I’m here interviewing Dr Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner. Dr Selznick, are...

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Interview with Jane Yolen, Author of Owl Moon

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Interview Highlights: Overview of Jane’s books Natural Readers Helping struggling readers find right materials Importance of nonfiction Setting up a book swap Meeting kids’ needs

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Interview with Cris Tovani, Author of I Read It, but I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

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Interview with Donalyn Miller, Author of The Book Whisperer

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Focus of Interview: The Book Whisperer Struggling Readers Confidence Peer Influence Graphic Novels The importance of choice Transcript of the Interview Donalyn Miller Interview Mike McQueen: Greetings everyone my name is Mike McQueen: your friendly teacher librarian, I am here with Donalyn Miller author of The Book Whisperer welcome Donalyn.   Donlayn Miller: Hi thanks...

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Interview with Kelly Gallagher, Author of Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

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Focus of Interview: Introducing Kelly Gallagher - The Importance of High Interest Materials - Having a Mixture of Reading Materials - Independent Reading Time - The Study, “To Read or Not to Read” - What is Going on in Finland with Reading? Transcript of the Interview Mike McQueen: I’m here with Kelly Gallagher, author and...

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Interview with Steven Layne, Author of Igniting a Passion for Reading

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Focus of Interview: Professional Background, How to Make Reading Fun, Reading Incentive Programs, Magazines for Struggling Readers, One Final Suggestion Transcript of the Interview Mike McQueen: Greetings everyone! I’m Mike McQueen your friendly Teacher Librarian. I’m here with Dr. Steven Layne author and college professor, is that right Dr. Steven? Steve Layne: That is correct....

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