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  • Benita

    Education should be infused with the multimedia and social networks that our youth use every day.Thanks for thinking of our boys.

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  • Liz

    Interesting blog — I have 2 boys, age 6 weeks and 3 years — I had no idea that getting boys to read might be difficult… or require a different approach than girls.

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  • DeAnna

    Hi Mike,
    I think this is an important topic. I write articles for several sites and I plan to do one on the topic of boys and reading soon. Your blog will make a good reference for it.

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  • Divina

    Hey Mike,
    Just went on your blog and love it.(Our son) is only 11 months old and every night either his dad and I read to him. I will definitely be back for the articles!

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  • Susan

    Hi Mike, I had a fascinating time reading some posts at your blog.I thought the posts were a great balance between useful information and personable style. It seems to be a kind of group blog with a bunch of enthusiastic people who acquire points by commenting.

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  • Karyn

    Hi, great blog. I have a 2 year old who’s definitely loving letters. He’s also just starting to spell and remember simple words. So I’m definitely interested in your blog — I’m worried that his early interest in pre-reading will wane, and am looking for ideas to keep it going.

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  • Jess

    Hi Mike. I will be checking out the site. Always interested in reading/reading education as a mom and an educator.I always like to stay connected with reading communities.

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  • Leanne

    Hi Mike! I’d love to pass along your site, and will definitely share your information on my blog. As a young girl one of my favorite books (still is, actually) was “My Side of the Mountain”. It’s a great book for getting boys interested in reading. Butgirls loved it too!

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  • Jane

    Hi, Mike. Your site looks intriguing. More so, I am interested in your personal story and your library makeover (more like library revolution – inspiring!). My sons are passionate about libraries and books (and my oldest is interested in becoming a librarian).I am a mother of 4 boys who all love books and reading. It is sad to think about boys who don’t (or can’t) read.Thank you for making a difference with your library efforts and this site!I will definitely link to your site.

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  • Danielle

    I think your site sounds very interesting and necessary….I will check it out! Nice to see someone doing so much good for children these days!

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  • Anonymous

    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!

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  • DeAnna

    What a great idea for a blog! I have a son and a daughter and I have experienced the differences in boys and girls reading. My son has a high IQ yet he hates to read, even though he loved be read to when he was young. We had trouble getting his grade school teachers to take this seriously- they just said he was a boy, so therefore he probably doesn’t like to read. I think this issue needs to be addressed by teachers and parents alike and I am so happy to see you are doing it.

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  • Amy

    I just became a follower on Twitter. Your blog looks very interesting and informative. I’m expecting a little boy next month so I will definitely be checking back for tips! I’m not an expert on boy’s literacy but I know it’s a very important topic.

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  • Tracy

    I looked briefly at your site, but will be back for more as I have a 7 year old boy who struggles with wanting to read. And being a voracious reader myself, this can be a troubling dilemma. I just followed you on Twitter.

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  • Alice

    My little toddler (1 year old) has very short attention span. He forcefully closes the book as soon as I start reading to him. The longest he went so far without wanting to close the book was up to 3 or 4 pages only. I’m keen to get the most from your website to foster his reading interest.

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  • Angela

    Hi Mike!Great site! My son is 12 (almost 13) and LOVES To read! He’s in the 80th percentile on all of his assessments.

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  • Kelleye

    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!

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  • Lori

    Mike! Love your site!

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  • Joyce

    Hi Mike, What a great web site. I think the info you supply will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Angela

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

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  • Heather

    Sounds like a great program you’ve got going on there. My son is only 2 1/2, but he’s gotten really into reading lately. What has helped is putting away the other toys in his room so he has books to turn to if he can’t get to sleep or wakes up early, and he does.Best of luck to you!

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  • April

    Mike, we don’t see a “dude” we see someone who is bringing an important message to an under serviced population! thank you for being so passionate!

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  • Michelle

    Looks like a great website! Can’t wait to read more.

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  • Angela

    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.

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  • VCSMama

    Mike, great site!I’ll be using your site as a resource. Thanks for sharing it’ll be using y.

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  • Nora

    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.

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  • Duncan Faber

    Here’s a great half step towards getting kids interested in reading more. Audiobooks. Not quite as good as actual reading, but it’s a step in the right direction. There’s lots of sites where you can download them for free. Here’s one that we use a lot. http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/stories-for-kids

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