Great Books for Boys by Kathleen Odean

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BOOKS THAT WILL MAKE BOYS WANT TO READ!

Parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians--we need a tool that guides us to the books that will inspire boys to read and keep them coming back for more. Now Kathleen Odean, a former member of the Caldecott and Newbery Award committees and author of the groundbreaking bestseller Great Books for Girls has compiled and annotated a unique collection of more than six hundred books--picture books, novels, mysteries, biographies, sports books, and more--that will fascinate and educate boys. Here are classic characters such as Frog and Toad, Bilbo Baggins, and Encyclopedia Brown; new favorites such as Bingo Brown, Martin the Warrior, and Harry the Dirty Dog; and real-life inspirations such as the Wright brothers, Jackie Robinson, and Jacques Cousteau.

The boys who discover reading from the books in this invaluable volume will witness a wide range of role models--and embark upon an adventure that will fuel their dreams for the rest of their lives.
 

About Kathleen Odean

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Kathleen Odean has been a children's librarian for seventeen years in schools and public libraries. She is chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and previously served on the Caldecott Award Committee and the American Library Associations's Notable Children's Books Committee. She is also a contributing editor for "Book: The Magazine for the Reading Life," Her two other guides to children's books are "Great Books for Girls: More than 600 Books to Inspire Today's Girls "and "Tomorrow's Women and Great Books for Boys: More than 600 Books for Boys 2 to 14,
 
Published February 24, 1998 by Ballantine Books. 396 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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