The difference between what boys like to read and girls was also discussed at many Parent Teacher meetings.
Research shows whereas girls prefer fiction that many boys have a preference for non fiction.
Though girls might like these too, boys like graphic novels, information books, adventure, humour/joke books.
The Guinness Book Of Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not are popular.
Roddy Doyle ‘The Giggler Treatment’ and ‘Captain Underpants’ though not ‘politically correct’ do encourage some boys to read.
The ‘Beast Quest’ series by Adam Blade is popular with independent readers.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE BEAST QUEST SERIES HERE
Then there is Irish author Kieran Fanning’s Code Crackers series.
These books are not read from beginning to end.
Children reading these books have to solve clues, codes, problems and other puzzles to continue with the story.
The staff in bookshops and your local librarian can also be very helpful
if you ask them about books that are popular with boys or girls of this age.
A lively horse, by Jake