Happy Star Wars Day!

mayfourthThis is a great day to remember that tapping into a child’s interests is a powerful way to motivate them to open a book!  There are a multitude of fabulous books based on the Star Wars saga, so if someone you know has been brandishing a light sabre around the house today with particular enthusiasm, now is your time to strike!  Natural information seekers, boys tend to gravitate to non-fiction, so even if you have trouble encouraging your Star Wars fan to pick up a Luke Skywalker or Clone Wars storybook, even the most reluctant will find it difficult to resist a glorious, fact packed, encyclopedic edition like Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary or the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

dk-readers-star-wars-luke-skywalker-s-amazing-storyMy personal favourite is the DK Star Wars Readers series which includes a huge list of both fiction and non-fiction Star Wars titles.  You can’t go past DK Books for quality in children’s publishing and this fabulous series is no exception.  The full colour Readers come in 4 levels, ranging from beginner titles like Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Story to titles for the independent reader such as Star Wars Ultimate Duels.  DK Readers can be found in good bookshops and there is a great range for online purchase at Booktopia (one of my favourite haunts!).

May the fourth be with you, and your boys!

… I just had to say that 😉





New guppies in the boys’ room!

Welcome to Boyslookbooks!  I hope that here you’ll find the help you need to get the boys in your life reading and loving books.  It’s not always easy to start boys on their reading journey and even harder to keep them exploring, especially through the teen years.  As a teacher, librarian and mother to twin 9 year old boys (and a wonderful 14 year old girl), I’m hoping I can help you!  We’ve just welcomed some awesome little guppies to our house to celebrate the boys’ recent birthday so I just had to choose this fishy theme. Besides … boys, water, mud, slimy creatures, big adventures and great stories just all seem to go together, so lets get started!