What is it with Boys?

Well. . .today I found a little gem of a poem of sorts. . .free verse. . .what-have-you.  It's entitled: Recipe for Growing Boys by Irene Noble Take one boy, about seven pounds.  Give to a family who loves him very much.  Simmer together with laughter, patience, comfort and a deep sense of responsibility for …

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Good Books for Boys and the People who Love Them

I am frequently asked to recommend books for kids to read.  I spend a lot of time reading juvenile and young adult literature just so I can recommend them to my own students.  Today I got the request again. . .this time for a boy from 5th-7th grade.  Below is the list I sent verbatim, …

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