Thursday, June 7, 2012
Star Wars books for boys
Ok - so girls might like Star Wars books too, but so far I haven't experienced the mass rush to the Star Wars section of the library by girls. It is the boys in Years 1- 3 (ages 6-9). They LOVE Star Wars. Even though Star Wars has been around for most of my life, I don't particularly get the attraction, but there is this age group that seem to really like it (and hey, I'm not a boy in years 1-3 at school!).
I have had great fun buying books on Star Wars for work. This week we got a lovely new set of DK readers from the Book Depository. Including the literary masterpieces 'What is a Wookiee?' and 'The secret life of droids' ('Do Droids have best friends?', 'Could YOU help a droid in need?', says the back cover ... love it). There are readers from the basic level to the higher, more independent levels. The few copies I do have in the library are permanently on loan so these new books will be a great addition.
What spurred me on to think more about these types of books was a post by Trevor Cairney on science and technology books for boys (this is totally brilliant blog btw - essential reading if you are interested in anything to do with children's literature, literacy, learning, book recommendations). I thought it was particularly helpful especially as I myself have a boy who is struggling to gain fluency in his reading. Just pushing as many books as possible to these types of readers is vital - just getting them reading something, anything is the key.
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