The Boy's Store Blog — Summer Reading

Best Books: Elephant and Piggie Books

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Best Books: Elephant and Piggie Books

For Christmas, each of my kids received new books. My youngest loves the Elephant and Piggie books written by Mo Willems. Mo Willems books are easy to read, funny, and help young readers hone their reading skills and cultivate a love for stories. The books are great for readers at first through third-grade reading levels. Each book includes incredibly fun artwork, and at the end of each story, there is a hidden pigeon character that the kids always love to try to find. Waiting is not Easy! is a story that discusses patience and how hard it can be to...

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Best Books: Halloween

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Best Books: Halloween

Do you have an early reader at home? One of the best series for learning to read, or improving the skills of a new reader is the Pete the Cat books. not only are they easy-to-read for new readers but they are fun and contain themes that are understandable for early readers. This month we want to highlight the Halloween Pete the Cat. Pete the Cat: Trick or Treat is a fun book for early readers to read alone this holiday or to an older or younger sibling. Younger siblings will also love the fun flaps that surprise the reader...

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Avid Learning for Boys

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Avid Learning for Boys

Do you feel as though your boy is just not interested in learning? You know he has the ability but how do you fuel the passion for learning. I have gathered here are some tips that I have used to encourage learning and discovery in boys. Each and every family thrives in different environments. Some need noise, others need calm and serenity. Most families need a balance of both. Aim to create that environment often and most of all set an example. Read for your own pleasure and let your children see you doing it Look up spelling of words...

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Favorite Summer Reading: Dangerous Books for Boys

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Favorite Summer Reading: Dangerous Books for Boys

This book was my son’s favorite summer reading selection. The Dangerous Book for Boys was a bestseller in the United Kingdom in 2006. This intentionally old fashioned and politically incorrect guide book for dads and their sons.  It is a reminder of lore and technique not yet completely lost to the digital age. Dangerous Book for Boys should appeal to many boys, even more so if dad joins in. Tongue-in-cheek humor emerges throughout, notably in the chapter called Girls. Recall adventures and historical battles; relearn how to do simple magic tricks, tie knots and much more. You get a sense...

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