Monday, February 15, 2016

Boys May be Interested in these Book Titles

Posted by Lisa Carlson, PERC Chairperson

In November of 2015, I submitted a grant proposal to purchase books specifically for the male students in my Grade 9 to 12 classes. I was generously awarded a grant by Prairie Rose School Division to purchase books.  My goal was to purchase a book for each boy I taught that would stay in my classroom for others to enjoy as well. For three weeks, I pestered, bugged and poked the boys in Grades 9 to 12 for suggestions of books they would like to see in my classroom. While unfortunately not every male student would give me an idea, I did get most to give suggestions of titles, authors or at the very least, a genre they preferred to read.

At the end of November, I spent three hours in McNally-Robinson selecting and ordering titles. It was a dream come true! Eventually I gathered just over seventy books! The staff was wonderful, very understanding, and patient with my running back and forth, and piling books in the various baskets.

Here is a list of books that were purchased:

Graphic Novels
The Walking Dead (volumes 1-7)
Avengers I and II
Jeff Smith
Bone series
Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet series
Max Brooks
Harlem Hellfighters
Gareth Hinds
Gareth Hinds
The Odyssey
Wayne Vansant
Red Baron
Sharon E. Mckayet et al.
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel
Boxers and Saints
Keenan and Fox
Dogs of War
Gun Snark
Attack of the Titans, Vol. 1 and 2
Sheila Keenan
Dogs of War

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Non-Fiction Titles
Simon Adams
World War 1 (Eyewitness Books)
Simon Adam
World War 2 (Eyewitness Books)
PK Publishing
Vietnam War
Lamar Underwood
250 Fishing Tips
Lamar Underwood
250 Hunting Tips
Michael Mooney
Life and Legend of Chris Kyle
Matt Doeden
War in Afghanistan
David Almond, et al.
The Great War
Bill O’Reilly
Hitler’s Last Days
Reggie Leach & Bobby Clark
Riverton Rifle
Gordie Howe
Mr. Hockey
Jeny Nguyen
Hunting for Food
Michael Grange
Basketball’s Greatest Stars
Jon Waldman
100 Things Jets Fans Should Know
Roland Lazenby
Michael Jordan: The Life
Michael Bargen
The Korean War
Jordan Tootoo
All the Way

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Fiction Titles
Jacqueline Guest
The Comic Book War (MYRCA nominee)
James Patterson
Dangerous Days of Daniel X
Michael Red Hill
Saving Houdini (MYRCA nominee)
Deborah Ellis
Off to War: Voices of Soldiers
Deborah Ellis
Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees
Wayne T. Batson
Isle of Swords
Wayne T. Batson
Isle of Fire
Darren Shan
Zom-B Series
Jem Meenaghan
Chasing Mavericks
Richard Scrimger
Zomboy (MYRCA nominee)
Richard Dean Myers
Eric Walters
Rule of Three series
Amie Kaufman
John Wilson
Wings of War (MYRCA nominee)


  1. Great suggestions! The Amulet series is really popular at my school right now too! Also, War Brothers (both the graphic novel and the regular novel) flies off the shelf quickly. I'll have to investigate some of the other suggestions and add some to my classroom library.

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