Not Just for Boys

I don’t believe there are books for girls and books for boys.  Every child should be able to read about fairies and diggers and spaceships.  With that in mind, the reviews on this website are by no means restricted.

This Boy Reads was created after I discovered a very sad fact: according to research by the National Literary Trust, only 1 in 4 boys read outside of class every day.  In fact, boys’ underachievement in reading is a significant concern for schools across the UK and is a long-term and international trend affecting overall literacy levels.

So with that in mind, these reviews aren’t on “boy specific” books but rather a conscious effort to encourage all children to read for fun, especially boys.

For more information, see the full Boys Commission Report or visit