The American Legion Boys State of Missouri took place this year June 12-19th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. 1,000 of the top high school students come together and build an entire government in the week they are there. Using their unique abilities and beliefs, the boys create a working political system which includes law enforcement, court systems, and all the other aspects of government.
Dogs have long been called "man’s best friend", but the romanticized picture plays out most often as a boy and his dog. For some reason, more troubles and adventures seem to follow on the heels of young boys and their dogs. The following book series are fun stories about boys and dogs, but don’t worry, girls will find plenty to love about these books as well.
Well boys, you asked for it! The Boy’s Book Club (B.B.C. for short) is starting next month! It’s for all you young adventurers ages 11-15 and meets every third Saturday at 11:00 a.m. here at the Red Bridge Branch.
Sounds disgusting, doesn’t it? Would it change your mind if I told you it was made from melted chocolate and Chow Mein noodles?
This is just one of the fun things we did at our very first Boy’s Book Club meeting this last Saturday! We also looked through the choices for the April through July meetings. If you were not able to attend, here is the list of options:
School is out, and as far as many kids -- er, boys -- are concerned, so is reading. I know that sounds like a generalization, because many boys do like reading. But studies show that, from elementary through high school, boys in America are reading at lower levels than girls. The fact is many boys are reluctant readers, and we need to do all we can to encourage their reading.
The 2013 Summer Reading Program has come to an end, and it has been a great success. This year, just like every year, I have had numerous parents come up and ask me for suggestions for a good book for their son. Finding a book for a boy can be difficult because there is a stereotype being passed around that boys don’t like to read. As a result of this false generalization, books in the Juvenile and Young Adult sections seem to be geared increasingly towards girls.