Here is another good article about boys and reading: the grosser the better!
...some teachers are loading up on "boy books." They feature sports, adventure, blood analysis - even the science of scabs and snot.
"My boys are obsessed with a non-fiction series called 'Grossology,' " says Tracy Moran, a fourth-grade teacher at Summit Elementary School in Anderson Township.
"It's stuff like, 'Why do burps happen?' "
Moran recently attended a conference on connecting boys to books. Female teachers, she says, have traditionally gravitated toward girl-oriented literature - plots built around characters and social interaction. Such plots bore boys and might permanently affect their interest in reading, experts say.