Wednesday, October 7, 2009


You hear it all the time....boys don't read. They bounce balls, they kill things in video games, they zombie-out in front of the tv....but they don't read.

One thing a 4 million book print run proves is if you give boys books they'll love, they DO read.

Click HERE to read more about the WIMPY KID 4 launch.

For more books that will make boys beg to visit their nearest indie bookstore check out GUYS READ, and be sure to visit their BOOK LIST page.


  1. My son is so looking forward to this book!

  2. I love the Wimpy Kid books, especially the first one. Here's wishing Mr. Kinney continued success, so the rest of us who write for boys can get serious looks.

  3. My son loves those books and has read the first three over and over. I know we'll be buying this one too.

  4. I ordered one for my son from Scholastic Book Orders. I have never seen where you could pre-order a book that is not yet published on Scholastic Book Orders. Fabulous marketing!

  5. I tried to order from Scholastic too, but my son said it would take too long to get here. He insists that I drive him to the bookstore the day it comes out. Haven't done that since the HP books!

  6. My son is obsessed with these books. He reads them OVER AND OVER!!! Draws his own. Obsessed. He just found out the author will be in town in a few weeks. He's beside himself with excitement! I'll blog all about it :-)

  7. My son and I are really excited about this. He keeps asking me to pull up the cover on the computer and has picked up Last Straw again (to brush up, maybe?). He keeps counting the few dollars he has, hoping they will add up to enough to buy on Monday.

    He doesn't know I'm going to bring Dog Days home and have it waiting for him.

    Jeff Kinney has captured a boy's world perfectly. His writing is an absolute treat.

  8. Jill,
    As a former teacher, I found it hard to find books for my male students to read in balanced literacy. It is so important for writers to target stories for boys. When I first started writing that was my whole purpose, to write stories for boys who were not reading at their grade level.

    As time has gone on, I've realized that I have to write what comes out...I do try and keep my former students in mind. Would ---- like this?

    I'll get off my soapbox. Have a nice weekend.



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