Using stories and anecdotes to humanize the research presented, Raising Boy Readers conveys an understanding of the differences that are common among many boys and how these differences affect reading. It provides practical approaches to promote reading to boys, addressing physical differences, such as the different rates of early brain development between boys and girls; psychological issues, such as the outward focus of boys; and social issues, such as stress and confidence. It also looks at the effects of modern schooling and how these can be counterbalanced or supplemented at home. More than 300 boy-friendly books by age group are recommended, and commentary is provided for selected titles. By informing parents what is behind boys' reading behaviors, the book helps build confidence and lower stress by also suggesting ways to help boys become lifelong readers.