This Interest Group blog is for Arapahoe Library District staff to discuss services, programs and more related to youth services.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Computer-esque books to lure boys to reading
Here's an interesting BBC article on books with computer-generated images that strive for "truly boy-friendly" content for boys uup to the age of 9. Some are critical of the graphics and the attempt to mimic computer games which is a totally different experience than reading. I don't believe the books are out in the mainstream yet because the article states that the books, authored by Charlie Higson, have been tested in 2000 schools, and I see none are available through ALD, Prospector, or Amazon.