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I'm a librarian with the Public Library of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County and work in a very unique place called Imaginon. Together with my co-blogger and librarian, Bill Corder, we try to encourage boys to keep reading by letting them know about good books and having them tell us about the books they like.
Carl's Blog: Boys Rule Boys Read! - Recent Posts
3/10/2014We're Honored to Be a Best Blog (0 Comments )
Look here, guys! We've been honored by Middle Shelf Magazine, an online magazine about middle grade books, with a Best of the Blogs Award for 2014!!!! The Iron Guy is actually speechless. I'm very touched, so all I can says is "Thank you," to... Read the rest of this post
3/5/2014Proof Positive of the Creativity of GUYS! (0 Comments )
Greetings, guys and fans of language and creativity everywhere. A lot of people say that boys don't like to read; this blog is dedicated to proving them wrong. A lot of people also say that boys have no love of language, no creativity and no ability... Read the rest of this post
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1. Space Cadet (Hardcover)
    Author: Robert A. Heinlein
    Publisher: Thorndike Press
N/A 12/3/2008
Carl said: Reading this book is like watching an old sci-fi movie with really good effects! I'm about half-way through and enjoying it.
tags: I'm reading , science fiction
290 Reviews  
2. Barnstormers: Game 2 - The River City (Hardcover)
    Author: Loren Long, Phil Bildner
    Illustrator: Loren Long
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Ages 4-8 12/1/2008
Carl said: Things keep getting more interesting and mysterious in this second book (each book is called a "game"). Strange characters pop up and disappear, the kids learn how to use the magic baseball, and we ge...more
tags: Barnstormers , I read , fantasy , sports
10 Reviews  
3. Game 1 (Barnstormers) (Hardcover)
    Author: Phil Bildner
    Illustrator: Loren Long
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Ages 9-12 12/1/2008
Carl said: A very unique series! It's set in 1899 and involves a family traveling across the country with an itinerant baseball team to raise $10,000, a very sinister bad guy, and a magic baseball!. This first o...more
tags: Barnstormers , I read , fnatasy , sports
34 Reviews  
4. Barnstormers: Game 3 (Hardcover)
    Author: Phil Bildner
    Illustrator: Loren Long
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Ages 9-12 12/1/2008
Carl said: In true series fashion, this latest installment ends with a cliffhanger. The Chancellor, the very sinister bad guy, appears to have kidnapped of the main characters and, with her, the magic baseball, ...more
tags: Barnstormers , I read , fantasy , sports
5 Reviews  
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Comment by T. William Phillips on 9/16/2010 at 1:22 PM:
Hope you are having a good time on JacketFlap. Enjoy browsing the books.
Comment by Kaza Kingsley on 12/23/2008 at 10:08 PM:
Have a great time this holiday!! Great to know you. And thanks for making me an honorary guy!
Comment by JR Poulter on 10/27/2008 at 5:41 AM:
Good on you, more power to both of you! - anyone who is encouraging boys to read should be given all the support possible!
Comment by Mike Hutchinson on 5/16/2008 at 5:36 AM:
Hey Guys,

I am now on the Jacketflap club. I am a bit overwhelmed at the mass of information, but I managed to find you guys. Any hints to navigate the info?
Comment by Michael Spradlin on 2/14/2008 at 6:03 PM:
Hi Carl,

Thanks for the friendship. Glad to know you're reaching out to encourage boys to read. Tell 'em I said "Boys Who Read Rule!"

Comment by Kakie Fitzsimmons on 1/4/2008 at 11:13 PM:
Hi Carl, welcome to the community. I think you will like it here. :)

Warm Regards
Comment by Eric Hammond on 1/4/2008 at 2:46 PM:
Hey, Carl.
Welcome to JacketFlap.

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