New Blog, Books For Boys

February 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Author Max Elliot Anderson has launched a blog to help parents, children, and educators fully understand the need for books that are written especially for boys. In late 2001, Mr. Anderson began writing action-adventures and mysteries, especially for boys ages 8 – 13. His new blog is located at

Mr. Anderson is the author of seven published books for young readers, and an additional twenty-seven unpublished manuscripts. Each story has completely different characters, setting, and plot. All books have been ranked by Accelerated reader, and are distributed by Baker & Taylor.

Mr. Anderson knows how to reach boy readers. As a boy, he grew up hating to read. After extensive research, he began writing the kinds of books he would have enjoyed as a child. His first published books include Newspaper Caper, Terror at Wolf Lake, North Woods Poachers, Mountain Cabin Mystery, Big Rig Rustlers, Secret of Abbott’s Cave, and Legend of the White Wolf.

Readers of Mr. Anderson’s adventures and mysteries are united in their excitement.

“You can imagine my delight when I became aware of the work of prolific author Max Elliot Anderson. Aimed at readers, ages eight through thirteen, Anderson’s books are filled with action packed adventure and each contain important moral messages as well. My son was attracted immediately to the latest book, Legend of the White Wolf. As a mother, it’s great to be able to offer my child a book by which he will be both edified and engrossed. Max Elliot Anderson is a light for parents looking to teach their children a love of reading.”

“I can't believe it ….as the concerned mother of two struggling readers…who is also the daughter of a children's librarian … I think I have purchased EVERY book recommended for reluctant readers HOWEVER, they have ALL fallen short UNTIL today. We were able to purchase Newspaper Caper…and we're hooked!!!"

"This year, we started with your Legend of the White Wolf. The students are already finished with it. Our school only planned on using three of your books for the whole year. Now we’ll have to buy more titles.” - Teacher

"At last we've found something that will interest him in reading."

“The final lights out came at 9:30pm and he complied and shut the lights out and "went to bed". It was later that we found out that he grabbed his flashlight and under his covers finished reading your book that night. What can a parent say to that behavior? After searching for interesting books for him to read we finally found books that he couldn't put down.”

"It is a joy to see our students, especially boys, asking for more!” - Principal

“I can recommend every book without hesitation. While reading “Terror at Wolf Lake” I had trouble putting the book down. Max Elliot Anderson, the author of the series, has a unique ability to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Parents, you will find this true of every book.” - School administrator

Max Elliot Anderson’s blog, Books for Boys, offers resources, information, and reasons why books for boys are so important. This site is a must destination for anyone interested in boys and reading. His books are equally enjoyed by girls and even adults.

Max Elliot Anderson
P O Box 4126
Rockford, IL 61110
(815) 877-1514

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