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Positive Books for Boys - Positive titles that challenge traditional male gender roles, and that encourage boys to be gentle, sensitive, creative, etc.

Related category: Childrens & Teenage Books
Related booklists: Parenting Boys and Young Men, Challenging Traditional Gender Roles: Books for Children,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty
    What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions - by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781526308153 | ISBN 10: 1526308150

    Masculinity is being discussed more than ever before, in a range of contexts. People talk about 'toxic masculinity', claim that there is a crisis in masculinity or argue that we need to 'reclaim masculinity'. There have always been many ways of being ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
    Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History - by Vashti Harrison

    £7.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780241407165 | ISBN 10: 0241407168

    Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're exceptional. They changed the world.   Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer? Or that Vogue's editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library? ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C James
    I Am Every Good Thing - by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C James

    £6.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780755502707 | ISBN 10: 0755502701

    Selected by Oprah Magazine as one of its ‘essential books for discussing racism with kids’.  I am a non-stop ball of energy. Powerful and full of light. I am a go-getter. A difference-maker. A leader.  Step inside the mind of the confid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boys Dance! by John Robert Allman, illustrated by Luciano Lozano
    Boys Dance! - by John Robert Allman, illustrated by Luciano Lozano

    £13.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780593181140 | ISBN 10: 059318114x

    A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.  Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Loved Everyone by Jane Porter
    The Boy Who Loved Everyone - by Jane Porter

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781406392876 | ISBN 10: 1406392871

    A sweet and charmingly illustrated picture book about the ways we express love.   "I love you," Dimitri tells everyone, from his friends at nursery to the big tree in the playground. But why does no one say it back? Dimitri worries no one lov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tough Guys Have Feelings Too by Keith Negley
    Tough Guys Have Feelings Too - by Keith Negley

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912497157 | ISBN 10: 1912497158

    Keith Negley’s charming illustrations reveal heart wrenching emotions in unexpected places in this fun book that teaches children that even tough guys like wrestlers, astronauts, and superheroes have feelings too.   Children will love to recogni ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boy Oh Boy by Cliff Leak
    Boy Oh Boy - by Cliff Leak

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786033291 | ISBN 10: 1786033291

    From boys to men, be inspired by 30 coming-of-age stories of sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists.   Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. From activists like Mahatma Gandhi and Frederick Douglass to c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter
    Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 - by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787476554 | ISBN 10: 1787476553

    Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.   This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood by Kate T. Parker
    The Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood - by Kate T. Parker

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781523505517 | ISBN 10: 1523505516

    It’s time to celebrate boys.  Against the backdrop of a growing national conversation about how to raise sons to become good people, Kate T. Parker is leading the way by turning her lens on boys. Author of the bestselling book about girls Str ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness by Rob Kemp, illustrated by Paul Blow
    The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed the World with Kindness - by Rob Kemp, illustrated by Paul Blow

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781526361448 | ISBN 10: 1526361442

    A gloriously illustrated celebration of men who have changed the world with kindness and compassion.   A life-changing book that shows kids it's cool to be kind.   A gloriously illustrated celebration of heroes who have changed the worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Want to Play Trucks? by Ann Stott, illustrated by Bob Graham
    Want to Play Trucks? - by Ann Stott, illustrated by Bob Graham

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781406378238 | ISBN 10: 1406378232

    Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Their new favourite game, of course!  From Ann Stott and Bob Graham, the multi award-winning creator of Silver Buttons and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a story of friendship, pe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Like Brothers by Elizabeth Baguley, illustrated by Aurelie Blanz
    Just Like Brothers - by Elizabeth Baguley, illustrated by Aurelie Blanz

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782853466 | ISBN 10: 1782853464

    A heartwarming fable for our time!  A human mother tells her small son to watch out for wolves, and a wolf mother tells her cub to fear men — but their children don't listen. What will happen when the boy and the cub cross paths in the forest? &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter
    Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different - by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter

    £17.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787471986 | ISBN 10: 1787471985

    A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess. "This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generati ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clive and his Babies by Jessica Spanyol
    Clive and his Babies - by Jessica Spanyol

    £4.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846438820 | ISBN 10: 1846438829

    Meet Clive - and his imagination! Clive loves his dolls. He enjoys playing with them, and sharing them with his friends.   A gentle, affectionate book, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery
    The Building Boy - by Ross Montgomery

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571314102 | ISBN 10: 0571314104

    All at once, it was as if the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the rooftiles on her head. She was alive!   The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old building materials. Unwilling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain
    Made by Raffi - by Craig Pomranz, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847805966 | ISBN 10: 1847805965

    Raffi is a shy boy who doesn't like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad's birthday he is full of enthusiasm, even though the other children think it is girly to knit.   Then the d ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz, illustrated by Steve Adams
    The Boy Who Grew Flowers - by Jen Wojtowicz, illustrated by Steve Adams

    £5.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846867491 | ISBN 10: 1846867495

    Rink Bowagon lives with his family in a faraway house up the winding path, through the thick forest, over Black Bear Crek, at the very top of Lonesome Mountain. The townspeople all agre that the Bowagons are quite strange - Rink's Uncle Dud tames rat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dogs Don
    Dogs Don't Do Ballet - by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogivie

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847384744 | ISBN 10: 1847384749

    Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn't do dog stuff like peeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas or drinking out of toilets. If you throw him a stick, he'll just look at you like you're crazy.   No, Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes music ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams and Quentin Blake
    The Boy in the Dress - by David Walliams and Quentin Blake

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007279043 | ISBN 10: 0007279043

    "Dennis felt like he was on a rollercoaster. He didn't have to be boring Dennis anymore. I can be whoever I want to be! he thought." Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of ... more

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