Barb Langridge who works in Children's Services at the Howard County Central Library also writes for the "abookandahug.com" site. She has indentified four broad categories of boy and girl readers that might help you get a handle on what your students prefer to read. Lots of great reviews and suggestions for each group.
http://www.abookandahug.com/books-for-boys (Click to read more)
- Jokester/Thrillseeking Party Animal
- Belonger Connector
http://www.abookandahug.com/books-for-girls (Click to read more)
- Heart/Home/Friends Forever
- Joan of Arc/Empath
- Wild Thing/Mirette/Annie Oakley