We've sung about all the wonderful Girls, now it's time for the Boys...
In 1941 The Andrews Sisters sang the praises of their horn-blowing ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’. ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boy’ urged Deniece Williams in 1984. And that same year, Don Henley proclaimed his love would still be strong, after ‘The Boys of Summer’ had gone. English goth-rockers The Cure lied that ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. Johnny Cash made famous poet Shel Silverstein’s ‘Boy Named Sue’. And Lady Gaga offered a stinging backhander with her song ‘Boys, Boys, Boys’.
There’s no denying the allure of a Boy in a song, and books are no different. Here are some titles that have captured the attentions of millions of readers wanting to know more about the Boy at the centre of it all.
In the late 1800s, rather than run the risk of his under-achieving sons tarnishing his reputation at home, Charles Dickens sent two of them to Australia.
After life as a boy soldier in South Sudan, fighting battles in Ethiopia and Sudan, Ayik Chut found himself a refugee in Toowoomba, Queensland. With a FOREWORD from Ray Martin.
An international bestseller and a truly unforgettable and life-changing story.
A reminder of what truly matters, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. Based on Charlie's daily Instagram. For fans of Winnie-the-pooh's Little Book of Wisdom.
The inspiring true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and to survive the Holocaust.
This highly acclaimed collection of memoirs is Winton’s most intimate and revealing work yet. Along with Island Home and Land’s Edge (both also first published in paperback in 2017), it forms the remarkable culmination of Winton’s autobiographical trilogy, showing our finest novelist also to be one of our finest writers of non-fiction.
Sonya Hartnett's third novel for adults is utterly compelling, an unflinching and disquieting work from one of Australia's finest writers.
A hilarious novel from a great comedic writer, one of the founders of The Chaser's War on Everything.
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A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy.
The bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with a tale of jealousy, bullying and revenge in a 1970s schoolyard.
Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true.
The American business magnate, investor, philanthropist and author shares his top holiday reads.
These books will help secondary students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
These books will help primary school students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.