10 books to help boost young boys' reading | Books | The GuardianAlex Rider is a young adult series of spy novels, written by Anthony Horowitz. The main series comprises nine books, starting with Stormbreaker , and ending with Scorpia Rising Although Horowitz has finished writing the main series, he is currently writing Russian Roulette ,  a prequel centred around Yassen Gregorovich, an assassin who appeared in several of the earlier novels. According to Horowitz, the novel will be published in November A film adaptation of Stormbreaker was released in All the books feature Alex Rider, a teenage spy, as their main character.
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The series is aimed primarily at teens and young adults. The series comprises eleven novels, as well as five graphic novels , three short stories and a supplementary book. The first novel, Stormbreaker , was released in the United Kingdom in and was adapted into a film in starring Alex Pettyfer. The novels are published by Walker Books in the United States. They were first published by Puffin in the United States, but have been published more recently by Philomel Books , also an imprint of Penguin Books. The eleventh novel, Never Say Die , was released in June
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O n Tuesday, the government announced its plan to get more children reading. It takes the form of a competition, aimed at seven- to year-olds and slated to kick off in September, that will reward the young readers who devour the most books: the clear intention, as schools minister Nick Gibb put it, is "to give a competitive spur to reluctant readers". Both boys and girls will be eligible, but as boys make up the majority of these "reluctant readers" — one in 10 British boys are now leaving primary school with the reading-age of a seven-year-old — Gibb added that he hoped boys in particular would be inspired "by a bit of healthy competition". So which books should the nation's boys be reading if they want to get a headstart? Here's a handy guide to the 10 best books for boys aged seven to 12, chosen with the help of Ellen Ainsworth, a retired children's librarian and mother of two grownup sons who has more than 33 years' experience of getting boys reading. Alex Rider Anthony Horowitz's series about a year-old boy recruited by the British secret service has proved phenomenally popular: there are nine novels, from 's Stormbreaker to Scorpia Rising, released last March, suitable for readers aged around 10 and over; a number of spinoff short-story collections; a film; and a video game.