This downloadable document from the Canada's education department is long, but it is jam packed with lots of practical advice for encouraging boys to read. It explains the origins of the "reading gap" that develops between boys and girls and outlines great strategies for re-engaging boys. Great information to share with parents!
This is a one-stop primer for the teacher wanting to learn more about the gender gap in reading achievement. Created by an educator exploring this issue for herself, this webquest takes you into the belly of the beast.
Educator Jeffrey Wilhelm offers a video talk on engaging boys with reading, especially those who don't see the practical value of reading. This resource highlights the experiences of boys Wilhelm worked with as an English teacher and the creative ways he encouraged them to read.
Another great spot for locating the best book for each individual boy you work with. The author regularly posts reviews of books (complete with lexile level and AR level). In addition, there's a search option that allows you to locate books by genre and subject matter.
Finding exactly the right book for the right boy is half the battle. Thankfully, this resource from author John Scieszka can point you in the right direction. The book search feature is worth it's weight in gold. Put a picky reader in front of a computer with this page up on it, and challenge him to find something cool to read.