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Never A Dull Moment: Body piercing? Extreme sports? Teen pregnancy?  Welcome to the action-
packed world of hi/lo books, School Library Journal, February 2012
New and Forthcoming Nonfiction, School Library Journal Webcast, Mopderator, September 29, 2011
Boys Will Be Boys, Citizen Reader, August 29, 2011
Want To Meet a Published Author?, Ms. Woulfe's Classroom Blog!, August 10, 2011
Breaking All the Rules, Eastern Express [Eastern (NE) Library System], May/June 2011
Another Expert on Boys and Reading, Okie Reads, June 14, 2011
Sarah Pekkanen on the gender divide in children’s books, Washington Post, March 18, 2011
Norwell library to host author of 'Connecting Boys with Books', Norwell Mariner, Januaru 17, 2011
"Boy Story: Do You Really Want Guys in Your Library?" School Library Journal, September 1, 2010
Author Visits Penn Brook School, Georgetown Record, March 18, 2010
On the People We Meet, Reaching Full Potential in College Blog, February 23, 2010
What to Buy Your Boy, Stacked (blog), December 15, 2009
Check It Out: Connecting Boys With Books 2, New York Teacher, October 28, 2009
Guys Read, Stacked (blog), October 26, 2009
Guy Reading, Stacked (blog), October 11, 2009
Simmons Magazine, Fall 2009
Advocation Abby (the) Librarian, September 16, 2009
Boys, Boys, Boys ... Is It Cool to Read or What? The Library of Michigan's Quarterly Newsletter,
Fall 2009
Motivating boys to become better readers Memorial Examiner (Houston, TX), August 26, 2009
MEET THE AUTHOR with Joan Fardella (Episode 2) Salem Public TV, August 20, 2009
MEET THE AUTHOR with Joan Fardella Salem Public TV, July 27, 2009
Medford teacher wins visit from author Michael Sullivan Medford Transcript, June 24, 2009
School Library Journal calls Connecting Boys With Books 2 "A must-read for all librarians and media
specialists."   SLJ, June 1, 2009
'Escapade' grabs reluctant readers, 8-12 Children's Book Examiner, May 18, 2009
The Best Blue is Cupcake The Gossip Lady Blog, March 27, 2009
Linking Boys With Books The Wire, March 19, 2009
Book of the Week #9 Book Notes New Hampshire, NH Center for the Book, March 6, 2009
Gossip Lady meets the Pied Piper of young readers: Michael Sullivan, March 5,
Children's Bookwatch calls The Sapphire Knight "a rousing saga"   February 2009
Mom's Choice Awards Announces Best Products of 2009   January 30, 2009
Review: Mayhem at Mount Moosilauke Reading With Monie, January 22, 2009
Review: The Coffee Shop of the Living Dead Reading With Monie, January 22, 2009
Bringing Boys, and Reluctant Readers, to Books Portsmouth Herald, January 17, 2009
Getting Boys to Read Has Never Been SO Easy    Free Press Release
Escape to the "Coffee Shop of the Living Dead" Portsmouth Herald, August 24, 2008
Newington Library to Host Local Author  Portsmouth Herald, August 12, 2008
Boys Read Effort Aims to Turn Boys Into Readers Gazette, July 1, 2008
Is There Really a (Boy) Problem? School Library Journal, September 1, 2007
Greenlander on the Move (Rye Reflections, September 2007)
Library Launches “No Girls Allowed” Program (School Library Journal, August 6, 2007)
A Developmental Difference (Casper Star Tribune, August 1, 2007)
Local library consultant speaks at S. Korea event (Portsmouth Herald, June 21, 2007)
Author Michael Sullivan star at reading event on Mount Agamenticus (York Weekly, May 30, 2007)
Author has youths turning pages (Portsmouth Herald, May 28,2007)
Johnny can read but he doesn't want to (Concord Monitor, "BlogsNH", May 12, 2007)
An Interview with Michael Sullivan: Escapade Johnson Strikes Again! (
Yet another way to lose a piece (Boylston Chess Club Blog, April 24, 2007)
Seacoast kids capture state chess titles  (Portsmouth Herald, March 28, 2007)
Getting Boys to Read (NPR's Here and Now, March 12, 2007)
An adventure in finding books for boys (Boston Globe, February 27, 2007)
Checkmate, Baker Free Library brings chess alive (Bow Times, Nov. 8, 2006)
Meeting of Young Minds (Portsmouth Herald, November 5, 2006)
Chess Kings (Portsmouth Herald, October 27, 2006)
New Children's Book Released (Portsmouth Herald, October 5, 2006)
"Knight Moves"  (Portsmouth Herald, September 10, 2006)
Greenland Library chess team second in state (Portsmouth Herald, April 14, 2006)
Librarian believes chess can move kids off the couch (Boston Globe, February 12, 2006)
Michael Sullivan: This librarian will soon be an author  (Union Leader, January 30, 2006)
Chess master shows no mercy (Portsmouth Herald, November 28, 2005)
Librarians look to hook boys on books (Portsmouth Herald, September 4, 2005)
Doing It All (Library Journal, March 15, 2005)
Filling up on literature at school (Portsmouth Herald, February 18, 2005
Librarians focus on boys and books (Daily Herald, October 18, 2004)
Teaching boys the joy of books (Seattle Times, March 11, 2004)
Chess for fun (Melrose Mirror, June 6, 2003)