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Posted by Kate, March 8, 2010

The future’s bright. The future’s boys.

We’ll be able to tell you about our new series of books that we think will particularly appeal to 6-9 year old boys very soon, but, meanwhile, here are the results of our survey of what boys in that age-group really like.

We had 23 responses, so it’s hardly YouGov, but many, many thanks to those of you who did respond.

Here, in descending order of popularity, is the list of things and places that boys who participated said they thought were cool:

  1. The future
  2. Big zappers (i.e. weapons)
  3. Outer space
  4. Centre of the earth
  5. Sharks
  6. Spies
  7. Sabre-toothed tigers
  8. Roman Soldiers
  9. Knights
  10. Robots
  11. Mars
  12. Deserts
  13. Aliens
  14. Deep sea
  15. Jungles
  16. Detectives
  17. Dinosaurs
  18. Medieval castles
  19. Ancient Egypt
  20. Vampires
  21. Zombies
  22. Skeletons
  23. Ghosts
  24. Gladiators
  25. Cars
  26. Mummies
  27. Vikings
  28. Pirates
  29. Haunted houses
  30. Mammoths
  31. Giant insects
  32. Gorillas
  33. Chimps
  34. Loos/poos