I did read one book as a kid that I really loved – The Indian in the Cupboard (my aunt Libby gave it to me). Why didn’t I read other books if I enjoyed that one so much? Simple. No one else gave me any more after that. And I didn’t think to ask. And buying books with pocket money was not a priority. So. Give! Ask! Read!!
And if you’re a book-loving adult trying to get your kids to read – don’t forget the bookstore or the library with 1,000s of books, while a fun playground for book lovers can be OVERWHELMING for a kid who’s not into books in the first place. So take them on a tour, show them where everything is at, make it fun and manageable, so they won’t be intimidated to go there alone!