A very important concept for getting a reluctant reader to want to read is how a book looks. This is the importance of design. The five features are: book shape and size; binding, dust jacket, cover and end papers; page layout; typography; and paper and ink.
What do Fred McKissack and Albert Einstein have in common? I think you will be surprised but this is my daily mantra. Read this quote and you will understand why you need to rush right out to your library and get one of Patricia and Fred McKissack’s books, Goin’ Someplace Special.