For whatever reason, boys (generally speaking) don’t read as much as their female counterparts. Happily, there are a growing number of resources dedicated to finding books for young(er) male readers, like Guys Read, Books 4 Boys, Best Books For Boys, Booksforboys.com, and Read Kiddo Read. Some of them break up recommendations by what’s in them like dragons, aliens, at least one explosion, etc. Book recommendations cover a wide range of ages from toddler through the teen years, so try some of these titles today.
Still having trouble convincing them to read? Why not try a book trailer? It’s exactly like a movie trailer, but for books. Drum up some excitement so they know what they’re reading will be action packed, or have dinosaurs, or what have you. Try sites like Book Trailers for Readers or Slime Kids. You can always search for a particular books title + “book trailer”. For example, you could type “green eggs and ham book trailer” into the search bar of Google, Bing, Yahoo or another search engine.