"As a mother, what struck me most was just how passionate these kids are about reading. Several of them told me they’d never read an entire book or a series of books before Percy Jackson came into their lives." - Rock Center correspondent, Kate Snow, writes about her interview with Rick Riordan and the popularity of the Percy Jackson series. Kate Snow's full report can be viewed below in "The Gift".
"This month's TVOParents book club explores reluctant readers. Do boys struggle more than girls? Can potty humour engage disengaged readers? Our panel will discuss the issue and recommend good book choices for picky readers."
"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."