Typically, I choose several appropriate books at the library & bring them home and then the boys get to choose their next reading book from the selection I have provided. A few weeks ago I brought home the first book in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Matthew chose it as his next book and he. loved. it!
He has since finished the first book & another book in the series. Both times he has chosen to read 2 or 3 chapters in one day just so he can finish the book faster and move on to the next book in the series. I cannot express how huge this is for him - and me! He has been enjoying, even looking forward to, reading time each day and choosing to push himself for the first time and I am thrilled!
Any book that helps him to love reading deserves a spot in my 'favorites' list, for sure!