Some of the best kid-friendly books for hesitant readers of all ages.
"Anna Hibiscus" by Atinuke. Anna lives in urban Africa; each chapter is a self-contained story. Good to read aloud by age 5, but children up to 10 will be enchanted by Anna. Atinuke also wrote a great book geared toward boys called “The No. 1 Car Spotter .”/Kane Miller