One of my boys will only read if he has to…..meaning 20 minutes a day and not one second more! His teacher suggested a series to me that has helped reading time not be so torturous.
It is the “I Survived” series by Lauren Tarshis. The books are historical fiction. In all the books I have read so far the main character is a boy. The stories are set around a true, significant, historical event for example the 1916 Shark Attacks, the Battle of Gettysburg, 9/11, etc.
I like to read the series, also. They are enlightening. I would suggest them to you…and your kids.