Igniting Interest

Igniting Interest

Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 21 , Segment 1

Igniting Interest, Helping Struggling Readers

Episode: Igniting Interest, Helping Struggling Readers

  • Jun 11, 2018 5:30 pm
  • 9:51 mins

The world is overflowing with fascinating books – but not all of them are easy to read. Many of us are reluctant to reach for the fruit at the top of the tree. Our first guest, children’s book author, Michael Buckley says he too was once a reluctant reader. But today, he’s writing the kinds of books he wanted to read when he was young, but shied away from – as many kids do. The fan mail he’s getting – from both kids and parents – confirms that his books are sparking an interest in those who have never wanted to read at all. Buckley is the New York Times bestselling author not only of The Sisters Grimm series, but also the Nerds series, the YA trilogy Undertow, and “Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show.” He’s worked in television development for Discovery Channel, TLC, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, where he co-created the animated series, Robotomy. He's also the co-founder of the OMG Book Festival - a traveling middle-grade book carnival targeted at reluctant readers and disenfranchised children.