Six: Make Books an Event (When Possible). Eoin Colfer’s stories that have inspired millions of reluctant readers to pick up his books – and many of those new readers discovered his work for the first time at a local bookstore event. Why not your kids too? “Attend events if there are any in your area,” Eoin says. “A good book event can really turn people onto reading!” Most bookstores schedule family and children’s gatherings to encourage a love of reading in their community – so go ahead and join in the fun.