just thought i'd recommend this.
my son hates to read. his teacher has each student doing a reading project every 3 weeks. he has been reading those how to train your dragon books and while he likes them he struggles to get through them. like he gets bored with it but has to finish it. so after the last one we told him he had to try a non-fiction, specifically a biography. so he is super into inventions and science and stuff. he expressed an interest in einstein but we thought that might be a little slow for his first biography. so we ordered "nikola tesla and the taming of electricity". we talked it up and told our son that tesla was basically a mad scientist. he fought this change hard but last night he finally had to start reading it. he loved it. he kept coming out to tell me about things tesla did and he's even taking notes for his project. that was just from the first chapter.
the book seems like a great kids book. it's less than 200 pages has full color photos and diagrams from tesla's life. the book covers from birth to death and doesn't shy away from the fact that later on his ideas were basically stolen and most hidden from the public. he invented free wireless electricity (among many other things) but that was bought up and hidden.
i am even thinking about reading a book about tesla now.
What's your hobby?