Puppets, Legos and puzzles are all out on the shelves again along with craft supplies. Kids can stop in anytime and amuse themselves with these items.
The "Dog Man" and "Wimpy Kid" graphic novels are a big hit with the older kids, and I now have graphic novels for the younger readers. Some people think they are only comics and not "real" books, but graphic novels require your brain to work in a different way by letting you fill the gaps in the story between each frame. Since there is less print on the pages, they are not so intimidating, and even adults will sometimes choose a book with bigger print or less pages. Plus, kids will read more if they enjoy the material and that's the real goal.