Getting children to read in a culture where people willing to read is dropping due to other pastimes is always a hard thing to manage. Compulsory book lists have been seen recently to force children to read and then they do not return as reading is seen as work rather than pleasure. But now it appears that a parents list to persuade children to read is listing 200 books of which none are classics. They are instead touting fantasy books, of pirates and aliens. Good news for the scifi genre? Or will these still be seen as 'work'' to read by the kids?