For the people who said they didn't have luck:
We have BSC and BSC Little Sis in our school library as well....And this is how I have gotten kids to like reading: I show them to the various series we have in the school library that I used to read and explain how much I used to like them, how I used to read them a lot as a kid, and how they even taught me to read! This really gets different kids to try and read the different books! It works! Different kids will like different series! Kids at my school don't really like to read, so I have seen kids who didn't enjoy reading get hooked onto various series I introduce to them, surprisingly...like I will see a girl who struggles with reading and doesnt enjoy reading, start reading the Little Sister series....and then suddenly she likes reading more, etc..
These are the series that I have introduced to kids in the library from my childhood:
Sweet Valley Twins (there is also Sweet Valley Kids out there, easier like BSC Little Sister)
Babysitters Little Sister (and BSC..they discovered them on their own this year)
Polk Street School Kids (a lot of boys like these surprisingly!)
American Girl (these are for your higher kids, a little more difficult)
Little House Books series (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Then of course, I point them to ones I never read as a child: Magic Tree House, Goosebumps,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, etc.
Ms Teach-- I have picture books of all levels in my room actually. However, they tend to pick the ones that are right for them...I have more difficult ones, medium ones, easier ones. I mostly have the difficult/medium ones....less of the easy ones. It's because I have students of all levels in my room, they are mostly ELL kids, and I usually have several kids still stuck on 1st grade level in my room for part of the year.....a bunch of 2nd grade level kids, and then about half or a third of the class on third grade level?...I also usually have a lot of high/gifted/above grade level kids as well. My books aren't leveled in my room, because I have so many I don't have time to do that, but also just because we don't have a readers workshop format at my school....we only use a whole class basal reader....I also like them to have picture books they can read, because I often have them read for short intervals of time(when done with work), and I don't want them to pick up a chapter book, read 5 pages of it and then put it back just because it was such a short amount of time...don't get me wrong, lots of kids can sit there reading a chapter book for a short time, but I found in my room, some can't. Also, the boys in third grade LOVE non-fiction picture books...books about history, animals, weather, sports, etc.....I have various levels of those too! Also, I tend to *collect* picture books from my classroom library that have to do with a theme we're studying or a holiday season, or special month and put a whole collection of picture books on one of my boards....I change them about once a month?...or when we change themes...(I also have special picture books that just go with what they are studying and only get them out when we are studying that theme)....They just take the book from the board and return to the board(I sometimes let them take them home to borrow, too)...and this actually really excites the 3rd graders!!
They look forward to the new books on the board...funny because some of them come from the classroom library, but I guess because I have so many books it makes them want to read them more. So for example, I put all the books to do with space or Halloween or famous people, etc. on the board.... I also sometimes put my favorite read alouds on the board, especially after I read them...
I did notice though that the kids graduated to chapter books easily this year...the year before it was hard(but I also had a lower class). They usually start out on the ones they were reading in 2nd grade though, those really really easy chapter books..that are more like 1st/2nd grade level.