There is a catalogue being distributed at all Popular Bookshop outlets on items to get for Children's Day. I picked out a few to recommend to one of my students.
-USBORNE Little Encyclopedia Series: Greek Myths
-Bibles and Stories of Faith selections
-Let's Visit series
-Roald Dahl's The Witches
He was enticed by one of the book series: Using Maths. I bought the one on Extreme Sports Challenge for him. It applies Math lessons to real life, so he can see that there is usefulness in learning Math. It was also a method to cheer him up as he felt he could have done better for my homework. I hope it works...