Love, love, love graphic novels and magazines. It has gotten my 8 year old into reading.
We also read the book and then see the movie. We than had something to talk about after the book is read, (what did you like, didn’t like, who was your favorite character) and than the same for after the movie, adding comparisons. We are starting with his little sister (5 years old)but I put sight words on a paper and ask her to circle the ones she here’s in the story.
Another strategy, I read a page then he reads a page. When he starts to get tired, I just picked up reading. I would also ask him and now his little sister to draw a favorite scene from the book.