I have had many people comment on my reading area. I am blessed with a very large classroom, and have the space to create a reading area. I know that many do not have this kind of space. HOWEVER! I think if you have a room...you can make your space work for you so you can have a small area. I read to my kindergarten students every time they come in...so it is important to me to have it. I also have a large section of art related books, animal books, season based books..etc.
All great for students to look at if they have a question about what something looks like.
Best reason of all........I LOVE KIDS BOOKS!!!!!!