Summer Reading for your kids and you when they're done and you are wondering why they read it so quickly:
100 Cupboards, N. D. Wilson-in the grand tradition of "holy crap there are other worlds just through there" of CS Lewis, join Henry on what seems like a normal summer at his Aunt and Uncle's house in Kansas when he discovers the 100 Cupboards. Available at Target. 1st of a series.
Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan-Ordinary, strike that, worse than ordinary kid discovers his bad luck is actually because he's a half human half Greek God. Follow his and other kids like them on their adventures to save Zeus' Lightning Bolt. 1st in a series.
Magyk-Septimus Heap, Angie Sage At first you go "Gee, total Harry Potter rip off." But then the story takes off and it's really fun. Some neat stuff, fun, and really different things going on. 1st in a series. Author really gets in her own by book 2. Book 3 was my fav. Fun to listen to in the car on trips with the Pigs. Final book in series coming out this September.
Harry Potter Series...Missed out during the hoopla? Well, join the fun. The latest movie comes out July 16th see what all the fuss is about. It's worth the buzz. Then you can go see the AWESOME at the Science and Industry Museum in Chicago and get a taste of the Magic.
Half Magic-Edward Eager-this one has been forgotten over the years, but is a really good one. A little bit for the younger crowd, but feel good summer magic.
The Hobbit-JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings-JRR Tolkien
Chronicles of Narnia-CS Lewis