My oldest (almost 9) is into the chapter books and currently the Indian in the Cupboard series has taken first place. If a story captures him he will sit down for quite some time to read. I never want to make it like work for him, so finding those right books is key. Often all the kids go in stages of reading the same things, and those can be the best reccomendations for us. Usually what I would pick up is not the same as he would like!
Our 6 year old is really into reading independently now too. He is loving Tomie dePaola books because his class did a big project on the author recently. He is so proud of what he can read and loves to share with us. His enthusiasm has been pretty recent and fun to watch.
And Kate's favorite books right now? They have to be these:
All of the series from Usborne That's Not My... are a hit and this little alphabet book has such great illustrations inside. It comes with a bag of foam blocks so you can make the letters yourself. And Peek a Moo is always a fun one too.I believe a love of reading begins early and I do hope that this is one thing I can instill in my children. And I am always looking for new reccomendations for them. Would love to hear of any that are favorites at your house!