Luckily my children have inherited very little from me...for example their ability to sit still for more than 5 minutes. They LOVE to read and will stick their cute little noses in a good book almost any day! We recently started reading "big books" together.
Our most recent read was: THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl
My 7,8 and 9 year old really enjoyed the "creepy factor" of the story, however it was a bit too scary for our 5 year old. She sat this read out, and read more age appropriate books with daddy. After we read this book, we rented the movie (for free!) at the public library. The girls really got a kick out of comparing the book and the movie, and were happy to see a different ending in each.
Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think!