On the second Tuesday of the month, 5 Minutes For Books invites readers to share what their children are reading. Let's see what's new...
Elder daughter (17): In the middle of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.
Younger daughter (14): Ever eclectic, she has temporarily (I hope!) abandoned the classics for "tons of fan-fic." Mostly Phantom of the Opera-related fan-fic. (She's currently obsessed with the Phantom.) She's also still working through The Complete Sherlock Holmes.
Elder son (11): He's almost finished with Wolf Brother, the first in a series of six called The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, by Michelle Paver. I confess that I pushed this series on him after I read her wonderful ghost story, Dark Matter, but he's enjoying it.
Younger son (8): Surprisingly, he's voluntarily reading some fiction. I assigned him the first story from The Best Children's Books in the World, and he's been reading the rest of them on his own. Each story is from a different country, appears in both English and its original language, and is beautifully illustrated. His own choices from the library: Astronauts by Allison Lassieur and Satellites by David Baker and Heather Kissock.