Neither Hogwarts nor Camp Half-Blood
September 10, 2010 6:07 PM Subscribe
What books can I read aloud to my kids (ages 7 and 10) that expand their horizons - to other countries, other cultures, history - and are also compelling?
posted by Sukey Says to media & arts (34 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
We've finished all of Harry Potter (which they adored) and we're now reading Percy Jackson, but I'd love to get them fascinated with something other than fantasy/science fiction, and preferably something that expands their horizons beyond their fairly standard American suburban existence. I'd like our next book or series of books to be set somewhere that actually exists but is different from what they know. It could be contemporary or historical, fiction or non-fiction, but it's got to be fun - good plot, fun characters, and offer a jumping off point for conversations.