My older boys set the rule: if you want to see a Harry Potter movie, you must read the book. It’s a simple way to monitor age-appropriateness and for me, at least, to justify a PG13 movie for a 9 year old boy.
Motivated by the final movie premiering July 15th, my Gabriel is knee deep in book seven. He’s going to make it.
But what then? I think he’ll dive into Artemis Fowl, the Alchemyst series and the Septimus Heap series. On my nightstand is The Greater Journey (hey, if I can’t go to Paris this summer I may as well read about it), Mystery and Manners and well, everything my kids read– I adore YA fiction. Hmm, I think I need more.
Please share your summer book recommendations for kids or yourself. And tell, me, are you as excited for the new Harry Potter movie as we are?