I spent the morning at Barnes and Noble. And the afternoon at my local library.
Summer reading programs at both places are huge incentives for my child to read.
I bought her a book for sitting still while I met with a couple of friends at B&N. My only rule was that it needed to be a middle grade novel--something that would challenge her.
She ended up choosing two books: THE FAMILIARS by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson and HAILEY TWITCH AND THE CAMPGROUND ITCH by Lauren Barnholdt. She also chose her free book for the B&N Summer reading program: LIBERTY PORTER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Julia Devillers.
At the library, she put all her tickets into the jar for the prize package of Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion; Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris; Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin.
As for me, I just finished ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer--and just started EARTHSHINE by Theresa Nelson.
What are your kids reading? You?