• Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, was suggested by my bright young friend Katy, age 9.
• The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, got the thumbs up from my book-loving niece Kimberly, age 11.
• Mad Libs. Oh, how I love these fun word lessons cloaked in silly fill-in-the-blank stories.
• A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park, was recommended by dedicated reader/writer Eliza.
Got any more good reads? What are your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors reading? What have I missed? Keep those suggestions coming!