Many parents ask me how do I make my kids read. Well, actually, I don't. They just read. Ellen, she has just turned 11 this month, likes to read chick-novels for teenagers. Honestly, I think that this kind of books are a bit too early for her age, but the thing is, she likes it. And that is the main point: if a kid likes what they read, they will keep on reading. There is no reason to push them cover "all the necessary books a 5/7/10 y.o. kid might read at his age." Honestly, just let them read whatever they want. Let it be a book of comics or Harry Potter novel, at this age it is not so important.