What we're reading together...Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
It's a novel in graphic cartoons so it's important for kids to see the pictures as you read and it's a great book for a shared reading time via projector.
The main character Greg Heffley suffers from hilarious problems that he obliviously creates for himself.
This book is a favorite with kids and can be a fabulous way to entice the reluctant older reader because the reading level is low but the subject matter and interest level is higher. It's even popular with adults-- my brother-in-law enjoyed it so much he agreed to painted the mural for me in the library (see photo above).