I wrote a post a few years ago about summer reading for physicians.
Slightly different audience (because of where I am in life), but same topic: Summer reading for seven year-olds.
We chose Mary Pope Osborne’s (of Magic Treehouse fame) Tales from the Odyssey, and my son is just loving it.
There are some incredibly gory parts, so i’ve had to censor a bit on the fly, but if you’re comfortable with that I think it’s so worthwhile to introduce these amazing classic stories early!
I have the Lambs’ Tales from Shakespeare lined up next…