It felt impossible to choose a book to read to my 10yo & 8yo boys after finishing the Harry Potter series, but going with something completely different worked well. A charming book about an Aussie family in NZ during the gold rushes of 1860s.
Finished reading the boys the Harry Potter series the other day and wasn't sure what to read to them next. Nothing seemed like it could follow it. Decided on this, a NZ classic. Something completely different. So far, mostly good (though racist, which means lots of extra conversations).