My dd1 (9.5) is reading Harry Potter right now. She has enjoyed the Fairy Realm series in the past, but I think she's feeling a little too big for it now. She loves any Roald Dahl. Her teacher last year did a read aloud of many of them. A particular favorite was the BFG. She also enjoyed the Psedonymous Bosch books as a read aloud and The City of Ember, also. We've been listening to audio books in the car lately and she's enjoyed Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke (the Inkeart series, and Dragon Rider author) and The Salamander Spell (by PD Baker I believe, there are also related books by the same author). These are all fantasy, bu ther latest big favorite has been the Penderwicks by Birdsall. She's just loving that. It's realistic fiction, but with an old-fashioned feel. It's set in the current era, though.