I have heard nothing but great things about this Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, so I thought I would check out Jeff Kinney's most recent book, "Dog Days." This is the type of of book that will be around forever.
It's summer vacation, weather's great, and the kids are having fun outside but our main character Greg is inside playing video games because he is an "indoor person" and refuses to go outside, not unlike a lot of kids these days. Of course his Mom has her own agenda on how to get him to participate in other activities. Written in Greg's handwriting makes this book extra cute.
The series is completely relatable and designed for the in between aged kids who have a hard time finding enjoyable books to read. Kinney combines lessons AND humor.