5 Stars. Fantasy/Adventure. Lord of the Rings Trilogy + The Hobbit. My favorite series ever. I took a fantasy literature class in high school and "The Hobbit" was one of our required books to read. I won't say much more about this since it has been so highly publicized since the movie, but I love these! Not really a book for children.
This is a highschool reading list for the Well Trained Mind. Try to read the books, or at least skim them if you've read them previously, just before your children do. It's better that way- you need to be able to discuss the books with them.