I am continuing the family tradtion, and have been reading The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien to my children. I still have wonderful memories of my father reading it to me when I was young. It's a terrific book. The experience is twicefold as I enjoy rereading it and seeing my children discover Tolkien's world for the first time. If you haven't read it yet please do, you won't be sorry.