S.D. Smith It's aimed at middle-grades, but we've heard from families enjoying it with children as young as 5.
Christina McBean That's what we loved about this book as a read aloud. My older kids (9 & 11) loved the plot and the action while my younger kids (4&6) loved the characters and were able to follow the plot.
Jodi Our daughter is five and we're loving The Green Ember. It's intense (think LOTR), and I aim for only one chapter a day, but she wants more! This book is completely addicting. :)