Society where each family is only allowed to have two kids per family. Our hero is a hidden third child that will be put to death if he is ever found. A multi book series about a group of third kids and how they try to escape the government before the government finds them. Good for older kids.
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady: And Other School Stories (5-8): If nothing else makes middle school easier for your child, reading stories about other people’s embarrassing school moments will. Especially if those people are well-known authors. This hilarious collection of short stories includes real photos and comic-book style illustrations to prove that everyone goes through an awkward phase and that most of them come out better for it.