Have you let your kids read all of the Harry Potter books or watch the movies yet? Our 8 year old, in the specs, has read books 1-4 (twice at least). According to him we're being big meanies as we won't let him read books 5-8 yet (there have been tears more than once). His teacher last year said that she didn't think the later books were suitable and we looked online and found pretty much the same info. There is a good site Common Sense Media where you can look up any books/movies etc and see what age they're appropriate for. Perhaps we are being meanies, we just love him and want to protect him from things he might not yet be ready for. It doesn't help that his best buddy has read them all.