Let him read it on your new Kindle. Thing 3 was supposed to read two chapters of The Witch of Blackbird Pond for school today. He read six chapters because he didn't want to put down the Kindle. He even opted to read it at bedtime instead of the book he's reading for fun.
While I have a soft spot in my heart for "real" books and will never give them up completely, the Kindle is a wonderful thing to have. One thing I like about using it for school is the ability to highlight text and make notes as you read. I also appreciate the built-in dictionary. The kids, are reading more difficult books this year (out with the twaddle!), and frequently come across a word they don't understand. With the Kindle, they can just move the cursor up to the word and a definition pops up. It's great!
The Kindle is easily in the top 5 on my list of Favorite Things.