I believe that one of the greatest things that we can do for our kids is getting them interested in reading. The Hannah Montana series of paperbacks is a great place for a 6(+) old to start.
There are at least 20 of them available now, and each one is based on an episode of the wildly popular Disney Television Network show. The books are approximately 125 pages long, and the text is clear and easy for young eyes to read. In the middle of each one are several pages of color photos from the TV episode.
My 7-year old daughter really loves to read and collect these books, and eagerly awaits for a new one to be brought by Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. I'm thrilled that at such an early age she is enjoying reading and learning to love a good book.
They cost $4 - $5 each and can be found at Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.