The Boy is 6. He loves all kinds of books, but his favorite by far are of the Star Wars / Pokemon / Bionicles variety. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But I would love to introduce him to some more "literary"-type sci-fi/adventure stories. (Books for us to read to him, not books he can read himself.)
I was never into that genre myself, so I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations? I'm assuming he's too young for A Wrinkle in Time. What about Phantom Tollbooth? Harry Potter?
Also, can't miss on the adventure front with Roald Dahl's BFG.
I dunno, I think Phantom Tollbooth could be great for a kid that age (note: I hit enter before I saw MM had posted. I don't mean to contradict her so roughly). Have you read any of the Redwall books? They're about mice and were super popular with younger kids a few years back when I worked at a bookstore. We have been reading all of the original Wizard of Oz books with Smudge, who loves them, as well as the two Alice books. Ella Enchanted is awesome (the movie is horrible, but the book is great) and I love the old school "Half Magic" by Edward Eager and the rest of his books. I found a list here with a lot of good suggestions (though some of those trend older than six). Small one and I just started reading Terry Prachett's The Bromeliad series which is about nomes. Prachett is usually hilarious. Oh! And Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom would be great!!