Bit's main focus in history this is year is Ancient Civilizations so she'll be reading The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Codes of Hammurabi, a lot of Old Testament, and several non-fiction sources on civilizations around the world. I hope my other literature picks for her highlight my attempt to give her some female voices that reflect Ancient civilizations and also that I occasionally wanted her to have a break from the old stuff.
LM's main history focus this year is Ancient Greece and Rome. (We did other ancient civilizations last year.) Since my kids are four years apart in age, their studies don't often overlap. This year they do, but since one is a standard third grader and the other is a highly precocious seventh grader, my life isn't made any easier by this.
I am planning to introduce LM to Harry Potter this year via read aloud too.