You should explore with your older kids. You should get the books and let them explore the books and movies. You can encourage them to read and read independently each night. Seek out books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid to get them exploring reading on their own. This book is a favorite of my daughter Aleli. She really enjoyed reading the book by Jeff Kinney. This is a series that can let kids wanting to read.
Check out the movie trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZVEIgPeDCE . The movie is also a great flick to compliment the book. You can get the flick and the book. You can explore more at the Wilkes Public Library to get more books to read with your pre-teen homeschoolers.