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Old 11-06-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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what are your kids reading?

[Anything to quell the political threads a little.]

Got kids? What are they reading? What did was your favorite book when you were little?

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My 11 year old daughter just finished reading, "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray and my 7 year old son is enjoying our collection of Dr. Suess books.

Dr. Suess was also my favorite when I was a kid.

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Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, Robert Lawson
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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i dont have kids, but my 6 year old neice is reading everything she can, she loves dr.seuess. my favorite book was "Go Dogs Go" as a kid.
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Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, Robert Lawson
How old is your child/children?
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The book I remember from when I was really little is Frog and Toad are Friends. I still have my copy of it. Other than that, I had access to a great deal of books I probably shouldn't have. I started reading horror when I was about my son's age (11), but I also remember Agatha Christi books fondly.

Mouse is reading Harry Potter because it's on his list and it has the highest available points for AR. Call of the Wild and 20 Leagues under the Sea were two of his favorites last year. I'm glad he's the reader he is, seems to make school easier.
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As i type this i am reading, 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest'...its strange
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As i type this i am reading, 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest'...its strange
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of my favorite books. It's amazingly written. I found the fact that you're never really sure if Chief is sane or not, therefore an unreliable POV, to be the most fascinating aspect of the book. Being first person present tense, it's an odd read but well worth it.
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You're reading that to your little girl? Does she understand it?
No, she's reading it. She's a democrat.







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when i was young-great gatsby, farewell to arms and most hemingway.

my 5 yr old son is reading books to us now, its great.
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I have no kids, but in some sense I guess I still am a kid, I just completed Robert Penn Warren's All the Kings Men, which is my new favorite book, it bumped Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby into second place.
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"But Not The Hippopotamus" was my daughter's favorite book when she was little. She wanted me to read it to her every night and, after a while, she was reading it to me. Sandra Boynton has really good books for young kids.
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How old is your child/children?
No kids, but 14 nieces and nephews, and several godchildren, and a big collection of kids books we have scavenged over the years that we dole out as gifts. The age range is big, from 2 to 18.
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My daughter as been reading some new vampire series, can't think of the name. I think it is going to the big screen now.
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My 13 year old has been reading the Charlie Bone "Children of the Red King" series by Jenny Nimmo. I listened to a book-on-CD of this series, very good, similar to Harry Potter books.
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My youngest is reading books on pregnancy and childbirth.


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I know you are into the outdoors and what not, and it made me think of a book called the Flaming Turkey, it is by a Mississippi author named Robert Hitt Niell, and is definately worth checking out, its nothing serious, and it will have you laughing the whole way through. just a suggestion.
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My 8yr old is starting to get into reading. She is currently in Charlotte's Web, and I think The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is next.

I remember reading a ton of books when I was a kid.
Call of the Wild
White Fang
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Rascal
Wind and the Willows
The Hobbit
Were the Sidewalk Ends and The Missing Piece
Ramona the Pest
James and the Giant Peach
Several Edgar Allen Poe stories
A Wrinkle in Time
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Incredible Journey
Blitz Cat
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Velveteen Rabbit
On My Honor
Fahrenheit 451
Peter Rabbit and all the other Beatrix Potter stories

And a bunch more that I can't remember. This list looks like a good one to pass on to my kids. I think I'll do that, and I can because our kids are home schooled.
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I know you are into the outdoors and what not, and it made me think of a book called the Flaming Turkey, it is by a Mississippi author named Robert Hitt Niell, and is definately worth checking out, its nothing serious, and it will have you laughing the whole way through. just a suggestion.
Thanks dude.... you are 2much!!!

Sounds interesting, I guess you would have to have a pretty good sense of humor if you are from Mississippi!
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Since we are on the funny outdoor stories subject. You guys should read "A Fine and Pleasant Misery." This book is freaking hilarious. Its a collection of short stories by Patrick F McManus. I highly recommend it.
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I am not sure exactly what my kids read as my ex-wife doesn't keep me "that informed" on those kinds of subjects. But apparently my eldest (9) reads on a regular basis, and the younger one (7) reads only when he has to.

As a child I read everything I could get my hands on; Hardy Brothers, anything by Louis L'Amoure, and a book that always stuck out in my head was Where the Red Fern Grows. I have wanted a Redbone since then.
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I have a 10 year old son who reads any and everything he can get his hands on. Currently he's reading the "Warrior" series.

His favorite books are the James Patterson bird kid books. They are amazing books. I read them too!

My favorite book as a small child was the Pokey Little Puppy! I loved that book!
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Oh, I don't want my biggest kid to feel left out so... Skeeter is reading Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

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