My son is an avid reader, he is ten years old and loves to read just about any book he can. For being in the 5th grade he reads at a 7th or 8th grade level. He keeps bringing home these books that in my opinion are questionable like "PENDRAGON" and "CHARLIE BONE", and books about magic, sorcery, dragons, and mythology. My question is has anyone heard of ordone a christian review on these books and are they okay for my son to be reading. I do not want him reading things that in anyway perverse the name of God or distort the truth, but I don't know about these books that I have mentioned above or the types of books he is bringing home. Please no critism i'm asking genuine question and i'm a concerned Christian mom. Thanks
Answer by bonn777 at 1:37 PM on Nov. 8, 2008
Answer by mommyof2boys813 at 11:08 AM on Nov. 8, 2008
I agree, most children's book are written fantasy and children are able to differentiate it from reality. Did he read the Marc Brown Arthur books when he was younger? Surely he didn't think aardvarks talked and went to school.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 11:14 AM on Nov. 8, 2008
I have do heard anything specifically about these books but I have heard things about harry potter ( i believe it was on one of the Sunday morning services on tv) anything to do with magic and witch craft is frowned upon and my spark his interest in the other types of books explaining and how to do witch craft.
find out when he goes to the library at school and if its possible go help him pick out a more appropriate book. or the library my give you a list of the books in the library and just mark off the ones you do not want him reading and give the list to him. hope this helped
Answer by robinalbright at 11:16 AM on Nov. 8, 2008
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Answer by Lexylex at 3:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2008
If you are clear with your son that it is made-up and just fiction, I think it is ok. I mean, do little kids think vegetables can talk just because they watch Veggie Tales?
Answer by AngiDas at 4:23 PM on Nov. 8, 2008