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What books have you read to your kids?

We are reading Treasure Island and the littlest one is enjoying it the most I think:)  I have several on our to read list including Call of the Wild and Tom Sawyer. Maybe Hunger Games as I have mentioned before.

What books do you want to share with your children?

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

When DS was little he loved "Curious George" and Thomas the Tank Engine - books and movies. I loved the movies because in some of them George Carlin was the conductor lol made me giggle every time about the magic dust for the magic railroad lol

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

oh - the one that shocked me was Sun tzu's the Art of war, he read that one in Junior High and had wonderful discussions with his social studies teacher who was a retired Army colonel lol.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Ugh, it's some "sparkle fairy" series geared towards new readers.  The stories are poorly written and hard to follow.  I do NOT reccomend them. They are about a first grade level for reading, so my first grader loves them since she can read them aloud, but they offend my tastes.  I tried the Narnia series, which I loved, but it's over their heads right now, they start slow and my girls aren't patient enough yet to tolerate a couple of chapters of introduction, especially the 5 year old.  Maybe in another year.

My sister told my girls fairies were real (ugh) and it annoyed me.  It kind of takes the magic out of it, IMO.  I always say "that would be great, wouldn't it?  Where would a fairy like to live, what do you suppose they would do," etc etc.  I think flat out saying they are real kind of kills the magic in a way.


Quoting desertlvn:


Is it the magical animal fairies series? My dd is sooooo into fairies right now. she has asked me a million time if i believe they are real. i refuse to lie and refuse to answer honestly, too. i simply say that some believe and some don't and my opinion shouldn't impact her opinion. The unspoken rule at our house is the kids can read whatever they want by themselves (annoying fairy crap) but read aloud books have to be something everyone will enjoy like Harry potter, narnia, Ramona books, etc.

Quoting stacymomof2:

We are working on the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  We are in Little House on the Prarie.  They liked Little house in the Big Woods.

They are 5 and 7 so we usually go with their choices, current favs are The Pout Pout Fish, an annoying series about fairies, and Junie B, First Grader.  They usually pick something we can finish in one night, though.




romalove
by Roma on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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Quoting desertlvn:


What is arm in arm about?

Quoting romalove:

Arm in Arm by Remy Charlip, especially for a bright or creative child

The Borrowers




Arm in Arm is a children's book but it's not a story book.  It's a collection of "stuff", interesting little puzzle things, short stories and poems, and things that make you think.  The opening is a short story about two octopus' who go down the aisle arm in arm in arm in arm in arm etc.  There will be a page and on one side of the page will be a sign that says "what is written on the other side of this page is not true" and the same sign will be written on the opposite side of the page, which leads to the conundrum of how can they both be true.  There are pictures of fanciful animals with tails that become pictures, and all sorts of interesting tales.

It was my favorite as a kid and I bought it for my own kids.

I recommend it highly.

desertlvn
by Silver Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM


We stumbled across a Charlie Small book on tape at the library. It is one adventure after another. My 4 yr old (at the time) loved it and so did HDTV and I. Maybe that would hold her interest.

and I just remembered it it the rainbow fairy series that my dd loves. Bet it is the same one your dd is into.

Quoting stacymomof2:

Ugh, it's some "sparkle fairy" series geared towards new readers.  The stories are poorly written and hard to follow.  I do NOT reccomend them. They are about a first grade level for reading, so my first grader loves them since she can read them aloud, but they offend my tastes.  I tried the Narnia series, which I loved, but it's over their heads right now, they start slow and my girls aren't patient enough yet to tolerate a couple of chapters of introduction, especially the 5 year old.  Maybe in another year.

My sister told my girls fairies were real (ugh) and it annoyed me.  It kind of takes the magic out of it, IMO.  I always say "that would be great, wouldn't it?  Where would a fairy like to live, what do you suppose they would do," etc etc.  I think flat out saying they are real kind of kills the magic in a way.


Quoting desertlvn:


Is it the magical animal fairies series? My dd is sooooo into fairies right now. she has asked me a million time if i believe they are real. i refuse to lie and refuse to answer honestly, too. i simply say that some believe and some don't and my opinion shouldn't impact her opinion. The unspoken rule at our house is the kids can read whatever they want by themselves (annoying fairy crap) but read aloud books have to be something everyone will enjoy like Harry potter, narnia, Ramona books, etc.

Quoting stacymomof2:

We are working on the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  We are in Little House on the Prarie.  They liked Little house in the Big Woods.

They are 5 and 7 so we usually go with their choices, current favs are The Pout Pout Fish, an annoying series about fairies, and Junie B, First Grader.  They usually pick something we can finish in one night, though.






desertlvn
by Silver Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Sounds great! Thanks!

Quoting romalove:


Quoting desertlvn:


What is arm in arm about?

Quoting romalove:

Arm in Arm by Remy Charlip, especially for a bright or creative child

The Borrowers




Arm in Arm is a children's book but it's not a story book.  It's a collection of "stuff", interesting little puzzle things, short stories and poems, and things that make you think.  The opening is a short story about two octopus' who go down the aisle arm in arm in arm in arm in arm etc.  There will be a page and on one side of the page will be a sign that says "what is written on the other side of this page is not true" and the same sign will be written on the opposite side of the page, which leads to the conundrum of how can they both be true.  There are pictures of fanciful animals with tails that become pictures, and all sorts of interesting tales.

It was my favorite as a kid and I bought it for my own kids.

I recommend it highly.



stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Talking about it makes me want to get it now!  I was a sci-fi freak from ages 10-15 or so, I still like it but so much of it geared towards adults is so trashy.  And I'm not really a fan of fantasy like Watership down and Lord of the Rings.  (Terrible, I know, but I loved the movies, lol)

The sci fi classics (in retrospect) are really pretty misogynistic (Asimov, Bradbury, etc.)  I don't want my daughter who loves science to get the idea that a female scientist is a "woman scientist" who surprises everyone with her competence.  lol Maybe I'm taking it too seriously.  But my daughter has a talent for math and science and I want her to see it as "normal" for a woman to be into those things.

Quoting stringtheory:

Mixed up Files was one of my favorites as a kid (I would still love to live in a museum, haha). Dd didn't really like A Wrinkle in Time (she was 9 when we read it), so I hope she reads it again when she's older; I think I enjoyed it better as an adult, so maybe she'll grow into it, too.

Quoting stacymomof2:

I loved A Wrinkle in Time and From the Mixed up Files as a kid.  It is a little tough because my 5 year old isn't patient enough for the longer books, and my 1st grader wants to be the one reading and the 5 year old will not tolerate that, it has to be me reading or she gets mad and wants to read too, but she can only sound out a couple of words.  

One more year and I bet we will get to them!

Quoting stringtheory:

A Wrinkle in Time, From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenwieler, Stargirl, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and a very old book of "children's tales" that I can't remember the name of right now...



JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM
The children's bible, goodnight moon, abc, 123 and some from an app called farfaria.
armyvet06
by Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Mine can almost recite the entire hop on pop book

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting armyvet06:

My daughter is only 2 but here are some we have read:



Hop on pop

Mr brown can moo, can you?

Guess how much I love you

The cat in the hat

These are my pets

Just grandpa and me

Horton hears a who

Mr dog

Walt Disney's mother goose

The pokey little puppy

The shy little kitten



I love the Dr. Seuss board books like Mr. Brown Can Moo! My daughter has them memorized and "reads" them to her little brother like a champ. She has also formed a pretty decent amount of site words from the books.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Yep, that's it!  Rainbow Fairies.  I cannot tolerate them, yuck!  But I always want my girls to get the chance to choose what they like.  When they are both reading on their own I will get very picky on what I will read aloud, and they can read that garbage to themselves.  Haha

Charlie Small, huh?  I will check it out!

Quoting desertlvn:


We stumbled across a Charlie Small book on tape at the library. It is one adventure after another. My 4 yr old (at the time) loved it and so did HDTV and I. Maybe that would hold her interest.

and I just remembered it it the rainbow fairy series that my dd loves. Bet it is the same one your dd is into.

Quoting stacymomof2:

Ugh, it's some "sparkle fairy" series geared towards new readers.  The stories are poorly written and hard to follow.  I do NOT reccomend them. They are about a first grade level for reading, so my first grader loves them since she can read them aloud, but they offend my tastes.  I tried the Narnia series, which I loved, but it's over their heads right now, they start slow and my girls aren't patient enough yet to tolerate a couple of chapters of introduction, especially the 5 year old.  Maybe in another year.

My sister told my girls fairies were real (ugh) and it annoyed me.  It kind of takes the magic out of it, IMO.  I always say "that would be great, wouldn't it?  Where would a fairy like to live, what do you suppose they would do," etc etc.  I think flat out saying they are real kind of kills the magic in a way.


Quoting desertlvn:


Is it the magical animal fairies series? My dd is sooooo into fairies right now. she has asked me a million time if i believe they are real. i refuse to lie and refuse to answer honestly, too. i simply say that some believe and some don't and my opinion shouldn't impact her opinion. The unspoken rule at our house is the kids can read whatever they want by themselves (annoying fairy crap) but read aloud books have to be something everyone will enjoy like Harry potter, narnia, Ramona books, etc.

Quoting stacymomof2:

We are working on the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  We are in Little House on the Prarie.  They liked Little house in the Big Woods.

They are 5 and 7 so we usually go with their choices, current favs are The Pout Pout Fish, an annoying series about fairies, and Junie B, First Grader.  They usually pick something we can finish in one night, though.







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