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Old 01-21-2004, 09:56 PM   #16
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what are kids reading today? I see lot of Olivia the Pig on bookshelves, as well as whatever celebrity feels like cashing in on his or her name that week.

Interaction is the name of the game these days- with Leapfrog (man, I wish I had that growing up) and Dora the Explorer.

But the classics are still pretty strong, thanks mostly to parents and other adults who fell in love with the books of their own pasts and want to share the same magic with the children in their lives.

A couple of books that I MEANT to read when I was younger but never did were Island of the Blue Dolphins and the Redwall series.
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:47 PM   #17
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:38 PM   #18
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dora the explorer is boo
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:26 PM   #19
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:28 PM   #20
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The Hobbit. And, for a succinct yet wonderful piece of quick inspiration, “Oh, the places you’ll go” by the venerable Dr. Suess is heartily recommended.

I never read Lemony Snicket, but it seems like something I could get into.
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:53 AM   #21
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rob, you especially would love it. i am 100 percent sure

edit to add: dora the explorer is undoubtedly great for kids but i just can't handle it. her voice is obnoxious and she always repeats herself. but i guess i am talking about the show, but any books can't be that different
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Old 01-27-2004, 04:17 PM   #22
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rob, you especially would love it. i am 100 percent sure…
You can’t get any surer than that. Gracias.
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Old 01-27-2004, 04:58 PM   #23
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And, for a succinct yet wonderful piece of quick inspiration, “Oh, the places you’ll go” by the venerable Dr. Suess is heartily recommended.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:41 AM   #24
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:48 PM   #25
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Ohhh! I just remembered more books - L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" and all the ensuing series... what an amazing mind (thank you, dalang, for reminding me...) Also, the art work from the original books is most wonderful.
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Old 02-11-2004, 05:02 AM   #26
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Does anybody remember reading Astrix(the Gaul) and Oblix adventures? I collected them when I was a kid. Every time I would visit overseas I'd get the new ones. I look at them today and find all sorts of great stuff for adults in them. The puns don't stop and I think these books may have been the start of my interest in Latin and the Roman history . I think they sell them in the States now but I havn't seen them in years. I wonder If there are new ones I've never seen.

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Old 02-11-2004, 03:10 PM   #27
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I liked The Boxcar Children.
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:04 PM   #28
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I agree with everything that has gone so far: Hobbit, Narnia, Phantom Tollbooth, Lemony Snicket, Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter . . . I would argue that some of those mean MORE to adults than to children.

Brian Jacques: Redwall and the series following. I still love those books, though I haven't bought the last three or so.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

My Side of the Mountain

The Borrowers (Skip the movie. Blech.)

The Bronze Bow (More of a YA book, I guess)

The Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice series. Suprisingly good for a bunch of five-dollar youth novels.

That's all for now.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:52 PM   #29
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Old 03-06-2004, 10:51 AM   #30
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The "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Phillip Pullman:
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

I always felt bad that the first book in the series, "The Golden Compass" got overshadowed by the whole Harry Potter thing. But maybe I like these a little better because the heroine is a little girl
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