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quidscribis
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So I'm not the only one who read that as a child? Cool! I was the only one in my family... As I recall, I got it one time as a gift (which is unusual in and of itself) because I'd been sick. I think. I know I read it a lot when I was sick in bed.

Funny, but that's the only book I actually recall from back then. I mean, I read a LOT. Starting in kindergarten, I'd go to the library and take out three to five books a day and return them the next day. I read all the time. But I don't remember any except that book of poetry. Oh, and the stoopid Dick and Jane books that were required reading.

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KQ sent me this book, and I'm so excited! Granted, some of the information is out of date, but it's a wonderful resource to add to our library. Thank you, KQ!
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Yeah, Quid, I don't like the Dick and Jane books either. I will say, though, that they were invaluable in giving my daughter the confidence she lacked in beginning reading. Poor kid, up until very recently (like just before Christmas) she was still insisting she couldn't read, even though I knew perfectly well she could, it was just hard for her. So I gave her easier (but still wonderful) books, like the Frog and Toad books and some AA Milne poetry, and she did better. Then she rediscovered the Dick and Jane books and started reading them to Boo when she thought I wasn't paying attention. [Smile]
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I think Dick and Jane are great as camp.
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Junie B. Jones

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I was having a total insomniac night and I can't believe that I missed you (KQ, quidscribis and Boon) by less than an hour!

I was going to ask Boon what type of poetry you read to your kids but there were a lot of suggestions, so I'll start with those. Poetry is something that I forget about.

Fun. I really like this thread.

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GoodletHRKL is now on to Pern [Big Grin] She tried Ender's Game but wasn't impressed (yet, I give her 5 years). She said Lost Boys was interesting.

The Mini rediscovered a hardcover omnibus of Winnie the Pooh stories she received from her grampa about 5 years ago and is having fun trying to decode without momma help.

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quote:
She tried Ender's Game but wasn't impressed (yet, I give her 5 years). She said Lost Boys was interesting.
[Eek!] I'll never forget Lost Boys ... probably never read it again, either! It's one that'll stick with me. I read it as an adult though, and related to the parents. I wonder what it would be like to read it as a child and relate to Stevie?
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How young is too young for any of the Star Wars-verse novels? Are there young adult series in that verse?

My son loves Star Wars, and I want to get him interested in something but I'm afraid he's too young.

I'm taking Young Adult Lit in the summer, and I talked to a friend of mine who showed the syllabus for the class for this semester - (same prof in the summer) and it's awesome. I can't wait. Garth Nix's Abhorsen Trilogy is in there and for your final paper you may write on any young adult series, even if the prof hasn't read it. I'm hoping to be able to write on Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.

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I am somewhat mortified to say my oloder twos' current obsession is Pokemon books. Yikes. I make them each pick out one non fluff book every week. I got Matthew The Indespensible calvin and Hobbes for his birthday, which made him very happy.It's also his turn to pick the family read aloud, so we're doing Eragon ( with the caveat that the next book we read is Ender's Game).
Andrew is really obsessed with a picture book called Tickets to Ride, which I am quite sure was written under the influence of psychadelics.

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Belle, the Young Jedi Knights series is aimed at about 10-13 year olds. The Junior Jedi Knights series is aimed a little younger but I don't recommend it. Kids who like the "Goosebumps" books may like the "Galaxy of Fear" books (which actually aren't half bad.) There are a whole bunch of other books for even younger kids, too.
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Tova will be 7 next month. We finished Flying Flea, Callie and Me, and are reading her That Furball Puppy and Me, to be followed by Chomps, Flea and Gray Cat (That's Me), all by Carol and Bill Wallace.
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Thanks kq. I'll wait a while, and see if he's still interested in it when he's older. Or maybe, I could read some of the Young Jedi series to him.
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Hmmm, they have some relationship stuff that's not great for kids younger than probably 11 or 12 (even though it's not graphic, it will probably be "boring" or "icky.") What's his reading level and how old is he? I could probably recommend some he would like that WOULD be more appropriate.
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He's six and in first grade but reads several grade levels ahead. he's like my oldest, took to reading like a fish takes to water. It's tough, because they need harder material to read that doesn't have age-inappropriate stuff in it.

He loves poetry. He's read every Dr. Seuss book there is, and has a book of short stories and poems in a volume called "Nightime reading for boys" or something, and reads the poems over and over.

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