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Old 02-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #21
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I haven't looked these all over. It's Oprah Winfrey's reading list for children, different ages. She usually has pretty good rec's for adults.

Kids' Reading List - Oprah.com

I know when I was a kid, I was a fast reader. Caitlen may go through what you find faster than you know, so it's good to be prepared. My o-so Very Conservative parents let me choose whatever I wanted, no holds barred. Libraries may have been more rigid/ discerning about what they stocked, there were some things I probably was not prepared to read as a youngster, and would not have met parental approval, even then. O well, I am still alive now can talk about it without going into detail. It's the little details that seem to stick around in the back of my head, and refresh today, as I think about children's reading material. We also allowed Jr. to choose his own library books or whatever he brought home. A good practice I think overall. What do they find interesting, I can not say and if I did, it would be too much like another school reading assignment rather than building for their own enrichment.

I think Star Wars have books too, maybe different than the movies.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #22
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:29 PM   #23
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oh, snippers, i know these books were written primarily for boys, but i found myself engrossed reading rick riordan's percy jackson series! i think there are seven in the series, but riordan is the author of some two dozen books altogether. and, having fallen head over heels for a book, don't we just love those prolific authors? riordan's writing is very youth-current and edgy, and chock full of mythology, Yum!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:07 AM   #24
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oh, snippers, i know these books were written primarily for boys, but i found myself engrossed reading rick riordan's percy jackson series! i think there are seven in the series, but riordan is the author of some two dozen books altogether. and, having fallen head over heels for a book, don't we just love those prolific authors? riordan's writing is very youth-current and edgy, and chock full of mythology, Yum!!
I'm sure she will I'm on my way to the library now. Caitlin started reading before she started school so I must really start wrting down what she's read. I'm starting to lose track
I have the same problem, I've often started a book and only noticed halfway that I've read it
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #25
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Another vote for the Judy Blume books. How about Little Women and Little Men? If you go to goodreads.com there is a plethora of ideas for young and old alike. Good for Caitlyn and her great reading habits! Reading is one of the most joyful things I have ever experienced, I always try to encourage reading.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #26
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When I was in the forth grade I read "My Friend Flicka" and the sequel "Thunderhead." Those two books started me on a lifetime of reading. When I got to H.S. I drove the librarian crazy because I managed to read every fictional book the school had in the library. she had to call other schools in the city to find more books for me. Then when I was out of school, I was constantly in the public library. Because I read to my children and they saw me reading all the time, they too are avid readers. I have reread those first two books several times again. I have even given them as a gift to a son of one of my friends.

If a child is a good reader, they will have no problem with the rest of their school subjects. Good job Snip. I am glad to hear that your daughter loves to read.
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My son loved The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques at that age.

Edit: Wow, didn't realize there were so many in the series now. I think I remember the titles up to book six as ones he read for sure. ;)
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Thank you very much all of you :)
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Soooo many books, so little time!!!
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Soooo many books, so little time!!!
I don't think I'll need more books for her to read until she's 18
At least the books you all suggested have been reviewed by DC members so they'll be good
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