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Sophia

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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2012, 06:16:23 PM »
I am going to go against the grain a little.  I would go for quantity.  The kids old enough to read will probably want to read a lot.  I would go in with a budget in mind, and then try to maximize the words that money would buy within the limit of the books not being too mature.  I would also throw in some interesting looking history and other nonfiction books. 

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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 06:21:11 PM »
The Horrible Histories books are good, but gruesome! Micheal Morpurgo does some good stories, but a lot of them aren't exactly cheerful. The same applies to Jacqueline Wilson.
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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 06:36:36 PM »
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 06:37:12 PM »
If the age limit is 9 and under, then anything with a Caldecott medal or Caldecott Honor medal on it would be great (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal).  Personally, I can't wait until my nephew is old enough to read anything by Robert McCloskey, or The Story of Ferdinand, or anything by Dr. Seuss.  Just a few more years until he can read...

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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 07:37:42 PM »
I would suggest some non-fiction books about animals.  The older kids will read them; the younger kids will look at the photographs.

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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2012, 11:54:10 AM »
Non-fiction is a great idea.  I came across a neat series of books with fold-outs and pop-ups about science.  One was about weather.  Another was about earthquakes and volcanoes. A third was about space.   Most 9 year-olds are old enough to treat pop-ups properly and books like these would be likely to be well received by both boys and girls. 

There are also plenty of good books for children about history.  The 'If You Lived in the Days of...' series comes to mind. 

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Re: Suggestions for children's books
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012, 07:03:11 AM »
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
The Borrowers.
Anne of Green Gables.
Swallows and Amazons.
Harry Potter.
The Secret Garden and A Little Princess.



POD!  I would add the What Katy Did books,  Heidi and Alice in Wonderland. Oldies but goodies.