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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 11:54 AM
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43. Yeah--he SAYS he can handle all kinds of stuff
and it's mama who says "Er...no" (although I'm FAR from a helicopter parent). Luckily he's not prone to nightmares and there doesn't seem to be anything that really disturbs him, but I do run interference on some stuff.
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  -Desperately need suggestions for books to read to kid! MorningGlow  Nov-22-10 10:48 AM   #0 
  - Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson  BurtWorm   Nov-22-10 10:50 AM   #1 
  - Cool  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 10:56 AM   #2 
     - Here's a link  BurtWorm   Nov-22-10 11:05 AM   #6 
  - There are always the Hardy Boys books. I still have my DAD'S copies.  HopeHoops   Nov-22-10 10:57 AM   #3 
  - True  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:22 AM   #13 
     - The A to Z Mysteries were also popular with my kids.  HopeHoops   Nov-22-10 11:44 AM   #36 
        - I was also thinking of Encyclopedia Brown  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:49 AM   #38 
           - My kiddo LOVED Encyclopedia Brown at age 7  cyberswede   Nov-22-10 02:47 PM   #67 
  - ummm....  Sweet Freedom   Nov-22-10 11:02 AM   #4 
  - Oh yeah, Lemony Snicket!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:24 AM   #16 
  - "The Mad Scientists' Club"  MilesColtrane   Nov-22-10 11:04 AM   #5 
  - Neat  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:25 AM   #19 
  - One of my favorites  jcboon   Nov-22-10 02:53 PM   # 
  - One of my favorites  jcboon   Nov-22-10 02:53 PM   #69 
  - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett  era veteran   Nov-22-10 11:12 AM   #7 
  - I had moved my copy to his bookshelf  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:25 AM   #21 
  - Carl Hiaasen's young reader books: Particularly "Hoot"  Richardo   Nov-22-10 11:17 AM   #8 
  - Ooh, good idea  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:26 AM   #24 
     - Ha! That's where I came across it, too -- while I was part-timing at B&N  Richardo   Nov-22-10 11:29 AM   #30 
        - Borders slave here!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:31 AM   #32 
  - Here are some of our favorites:  Lisa D   Nov-22-10 11:19 AM   #9 
  - Going on the list!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:26 AM   #25 
  - Oops  Lisa D   Nov-22-10 11:28 AM   #27 
  - Clive Barker  AngryAmish   Nov-22-10 11:19 AM   #10 
  - That was my first thought when I saw your subject line -- a future TV program...  MiddleFingerMom   Nov-22-10 11:26 AM   #22 
  - ...  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:27 AM   #26 
     - No tears, lil MorningGlow  AngryAmish   Nov-22-10 12:33 PM   #53 
        - Darn you and your forbidden hotlinks, AA!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 12:54 PM   #59 
  - I highly recommend Wolves of the Beyond: The Lone Wolf  Fleshdancer   Nov-22-10 11:21 AM   #11 
  - That sounds good  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:28 AM   #28 
  - We enjoyed The Penderwicks  spinbaby   Nov-22-10 11:21 AM   #12 
  - Kid? Heck, I want to read The Penderwicks myself!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:29 AM   #29 
  - Defintiely do more Dahl.  TZ   Nov-22-10 11:22 AM   #14 
  - Matilda is always good  spinbaby   Nov-22-10 11:25 AM   #20 
  - I was thinking of picking up the Charlie books  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:30 AM   #31 
  - Any of the series of books about the Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum.  MiddleFingerMom   Nov-22-10 11:23 AM   #15 
  - Yes!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:32 AM   #33 
     - My children saw Princess Bride about that age, and to my  DebJ   Nov-22-10 01:03 PM   #60 
  - Captain Underpants  newcriminal   Nov-22-10 11:24 AM   #17 
  - Probably for younger readers  spinbaby   Nov-22-10 11:26 AM   #23 
  - I have heard those are great  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:33 AM   #34 
  - Oh, one more  spinbaby   Nov-22-10 11:24 AM   #18 
  - Those are "the next Twilight movies", right?  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:34 AM   #35 
     - I think they're too mature for a 7YO, but that's me.  Chan790   Nov-22-10 11:50 AM   #39 
     - Yeah--he SAYS he can handle all kinds of stuff  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:54 AM   #43 
     - You seem to have a pretty mature 7-year-old  spinbaby   Nov-22-10 11:54 AM   #44 
        - I have unashamedly indoctrinated him in two things  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:58 AM   #45 
  - My recommendation would have been The Hobbit...  Chan790   Nov-22-10 11:46 AM   #37 
  - Exactly!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:50 AM   #41 
  - I read and re-read all the Marguerite Henry books when I was a kid  Arugula Latte   Nov-22-10 11:28 PM   #86 
  - The Tale of Despereaux  Xithras   Nov-22-10 11:50 AM   #40 
  - Another one I'd forgotten about!  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 11:52 AM   #42 
     - No problem, I'm borrowing about half this list myself.  Xithras   Nov-22-10 12:02 PM   #47 
        - Aw, a family tradition  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 12:13 PM   #51 
  - Lolita. Joyce's Ulysses. Mein Kampf. 1983 Chevy S-10 Owner's Manual. Pillow Book.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-22-10 12:00 PM   #46 
  - I find Proust most excellent at putting kids to sleep.  Chan790   Nov-22-10 12:03 PM   #48 
  - To the naughty corner with you  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 12:11 PM   #50 
  - You forgot Lady Chatterly's Lover and Crime and Punishment.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-23-10 04:39 PM   #104 
  - One more  spinbaby   Nov-22-10 12:03 PM   #49 
  - That sounds familiar too  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 12:13 PM   #52 
  - How's about something old fashioned like some Mark Twain books?  rurallib   Nov-22-10 12:37 PM   #54 
  - I did suggest Tom Sawyer to him just the other day, in fact  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 12:51 PM   #56 
     - Even better, how about "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"?  surrealAmerican   Nov-23-10 03:54 PM   #100 
        - Great one!  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-23-10 04:39 PM   #105 
  - what about the his dark materials trilogy?  fizzgig   Nov-22-10 12:40 PM   #55 
  - Alas, HDM annoyed the shit out of ME  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 12:53 PM   #58 
  - Artemis Fowl, Indian in the Cupboard  Lars39   Nov-22-10 12:53 PM   #57 
  - I LOVED all the Shoes books by Noel Streatfeild  distantearlywarning   Nov-22-10 01:15 PM   #61 
  - If you can find a copy  guitar man   Nov-22-10 01:49 PM   #62 
  - Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov for starters.  hobbit709   Nov-22-10 01:57 PM   #63 
  - Avoid later Heinlein  TrogL   Nov-22-10 02:27 PM   #65 
  - RLS  jcboon   Nov-22-10 02:53 PM   #68 
  - do explore more Dahl  suninvited   Nov-22-10 02:12 PM   #64 
  - james and the giant peach, charlie and the chocolate factory  mopinko   Nov-22-10 09:21 PM   #77 
  - You can download out-of-print teenager series  TrogL   Nov-22-10 02:33 PM   #66 
  - I always thought the choose your own adventure books were fun.  proteus_lives   Nov-22-10 02:58 PM   #70 
  - So did I  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 03:11 PM   #73 
     - I'm not sure if they make new ones.  proteus_lives   Nov-22-10 03:19 PM   #74 
  - If he can handle Harry Potter, is he ready to move up to Treasure Island?  hedgehog   Nov-22-10 03:07 PM   #71 
  - That one is on my list, yes (Treasure Island)  MorningGlow   Nov-22-10 03:10 PM   #72 
  - How about Shel Silverstein's poem. Like the book "Where the Sidewalk Ends".  applegrove   Nov-22-10 09:14 PM   #75 
  - Scheherazade nt  Xipe Totec   Nov-22-10 09:16 PM   #76 
  - From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler  pamela   Nov-22-10 09:22 PM   #78 
  - Second this. I loved "Mixed Up Files" when I was a kid.  Arugula Latte   Nov-22-10 11:17 PM   #84 
  - phillip pullman-his dark materials  mopinko   Nov-22-10 09:23 PM   #79 
  - He might like "Farmer Boy"  WolverineDG   Nov-22-10 09:37 PM   #80 
  - I was going to suggest the Little House books, and Farmer Boy was my favorite.  Arugula Latte   Nov-22-10 11:25 PM   #85 
  - Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Books. NOT the Disney version, the originals  csziggy   Nov-22-10 09:40 PM   #81 
  - Laura Ingalls Wilder Books  Dinger   Nov-22-10 09:45 PM   #82 
  - Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen  murielm99   Nov-22-10 10:59 PM   #83 
  - Bone is a great graphic novel.  NuttyFluffers   Nov-23-10 09:08 AM   #87 
  - Oh! Also books by Zilpha Keatley Snyder!  distantearlywarning   Nov-23-10 09:37 AM   #88 
  - The thread is getting long, so I'm not sure if anyone has said "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH"  Arugula Latte   Nov-23-10 01:06 PM   #89 
  - Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert Heinlein  MicaelS   Nov-23-10 01:10 PM   #90 
  - I always enjoyed the books Marguerite Henry wrote  GoCubsGo   Nov-23-10 01:29 PM   #91 
  - She's wonderful  TZ   Nov-23-10 01:50 PM   #93 
  - Jonathan Stoud  MrsMatt   Nov-23-10 01:38 PM   #92 
  - Well, let's see:  LWolf   Nov-23-10 02:19 PM   #94 
  - The Gammage Cup is a good fantasy story I read as a kid. Can't remember the author's name offhand.  DarkTirade   Nov-23-10 02:23 PM   #95 
  - Starabella!  KamaAina   Nov-23-10 02:26 PM   #96 
  - I like Joan Aiken. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, A Touch of Chill.  BlueIris   Nov-23-10 03:11 PM   #97 
  - Brian Jacques' Redwall books, Felix Salten's Bambi books...  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-23-10 03:29 PM   #98 
  - Oh, and Stephen Hawking's children's novel tinged with astrophysics...  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-23-10 03:34 PM   #99 
  - Peter Pan.  surrealAmerican   Nov-23-10 04:03 PM   #101 
  - Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London  Brother Buzz   Nov-23-10 04:33 PM   #102 
  - Absolutely need more Dahl!  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-23-10 04:38 PM   #103 
  - Charlotte's Web and Stuart LIttle  lunatica   Nov-23-10 04:42 PM   #106 
  - How about the "Hardy Boys?"  Old Troop   Nov-23-10 06:11 PM   #107 
  - OMG, DUers rock  MorningGlow   Nov-23-10 07:07 PM   #108 
 

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