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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 02:22 AM
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8. Of course! Laura Ingalls Wilder's books are classics!
You'd be surprised how much kids of today become absorbed by reading about what life was like in "olden times".

As for other kids' books, the Trixie Belden mysteries are better than Nancy Drew (Trixie is hailed as a far more down-to-earth and less-than-perfect character, more realistic than ND). They've been reprinted, and are readily available in book stores. They're fun, fast-paced, and teach the values of caring for others (raising money for charities, etc.) in a subtle way. It's something sorely needed in this "all-for-me" society.
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  -Do kids still read the Little House books? alarimer  Nov-23-07 11:49 PM   #0 
  - I have several Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys for my kids. They still work.  seriousstan   Nov-24-07 12:02 AM   #1 
  - I just saw the thread on favorite children's books.  alarimer   Nov-24-07 12:09 AM   #2 
     - I bought all of these books, along with a couple "Tom Mix" for less than a dollar apiece.  seriousstan   Nov-24-07 12:11 AM   #3 
        - Ha. I paid 10c a piece for an almost complete set of Swallows and Amazons.  TheMadMonk   Nov-24-07 02:13 AM   #7 
  - Yes, But Don't Forget Little Women and Little Men n/t  Raejeanowl   Nov-24-07 12:36 AM   #4 
  - I loved Girl of the Limberlost  shraby   Nov-24-07 01:14 AM   #5 
  - if you read the first one or two to them perhaps.  TheMadMonk   Nov-24-07 02:12 AM   #6 
  - That is sort of what I was worried about  alarimer   Nov-24-07 02:33 PM   #12 
  - Of course! Laura Ingalls Wilder's books are classics!  silverojo   Nov-24-07 02:22 AM   #8 
  - Actually, any kid who has read American Girl books is probably ready for books about the past.  BerryBush   Nov-24-07 07:54 AM   #10 
  - The Little House books are great. What about the Railway Children?  Captain_Nemo   Nov-24-07 02:26 AM   #9 
  - I've never heard of that one  alarimer   Nov-24-07 02:28 PM   #11 
     - A novel for children by Edith Nesbit 1906 PLot summary  Captain_Nemo   Nov-25-07 10:56 AM   #13 
     - As I read more about the book (its been awhile since i read it ;-) I realized  Captain_Nemo   Nov-25-07 11:00 AM   #14 
     - You've got me going now..The Borrowers is wonderful. a family of miniature people living in a house  Captain_Nemo   Nov-25-07 11:04 AM   #15 
  - My granddaughter read them  JitterbugPerfume   Nov-25-07 05:12 PM   #16 
  - I just reread Anne of Green Gables.  LWolf   Feb-16-08 02:05 PM   #17 
  - Yes, several of  ChazII   Feb-16-08 04:50 PM   #18 
  - Kids stuck in the museum  ChazII   Feb-16-08 04:52 PM   #19 

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