Name a book which you would like your child to read. Why?
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. It was my favorite book as a kid. My grandmother gave me a copy that had been my uncle's. And I still read it every once in a while now.
because i don't wanna be cleaning up diapers forever.
seriously though.... I think Enders Game would be my choice. It is just a well written book about kids, and growing up and stuff. (and you gotta start em on the sci fi early :D
The "Redwall" series. It's a really easy read, with great humor and very cute characters. At the same time, it's also got an adventure element.
everyone so far has picked books i'd love to have my kids read...other than those, i'd say the Narnia books, or books by my favorite author when i was a kid: Madeleine L'Engle (A Wrinkle in Time, A Ring of Endless Light, etc.)
libra, good call with the Chronicles of Narnia and L'Engle books....good stuff
Oh, The Places You Will Go by Dr. Suess.
Put life issues into a child's perspective, and I think that the older we get we all need that. I will re-read it now and then to get a child's perspective on my adult problems and it helps.
Dante Aghuileri's Inferno, pfft not! but seriousely i'd read them some book called "Grandpa's Gifts" i forget who wrote it, but it's a good children's book with a hidden message.
i have this book called 'moonbeam on a cat's ear' which i want my kids to read. will post it in a thread. 'tis not long.
With my beautiful fiance I would read my children The Hobbit, and the Chronicles of Narnia, and when they are older the Lord of the Rings.
Porky the Porcupine. A tragic story badly translated from Swedish...
The first book I would want them to read is "Unseen Truths." And then as they get older, probably "Interview with a Vampire."
The first ones a bunch of short stories, each is about a different child with a different "social disorder" about their still children that live ordinary lives.
The Little Prince by Saint-Exupery.
I would want my kids to read Maniac Magee - Two thirds of it have lessons and a great way of looking at city life from a kid's point of view, and the middle third of the book is randomly about baseball, which is also good.
I'd like my kids to read bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut (and later the rest of his work) because the stories are so simple yet they think outside the box. Also the Chronicles of Narnia and if i could find it, Fox All Week, a book that i loved as a child
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. That's for the preteen age group. Child kinda means around eight or nine to me, so I guess for them it'll be either Ender's Game or The Giver
The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupery. Read it and then you will know.
the giving tree
dodger (a book from my childhood) i don't know the authors name, but its such a nice picture book
Calvin & Hobbes
A Samurai's Tale by Erik Christian Haugaard... very good coming of age novel. had my younger cousin read it and he loved it.
I don't have kids yet and I probably wont have any but if in case I would, I would have to say, Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
Ender's Game. What better way to be introduced into the wonderful world of science fiction?
The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. childlike wonderment on questions of life... incredible story within a story concept
If I ever have a child, I want he or she to read A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket.
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