Created: Mon Mar 8 07:54:34 2004

Name a book which you would like your child to read. Why?

Mon Mar 8 08:27:25 2004

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.

Mon Mar 8 11:30:47 2004

Everybody poops
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

trogdor57 <>
Mon Mar 8 19:48:36 2004

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.

libra <>
Mon Mar 8 23:01:58 2004

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.)

marsteller <>
Tue Mar 9 00:20:16 2004

libra, good call with the Chronicles of Narnia and L'Engle books....good stuff

kilohertz2k4 <>
Tue Mar 9 01:21:24 2004

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.

dan632 <>
Tue Mar 9 03:20:36 2004

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.

Tue Mar 9 06:33:32 2004

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.

drew <>
Tue Mar 9 09:57:13 2004

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.

Tue Mar 9 10:03:58 2004

Porky the Porcupine. A tragic story badly translated from Swedish...

Greg Soto <>
Tue Mar 9 10:33:16 2004

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.

Tue Mar 9 14:06:34 2004

The Little Prince by Saint-Exupery.

Zacq <>
Tue Mar 9 16:05:10 2004

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.

mat_j <>
Tue Mar 9 17:58:41 2004

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

Malik <>
Tue Mar 9 23:10:31 2004

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

M <>
Tue Mar 9 23:30:10 2004

The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupery. Read it and then you will know.

Thu Mar 11 02:11:31 2004

the giving tree

Tue Mar 16 17:02:59 2004

dodger (a book from my childhood) i don't know the authors name, but its such a nice picture book

Thu Mar 25 01:34:40 2004

Calvin & Hobbes

stinky foot <>
Wed Jun 2 01:42:18 2004

A Samurai's Tale by Erik Christian Haugaard... very good coming of age novel. had my younger cousin read it and he loved it.

Vanessa <>
Thu Sep 2 07:08:52 2004

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.

Sun Apr 24 16:55:59 2005

Ender's Game. What better way to be introduced into the wonderful world of science fiction?

Mon Nov 27 23:29:10 2006

The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. childlike wonderment on questions of life... incredible story within a story concept

Celeste <>
Tue Feb 6 19:44:42 2007

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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