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    "Kids" Books?

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    Okay, so DB and I have been reading through "Chronicles of Narnia" out loud (geeky, I know!) and I'm just loving them all over again! I know they're probably considered more in the genre of children's books (although I think there is so much to glean as adult readers too) but they're so enjoyable.

    I was also thinking of the "Little House" series and I just adore Robert McCloskey's work ("Make Way of Ducklings" "One Morning in Maine" "Blueberries for Sal" etc).

    Anyone else have any "kids" books that you still love?
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    The Little House series is my all-time favorite I think. I want to get a nice boxed set for our kids at some point.
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    Watership Down

    James and the Giant Peach and The Witches will always be favorites.

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    Anything by Roald Dahl (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, BFG, etc.), Anne of Green Gables, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Phantom Tollbooth
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    I've been looking at some book lists as I have a 9 year old and a 6 year old... here are some links:

    Amazon's list of Essential Books for age 11-12:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=2637486011

    You might check out the list of Essential Books for Young Adults as well there.

    This looks like an awesome list as well!

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    I've been looking at some book lists as I have a 9 year old and a 6 year old... here are some links:

    Amazon's list of Essential Books for age 11-12:

    Essential Books for Age 11- Age 12 (Grade 6 - Grade 7)

    You might check out the list of Essential Books for Young Adults as well there.

    This looks like an awesome list as well!

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    I LOVED the His Dark Materials trilogy! It's technically a kid's book series, but I read it as an adult and it was wonderful. It's a bit controversial though, so just keep that in mind if you're sensitive
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    I'm particularly fond of the Little Princess and Secret Garden (just re-read them recently), the Anne series (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, etc.), and the Hobbit (which was technically a kids' story according to Tolkein.)

    I never read the Narnia series, but I started them just recently, too.
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    The Dark is Rising series (I can't remember the author and I'm too lazy to look it up )

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    I love L'Engle's books: Wrinkle In Time, Wind in the Door.
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