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Recommended children books?

Asked by surlygirl (363points) March 21st, 2008

for a 6 year-old boy and a 3 year old girl

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Mtl_zack's avatar

for a six year old boy i would recommend the hardy boy series. its one of those books thats good no matter what generation you’re from. for a 3 year old girl you might want to read the “Mr ___” and “Mrs. ____” series. the blanks are emotions. for instance, Mr Happy, or Mrs. Jealous.

BirdlegLeft's avatar

I’ll make sure to look through our collection when I get home. We’ve got an 8 and 10 year old and nightly reading has been a ritual almost from day one.

brownlemur's avatar

Goodnight Moon
Where the Wild Things Are
Harold and the Purple Crayon

MrKnowItAll's avatar

When we were very young.
Now we are six.

A. A. Milne

purephase's avatar

“One monster after another”, by Mercer Mayer

0o_Niques_o0's avatar

anything by Dr. Seuss or Robert Munsch :)
fun read for girls and boys

TheHaight's avatar

everybody poops (hilarious)
I’ll love you forever ..
goodnight moon
were the wild things are
anything by shel silverstein

iSteve's avatar

“Unlovable” by Dan Yaccarino is a great book!!!

scho's avatar

I would recommend the dr Seuss series. But apparently if you read the cat in the hat, its actually has an incest storyline. I don’t know but that’s just what I’ve heard. You should also read frog belly rat bone. Possibly one of the best kids book ever. I still love it. And thebpictures are absolutely adorable.

susanc's avatar

Russell Hoban, the Frances series, about a little girl badger and her family and friends.
Very, very funny because very, very human. Can get them in big thin paperbacks with
wonderful illustrations.

surlygirl's avatar

incest in the cat in the hat? really? i don’t see it.

thanks for all the suggestions! most of my childhood favorites are no longer in print :’(

BirdlegLeft's avatar

We (the boys and I) enjoyed a couple of different versions of “Stone Soup” (each with a unique take on illustrations). Also “Three Questions” was excellent too. Oh, thought of another favorite. “The Year I Didn’t Go to School,” is a really sweet look at family and growing up with a dysfunctional family.

Mariique's avatar

Being from Denmark I must recommend Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. They are wonderful for children of all ages because of the different layers of the stories (did that make any sense?)

kruger_d's avatar

Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner (not abbr. versions)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Thundercake by Patricia Polacco
Strega Nona by Tomie de Paolo

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