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Old 07-04-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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Do you read your young children chapter books?

I'm talking preschool age.
I'm thinking about reading my almost 4 year old books like "Bed Knobs and Broomsticks" and "Charlotte's Web" at bedtime. Maybe those books are beyond her scope right now, but do any of you read 'older' books to your children?
What books would you recommend?
I'm looking at books without full page colourful illustrations, as I would like to spark her imagination.
Maybe Roald Dahl? Or is that a bit on the scary side?

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My four year old LOVES them--but he is an INTENSE book lover.

We like the frog and toad ones among others. Most of the time I do a few chapters each night at bedtime.
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I've been reading long books to Kearnan since he was 18months old. We have read the Harry Potter series 4 times now. We've read, The Dalmark Quartet, King Arthur, Robin hood, Celtic Fairy Tales (those can be a bit dark), The Never Ending Story, The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn, All of the James Howe Bunnicula Series, and probably more I can't think of right now. He loves it. He enjoys short picture books too, but we love our long chapter books. Tharen listens now too.
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Wind in the Willows?

I suppose if I just do it, she'll learn to love it. I would like it to be a part of her routine and make bedtime less of a drag...
I am so sick of the Berenstain Bears. :bang head:
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Re: Do you read your young children chapter books?

Yep. I started at age 4 with my daughter that's 7 now. She was over the "picture" books, but has always been an eager reader. The first book we read was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She now reads them herself, and I've started with my 5 yr old. We're currently reading Winnie-the-Pooh. My daughter is reading Charlotte's Web (for the 5th time).
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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Oh, and Ronald Dahl has some great books. James and the Giant Peach is one of our faves. Some are a bit scary, but some are good for younger kids.
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My husband and 3yo son read Charlotte's Web, and he loved it. He really listened to the story and could tell you what happened if you asked him. Some nights he was more into it than tohers, but he really enjoyed it!!
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Re: Do you read your young children chapter books?

my daughter is 4 years and has been reading chapter books to herself for the last 4-5 months. try young cam jansen, cam jansen, magic tree house series, and the box car children---they're light reads and easy to follow as a listener.
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Oh, and Ronald Dahl has some great books. James and the Giant Peach is one of our faves. Some are a bit scary, but some are good for younger kids.
Roald Dahl books were my favourite. The BFG and the Twitts were the ones I remember the most. I just might start there b/c they're fairly short reads.
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my daughter is 4 years and has been reading chapter books to herself for the last 4-5 months. try young cam jansen, cam jansen, magic tree house series, and the box car children---they're light reads and easy to follow as a listener.
Yes! Magic Tree House books are great, too!

I also loved BFG. I forgot about that one! I need to add that to our library list.
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