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Recommended books for kids 6 and over?

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  1. ShadeDream

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    Does anyone here read with their kids? I've not been an avid reader during my early days and therefore have no real idea of what kind of a book to look for.

    I'm looking for a good book or two for a 6+ year old, something not too childish and not too serious. Something that's enjoyable and could maintain an interest in reading.

    Any ideas, or recommendations?
     
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    Silence of the Lambs (my recommendation)

    My GF is a school teacher, she recommends "Pete The Cat" - I guess all kids love it.
     
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    The Silence of the Lambs is a novel by Thomas Harris. First published in 1988, it is the sequel to Harris' 1981 novel Red Dragon. Both novels feature the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, this time pitted against FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.

    I may be wrong but I think that's too serious, a 6 year old boy is still developing an understanding of the world. I wouldn't want to affect a child's perception in a way which could cause harm.

    We're talking about a boy, my brother to be exact. :)
     
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    Not only kids. This cat got flow.

     
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    no?
     
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    +1 for "Where the wild things are"

    We have that here in Germany as well and I loved it as kid. Its a very good children book.
     
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    My Daughter loves Roald Dahl. His stories usually have enough tension to keep kids interested.
     
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    The Captain Underpants books by Dave Pilkey. His teacher recommended them to get him a bit more interested in reading. My son loved them!
     
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    [FONT=&amp]There are a wide range of books on offer for a child of that age, but before you purchase,
    I would suggest reading this interesting article I read this morning,
    about childhood development vis a vis social skills rather than academic skills.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&amp]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24302481[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Also, one of my friends is a primary School teacher, and told me that this good for checking rankings and reviews from the Children's viewpoint, link is here:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&amp]http://www.readforpleasure.co.uk/documents/2013wkar_fullreport_lowres.pdf[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Anyways, I am surprised no one has mentioned Charlotte's Web yet, good book for kids of either sex.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]If you want to spoil him with new releases before Christmas,
    check these hotly anticipated new releases coming next month[/FONT] :)
    • [FONT=&amp]Mika: My New Life[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&amp]I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggy Book)[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&amp]Attack of the Shadow Smashers[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&amp]Dinosaur Disaster [/FONT]
    • [FONT=&amp]Hard Luck (Latest in series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid)[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&amp]Mickey & Friends Goofy's Sledding Contest [/FONT]
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    Edit: it is a VERY profitable niche by the way ;)

    [/FONT]
     
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    james and the giant peach.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys, that'll surely get me started. :)
     
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    I always liked Scholastic book recommendations. Go to scholastic.com and they recommend by age and also genre. When your brother gets a bit older, he might like the Hardy Boys series of books. My sons loved that and my daughter loved the Nancy Drew series. You can make up a nice library of books for your brother by going to yard sales if they have them where you live. Not sure where you are from. You can pick up lots of the classics for a quarter sometimes. Lots of times you will even find them in hardcover for cheap.
     
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    chicken and soup the full of picture edition ... i forgot the name about the edition but it's like comic, it's fun, full of colour. and yes chicken and soup is real life stories with meaningful and useful things to study ^^. hope it helps
     
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    I loved to hear the different stories and versions of Peter Pan as a kid. Tom Sawyer and the books by https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6519.Erich_K_stner where also always great.