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Library books (and e-books) vs. physical copies of books for children

What are the pros and cons of buying physical books vs. relying primarily on library books from the point of view of exposing one's future children to a wide variety of books? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 17, 2014 - 18 answers

Children's book: mid 1970s, a scary (for me) mystery

This is what I remember: A boy (and his dog?) wants to go outside, and he asks his mother for permission. She says "okay, but don't cross any streets in this fog!" [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Dec 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for fairy tale book, read in the mid-1970s.

Children's book filter: Am thinking it was Sleeping Beauty, though it may have been Rapunzel or some other fairy tale with a wicked queen and a princess. [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Dec 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Zap! Pow! Wizards grow up!

So I've been reading Harry Potter to the kiddo (7) at nighttime for a while and she's loving it. I'm enjoying it too to the point where I don't really want spoilers on anything. However as things get darker I have some concerns about the stories ahead... [more inside]
posted by Artw on Nov 14, 2013 - 44 answers

Picture Book Filter

Do children care about old, out-of-date picture books? Should I weed these books? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 17, 2013 - 19 answers

Depictions of Children's Street Culture in Fiction and Nonfiction

Please recommend fiction and nonfiction novels which depict folklore and mythology created by children who are free of adult supervision and authority. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Looking for wonderful books I can read to my kids, one chapter at a time

My kids (a boy and a girl) are now five years old, and my wife or I read to them every night before bed. I'd like to start reading larger books to them which we can stretch out throughout a week or more, by reading them a chapter a night. Please help me put together a great reading list of age-appropriate books that will capture their imaginations and inspire happy dreams. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 2, 2013 - 61 answers

Looking for family-focused memoirs

I'm reading (and really enjoying) The Glass Castle, and my wife and are about to have our first kid. What other memoirs or non-fiction books should I read that focus on parenting, raising kids in unorthodox ways, or just plain unique families?
posted by nitsuj on Jul 14, 2011 - 20 answers

Reading Impasse

How do I get my 6-year-old daughter to read? [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Jun 12, 2011 - 63 answers

Children's books about siblings who get along

Books for children about nice big siblings? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on May 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Read-Aloud Ready

I am looking for recommendations for a relevant short story to read to children on Take Your Child to Work day. Our activity theme is "mapping your future." [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Mar 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Not so easy as 1-2-3

My six-year old son just received his "report card". It says he is "blocked", that he can't count or write his name in cursive. I don't know what to do to help him. [more inside]
posted by bwonder2 on Jun 24, 2010 - 28 answers

Too bad they don't give kids those cute little stick-on wings anymore.

Looking for a children's book about bunnies going on an airplane. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Mar 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Libraries are awesome

I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Can you identify this old children's book?

Can you identify this old children's book? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on May 8, 2009 - 3 answers

what was this reading THING?!?!

I-can't-remember-1st grade filter: help me figure out the name of the reading/spelling/phonics system that I used in 1st- (roughly) 3rd grade.... [more inside]
posted by slograffiti on Dec 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Children's books about cities

Please recommend children's books about great cities of America and/or the world. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Sep 28, 2005 - 16 answers

Books worth reading are worth reading twice; John Morley

Boys do like to read. At least mine do. What are some great, good, or fun and interesting books that a boy should read? Or have read to him? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on Sep 6, 2005 - 77 answers

Why isn't 'phoenetic' spelled the way it sounds?

What games and/or toys were most useful in helping your preschooler learn to read? [more inside]
posted by mike9322 on Aug 16, 2005 - 12 answers

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