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    #94686 - 02/14/11 10:45 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: CAMom]
    DeHe Offline
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    Registered: 08/07/10
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    Originally Posted By: CAMom
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    Not a series but I think your animal lover would enjoy Nurk by Ursula Vernon (author of the Dragonbreath series). It's relatively short, but had a great story and I'm pretty sure it had a high lexile.

    My son also loved "The Secret Zoo" which has a sequel coming out soon. It's got a touch of bad guys in it but mostly adventure and talking animals too!


    Thanks CA mom - tried last week to get Nurk from the library but it was "lost" I hate lost, its always good but not super well known that disappear. I checked out the Secret Zoo and it sounds perfect -a review said:

    "This book, which is the first of a series, is a fast-paced mix of mystery and fantasy. There is enough action and suspense to keep the most reluctant reader entertained while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of friendship and teamwork"

    He's not reluctant but I love when they say stuff about friendship. We have enough issues in pre-k that I don't want it in his books yet! Or if they have it, they tell how to deal with it!

    DeHe

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    #98324 - 03/31/11 08:30 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    http://www.nybooks.com/books/browse/all/?imprint=childrens

    I found a few different books here. They are reprints from older books. DS has not read any yet. I thought they might be useful for someone else out there trying to keep up with their kid's reading.

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    #98332 - 03/31/11 09:06 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: onthegomom]
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    ooh, this looks great! Perfect timing too, he's finished the 3rd ordinary boy and nurk is next in line. He's asked me what else the online people have recommended!!!

    DeHe

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    #98350 - 03/31/11 10:49 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: minniemarx]
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    Thank you for the time machine!

    What a great blast from the past! I used to love the Bagthorpe books. Haven't thought about them in years. grin

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    #98386 - 03/31/11 03:45 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: DeHe]
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    Originally Posted By: DeHe
    . He's asked me what else the online people have recommended!!!

    DeHe


    Lol! that's great! laugh

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    #99141 - 04/09/11 01:39 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    Reviving this thread... I just read this article and found a couple new book recommendations.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entert...ad-2250138.html

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    #99354 - 04/12/11 11:25 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    A new favorite for the little ones. DS 5 and I both enjoyed it - a discussion of the alphabet rules, but also a teensy bit about political action, your place in society and how everyone has something positive about them. We liked it so much, I went looking for the authors' other stuff.
    A Call for a New Alphabet

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    #99487 - 04/13/11 08:46 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    Any suggestions for my DD10? She's into Greek mythology and has read the Percy Jackson series more times than I can count. She also liked the Myth-o-Mania series, although the books are so short that she flew through them. DD can read at pretty much any level, but prefers books in the 6th-8th grade interest range. I have Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths on my library waiting list, but I'm looking for more ideas.

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    #99582 - 04/15/11 12:09 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    Thanks! I've added those to my library list (except for the Red Pyramid - I didn't think it was written as well as his other books, so I'm waiting to see if book #2 is any better before I get it for DD).

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    #99586 - 04/15/11 01:02 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    We have recently discovered a fun out-of-print Time Life series of children's books, the "Library of Curious and Unusual Facts". There are eighteen volumes on eclectic topics, from "Shadows of Death" to "Above and Beyond" (the latter is full of stories about people surmounting obstacles, such as a double-amputee mountain climber). They can be found in new or like-new condition for about $4 US each.
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