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Post by Zachary Taylor » 25 Aug 2017, 06:29

I saw this topic and thought I might jump in since I just finished reading the first two books of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and am currently reading the Hobbit. As others have noted there is so obviously deeper levels of meaning and signification in books written originally for children. I love the sensation of recognizing some poignant symbolism or thematic undercurrent as I read from an adult perspective a book that I read when I was a small child. This is what happened when I read the Chronicles of Narnia. There is certainly something to be said from performing this exercise. It transports you back to a very different time and place in your life when you saw the world so differently than you do now.

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Post by Miss_BeckyG » 25 Aug 2017, 13:07

I read children's books to reminisce and also to share the experience with my nephew and niece.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Post by Zacheous Njoki » 25 Aug 2017, 15:34

Of course I do read them. .
In fact I love them.

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Post by KlareAllison » 25 Aug 2017, 20:18

I am attracted to children's books. Often times, I buy books for children because I am interested in reading them.
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Post by Atabon Della » 27 Aug 2017, 11:35

Yes, I don read children's books or at least is interested in reading them. They are good and simple.

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Post by jenjayfromSA » 28 Aug 2017, 10:18

I regularly re-read CS Lewis's Narnia series. Does that count? I always browse the Young Adults shelf. Often their books are more imaginative and way-out. Diana Wynne Jones is always a favourite - and I re-read Heidi the other day!

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Post by KlareAllison » 29 Aug 2017, 06:20

Oftentimes, when I visit libraries and bookshops I am drawn to the children's section. Of course, I still read and enjoy books which are generally categorized as children's books.
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Post by Bettychi55 » 06 Sep 2017, 09:20

I do. Sometimes because I want something light and refreshing though brief. I also read children's books because they actually have more lessons than adults books. I think I could use a little reminder of basic, important and positive human morals.

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Post by V_bansal2912 » 20 Sep 2017, 00:28

Reading children books is a sure way to relax your mind. When I am in stress and want to just stop thinking(worrying) I pick up one of my childhood books.

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Post by jenjayfromSA » 20 Sep 2017, 04:01

Hey cool, I see the third Magnus Chase book is coming out. My daughter's librarian sent me the first Percy Jackson book by Rick Riordan and I've been sold ever since. The Magnus Chase series is about the Norse gods, who are REALLY confusing. I'm also loving the new Apollo series about the Greek gods. I think these are rated 12 up, but who cares. It's great adventure, good writing and really imaginative.

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Post by Ashley Simon » 22 Sep 2017, 07:01

I got away from it for a while, but since starting my new teaching job I've found myself drawn to this genre again. Sometimes the truths in children's and YA books are so poignant.

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Post by Riptidemom8 » 22 Sep 2017, 12:37

I have a 12 year old daughter and when she is assigned a book for school I take the time to read the book. Next month she will begin to read The Outsiders. I am excited because I remember reading that in middle school.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 28 Sep 2017, 13:23

I tutor young kids so that's almost an everyday thing for me. Sometimes I read them to past the time, or just to see if I can find a hidden life lesson to share. I don't go out of my way to purchase these books but they're ideal for when I'm formulating lesson plans. It helps me to structure them in a way that's appropriate for whichever age group I'm tutoring.

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Post by Anjum » 25 Nov 2017, 05:51

I still like reading children's books. They really help me bring back sweet memories.

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 04:07

I read more YA, but when I feel down, I go back to my very battered copy of Roald Dahl's Matilda. There's something so fun and comforting about it.

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