guys, what books had you have read to you as a child?
i'm searching for some to read to my son. he's only 5 so i'd have to wait a little bit until he's ready for longer and more elaborated stories,
so far i got "the secret garden" by burnett and "momo" by ende. but they are slightly questionable.
i mean, one is about an insane guy holding his even more insane wife hostage in the atticks. the other has this "our society is doomed, only grey people wherever you look" mentality that i don't particualrarily like.
what about stuff like "brothers lionhearth","Mio" or "the neverending story". "Narnia"?
thanks for the link! 'll look into it anon.
but from gazing over it he seems to be all over "the wind in the willow" which is exactly what i'm not looking for. those characters are appaling...
>the boxcar children series
i like the plot summary on wikipedia. i might give them a try! i like when it's about advenutre rather than a moral that should be inclined into the childs head...
the grimm brothers for when he gets 1-2 years older
I just read my daughter Rikki-Tikki-Tavi from the Jungle Book, and she wants me to get her more kipling. She also likes Poe's poems, loved Dinotopia, loved Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. Wind in the Willows is a little slow for her, might have to give it a few years.
And the d'aulaires are fucking masters of childrens books
i was just about to come and post that bloom's list was fantastic - treasure island, wind in the willows, where the wild things are, the jungle book. but here you are shitting on it.
i guess you might also check out shel silverstein's poems
You might like Die Rote Zora by Kurt Held(don't know the English title), something by Cornelia Funke, ronnia the robbersdaughter, the 13 and a half lives of captain bluebear, and in a couple of years maybe the world of Sophie by jostein gaarder.