Are you a fan and are reading children's books?

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
March 25, 2007 1:51am CST
I was just wondering if there was anyone else out there like me...who even though age wise numerically you are no longer a child...you still love to read children's books? I find that I read more books geared for children or young adults than the usual bestseller for adults...Books like the Artemis Fowl series, Clive Barker's The Books Of Abarat, Erin Hunter's Warrior series...and of course, need I say it....Harry Potter...So hey out there....are you a child at heart and love reading children's books?
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• Australia
28 Oct 08
I enjoyed Dahl when my youngest was still sitting at my knee. These days I don't have much exposure, but in the young adult area I find Terry Pratchett's material wonderful. Of course he is also my favourite adult writer, but the Truckers trilogy, and the Tiffany Aching trilogy (ongoing?) are just wonderful. It's writing that assumes that its young readers have brains. Potter is on my list to read. Lash
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Ever read the "eragon" series? The first book was started by it's author when he was still only in high school, and what a book meaning length wise as well--how a "kid" could ever write so much is amazing
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
I do read some children's books if they are intelligently written. Terry Pratchett children's books are really good. I have not read Harry Potter yet but it is on our reading list. I think I am still a child at heart.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Amazing how children's books have changed though, many of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books are over 800 pages long...about the same length as most James Mitchner adult books.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
31 Oct 08
That is a very long book for a child to read and the fact that so many read these books shows that they must be good.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I remember as a kid most of the books I read were no more than 100 pages...like the Nancy Drew series I would read like crazy
• United States
28 Oct 08
I read a lot of children's books but I am usually reading them to or with one or both of my kids. I do enjoy reading them with the kids though.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Well the only kids I have are my two furbabies...wonder if they would count if I read to them...LOL
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• United States
28 Oct 08
YES im never going to grow up, i LOVE the warriors books so much! Have you read them? I'd love to fire up this discussion with it. ;)
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I haven't read all the Warriors books yet, but have read quite a number of them and love them! I never want to grow up either
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I love some authors and books that are geared for Young Adult. Christopher Pike writes some excellent msyteries, paranormal and suspense stories. Lois Duncan is another author I really like. There are many good books in the young adult section. It is worth taking the time to go look. Many can be read by any age group. I recently read MayBird and the Ever After. I forget the author's name but my neice who is 12 was reading it for a book report and I read it so I could help her with any of it. It was very good but just so you know it's a book one of a series and it ends with a cliff hanger.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I know I spend more time in the Young Adult section of the Library. Some other books -- Revenge of the Shadow King by Derek Benz & J S Lewis --going to be a series too Magyk: Septimus Heap (Books one and Two)--by Angie Sage--another series Indian In The Cupboard--by Lynn Reid Banks (was a great movie too) Any book by T. A. Barron--all his books are Avalon or Merlin based Book of Lost Things by John Connolly-also to be a series Inkheart, Inkspell, Dragon Rider--all by Cornelia Funke Crispin--by Avi The Book without Words--also by Avi uh you get the idea--read a lot!!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
25 Mar 07
It depends on the books. I don't read the newer series, but some of the old classics are pretty good. I'm reading "Call of the Wild" currently, and I like it (except that, the last reader on the audiobook recording has a British accent that is very difficult to understand).
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I read a lot of childrens' classics as well--my mother never was a reader, so as a kid she actually never encouraged me to read--if I had relied on her to learn to read Honestly, I'd be illiterate--LOL--So I guess I'm making up for lost time and getting around to reading a lot of classics--I love the 2003 version of Peter Pan and then it dawned on me--I never read it!! So I did--plus Black Beauty...I read a lot of Roald Dahl--like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wizard of Oz..and on and on