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What is the best book you have ever read to your children?

Rebecca - posted on 02/10/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I want to know what some great choices are for books to read to my son. The book must espouse values.

My favorite, to date, is Alphabet Living.

Anyone?

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Carla - posted on 02/12/2013

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was beautiful. When Aslan lay dying and the girls were crying over him, I cried great buckets. It mirrors Jesus and Satan so well that if they are explained to the children in this context, it is a great teaching tool.

Just adding my 2 cents worth, I love CS Lewis' books. Did you read the Screwtape Letters? Great read!

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Ninita - posted on 11/22/2015

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My favourite and the best book I ever read to my kids is called My Neighborhood. A great book for kids, it brings wellness and love to children.

Carla - posted on 03/30/2013

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I had to laugh, Teresa, I, too, know the ABC book by Dr Seuss by heart ;) I had friend when we worked together at the post office and we'd be casing our mail in the mornings and reciting Dr. Seuss to each other. There was one guy there who had NEVER even HEARD of Dr. Seuss! I said 'how did you raise a child without Dr Seuss?'

I love the nonsensical books and rhymes for children--and for old people, too!

Teresa - posted on 03/29/2013

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I just saw you said it must espouse values. He was 15 months old so values was NOT what I was going for haha. sorry.

Teresa - posted on 03/29/2013

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The "B" book.

Big m

Big brown

Big brown bear

Big brown bear blue bull

big brown bear blue bull beautiful balloon

I could go on, but as you see, I read this book so much to my oldest when he was a baby that we BOTH know it by heart. He still loves it.

Jen - posted on 03/26/2013

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i love the book enemy pie. (kid invites an enemy over upon dads insistence. dad makes a pie full of rotten things. at last moment kid doesnt want enemy to eat the pie as they've become friends. turns out its apple pie.) really cute for 4-7 yrs.

Victoria - posted on 03/21/2013

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I recently read my kids Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (he wrote Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda & the BFG amongst others as well as some great kids poetry). At ages 6, 8 & 11 they all loved it & my hubby would even sit in & listen too (he's not a big reader). My youngest now 7 has recently read another of RD's books, James & the Giant Peach (by herself) & we are looking to get a copy of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) as they all want me to read that as it was first mention in "Danny".

As a kid my Mum read the Chronicles of Narnia to my sister & I & we loved them, my kids have all read at least 2 of the 7 each.

Carla - posted on 03/20/2013

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Carla - posted on 02/13/2013

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I haven't heard of The Problem of Pain, I will have to look for it. The Screwtape Letters are a (fictional, of course) compilation of letters between Uncle Screwtape (which is a high up demon) and his nephew, a demon-in-training. I tried reading it to Mark as a study, but his eyes crossed and his mind wandered, so I put it back on the shelf. Shakespeare-ish writings are not everyone's cup of tea ;)

I find a lot of books have a moral to them. I LOVE Dr Seuss! And a lot of his books have a theme--like Horton Hears a Who--Horton says 'I meant what I said, and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful, 100%' Then we would go into the meaning of being faithful and keeping your word. A lot of his writings are just silly, but our kids have loved them for generations. Kids LOVE silly! And it does the parent good as well, to let their silly side show through once in a while.

God bless all!

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