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Any that are still worth reading as an adult?
I'm not talking YA, or stuff for toddlers, but maybe the 7-10 range.
My choice would be The Wind In The Willows.
Also, anything by Roald Dahl.
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>>12394030
The Bible.
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Charlotte's Web, Alice in Wonderland, Aesop's Fables, Winnie the Pooh
A lot of good children's books are extremely comfy to read as an adult, see Winnie the Pooh and Wind in the Willows
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>>12394030
The Phantom Tollbooth
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>>12394055
>Winnie the Pooh
I actually read this for the first time around 15 years old and it was awesome.
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>>12394030
The Brothers Lionheart.
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>>12394030
Winnie the pooh
Alice in Wonderland
Anne of green grables
Momo
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>>12394077
And Andventures of Maya The Bee, of course
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>>12394055
What is it with things for children being comfy as fuck? There was this show on Bong kids TV called In The Night Garden that my little sister used to watch and I found it really annoying, but I saw the opening again recently and it is the comfiest thing ever
https://youtu.be/NQ5ku4z1pjs
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>>12394030
We need a chart
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>>12394139
Indeed.

Also, Peter Pan
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The Chronicles of Narnia. Also, a lot of the novels that Disney movies were based on: Pinocchio, 101 Dalmatians, the Arabian Nights, the Grimm/Andersen fairy tales. I also remember reading a lot of Beverly Cleary as a kid although I don't know if they would hold up as an adult.
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>>12394030
Platero y yo
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>>12394054
The bible for kids is superior to the actual bible.
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>>12394255
this
and nice dubs
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>>12394125
Comfy as fuck, especially the music
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>>12394189
is wuthering heights really a children's book
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>>12394030
Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels.
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>>12394296
Which one? While not superior, I had this as a kid and loved it. Its very well done. Raise your kids right, /lit/. Bible literacy is essential.

Other good kids books are anything by Gary Paulson (Hatchet), Elizabeth George Speare (The Golden Bow), Sid Fleischman (The Whipping Boy, Humbug Mountain), Roald Dahl (Danny Champion of the world), and Gary Spinelli (Maniac McGee). Also The Book of Virtues, good compilation of old/traditional fables, poems, and stories from around the world but particularly the West.

>>12394139
>>12394143
I've thought this for a while. Will work on one based off the results of this thread.
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>>12394030
Astrid Lindgren is great.
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Robinson crouse, treasure island, call of the wild, Jules Verne, three musketeers

Classic adventure novels are great books for boys
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>>12395274
>which one
You did not understand.
>Matthew 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16
>People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
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>>12395385
Ah yes yes, I see what you mean now. Agreed.
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WATERSHIP DOWN
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My grade 5 teachers (we had 2 teachers in a combined class of 52 pupils) had us read Charlotte's Web, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and James and the Giant Peach. I should thank them more, they were excellent teachers. Grade 5 was 9-10yo. Some girls in the class were crying at the end of Charlotte's Web.
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>No one said The Hobbit
???
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>>12394189
>>12394346
I had a bunch of these

>>12394798
They're sanitized and shortened versions aimed at elementary school kids.
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King Arthur and the knights of the round table by Roger Lancelyn Green

Follows Mallory pretty closely but also adds tales from the mabinogion.
It also keeps the terminology and feel so as a kid I did need to look some stuff up but at the same time, the prose should be manageable to anyone around 10.
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>>12395808
The Hobbit. I meant to say it, and now I have. I actually recommend reading this for non-readers, it's very accessible, well written, and a great story.
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>>12394030
>anything by Roald Dahl
Are you sure?
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Anything by the good old Newman.
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>>12395936
People get him confused with Rolf Harris and I don't know why because he doesn't look like Colonel Sanders (Rolf does).
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Anything by Edward Eager. They're all so comfy it's too bad he died fairly young and couldn't write more. Also the Secret Garden and Little Women.
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>>12396368
Little Women is like 600 pages
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>no mention of The Little Prince
Is it REALLY the second best selling book of all time? I almost never see it talked about. Tolkiens shit is 10 million copies above it and it gets talked about 24/7 however
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Terry Pratchet has a good few suitable for younger readers. I'm not saying it's top tier literature but it's not bad
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>>12396457
Never heard of it.
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OP here. Didn't expect so many sincere responses, so thanks /lit/.
>>12394139
>>12394143
>>12395274
>/lit/ Children's Book Chart
Excellent idea.
>>12395808
>No one said The Hobbit
Regrettably, I was going to put this in the OP when I first had the idea, but it slipped my mind. Ironic, as Tolkien is my favourite author.
I would add Roverandom and The Father Christmas Letters as well as great children's books.
>>12395936
Point taken. Most of Dahl's works were written for children, and they are what he is remembered for, so I assumed people would bear that in mind, given the topic of the thread.
>>12396457
>The Little Prince
Great little book. Didn't read it until I was 20 years old though.
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>>12394030
Harry Potter
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>>12396782
>Harry Potter
I'm just going to say it's YA (Young Adult) Fiction, and therefore off-topic, and leave it at that. Thanks.
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Skullduggery Pleasant
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Myiazaki has ridiculous good taste for children books. A lot of Ghibli movies are adaptations of them.
Stuff like The Secret World of Arrietty, Ronja Rövardotter, Howl's Moving Castle and When Marnie was Here are all based on pretty solid book.
Ronja's author, Astrid Lindgren, is a great author for kids. Very comfy, perfect for lazy days.
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>>12395307
God, I remember hating Robison Crusoé as a kid. Thousand Leagues Under the Sea was nice though.

>>12396457
Really? It's a pretty normie book, they are even making a Netflix series out of it and in my country they sell a lot of school stuff themed with it.
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>>12396404
It's because you are not supposed to actually read the sequel, Good Wives, since it's a shitstorm written out of annoyance at the reception of the first volume.
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Click Clack Moo: Cows that type - a story of labor organization and rebellion against the establishment.
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>>12397442
Which Roald Dahl did you read as a child?
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>>12397457
I am a confirmed niggerfaggot. I just pulled his wiki page and I did, indeed, confuse him with someone else. Ignore that post.
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Aesop's Fables. Get one of the versions that has a lot of illustrations. My favorite is from the Illustrated Junior Library.
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I recognize that it is pleb tier but it stimulates conversations and children enjoy it - Orwell's Animal Farm.
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>>12397432
I guess it's just a murrican thing then. The only reason I even know about the Little Prince at all is because our spanish teacher made us read El principito in high school. He's from Spain, of course. Up to now that's still the only time I've heard it even mentioned or referenced by anyone in the US.

Of course, the internet and 4chan is international, so it wpuldnt really count, but even on here if you look it up in the archive, it's still a book mentioned very sparingly, much less than everything else in the "over 100 million copies sold" list.
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The original Pinocchio by Collodi
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>>12396457
The rest of St. Auxpery (sp) stuff is really good too. Wind, Sand, and Stars is in my top 10 OAT.

>>12396768
This is a good thread. I'll keep it open, and when it does will create a grid.

Anyone know the easiest way to make all the cover images the same size without stretching them too bad?
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>>12397822
You don't have to make them the same size. Its not like they could differ that much
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>>12397918
I agree with this. Though the covers likely differ greatly in size, they are likely very close in proportion - which is what matters regarding getting them all relatively homogenous without distortion. Also:
>wtf?
>spellchecker does not like "homogenous"?
>check web
>1. Biology - old-fashioned term for homologous.
>2. see homogeneous.
I never thought that I would outlive the vocabulary that I learned in grade school.
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I Capture The Castle
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>>12398119
You can search by size on google. So long as you're not using mspaint or something there should be no issue with shrinking large images down to match the smallest, and I doubt the smallest you'll find is a 50x50 so you shouldn't have to enlarge anything.
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>>12397822
>when it does will create a grid.
If you put Black Stallion on it then I will feed you your own dick. The author does not even know how to use conjunctions, prepositions, periods, or commas. Inb4 superfluous Oxford Comma.
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>>12396788
My mom read harry potter to me when I was five and it was magical as fuck. But that was just the first three books, before all the make-out scenes and prom drama in the later books.
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This and The Little Prince are based
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>>12398226
I've not read it myself, but as a fellow Oxford Commafag I will grant your request and leave it off. Cheers
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>>12394030
Greek mythology and all mythology. It's great I remember loving when my father was reading them to me.
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I remember falling in love with Madeline at 6yo
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let's have some love for pic related
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>>12396457
It's amazing but there isn't much to talk about. It's the sort of book you read and form your own opinion about. There's not really a plot to discuss, and I guess you could discuss the themes if you want, but I never see much of that happening.
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>>12400810
This was good when my class read it together when I was 9, really good as I remember.
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I know Pratchett only gets minor discussion here but i think Nation and the Tiffany Aching books are great childrens books

also pic related, Call of The Wild and White Fang were my favorites as a kid.
Not sure if Jack London should be considered right for children but I was 11 when i got it and couldn't put it down.
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>>12401850
I was 10 or 11 when I read Call of the Wild. I read The Sea Wolf before then though, and Kidnapped by RLS. I read some Poe and King not long after or around this time but I'm not recommending those for that age. My parents did not enforce any kind of age restrictions on us, consequently my brother and I saw a fair few 18+ films at home without supervision and I don't mean porn I mean like horror films and slashers and Silence of the Lambs and stuff like that.
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>>12394030
tfw based grade school English teacher had us read this and other classics.
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>>12398598
Are we doing intro to foreign languages for this as well? I have suggestions but I will keep them to myself if they do not belong here.
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Anyone like The Secret Garden? I saw the old film adaptation of it recently and was really impressed.

Children's fiction wasn't so dumb-downed and patronizing back then.
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>>12403800
Sure, go ahead and include them! Would be good to categorize the grid anyway.

Too many books, not enough time, as the saying goes
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>>12401795
I agree. As a kid it made a big impression on me, and somehow made intoduced me to the Something Deeper. Hrd to explain, but I'll definitely be including it in the grid. One of my favs
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I'm now afraid to read The Little Prince as it might be a psyop. Saying it's good and introduced me to something deeper and I don't know why and can't explain why I like it doesn't sit well with me.
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>>12403890
I can only provide a bridge for German - a good copy of Grimm Brothers in English. Don't be a faggot. Get a good hardcover. From there, Paletti has a lot of good single story softcover books in the ORIGINAL German. I mean original when I say original - complete with archaic text and a glossary type feature at the back of the book to help read through the archaic text from the originals. Pic related and I will post images of how they have formatted the books tomorrow. Also, I will post several more of the books. I would have liked a hardcover for the German text also but the flimsy piece of shit books from Paletti have the best text. If someone is aware of a good Brothers Grimm in German with notes for the archaic text then I am all ears, but so far these are the best I have found. BTW, if you listen to old Kinderlieder, you will recognize old fashioned phraseology in the songs that are also word for word in the stories.
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Does How to Train Your Dragon count as children's?
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>>12403953
The something deeper I meant is like beauty, longing, and emotions. Not freaking Nyarlathotep, lololol
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I can make a chart from the shit listed in this thread if anyone is interested
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>>12394030
The saga of Nightwing
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>>12404030
nvm some other nigga is doing it
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>>12404030
I've offered to do it already, just waiting for the thread to die. But it's a free country, cuz. And I have multiple >essential /lit/
grids myself, so knock yourself out.
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>>12404030
This post >>12403989 was me. I was recalcitrant to add the German but got the go ahead from the other anon that was going to make a list. I understand how a regular chart works, but how do we add branches for foreign language intro in a way that makes sense?
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>>12404054
>just waiting for the thread to die
I was hoping for it to live until tomorrow so I could build on the intro to German bridge with the English Grimm Brothers into German Grimm Brothers. I cannot get pics until tomorrow because someone is sleeping in that room.
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>>12404075
I understand. I will include the English original Grimm's, but probably not going to include the whole ancient German version. Don't really see a lot of kiddos picking that up.

What's the best version of Grimm brothers in English?
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>>12404623
>What's the best version of Grimm brothers in English?
Mine is Gramercy and seems to be OK. My suggestion for anyone shopping is to go straight to The Frog Prince in their version and read it. If your edition has the frog getting murdered in a rage by the princess then you should be GTG. If she kisses the frog then you have a neutered version.
>probably not going to include the whole ancient German version
In retrospect, this probs should have its own development. Like I said, I did not understand how best to incorporate it. I will do this on my own.
>Don't really see a lot of kiddos picking that up
You got it all wrong, famalam. They do not get to pick their own bedtime stories. First you read them as bedtime stories in English - then in German. Reading the English version straight through to the end gives them time to ALMOST forget the story by the time they hear it in German. They get all excited when they realize they remember the story from the English telling. Back on Click, Clack, Moo - I was not memeing. It is a children's intro to labor/capital negotiations. This is one of the best children's books I have ever had. I have a small stash of others that I already specially tagged last week. I will get to those tomorrow.
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>>12404694
I don't know what you just said, but damn if I don't have you pictured as a Dwight schrute right now on a beet farm. Anyway, I'll footnote to get the version where the princess squashes the froggo. Pic related.
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I was read issues of BATTLE, Warlord and 2,000 A.D. when I was young which learned me how to read.
So I'll be reading my boy Charleys War, Darkies Mob, Johnny Red, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd and Future Shocks
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>>12398483
>prom drama in the later books
I remember getting to that part as a kid and being very annoyed. I just wanted the series to go back to the comfyness that was The Prisoner of Azkaban, but that never happened
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>>12396768
>Roverandom
Based



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