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post #21 of 24
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I think the portrayal of Native Americans in Little House is surprisingly nuanced. Ma is racist. She's a product of her time, etc., etc., but she pretty much hates the Indians. Pa keeps pointing out that some are nice, some are dangerous, and that after all the Ingalls are building on their land.
I think I will hold off on this series until DD is old enough to have a discussion about it. I did love this series and I think it's a great way to personalize the realities of US history that still affect us today, but she's not old enough to understand all that yet.
post #22 of 24
Pippi Longstocking is a huge hit in this house - and of course is a STRONG character

The Paddington series is good too.

I've found the Disney Fairies series to be surprisingly enjoyable to read and not formulaic.

I've heard that the Boxcar Children and the Lighthouse Family (I think? Cynthia Rylant I believe) are good.

Oh, and Ursula LeGuin's Catwings. We love that series.
post #23 of 24
DS (3.5) is enjoying the Bunnicula series right now.

We also enjoy Frog and Toad becuase he's able to follow along and pick out certain words.

... and several of the ones already suggested by others.
post #24 of 24
Subbing, so as not to miss any future book recommendations.

I am so excited that dd is starting to be interested in chapter books! She is 3.25 now, but has a neverending attention span when it comes to being read to.

Also, I'm glad to have read the parts of this thread about the Little House books. DH and I have started reading LH in the Big Woods to dd, but we didn't think about the racist elements that show up later in the series. It's hard to decide whether to hold off or just have the discussion now in simple terms. For now, anyway, dd is so into repetition that she wants to keep hearing the same chapters of Big Woods over and over.
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