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#1 of 6 Old 03-11-2002, 12:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone think of science fiction suitable for a 6yo? We're reading Wrinkle in Time right now. I'd like book ideas -- not videos.

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how about CS Lewis' Narnia series? And, of course, Lord of the Rings - the BOOK. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is another. HG Wells' Time Machine and War of the Worlds. I can't remember if Ann McCaffrey's dragon books series contained 'adult' material - I think they didn't but you might want to preview. Ray Bradbury stuff. and the books Star Trek was based on (the name escapes me right now). Frankenstein.
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My 6 yr. old read and enjoyed The Hobbit, and we're currently reading the first part of The Lord of the Rings together. He just finished reading the first book of the Redwall series and really liked that - I haven't read it myself. A lot of the books Erika mentions I think are still too old for my ds, but that's personal. The Narnia books are a good choice.

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I forgot! Eva Ibbotsen - fun, light, very age appropriate - The Secret of Platform 13, Island of the Aunts, etc.

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Heinlein wrote some great kids' stuff -- but MONITOR which books your kid reads! His "grownup" fiction is really just adolescent sex fantasy. (I say this from the position of disillusioned fan. hadn't read him since I was 15, reread him, and he wasn't what I remembered.)

His JV books, however, still rule. Asimov's another great one, and IIRC you don't need to censor him.

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Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Actually I was looking for more "outer-space" type stuff (sorry -- I should've been more specific) but it's great to see ideas for stuff *after* our astronomy kick is over, like Ibbotson, the Hobbit, etc. For instance, I couldn't remember if Redwall was age-appropriate...it's been years since I read any, and our library puts it in the adult section.

It's also been years since I've read any scifi like Bradbury, Asimov and Heinlein. I'd forgotten they existed! Duh!

I love book discussions! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!
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