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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Armchair BEA Genre Discussion: YA + Children's Books 1.6.13

Saturday at Armchair Book Expo for Bloggers
is all about -
“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” 
― C.S. Lewis
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So what 'children's' stories do you enjoy ?
I have to say the stories written by
CS Lewis , the author of the quote ,
  are def some !
And include the movies as well.  
Brought them to life.

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How could we grow up and live well rounded lives without Anne of Green Gables?

 Forever Thanks to Lucy Maude Montgomery for writing these !
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The usual fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs,
were all a part of my childhood.
Robert Munsch 
Dick Bruna's Miffy for my kiddos.
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I really look forward to that aspect of becoming a NaNa.
The opportunity to spend time reading to them.  Total Joy.  At least it was with my kids =)
I am anticipating good reading times and new book discoveries along the way!
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So many directions available for YA, but I probably steer toward classics
for teaching really good reading material by example.
Good vocabulary, dialogue, word usage - all things that add the best to their own development.
Obviously our reading influences us, so we need to choose when we know
believing affects behaviour.  
One YA series I'll focus on because I totally enjoyed and participated in the online weekly discussions is Lisa T Bergren's River of Time.  Time travel from today back to medieval days.
Really fabulous and recommended highly around the book blogging world.

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A few fave book quotes from Goodreads -

 “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one 
till you have read an old one in between.” 

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” 
“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally 
– and often far more – 
worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” 

― all by C.S. Lewis
 Seemed to apply to today's genre discussion !

Hoping you're having a great reading day - whatever your genre !

book covers from goodreads

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