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Subject: Magic Tree House...
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 8:58 PM ET
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Does anyone have a kid into these books?  I just read/reviewed one and was curious about what kids think of them. 

I LIKE the one I read, and the potential I think the series has, so I was thinking of hunting down more for a kid/friend.  Just wanted the perspective of a kid - and mine is 18, so he's kinda useless.  Well, as far as this goes.  This and taking out the garbage.  :-)

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:05 PM ET
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  Emily is nine and has read almost all of them and loves them.  She wishes there were more of them.  Dominick is 8 and he loves them as well.  THis series seems to be enjoyed by both boys and girls. There are also research guides to go with them if you want to learn well. My other daughter just enjoys the research guides and does not read the books she wants more facts.  I know several other children who have enjoyed them as well. I have twister for Tuesday on my shelf and am running a 5 books for 3 credits if you are interested.  I hope this helps. Jean

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 12:42 AM ET
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Thanks, Jean.  A little info goes a long way - I'm really glad to know there are research guides because the only big, off-putting thing for me was that these kids visited another country in another time and learned, essentially, NOTHING!  For exciting, they look like a superb series so it was a bit disheartening to see the educational opportunity blown off.  Not that reading a book for fun isn't good, too, lol!

Unfortunately for me at the moment, I've just re-activated my listings and I've got piles of requests but no credits right now, but I'll peek at your shelf when I do!  Tomorrow is pack, print and pop 'em in the mailbox day, yay! 

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 1:28 AM ET
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My daughter Hanna is 7 and she absolutely loves this series.  They started reading them in school and she is trying to get through the whole series before school is out.  I believe there are 38 books in this series.  We have been reading them together and I really like them because they take her to many different places.  We haven't read any of the research guides that goes along with each book.  I have noticed her vocabulary increasing and she is excited to keep reading.  Each chapter ends suspensfully and she is anxious to get to the next chapter.  These books would be good for both girls and boys.

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 8:47 PM ET
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If anyone has several in giftable condition, please PM me.  I want to get a bunch for my nephew!

THX for checking.

 



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Date Posted: 11/29/2007 5:52 PM ET
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My kids really like these books.  My oldest ones are 9 and 7, although my 9 year old seems to really be into the Research Guides.  I think that they are great books...Not sure if you are looking for any more ideas but I know that my kids really like Captain Underpants  and Geronimo Stilton Books also. For a bit older of child, I know that my oldest really likes the Hatchet series (Hatchet, Brian's Hunt, Brian's Return and Brian's Winter), hope this helps

Heather

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 12:06 AM ET
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I see I'm really going to need to look into the Research Guides!  The kid I'm "shopping" for is the youngest in a family of, oh, less than stellar students and she's easily the brightest in the bunch.  :-)  Caught her doing her sister's homework once - she's 8, her sister's in HS!  We go used book shopping together, lol. 

Captain Underpants!  Now there's a series she'd like for the title alone.  Geronimo Stilton I don't know at all.  I'll have to look into that. 

Thanks, everyone!  One thing I'm pretty sure of is that if they print it, she'll read it.  Which makes me wish I could steal her.  Shhh....

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 11:19 PM ET
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My niece loved the Magic Tree House series. My son...Captain Underpants. (I have to admit I really enjoyed Captain Underpants, too!)

When they get a little older, the Series of Unfortunate Events is a great set. These books have been a blast to read with my son. They will learn lots of big words in a fun way with really outrageous stories...