One of the great joys of parenthood is watching your kids learn to appreciate some of the same things you do. Recently I've been excited that Evan — now 7 — is really getting into reading. He's in first grade, and is starting to pass tests on books aimed at second and third graders. He's expressed an interest in Harry Potter, which is probably still beyond his reading ability but is in the imminent future.
S I've started thinking about great books that I loved as a young kid, and what I can share with him. i09 had a great piece yesterday about classic young adult science fiction, which took me back. It won't be long before he can appreciate some of the early Heinlein. (Though not the later stuff. I'm not raising some sort of neolibertarian pervert.)
Some others I'm looking forward to showing him soon:
The Phantom Tollbooth, a favorite.
The Master Key, an adventure story I loved as a kid.
The Great Brain series.
And so on.
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