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Reading Children's Books as an Adult - ElectricOutcast - 08-23-2017

And I'm not talking about reading to your kids like either Dr. Seuss, The Polar Express or Harry Potter (what adult hasn't read Harry Potter).


I'm talking about reading other children's books that you normally don't read unless the story piqued your interest. I bring this up because on one of my usual browsings of GraphicAudio, I came across them listing a new novel by Brandon Sanderson called Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians. One look at the cover and the logo, this is the type of book that would be catered to middle schoolers.

Not just Sanderson, but we also have James Patterson, John Grisham and Julia Alvarez writing Children's Novels, and my curiosity is if any of you ever willfully read kid books if you found a good plot.


RE: Reading Children's Books as an Adult - Debbi - 08-24-2017

I've read and quite enjoyed a lot of YA books. Just because it's geared toward a younger age doesn't mean us "old" folks wouldn't enjoy it too.


RE: Reading Children's Books as an Adult - Palomira - 08-25-2017

Good topic!! One of my favorite children's novels that I reread whenever I need a lift is The Secret Garden by Frances Hogdson Burnett. I have a print copy with Tudor's illustrations in one of my bookcases and just finished the audiobook version. I needed the "magic." Thanks for asking.

Lee

KGood topic!!  One of my favorite children's novels that I reread whenever I need a lift is The Secret Garden by Frances Hogdson Burnett.  I have a print copy with Tudor's illustrations in one of my bookcases and just finished the audiobook version.  I needed the "magic."  Thanks for asking.

Lee


RE: Reading Children's Books as an Adult - ElectricOutcast - 08-25-2017

In a way, the closest thing to Children's books I've been reading these days is novelized versions of Superhero stories. One of my favorites being Superman: The Never-Ending Battle and Batman: The Stone King. In terms of original work, I've been looking at Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. (Because how often do you get a lawyer version of Doogie Howser?)