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    I think that most of what you have listed would be enjoyable for adults to read as as well.

    I might suggest Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series in addition to what you have. There are 5 books in this series. Herne the Hunter appears in a couple of the books.

    Also, are you familar with Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows?

    I hope that this is helpful.

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    I have always loved "Gnomes", by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet. It is very nature oriented, shows the old north-european countryside, includes some home-made folktales. The stories carry very good moral messages like this :
    "Their heredity is pure and without mixing. Their way of life is sane and they do not eat too much. They don't know stress and take alot of exercise." (I have the french edition, so its my own translation)

    And of course, the drawings are beautiful. I even asked the book as a gift 2 years ago

    http://www.amazon.com/Gnomes-Wil-Huygen/dp/0810909650

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    Thumbs Down Good book series for children.

    I don't know if they're still in print, but there used to be a 4-volume series of fairy stories, the volumes distinguished by the colors of their covers: The Blue Book of Fairy Stories, The Yellow Book of Fairy Stories , The Red Book of Fairy Stories, and the Green Book of Fairy stories. They were all good spellbinding yarns.

    I know that Dover Publications reprinted them many years ago, but I couldn't say whether they're still available. I do remember enjoying them greatly in the original editions about 70 years ago.

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    I had Gnomes as a child and loved it. Thank you for reminding me. It is one that she could appreciate now. I am particularly intrested in books she can apprecate at her level.

    Also one of my favorites was The Eggchild by Lorna Baxter which is a fantasy adventure story that is family and nature focused. One year I made a tape recording for a friend who is blind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathieu
    I have always loved "Gnomes", by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet. It is very nature oriented, shows the old north-european countryside, includes some home-made folktales. The stories carry very good moral messages like this :
    "Their heredity is pure and without mixing. Their way of life is sane and they do not eat too much. They don't know stress and take alot of exercise." (I have the french edition, so its my own translation)

    And of course, the drawings are beautiful. I even asked the book as a gift 2 years ago

    http://www.amazon.com/Gnomes-Wil-Huygen/dp/0810909650

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    Thumbs Up Re: Good book series for children

    I loved the "Trixie Beldon" series as a kid. I also loved the "Anne of Green Gables" series. There were others too, but these were my stand-out favourites... I was addicted to them.

    I hope my girls love them as much as I did one day! And I've bought the Anne of Green Gables DVD set for my older daughter for Christmas(she's still only 3 years old, so maybe it's a bit premature of me... LOL). My son (6) used to watch Anne sometimes (we had it on video) but he never really liked it very much. He prefers more rough and tumble boy's adventures.

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