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Re: Books for girls
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 06:16:01 PM »
If a thumper gives anyone shit about Harry Potter point out that they celebrated Christmas every year, AND Easter. There's not enough PRAISE GOD in the books for my relatives, but the kids have carefully hidden the copies I gave them and passed them around. One more toe into the real world, via the wizarding world.
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Re: Books for girls
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2017, 06:55:24 PM »
I cant recommend the current Squirrel Girl comics highly enough.
A kid friendly, body positive and enthusiastic lady who kicks ass can talk to animals and studies (and frequently references and uses) computer science.

This months issue has her making a kill-9 joke (which thankfully for me was explained in the margin) and lamenting the hygene issues of stabbing someone with bone claws (she disapproves of stabbing) and then retracting said bloody claws into your own body.
The villain in this issue wants to get x-ray vision, not because he thinks he will be able to see through things, but because he wants to cause cell damage in everyone he looks at.

Every single page is a joy.

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Re: Books for girls
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2017, 07:06:20 PM »
The Wee Free Men followed by the rest of the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld.

Seconded. I loved these books.


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Re: Books for girls
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2017, 07:54:05 AM »
Permanence by Karl Schroeder. Just fantastic.
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Re: Books for girls
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 12:42:30 PM »
Permanence by Karl Schroeder. Just fantastic.
Havent read it, but it seems pretty high concept for a 10 year old. Would it be accessible?
Im thinking of picking it up myself though.

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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 05:00:52 PM »
When you put it that way, yeah probably.
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