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Offline Steve-O

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Children's Books
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:48:33 PM »
I have been talking to my daughter (Age 10) about critical thinking and Skepticism.
Can anyone recommend any kid's books that discuss these issues?

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Re: Children's Books
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 04:22:34 AM »
Don't let her read Narnia ;)

You might want to look into some detective stories. They can sometimes show the advantages and fun in being really smart and figuring something out. Some of them even include applied chemistry/physics etc.

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Re: Children's Books
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 01:51:46 PM »
I liked The Great Brain series by J. Fitzgerald. It's about some brothers in frontier Utah, one of whom is very smart and delights in fooling and manipulating others. It is told from the point of view of the younger brother, who admires the smart one but often falls for his tricks. But the thing is, the kid isn't tapping into paranormal explanations for anything. True, the characters are boys, but the mother figures in the book have a strong presence and they don't fall for his crap. There is plenty for a ten-year-old girl to relate to, and there are plenty of opportunities for critical thinking conversations.