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Title: Children's Books
Post by: capitated on April 03, 2008, 03:33:46 PM
Yay for a Books forum!

A kiddo who I used to babysit for is turning 10 this weekend, and I'd like to get him a skeptical or general science book.  He's super smart, so even an older kids type book would be great.  Do you guys have any recommendations?  I love the Junior Skeptic section from Skeptic mag.  Too bad they haven't published a compilation (yet?).
Title: Children's Books
Post by: SnarlPatrick on April 03, 2008, 04:48:21 PM
From another post of mine...

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I really enjoyed The Way Things Work (http://www.amazon.com/New-Way-Things-Work/dp/0395938473) growing up. Its a really nicely illustrated book explaining basic mechanics, simple machines, electronics, all things I was very interested in as a kid. And the best part is that all forces external to the machine are expressed and illustrated as wooly mammoths pulling or pushing things. Its fantastic and fun and educational.

This is the updated version.

(http://www.buildersbooksource.com/booksite/images/items/0395938473.jpg) (http://www.learning-connections.co.uk/Questions/images/waywork1.jpg)

(http://www.delart.org/images/exhibitions_pix/macaulay/way_things_work.jpg)

(http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/assets/product/0395938473.interior01_lres.gif)
Title: Children's Books
Post by: Kwisatz Haderach on April 03, 2008, 04:52:02 PM
I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.
Title: Children's Books
Post by: LeeTheAgent on April 03, 2008, 05:42:27 PM
Quote from: "Febo"
I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.
I haven't seen an ostrich wearing a scarf in... waitaminute. Never mind.
Title: Children's Books
Post by: capitated on April 03, 2008, 06:11:32 PM
That's great!  Thanks
Title: Children's Books
Post by: The Drifter on April 04, 2008, 06:54:16 AM
Quote from: "Febo"
I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.


Richard Gere claims likewise.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: DoktorBob on February 24, 2015, 11:47:13 AM
Have to get a last one Paddington Bear book at least.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: Kwisatz Haderach on February 24, 2015, 02:20:57 PM
Have to get a last one Paddington Bear book at least.

What is it with you and resurrecting threads from years ago?
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: DoktorBob on February 24, 2015, 03:57:52 PM
Have to get a last one Paddington Bear book at least.

What is it with you and resurrecting threads from years ago?

Why start a new thread, if there is one covering the same topic?   

Don't you do the same with work e-mail?
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: AQB24712 on February 24, 2015, 05:37:23 PM
Allow me. This is not work email, DoktorBob. On this forum, we ask that you not revive old threads. (You should have seen a warning notice when you clicked Post. That should stop you.) Please start a new thread; you may post a link to the previous thread in your thread-starting post, e.g. "I was browsing through old threads and saw this one about children's books. I would absolutely recommend including at least one Paddington book." I'm sure you weren't aware of this when you posted in this musty, ancient thread, but now you know and will follow forum protocol in the future. (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: PANTS! on February 24, 2015, 07:54:02 PM
  (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)
I hand it to my kids whenever they say they are bored.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: DoktorBob on February 25, 2015, 02:18:55 AM
This is not work email, DoktorBob.  On this forum, we ask that you not revive old threads.  (You should have seen a warning notice when you clicked Post.  That should stop you.)  Please start a new thread; you may post a link to the previous thread in your thread-starting post, e.g. "I was browsing through old threads and saw this one about children's books.  I would absolutely recommend including at least one Paddington book."  I'm sure you weren't aware of this when you posted in this musty, ancient thread, but now you know and will follow forum protocol in the future.  (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)
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Ok, but can't threads older than a certain period be locked so this doesn't occur?
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: Plastiq on February 25, 2015, 07:18:43 AM
This is not work email, DoktorBob.  On this forum, we ask that you not revive old threads.  (You should have seen a warning notice when you clicked Post.  That should stop you.)  Please start a new thread; you may post a link to the previous thread in your thread-starting post, e.g. "I was browsing through old threads and saw this one about children's books.  I would absolutely recommend including at least one Paddington book."  I'm sure you weren't aware of this when you posted in this musty, ancient thread, but now you know and will follow forum protocol in the future.  (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)

Ok, but can't threads older than a certain period be locked so this doesn't occur?

Indeed. We need to think of all the illiterate people posting who can't read the warning.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: AQB24712 on February 25, 2015, 09:47:37 AM
Stand down, Plastiq.  C'mon.

DoktorBob, I'll take that suggestion over to the modcave.  We're currently discussing posting in zombie threads.  We know that after the asteroid strikes, older threads can seem more current than they actually are.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: DoktorBob on February 25, 2015, 10:34:25 AM
Stand down, Plastiq.  C'mon.

DoktorBob, I'll take that suggestion over to the modcave.  We're currently discussing posting in zombie threads.  We know that after the asteroid strikes, older threads can seem more current than they actually are.

Cool.

I can definitely see a few points to each side.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: arthwollipot on February 25, 2015, 07:00:29 PM
Unless you get a script to do it automatically, I can't see any mods taking on the task of checking old threads every day and locking the oldest ones.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: DoktorBob on February 25, 2015, 07:27:49 PM
Unless you get a script to do it automatically

Yeah, exactly.  Plenty of forums have threads that lock after a set time period. 
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: Kwisatz Haderach on February 26, 2015, 05:56:20 AM
Speaking of children's books,  I find it very annoying that every Star Wars themed Children's book I get for little Febo ends up having some prequel shit in it.
Title: Re: Children's Books
Post by: Vay on June 02, 2015, 07:52:49 AM
For a science theme, I really like the Octonauts books.   The artwork is beautiful; my three-year-old loves them, though the vocab is tough for her.

Down the road, I can't wait to get her this...

(http://www.skepticblog.org/wp-content/uploads/Evo-cover-Lane-Anderson-WIN.jpg)

...and this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5166P4H36HL.jpg)

Who says atheists don't indoctrinate their children hehe