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7/9/12 4:13 P

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Well there are so many. I guess Amelia Bedelia. That would have to be 1. She is so cute and take every thing so literally. I think that's what makes her so funny to read!

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12/13/11 10:26 P

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Another good one I will have to try. If any of you mothers are interested, there is a spark group called Children's and Young Adult Literature (http://teams.sparkpeople.com/kidlitclub) I just discovered it, and it needs some new life from new members who are interested in discussing children's books. Come join Annabell and I in talking about books that we love, and sharing reading ideas. Annabell is a teacher.

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12/13/11 10:30 A

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Jonah and the big fish. It was my favorite bedtime story and I read it to my daughter.

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11/25/11 12:29 P

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Thank you for the lead on Uncle Albert's stories. I love children's book, and have a good excuse for reading them as I am training to be a children's librarian.

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11/24/11 6:51 A

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I read most nights with my son who is now 9. I started when he was born reading to him before bedtime. I think is has really helped with a night time routine for him as well. We started with kid books but lately we have been reading Uncle Albert's bedtime stories. they are short stories with a good moral ending.

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11/13/11 4:59 P

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For me, the single most effective relaxation technique I have found to help me go to sleep is reading for a few minutes until I start to nod off. This goes back a long ways to the time when my dad used to read a story to us every night before bed. I love it. I had such a wonderful reading voice, and was so fun to listen to. It was very soothing to me and helped me to fall asleep--sometimes before the story was over.

The last couple of weeks, I have been making some observations about what does and does not make a good bedtime story. First off, things that are associated with work or things that I feel like I have to read do not make good bedtime reading. They don't help me relax and may getting me worrying half the night--very counter productive. Also with all apologies to Sheherezade whose life was saved by telling cliffhangers at night to her sultan husband, cliffhangers do not make good bedtime stories. If a book is too intriguing or suspenseful, I many end up reading into the wee hours of the morning.

So what does make a good bedtime story? For me, it has to be something that I enjoy. Short stories that a definite resolution at the end usually work better than an ongoing novel. Personally, I really like humorous personal stories. Some of my favorite include authors include Bailey White, Firoozeh Dumas, Robert Fulghum, and James Harriet. I also enjoy books that are broken up into small pieces. I really enjoy reading interesting biographies and histories at bedtime too.

If you are a bedtime reader like me, what are some of your favorite bedtime reads.

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