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New Classics for Beginning Readers

If you loved these classics, try these alternatives for your beginning readers.
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Classic Books, Then and Now
You recommend a book to your child and he fails to show the slightest bit of interest. Does this sound familiar? Maybe it's a story you loved when you were young, but times have changed. Studies show that kids' brains have adapted to constant stimulation and a quickened pace. When they read, they like contemporary dilemmas and dramas, continuous action, and instant gratification.

But don't despair. Classics remain, with their universal themes, and great new stories for children are being written all the time. Click through this slideshow for a look at some newer titles that recall favorite books you might remember from the past. All of them have a decidedly updated twist, for kids from babies through high school.


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