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Geeky children's books: What do you recommend?

Here is the list of titles featured in the TechRepublic gallery Children's books about Star Wars, science experiments, and space. Join the discussion about geeky children's books.

My favorite children's book is Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or, There Must be More to Life by Maurice Sendak. It's not geeky at all. My youngling prefers the likes of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Harry Potter. To that end, I'm always on the lookout for books that are likely to interest geeky kids or perhaps geeky parents who want to introduce their children to geek culture.

Check out the TechRepublic gallery Children's books about Star Wars, science experiments, and space for reading suggestions for the youngling on your list. Please post your geeky children's book recommendations in the discussion.

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13 comments
lsangree
lsangree

With Playstation Network STILL down i might have a small window of opportunity to put a book in front of him and maybe even get him to open it....

hayes_mike
hayes_mike

I repeatedly read the two chapters of my calculus and physics books, and the Hobbit, along with playing music such as Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead to my daughter before she was born.

Zorched
Zorched

One of the biggest methods of change involve influencing kids, for good or bad. When I was young, being a geek was almost reviled. If I had played sports I'd be a hero, but because I liked Science fiction and tinkered with computers, I was looked upon by the "popular clique" as nothing more than a flaming bag of poo on their doorstep. Making it popular when people are young can take some of the stigma out of a subject (Religion vs. cult applies here but I'm not going to step on that landmine) and make it more mainstream. The days of caveman where beating people with fists or clubs should be gone, but for some reason we still celebrate and encourage that by women being attracted to strong aggressive men (who are often violent). Instead, encouraging kids towards more cerebral activities can only benefit humanity.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Hard to say, they grow up way too fast. Buffy does lesbian snuff porn probably. :( Books for kids when they allowed to be one. Moomintroll Agaton Sax LOTR and the Hobbit And the venerable Hugh Walters....

goodsellus
goodsellus

adding to investigative play and then interactive games, the part you are interested in is intellectual enteracting in which the child developes imagination. jg if you need assistance with the subject: www.goodsellus@yahoo.com.

Old Timer 8080
Old Timer 8080

Dated but still relevant... The Hardy Boys... Tom Swift.... Nancy Drew.....

Eric.Jablow
Eric.Jablow

The Space Child's Mother Goose The Phantom Tollbooth George Gamow's Mr. Tompkins books.

tharadmin
tharadmin

The Hobbit is a good start and The Chronicles of Prydain are great series (bonus find the Disney movie that butchered the series a bit).

melvins
melvins

I so wish I had this published now, but I'm waiting on 2 more illustrations and the cover. :( -Stephen R Melvin

robo_dev
robo_dev

Once upon a time, there was this geeky young guy named Bill Gates. Bill was a fairly normal geeky young guy who liked to play with computers. This hobby of his turned out be very very profitable....... (The child fell asleep somewhere between the breakup of the IBM/Microsoft alliance over OS/2 or the introduction of Windows 95, I forget which...)

edmerc
edmerc

Not exactly geeky all the way through, but a great read, both of them. The Dangerous Book for Boys The Daring Book for Girls

Ed Woychowsky
Ed Woychowsky

Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon, make up reality as you go.

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