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Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books as bedtime stories for his children? And that quite a bit of his muses were his wife and kids? While his books are serious but with touches of wonder and beauty, I have to wonder what kinds of dreams his kids had falling asleep hearing him tell these stories.
The same with The Chronicles of Narnia. And most of the stories written by the Grim brothers. They can be a little bit... intense. Sometimes scary.
I've been researching lately on how to improve my kids' reading skills and often, I find suggestions that reading actual books, like book books and not just picture books, to the kids will help them. It'll help their language skills as well as their ability to understand and follow in depth stories.
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