Reading this thread made me so nostalgic for reading to my girls! Black Beauty; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Indian in the Cupboard stand out in my mind. I remember reading Harry Potter to my younger one before she could read them, maybe 4 years old? I still remember getting to the scary part at the end of one of them; she was lying in bed next to me with her hands pressed firmly over her eyes. I kept asking if she wanted me to stop, and seeing her emphatically shake her head "no." She wanted to know what happened more than she wanted to not be scared.