The book is a great way of telling stories - but they are not interactive - they rely on the skill of the author to explain meaning. People desperate to improve read them, misinterpret them and then, in the extreme, who knows?
Share experience through spending time with kids, not guiding them to books, the web, tv. don't outsource your responsibility to guide kids - do it through experience and discussion - something a book or any non interactive form of communication - the most of the time - can't do
Play with them
talk to them
Empathise with them.
Imagine with them
Strange that I use a film example from Monty Python.... Encourage them to be norm breakers like the guy who dared say that we wasn't an individual when the crowd chanted "Yes we're all individuals"