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What are your and your toddler's favorite books? My 18 month old and I love to read and we have had no trouble finding some wonderful books but I want to make sure we aren't missing anything great! Her attention span for narrative stories is generally about the length/complexity of "we're going on a bear hunt" or "In the night kitchen" though she will sometimes stay engaged for something longer and it is changing every day. Of course we also love non "story" books. TIA! I always love book list threads!

post #2 of 9
Any of the Hairy McLairy books are great. Where is the Green Sheep? is also a favourite here.
post #3 of 9
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Thanks, we haven't read either of those!

post #4 of 9

Have you done the P.D. Eastman books yet?  Those were HUGE for my DD at that age, but I think Go Dog Go convinced her soundly and permanently that sleep in only done at night.  Beware :(

post #5 of 9

At 18 months, I remember DS was into Eric Carle (Very Hungry Caterpillar, etc), Ezra Jack Keats (Snowy Day), and P.D. Eastman (Go Dogs Go!). 


Also, a lot of non-fiction.  He especially liked books about bugs/nature/counting.  Oh, and those I Spy books were a huge hit.


I would also get longer books (intended for older preschool aged kids), and just talk about the pictures (instead of actually reading the text), which worked better for his attention span.


When in doubt, ask a children's librarian, they know all the best books...


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Thanks, keep 'em coming!

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post #8 of 9

any  susan boynton book....barnyard dance,what's wrong little pookie,doggies,pajama dance.

any denise fleming books..barnyard bantar and lunch.

post #9 of 9

Everywhere Babies is my 20-month old daughter's favorite book, and has been for quite some time.

Some other favorites:

I Know a Rhino

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Mommy Book by Todd Parr

The Cat in the Hat, pretty much anything by Dr Seuss

100 First Words (or something like that) great for pointing at things and learning words

Maisy books

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