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!
Great books for toddlers
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...
Some of our favorites:
Guess How Much I Love You
Go Dog Go
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See
The Carrot Seed
The Big Red Barn
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