DD just started getting into Fancy Nancy but she also likes Brown Bear, Maisy books, French books daddy reads to her, and some other misc. dictionary type books.
Any new suggestions?
They have the bonus of showing animals in their natural environment APing their babies.
I like the books by Anna Milbourne, and dd likes them too.
She's also been enjoying Lauren Child's I am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go To Bed from the Charlie and Lola series. I love this one!
But I have a huge children's library from my nanny days and can tell you of some favorites.
The If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series (Laura Numeroff) are always well-loved.
The Napping House & The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry & the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Llama Llama Red Pajama & Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Andrea Dewdney
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Bear Snores On by Karam Wilson (or pretty much any book by her!!!)
Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
Knuffle Bunny & Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
Whoever You Are & Time For Bed by Mem Fox
Isla & Abuelita by Arthur Dorros
Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis
Click, Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Olivia (ALL of them) by Ian Falconer
Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Nathaniel Hobbie and Jocelyn Hobbie
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes ( I also like most of his other books but this one is by far my favorite!)
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AND due 9/13
One of my current favourites, which she's not quite into yet, is called "Grumpy Bird". I think it's hilarious and brilliant. I hope she likes it soon lol... Maybe it's more for a 3-5yo than a 2yo? I dunno.
Right now some of DS's favorite books are:
Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire
The Little Bear series of books by Maurice Sendak
Take Me Out of The Bathtub (and other silly dilly songs) and I'm Still Here In The Bathtub by Alan Katz
Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
DS is into any books reflecting his current curiousity--it was trucks for a long time, then Halloween books, then Christmas, now it's snowmen.
He also likes the Clifford books. I think they're dull, but he loves them.
Cordoroy (nice recall from my childhood)
Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Max Cleans Up (Rosemary Wells)
Make Way for Ducklings
Authors & Series (board books): Eric Carle, Karen Katz, "My First ..." (Body Book, Truck book, Animal book--photo collages)
Hope that helps and thanks for the thread--I always get a few great new book ideas from these threads!
For some reason she hates Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (I love it). She gets mad if I try to read it to her!
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Time for Bed
I Love You as Much
Both are repetitive with beautiful, sleepy illustrations.
Where the Wild Things Are
There Used to Be an Alligator Under My Bed
and anything with trucks and cars in it
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the Big Dog Little Dog series by Dav Pilkey. I can't rec them enough.
I Like it When by Mary Murphy
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
Curious George - VERY popular, read many times over multiple times per day.
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How could I have forgotten?! This is an all time favorite with many, many children I have read it to,
Even my 19 month old knows it by heart and requests it to be read multiple times in a row!
R~Mama to my sweet A 7//07 & bubbly Z 3/12
AND due 9/13
Anyway, I had to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear 8 times in a row the other night. Then he moved on to another book 4 times in a row before I had to cut him off because it was getting too late. The child absolutely LOVES being read to! He also likes The Big Red Barn and I Love You So...
I recognize and love so many of the books that have been suggested, and will continue building my library. We have hundreds of books, but tons of them are for slightly older children.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (he flips through this and 'reads' the story page by page to his stuffed animals and trains - "In light moon little egg lay on leaf..." - too cute!!)
Each Peach Pear Plum
I Went Walking
Anything Thomas and Friends (not my favorite but my mom gets these for him)
Love You Forever (aka The Toilet Book because of the picture of the toilet on the front)
Past favorites include:
The Little Engine that Could
The Carrot Seed
Richard Scarry's Car and Trucks and Things that Go
The Runaway Bunny
and pretty much anything related to cars, trucks, trains, planes, etc.
He loved Sandra Boynton about 3-4 months ago but hasn't picked them up again since. Too bad - I LOVE those books!
Sylvia Long's Mother Goose - we read at least a few pages of this every day. She adores it. She can recite or sing so many nursery rhymes it's crazy. I adore Sylvia Long and highly recommend any of her work.
Kevin Henkes - Our current favorites are Chester's Way (she regularly quotes Lily saying "I'm the Queen and I like EVERYTHING" ) and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse. She also loves the "Box of Treats" which are geared to a younger crowd, though I wasn't overly impressed with them. A few months ago she was really into Chrysanthm, and after the page showing the names of all of the kids in the class, she would recognize them by name in the pictures . Personally, I think his books are more geared toward 4-6 year olds, but we're quickly collecting them. DH and I both really like them. They have lots of character.
Iza Trapani - Her favorite is I'm a Little Teapot. I think these are good for the 2 year old crowd.
On Mother's Back (with pictures and descriptions of baby wearing around the world)
Curious George, though I admit that these books drive me batty.
Kiss Goodnight and You Can Do It Sam by Amy Hest - these are great.
You're All my Favorites by Sam Mcbratney
Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball and I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge
I'm sure there are more. We read tons of books.
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He also likes Sandra Boynton's books and Curious George.
My MIL bought a lot of books by Karen Katz, and she loves those as well.
She also loves anything with numbers and books about colors.
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Sandra Boynton -- specifically "Doggies," "But Not the Hippopotamus," and "The Belly Button Book."
For some reason, the Babar books appeal to one of my kids ... they were old ones from my childhood and he picked them up
Rosemary Wells/Iona Opie's Mother Goose
"Freight Train" by Donald Crews
Richard Scarry books
"Good Night Gorilla"
the original "Little Bear" books
There are so many great books with really wonderful art like Ezra Jack Keats' use of the collage and stamping methods, too.