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#1 of 12 Old 08-26-2010, 09:52 AM - Thread Starter
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What are you reading to your 3 year old? DD is having a birthday soon and I'd like to get her a few new books. We have a huge collection of board books but I'm thinking she might be ready for something a little more advanced. She loves books and has a great attention span for reading with or without us. Maybe something that could really get her imagination going? She does a lot of pretending these days.

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Dd has enjoyed the Little Bear books and the Magic Schoolbus books. Some of her old favorites are "We are going on a Bear Hunt", Ticki Ticki Tembo, and anything by Dr. Seuss.

We usually just go the library and pick out a bunch of books, so I have trouble remembering all the names, lol! Will be watching this thread for ideas though

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We love anything by Audrey Wood. The Napping House, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, and The Flying Dragon Room are all books that were worth buying to keep for us. :-)

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mamaluvs- You were so sweet to take the time to share your opinion re: area midwives so I checked out your posts to find out if I could help you and - voila! My children & I love to snuggle up together to read and some of their favorites are Russell Hoban's "Frances" books, and anything by Maurice Sendak, Tomie dePaola, or Pat Hutchins. Happy Birthday to your little one!
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DS adores anything Dr. Seuss, lots of Bearnstein Bears books, and has started to really like Magic Schoolbus books. At the library he often picks out non fiction books, which is a good reminder for me since I wouldn't think to pick those up.

He's also now into longer books, we pick up Stage 3 readers at the library, they are mini chapter books with about four pages per chapter. I'm surprised he goes for them because they don't have pictures on every page, but he really likes getting to hear a more complex story.

I think we are going to try some more chapter books soon, this kid is a serious book worm.
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For DS' third birthday, I got the original A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh book. He wanted the first chapter read to him every night for several weeks, and has pretty much memorized the first two pages or more. Sometimes we could read a second chapter (varying depending in part on his interests and what we thought he might like).

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I'm going to be lazy and not put links:
The Sissy Duckling
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
Yuck! That's Not a Monster
Chicken Big
Millions of Cats
Tikki Tikki Tembo
The Clown of God

That's what I'm getting off the top of my head. We love Dr. Seuss, we are also reading classic Pooh one chapter at a time. We have lots more books, but these are the ones that are well written and interesting and I don't want to shoot myself.

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All of Virginia Lee Burton
Most of the longer Seuss like Horton, Lorax, Sleep book, etc
All of Frog and toad
Elsa burke peles new suit
Nonfiction early readers from the library
The hardcover cat in the hat science library that was recently published, but not the softcover versions, based on the scripts
Make way for ducklings
Grame baese
Longer Eric caryle
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My son loves If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie... that whole series
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My dd loves Tin tin comic books, Owly, Little Bear, Fancy Nancy, Dr. Seuss, Richard Scary, all the 1 million things books, Science Verse... She loves books.

Why not take a trip to the library and read a bunch of different books, and see what your little one likes? We have over 40 books out from our library right now...

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DD's current obsessions are Bread and Jam for Frances, Madeline, The Gruffalo (and The Gruffalo's Child), and Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle.

She's got a birthday coming up too, so I am very interested in this thread!
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I'm subbing for future reference. Great suggestions!

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