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DD is six months old and I've been reading to her since the day she was born (DH was reading to her in utero). right now we mostly stick to board books because she really prefers to eat books than to read them, but we have a few that she really likes to look at as well. Right now her favorites are Moo, Baa, La La La by Boynton and There's a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss.

What books do your 6 mo like?
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My six month old DS loves Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman. He also likes his touch and feel books.

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"hugs"

"off we go"

"there is a monster at the end of this book" not a board book

"runaway bunny" -won't let me read it, just loves to flip it

"guess how much i love you" likes to hear most of this one

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board books are great through the 2s and threes...

right now we really enjoy baby danced the polka
http://www.amazon.com/Danced-Notable.../dp/0803725876

even my 6 year-old gets a kick out of this book-he'll read it to the baby and 3 year-old...

We love brown bear and anything Eric Carle...

Good Night Room is still a huge favorite, and My World...

Donald Crews:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
his stuff is cool because not all the books have words so you can just talk about the book and look at the pictures...

if you love books you'll love this too:
http://www.picturebookart.org/

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DD loves Mr. Brown Can Moo. We also have a book called Monday the Bullfrog. It's a stuffed frog puppet with book pages in his mouth. It goes through the days of the week and what he ate. On the last day he wants something sweet, so the last page is a mirror. It's SO cute and DD loves it. It teaches days of the week, colors, and is just plain fun
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Goodnight Moon ........ definitely!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

You can get both in board book versions

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Baby, Talk!

my 8 month old loves anything with pictures of babies. I can't remember the name of the author of that one but she has a few other books with babies in them too. My older DD liked "Is your Mama a Llama?" when she was little.

and they both love Maisy. Maisy is a great investment IMO because babies love the bright simple colors and my 2 yo is an absolute Maisy FREAK now. We have at least a dozen of them and we read them all. the. time. And we talk about Maisy all freakin' day! So be careful what you start I suppose. But there's a great variety, board books, lift the flaps...

They also both love the lift the flap ones by Karen Katz. Have to be a bit careful not to let the baby rip the flaps off but both of them get a huge kick out of those too.

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My favorite is "On the Day You Were Born". It always makes me want to cry!

I think DD's favorite, though, is "Go Dog Go". And she also seems to enjoy "Little Miss Scatterbrain". I hope that her taste in the scatterbrain book is not an indication of her own mental acumen!
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My favorite is "On the Day You Were Born". It always makes me want to cry!
OMG yes!! That book always makes me cry! I love it!!

We have so many books. We read them all day long. : I guess her favorite ones are "Peek-a-who" (she likes to kiss herself in the mirror at the end), and like someone else said, she likes pictures of babies. Se also likes "My big animal book" which is just pictures of animals that she points to. Not exactly literature, but she's learning the names of the animals. I love anything by Dr. Seuss. Now that she's a little bit bigger, her attention span is getting short and we can't get through a book with too many words anymore.
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My daughter like's "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Suess. http://www.amazon.com/Many-Colored-D.../dp/067989344X

We also really like Good Night Moon.
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Five in the Bed
Goodnight Moon
The Runaway Bunny
and the fabric book my mom bought her, but for chewing, not reading
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I'm not too keen on the runaway bunny... I mean I dig the overall message of the story, but I would want to essentially hunt my child by catching them in the water with a hook, etc. I like Guess How Much I Love You better... my 2 cents...

http://www.amazon.com/Guess-How-Much.../dp/076360013X

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ds likes:
the wheels on the bus (a raffi sing-along book)
ten little fingers (super boring, in my opinion, but big and he LOVES it)
goodnight moon
the going to bed book (boynton)

i too am partial to guess how much i love you, i can't read it fast enough to keep up with ds's page turning
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dd loves any book with pix in it nbrs what not but she also enjoys me reading alice in wonderland which has pix on about every other page
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