We love these books... some we've been reading since he was 2, others we just started (he just turned 3)...
(I love kid's books. My first requirement is that they are beautiful to look at. Second, a great story....)THE SPIFFIEST GIANT IN TOWN
by Julia Donaldson. We borrowed her book ROOM ON THE BROOM
from the library and he loves that too. I was looking to buy it, but since it's a Halloween story, it wasn't on the shelf. SPIFFIEST is her newest book - another hit! About a gentle giant who shares the clothes off his back with other needy animals.McDUFF STORIES
by Rosemary Wells. Tender and nostalgic illustrations, simple, sweet story. 4 stories in this hardcover. (pretty reality based, except Santa makes an appearance in one story.)HELLO OCEAN
by Pam Munoz Ryan. STUNNING illustrations. Very reality based.THE DANDELION SEED
by Joseph Anthony. Simple, quiet story.TOUGH BORIS
by Mem Fox. Your son says he's afraid of pirates... too bad... read this to him once and see if he likes it. It's really not that scary at all.NO DAVID!
by David Shannon. I was wary of this book (Caldecott Honor book). What if it gives him any ideas... guess what ... he already recognizes the "bad" things David does and at the end, there is maternal validation from mom. "I love you David." Giancarlo LOVES the book. We borrowed it from the library. Very reality based.THE RAIN CAME DOWN
by David Shannon. Very reality based. There is a dramatic stalled traffic scene, your son would like that.
There are more titles, I can't think right now.