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i'm taking the plunge tomorrow and placing an order for kids books (we love books around here). i have a very good list going but i know there are other books out there that are wonderful and can be added to the collection...

so... tell me!!! what are your favourite kids books??? what books have thier bind about to practically fall apart and you're sick of hearing yourself read??

so far on my list is:

Favourite nursery rhymes from mother goose (scott gustafon edition)
Why Christmas trees aren’t perfect
A wish to be a Christmas tree
Merry Christmas: Big hungry bear!
Weaving the rainbow
Rosie’s walk
The cat in the hat
Little yellow pear tomatoes
The napping house with musical CD
The strawberry, the little mouse and big hungry bear
Anne Geddes "colours" book
Summer - Gerda Muller
Autumn - Gerda Muller
Winter - Gerda Muller
Spring - Gerda Muller
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Our fall apart books have changed as the boys have gotten older. We've been through so many well loved books.

I've found that collections of stories have been loved well here. So realizing I was already forgetting which books they enjoyed as babies I made an amazon list of our favorite "collection of stories" type books a while ago. Many of these are in the falling apart category here and they have all spanned a long age range--from say 2 to now (my boys are nearly 5).

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Favorite-C...hor_title_full

One thing I suggest is checking out a lot of books at the library. When you find one that they love and keep re-reading and re-checking out get it!

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thanks rachelle!!!!
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The Velveteen Rabbit
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I too love The Velveteen Rabbit. I have to add to the list the following:
Where the Wild Things Are (of course)
Shaker Lane (absolutely wonderful book)
Rainbow Fish (DD1 loves this one)
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant

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Curious George
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
There's a Wocket in my Pocket
Kiss Good Night
Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
The Lorax
Anything by Sandra Boynton

Lately my four year old has also been getting into chapter books, and the Magic Tree House Books have been a hit. She also likes Winnie the Pooh. We started Little House in the Big Woods, but she never asked for the second chapter. :

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Tikki Tikki Tembo is our all time favorite

My kids totally love the Mark Teague Books, "Pigsty" and "One Halloween Night"
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Where the Wild Thing Are
The Back Home Home-Oliver Jeffers
Make Way for Ducklings
Blueberries for Sal
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
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My dd loved pretty books.

One of our favorites was Balloon Farm.
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We like a lot by Doreen Cronin and by Sandra Boynton.
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We started Little House in the Big Woods, but she never asked for the second chapter. :

My dd's are really into the Little House Chapter Books series - which are stories taken from the original Little House books. Like this one http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Sister...5230220&sr=8-1.

They also like the My First Little House series, which are picture books of the stories. Like this one http://www.amazon.com/Summertime-Woo...5230320&sr=1-2.
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Anything by Virginia Lee Burton - The Little House, Katy and the Big Snow, Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, etc.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A lot of Dr. Seuss stuff

My dd loves a book called Parts by Tedd Arnold
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Kay Thompson's Eloise books. We have actually had to replace these, they've received so much love.
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Bear About Town
The Gigantic Turnip
Arthur of Albion
Little Leap Forward
Shopping with Dad
Emily's Tiger
Mrs Moon: Lullaby's for Bedtime
(those are all from my site)

He also loves:
Grandfather Twilight
Goodnight Mr Night
Bear Stays up for Christmas
Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill
Harry Potter

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Good Night Moon
Whose mouse are you?
The Napping House
THe Big Red Barn
Dr. Suess's sleep book
The Lorax
SNeetches
Yertle the turtle, oh anything by suess

My kids love Dinosaurs Binkit

Go Dog Go

My oldest ds's fave was The Giving Tree

I love Brer Rabbit

We also like all the little critter books

oh man, how to choose?

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My dd's are really into the Little House Chapter Books series - which are stories taken from the original Little House books. Like this one http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Sister...5230220&sr=8-1.
these are soooooo cool, i want to get some!! which series are your fav? obviously the summertime one since you linked to it, but are there any others you like in particular?

click clack moo also looks good! hehe, my 2yo would love that one. i read a couple parts to her and she was smiling from ear to ear.

off to see more..
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Top is Little House on the Prairie series
Love You Forver
most of the Dr. Seuss books
Harry Potter series
and I loooove the Little Critter books

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which little house ones? i'll get 3 for now...
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how about "i took the moon for a walk"

"the boy who grew flowers"

the gigantic turnip looks good too.
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Stellaluna - *** all time fav so far, as age 2 thru 4 ***
Verdi
Lots of Suess
Lots of Little Critter
Some Berenstein Bears
Some Clifford
Armadilly Chili
Clara the Caterpillar
Curious George
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Brown Bear, Brown Bear

We also have lots of reading railroad and step into reading books. He loves the ones about animals - think Gorillas, Dolphins, Dinosaurs, Snakes, etc.

There are lots of others he likes - but those Janell Cannon ones are WAY up there on the fav list...
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I forgot there's a book called Twilight that is beautiful. DD and I both love it. I forgot who it's by and she's sleeping in that room right now...

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I recently found a copy of my favorite childhood book and it is now one of DD's most requested...it's just came back into print:

Miss Twiggleys Tree by Dorathea Warren Fox.

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ok i think i've reached my max! lol there are so many good books out there, i could go on forever...

thanks for all the help you guys... i have 13 books in cart already from my previous list plus a couple add-on's since.. and i have about 6 more pending in my wish list from the help in this thread!

miss twiggleys looks great!

thanks again!
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I know you said you are done, but I just have to add
"Something from Nothing"
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i saw something from nothing, it looks sooooo sweet. is it a yiddish tale?
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PP, yes it is a Yiddish tale.

Our favorites: Seven Silly Eaters, Reckless Ruby, Super Duper Jezebel, Tiki Tiki Tembo.

Sadly, dd is 7.5 now and I can't justify buying more picture books (or board books) since we already have hundreds, and they are expensive here. (We do get them from the library though).
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Bunny My Honey

Jan Brett books, one we have is called "The Mitten". They are based on Ukrainian folk tales, she is also an amazing artist.

We also have "Something from Nothing".
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Oh yes, we love Jan Brett books! Esp. "Gingerbread Baby" (happy ending to the classic "gingerbread man" story (I'm opening another window now to put it's sequel on hold at the library)

A new favorite of ours is "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More" by Karen Beaumont, an absolutely exuberant book about painting on the walls, and oneself.

We also love a series of books by Susanna Gretz about a 5 bears that live together. They're out of print, but your library may have some of them, including "Teddy Bears Stay Indoors: "Teddy Bears Moving Day" They're not as cutesy as as the "teddy bear" would imply.

Oh, we also just discovered "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" and it's sequels by Mo Willems which is silly fun.

Thanks for the thread! I'm always needing new ideas for the library. I am a seriously heavy library user. And financial supporter considering the overdue fines I pay
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