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What is your DC's favorite books? Which ones do they grab all day everyday and cry when it is over? E LOVES

The Foot Book
The Lady with the Alligator Purse
Skip to My Lou
Millie Moo
Who's a Busy Baby?

Just wondering so we can expand our stash and maybe, just maybe, I will only have to say, 'left foot left foot, right foot right', only 99 times a day!
 

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Of late the twins' all time faves are:

Cuddles The Cow
Jingle Cats <---- Ready to scream if I have to sing this one more time...
Buzby The Misbehaving Bee
Waltzing Matilda
How The Rhrinoceros Got It's Skin
Guinea Pig

And the usual book ingrained into every toddler's brain...

Goodnight Moon
 

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Sandra Boyton's Red Hat Green Hat (you will be doing this one 80 times a day -- my kids LOVE to say the "ooops" part)
Pajama Time
Tom and Pippo and the Washing Machine
Tom and Pippo make a mess
Ten Little Ladybugs
Anything with Thomas the Tank Engine (though thankfully she'll read those to herself a lot of the time)
Blueberries for Sal (too long for a toddler book, but ds (5) loves this book and so now dd (2) does too).
 

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (my 2 year old can "read" this by himself)

In the Tall Tall Grass
Polar Bear, Polar Bear
Happy Adoption Day
The Very Hungary Caterpillar
Sesame Street Board Books
Goodnight Moon (my son can "read" this one too)

The Foot Book

These are just a few that I know by heart now because I've read them about a million times each.
 

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Hooray for Daddies
I love my potty
Barnyard Book (lift the flaps)
Numbers are Fun!

A million more. He loves all of his books. It gets tiring to read to him for hours on end but he loves it so I press on.
 

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I wanted to add, does anybody else's toddler pick out words that they remember from the book and blurt them out while you're reading them? My DS has been doing this for a couple of weeks now and I am so surprised because he doesn't talk all that much yet but he seems to have a good memory when it comes to his books. So cute!
 

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Lots of Sandra Boynton Books: The Belly Button Book, Moo Baa La La La, Pajama Time, Hey Wake Up, etc. (I love her too!)

Goodnight Moon

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

The Napping House

The Very Lazy Ladybug

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?

The Giving Tree (but he only likes the first part with short sentences on each page -- once there are lots of words on each page, he loses interest)

The Little Engine that Could (but the story is too long for him -- we just talk about the pictures on this one)

Busy Park

Three Little Caterpillars

Biscuit's Snowy Day

Guess How Much I Love You?

Little Cricket's Song

Whose Nose and Toes? (so cute!)

Tom's Tail

The House that Jack Built

The Animals of Farmer Jones
 

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Goodnight Gorilla...dear GOD, I read this 30x a day
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2 Fisher Price Little People books that grandma got him...one about a school bus (he's obsessed with buses at the moment) and one about all things that go (another obsession...airplanes and trains)

My favorite books to read to him are a whole different story, but he doesn't pay attention to me when I read them
 

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Any of the Backpack Baby books
Katie and the Sunflowers
Papa Do You Love Me
Kitten's First Full Moon
Peek! A Thai Hide and Seek
Mabel's Magical Garden
We All Have Bellybuttons
A Squash and a Squeeze
A Picnic with Monet
Goodnight Moon
 

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I wanted to add, does anybody else's toddler pick out words that they remember from the book and blurt them out while you're reading them?
Funny, my 17 month old just started doing this last week--I was getting bored of reading Picnic with Monet 10 times in one day, so I just started turning the pages silently while she watched. And she shouted out a word that summed up each page--I didn't even know that she'd been paying attention.
 

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I want to add

red is best
paperbag princess
big bird's busy day
 

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Anything by Todd Parr!

Seriously, we love him!

And another 18mo old I know loves his books too.
 

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Books are huge at our house too. Some of DD#1's favorites are (She's 2 1/2):
any of the Froggy books
Frog and Toad bks
Little Bear bks
Blueberries for Sal
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Three Bears (Galdone)
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three Little Pigs (Marshall)
Little Fur Family
Frances books (Birthday for Frances, Bedtime for Frances, etc)
Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile
Bible storybooks
Millions of Cats
Caps for Sale
Go, Dog, Go
Angus and the Cat/ Angus and the Ducks
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
Catmas Carols (a ridiculous little book with christmas carols changed to lyrics about cats)

DD#2 (15 months) loves:
Busy Fingers
Moo, Moo Brown Cow
any Sandra Boynton books
books of pictures that we name (Usborne first book of everything, etc)
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
Kitten's First Full Moon
Cat's Pajamas and Zoom City (Thatcher Hurd)
Duck Song
Bunny and Me
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
That's Not My Puppy/ That's Not My Kitten/ That's Not My Dinosaur series
Good Night, Gorilla
Big Hungry Bear, Little Mouse, and the Red Ripe Strawberry
Napping House
Kiss the Baby
Grandfather Twilight (I think she likes the moon)
My Puppy
Golden Egg Book
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Who Hops? and Who Hoots?
Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Carrot Seed
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Jamberry
Hush, Hush It's Sleepytime
Big Book of Beautiful Babies
Owl Babies
Owl and the Pussycat
Big Red Barn
Maisy's Fire Engine
Pat the Bunny
Tickle Tickle and I Can/ I See/ I Touch by Helen Oxenbury
 

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Oh, and they both love the No, David books by David Shannon. And of course, Mother Goose and other poetry (Random House book of poetry for children, etc)
 

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SO many great suggestions.

Most of mine are listed above but I have to include "Good Night Moon," didn't see it on the list when I scanned.

My dd also likes to look at those DK books that have stickers that are used to fill in groups of things - animals, numbers, shapes, etc. We haven't done the stickers yet, just look at individual things and name them, she'll point to things I name, make animals sounds, etc. It's not a story, but very entertaining.
 

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Originally Posted by medeanj
Of late the twins' all time faves are:
Jingle Cats <---- Ready to scream if I have to sing this one more time...
NO WAY! Your's too?!? I'm SOOOOOOOO sick of this book! And what sort of line is "And Cringle Cat with his tummy fat" anyway?!?!?!?!?!?

Our daughter LOVES this book. She kisses EVERY cat in the book but especially the big one on about pg 3. Very cute but geez that song is IRRITATING!

 

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Oh, I was just wanting to post this very question!

My DD loves:
~ How Do I Love You
~ Everwhere Babies (great book -- mentions bf'ing, slings, has babies wearing CD, lots of gender diversity, & even a couple same sex couples)
~ First Numbers/ABC/Nature/Body.... This is a whole series that you can apparently ONLY find in the clearance section at places like Barnes & Noble or the Dollar Store. They are basically just board books filled with pictures of different items with the names written underneath. B&N does have a "first" series of books that they carry as part of the regular stock, but they are NOT as good as the clearance ones & cost like 3X as much. You can get them here too: http://www.hinklerbooks.com/books/item.asp?id=513357
~ Am I Big or Little?
~ Wheels on the Bus
~ any of the "I Spy" books
~ any book with flaps or tabs or anything that she can manipulate, find things that are hidden, etc
~ Feet Are Not for Kicking
~ Goodnight Moon
~ The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Can't wait to see the other suggestions. I need to order a few books from the book club I joined DD up with & have an awful time choosing good books just from their descriptions.

Holly
 
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