Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Suggestions for Toddlers

As I mentioned in my post last week, my daughter loves to read. We probably read twenty to thirty books each day. And they're not all short books. Have you read Curious George Rides a Bike by H.A. Ray? That takes a good ten minutes to get through. More if you attempt to make a boat out of newspaper like in the story. But we all know it's worth the time to help our children become people who enjoy books. Below is my current list of toddler books and authors my daughter enjoys (and so do I, most of the time).

Books for Toddlers:

Alan Baker (Little Rabbit’s Bedtime, Little Rabbit’s First Word Book, Gray Rabbit’s 1,2,3)
Lorinda Bryan Cauley – Clap Your Hands
Anna Dewdney – Llama Llama Misses Mama, Llama Llama Mad at Mama
Mem Fox – Where Is the Green Sheep?
Laura Vaccaro Seeger – Lemons Are Not Red
Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny series, Cat the Cat series, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and other Pigeon books, Edwina – pretty much anything he’s written)
Leslie Patricelli (Potty, No No Yes Yes – these are educational/informative board books)
Martin Waddell - Owl Babies
Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, If You Give a Moose a Muffin)
Remy Charlip - Fortunately
Crockett Johnson - Harold and the Purple Crayon
Amy Sklansky and Art Hoyt - My Daddy and Me
Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman - One Duck Stuck
Amy Hest (Kiss Good Night, You Can Do It Sam)
Matthew Van Fleet - Cat
Lois Elhert – Snowballs
Pop Up Jungle
Dr. Seuss – One Fish Two Fish, Oh The Places You'll Go
Any Mother Goose/Nursery Rhyme book
Al Perkins – Hand Hand Fingers Thumb
Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw - Love You Forever
Sue Hendra and Phil Babb – First Words (Lift the Flap)
Marie Torres Cimarusti - Peek-a-Zoo
Cynthia Cotton - Some Babies Sleep
Michael Grenjniec - What Do You Like?
James Warhola - If You’re Happy and You Know It Jungle Edition

Also check out my list of board books for babies.

1 comment:

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