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Talking about books...

Anyone want to suggest their fave titles and/or collections?  I'm on the hunt for some.  Thanks!

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  • My favorite collection I had as a child, that my mom got as a gift while pregnant with me, was the Peter Rabbit collection by Beatrix Potter. My collection was a set of little mini books, about 4 inches tall, that came in a little case. I'm planning on buying the set for DD, too! I only hope she treasures them as much as I did.
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  • Molly Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon and The Big Red Barn are favorites in my house.  We also love:  I Love You Through and Through, The Very Hungry Catterpillar and Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See ? (pretty much anything Eric Carle), and The Daddy Book.
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  • In addition to what has been mentioned, I like Guess How Much I Love You and If I Could.

    DS seems to get a kick out of Where the WIld Things Are already. He likes the pictures. 

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    Oh The Places You'll Go! 

     

  • I second anything Eric Carle! L-o-v-e him! Another favorite of mine when I was a kid was Gene Zion's Harry the Dirty Dog series (Harry by the Sea, No Roses for Harry, etc...). My grandmother read those to me all the time, and I have read them a bunch of times to the little boy I used to nanny for. 

    Also, Laura Numeroff's "If You Give a Mouse/Pig a..." series. There is a super cute "If You Give a Dog a Donut" that just came out (at least I think it did because I haven't seen it before). I read it at Target and loved it!

    Curious George is always good, too! And, Tomie DePaola is amazing! Strega Nona, Big Anthong, etc... all are great. He illustrates his own works, too. I love the pictures. Most are religious(Christian), just fyi in case you aren't into that sort of thing. Smile 

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  • Thanks so much!  I'm going to email all of these to myself so I have it as a reference.
  • I went and looked around at some children's books after responding to this, and saw/remembered Corduroy. I loooved that book when I was little, and it seems as though there are additional "Adventures." Also:

    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, anything Shel Silverstein (I actually still have my Where the Sidewalk Ends hardback on the bookshelf!), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst), and one that DH had never heard of but I remember very fondly from childhood, and find myself singing the song in my head often, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Bill Martin, Jr and John Archambault). OH and Love You Forever (Robert Munsch)! I remember that book used to make me tear up reading it, even as a small child!

    I love, love, love children's books! 
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  • My daughter (~2)  likes Baby Cakes, Time for Bed, Goodnight moon, Peek-a-who?, Barn Yard Dance, Show Me (old I think, maybe out of print).

    We also got some educational books about animals that she loves, she I only read one or two sentences from each page since she gets board after that. One is for neighborhood animals and the other is wild animals.

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  • I love all the books by Nancy Tillman.

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    I can't get through, 'On the Night You Were Born' with out crying.

     

    "On the night you were born,
    the moon shone with such wonder
    that the stars peeked in
    to see you
    and the night wind whispered,
    'Life will never be the same.'

    Because there had never been
    anyone like you...
    ever in the world."

     

     

    This is another good one by her, the illustrations are so nice.

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  • A friend from work got one for me as a gift titled "On the night that you were born", I read it and it is such a cute book, I love it and can't wait to read it to my son. 
  • In addition to the books already mentioned, I'd add the Richard Scarry  Busytown books.  I loved those as a kid.
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  • Jan Brett books are great too! They have beautiful illustrations!
  • Amy Wilson Sanger writes board books about multicultural foods.  The illustrations are really great ans simple and there is usually a glossery on the back of the cover so you know how to pronounce the food items in the books.  These were my favorite books when I was working with infants/toddlers and now I am building my own stash of them.  Also, Urban Babies Wear Black series is great, but I dont remember who writes those
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    I second anything Eric Carle! L-o-v-e him! Another favorite of mine when I was a kid was Gene Zion's Harry the Dirty Dog series (Harry by the Sea, No Roses for Harry, etc...). My grandmother read those to me all the time, and I have read them a bunch of times to the little boy I used to nanny for. 

    I had no idea there were more Harry books other than Dirty Dog!  I have a dog named Henry that looks like Harry and when I read the book to LO I'm going to use Henry's name instead.  Some of my favorites are:

    God Gave Us You

    God Gave Us Heaven

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

    any Bernstein Bears book

    Who's Coming To Our House

    several of Sandra Boyton's books

    Carl the Dog books

    I know there's more but I can't think of the at the moment.  I love books and I'll be reading to LO lots and lots.

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