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Old 11-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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Lots of great suggestions so far. I'll just add ones I haven't seen:

Room on the Broom; The Whale and the Snail; The Gruffalo -- all by Julia Donaldson
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Anything by Phillip and Erin Stead (A Sick Day for Amos McGee, and their newest Bear has a story to tell)
The Olivia series by Ian Falconer (not the TV based series ones, though)
anything by William Steig or Bill Peet
anything by Elsa Beskow, Astrid Lindgren, Gerda Muller, Sibylle Olfers
Old Mother Westwind by Thornton W. Burgess
The Curious Garden
The Cloud Spinner, Michael Catchpool
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Jamie Lee Curtis's books
Mo Willems, Knuffle Bunny trilogy
H.A. and Margret Rey, All of the original Curious George stories
Beatrix Potter stories
The Napping House and King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, both by Don and Audrey Wood
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These look amazing. I know my mum and my aunt (both elementary/middle school teachers) love the Julia Donaldson and Mo Willems books though I haven't read any. Beatrix Potter was a staple when I was little. Jemima Puddleduck was my favourite, and my friend read it to Jammy recently and was H.O.R.R.I.F.I.E.D. hahahaha

The Sybille von Olfers - I saw a book of hers in a book shop once last year. I hadn't ever seen or heard of her before, and I was absolutely entranced. I'd forgotten her name and have since been desperately asking booksellers if they knew a book that was sort of wistful and delicate and something to do with flowers or trees. *That* went down like a lead balloon. So you've got my eternal gratitude for that one.

Thank you so much everybody! I'm going to make an amazon wish list for her for Christmas.

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #12
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Fancy Nancy, Curious George, Pinkalcious.

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I'd just add Jon Muth and his "Zen" series.

We have 21 out of the 26 B Potter books and have found them very viable as my daughter has reached 4. Her favorite is Jemima too! So much so that we had an appliqued T-shirt made for her with Jemima and the fox (and sprigs of thyme and sage, ha).
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I love Eric Carle books. We also like Dr. Seuss- particularly The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Richard Scarry books are good too.

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Moo Baa La La La has been a favorite for all 3 kids.

Pajama Time
Goodnight Moon
Napping House
How Do Dinosaurs series
Polar Express
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom--DS's current favorite
Pinkalicious was DD's favorite (Don't like Purplicious or Goldilicious though)
The Going to Bed Book
Silly Sally
Bernstein Bears
God Made You
Fancy Nancy!
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Re: Favourite children's books for 1-3 year olds

Sorry, to hijack your thread OP. But, does anyone have recs on your favorite books to prepare a 2&1/2 yr old for a sibling on the way??

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Sorry, to hijack your thread OP. But, does anyone have recs on your favorite books to prepare a 2&1/2 yr old for a sibling on the way??
I just had a thread on this, and some of the suggestions we got were:
Baby on the Way (Sears)
The New Baby (Mayer)
What Baby Needs (Sears)
I'm a Big Sister (Cole) - there's a brother one, too
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Baby Beluga
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Guess How Much I Love You
The Adventures of Frog and Toad (for older muchkins)
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I'd just add Jon Muth and his "Zen" series.

We have 21 out of the 26 B Potter books and have found them very viable as my daughter has reached 4. Her favorite is Jemima too! So much so that we had an appliqued T-shirt made for her with Jemima and the fox (and sprigs of thyme and sage, ha).
A healthy sense of the macabre at 4 years old, I love it
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