What story books are you reading to your kids?

Pauline - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Could you help me choose the best story books to read for my 1 year old?

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Elena - posted on 09/15/2009

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My son's most favorite book is called Shoes. It's short enough and has a good rhythm because it rhymes to keep his attention. It goes through all these different kinds of shoes, then the very last page is about FEET! which my son looovvvess because then I grab and tickle his feet. He just anticipates that part and knows it's coming so we read and re-read that book several times each day.

Cristin - posted on 09/03/2009

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My daughter loves any books that have a flow to them like Little Miss Spider at Sunnypatch School by David E Kirk. The story is cute and the pictures amazing I've read it to her so many times I've memorized it! Another story we have found that rhymes: The Sneetches by Dr Suess.

Lana - posted on 08/31/2009

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We read all sorts of books. If you are looking for books your child can handle on thier own go for the board books. But, all sorts of books are good as long as your child is engaged. I have found that repitition, colorful pictures, rhymes, or familliar concepts are a great choice. Do not limit yourself to one author, one style or some kind of book. Kids need exposure to different textures and concepts. We buy books any where books are sold (even the grocery store). And, dont be fooled by a price tag - a book costing $1.00 can be just as fun, engaging and educational as a $10.00 book.

Jennifer - posted on 08/30/2009

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Wow. We read so many... The latest ones we got (last week) were a set by Karen Katz with a lift up flap on every page. They are, "No Hitting," "Excuse Me a little book of manners," and "I Can Share." Kayla loves them and has been walking around saying "No hitting!" for days now. Lol :-) She also likes a lot of Dr. Suess books, books about opposites, colors, letters, animals. Not so much into picture books anymore, though.

Kristin - posted on 08/30/2009

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Connor loves the No, David! series written by David Shannon. We also like Goodnight Moon, Guess How Much I Love You, any book by Karen Katz, Baby Einstein Book of Letters....and the list goes on

Kelly - posted on 08/28/2009

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I wouldn't necessarily limit your reading to one type of book or even one author. There are so many books out there...why not share all of them with your little one. We take our daughter to the library once a week and check out a bag full of books. Even though we have a lot here at home, I love the excitement of a new book and reading it to her. She loves large picture books (she likes to pull the pages a little rough sometimes), counting books, ABC books, anminal themed books, and we get her books in Spanish as well. Many are Spanish/English, but no matter. A picture of a ball is a picture of a ball not matter the language. I would encourage you to just grab books with abandonment off the library shelves. It's so exciting to open them and discover them together!

Alicia - posted on 08/26/2009

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Agree with Marcia- SANDRA BOYNTON!!! My fav is "all the hippos go berzerk." We also read a lot of Dr. Seuss, Seasme St. board books, and my son actually really likes the books that are just pictures of everyday objects or actions- likes learning what things are I guess. His other favorite ones are books that you can lift the flap and see something underneath ("where is baby's momma?", Baby Einstein's "Bard the Gecko"). He also really likes books that you can sing to, like the teddy bear picnic, hokey pokey elmo, and a book of nursery rhymes that I sing to him. Hope this helps!

Marcia - posted on 08/22/2009

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Anything by Sandra Boynton is great I find..."But not the Hippopotamus", "Oh my, oh my, oh dinosaurs", "the going to bed book"...here is another vote for "The Hungry Caterpillar." Not too sure if any other little ones like this, but since around nine months my little one likes books that makes noise...I have one from priddy books that is about farm animals...I think baby einstien also has some out of this nature that are really good.

Robert Munch books are super as well ("The Paperbag Princess", "Thomas' snowsuit", "Murmle, Murmle", etc.), but I think they only come in paperbook...so they were good until about five months and will be good when they stop ripping up books.

Good luck :)

Jessenia - posted on 08/21/2009

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My 1yr old LOVES to read, the books we read r very simple and repetative. Here's a list of his fav's and got them all from ross's or tjmax: moo cow moo by grosser and dunlap ( his #1 fav cause every page it says moo, so he can read it too), kitty says meow by same author, any mini dr.seuss books, the cardboard ones so they can handle them better, and any cloth book like let's play Elmo says by sesame street, it comes with an Elmo puppet. He also loves the baby Einstein alphabooks

Jamie - posted on 08/19/2009

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you can read pretty much any short story picture book... 3 little pigs.. noahd favorite is No matter What by Debi gliori, short counting books like 10 little ladybug, my son love pretty much any eric carle book

Pauline - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Chelsea:

I LOVE this series they have at WalMart though it's cheaper at Chapters. The titles are "Yes Yes No No" "Big Small" "Quiet Loud" "Yummy Yucky" they are short but interesting and you can explain the pictures. Plus they are eductional "Blueberries are Yummy Blue Crayons are Yucky!"

I also just bought the CLASSIC "Hungry Little Caterpiller"



wow! thanks! those are really helpful =) i appreciate it ;-)

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I LOVE this series they have at WalMart though it's cheaper at Chapters. The titles are "Yes Yes No No" "Big Small" "Quiet Loud" "Yummy Yucky" they are short but interesting and you can explain the pictures. Plus they are eductional "Blueberries are Yummy Blue Crayons are Yucky!"



I also just bought the CLASSIC "Hungry Little Caterpiller"

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