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Old 10-06-2010, 10:14 AM
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What are your top 5 (or however many) children's books? I'm thinking picture books for toddler/preschool age. I purchased several books recently and the children LOVE them, so I'd like to pick up some more popular ones. What do you and your children like?

ETA: Also, do you always buy hardcover books? If you buy softcover, do you put contact paper over the covers and does that really help?
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:20 AM
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Here are some of my DCK's favorites (the ones that they pick and I find myself reading over and over again):

Happy Birthday Moon
If you give a mouse a cookie/If you give a moose a muffin
No David/David Goes to School/other David series (the boys love these lol)
Any of the Dr. Seuss books
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:28 AM
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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Caps fpr Sale
Good Night Moon
Good Night Gorilla
Books by Eric Carle
Books by Don Crews
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:38 AM
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green eggs and ham!!! favorite book ever!!!! everything you need to learn in life is in this book!,...
goodnight moon, bee and me, the foot book, wacky wednesday, in a people house, pop ups, musical, shiny pictures, different textures,... anything that gets their head in a book. I have made them by taking pictures of different body parts, printing them out laminating them and binder ringing them. who's eye is this??? look,.. there is Aydens smile! Look at Quintens ear!!! etc.... LOVE it! We made a foot and hand book,..... I took pics of their hands and feet,.. printed and ringed them,.. we spend hours looking through the books!for young readers, any judy blume book, or any boxcar children. The itty bitties seem to love the repetition books,... think bright colors,.. I buy used books where ever we are. Ive carted books literally from canada, to california, to washington to maine! lol. I love books!
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:14 AM
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Mr. Brown can Moo, Can You?
Good Night Moon
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The Kissing Hand
Dr. Seuss' ABC ("Big A, Little A, what begins with A? Auntie Annie's Alligator, A, A, A..". My kids could both recite this whole book!)
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:20 AM
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I forgot to adde the "I Spy" books-all my ages love them!
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:26 AM
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Elephant and Piggy books and Pigeon books by Mo Willems
Anything by Sandra Boynton (they are board books but even my 3yr olds love them)
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
Froggy books by Jonathan London
Eric Carle's books

Oh and I only put out a few at a time and teach them how to respect the books. I rotate them daily.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:28 AM
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My kids LOVE Dr. Suess, any and all of them. They could recite One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish from memory

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Chicka Chicka 1 2 3

Brown/Polar/Panda Bear What Do You See?

Any Laura Numeroff books

Any Robert Munsch book (I Love You Forever is their fav)
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:56 PM
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Has anyone heard of Usborne books for toddlers. My favorites are the feel ones!!
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:45 AM
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eric carle books
click clack cows that type is a huge fav
goodnight moon
chicka chicka boom boom..they know by heart LOL
dr. seuss books..esp. the Tooth book


i have both soft and hard covers. board books stay down where they can reach but the 'expensive' ones (LOL) are up and we have story time thru out the day. i do not trust lil hands on those nice books.
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Not for the super young but my toddlers LOVE:
"Pirates don't change dirty diapers" by Melinda Long (she has a few more Pirate ones that they also love)
"I'll love you forever" (I'm sorry but I love this book as an adult)
"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" by Mem Fox. (My 2yo's were obsessed with this one last year!
"Skippyjon Jones" by Judy Schaechner (There are a few of these)...they are hilarious about a siamese cat that thinks he's a chihuhua!
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Any of the "Little People Lift the Flap Books" (they have lots of them in different themes)

Each Little People Book focuses on teaching them their shapes, opposites, emotions, all in the same book! They have learned so much from them & they LOVE them!
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:13 AM
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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear
Silly Sally
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear
Pinkalicious
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
If you give a mouse a cookie
Cookies Week
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
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eric carle books
click clack cows that type is a huge fav
goodnight moon
chicka chicka boom boom..they know by heart LOL
dr. seuss books..esp. the Tooth book


i have both soft and hard covers. board books stay down where they can reach but the 'expensive' ones (LOL) are up and we have story time thru out the day. i do not trust lil hands on those nice books.
YES! I LOVE Click Clack Cows That Type!! I can't even read that book outloud with out laughing! That is such a great book!
I participate with Scholastic books and do the book orders like the one's the kids bring home from school. You can set it up so parents can order on-line. You get books so cheap and every month there is atleast one book for $1. Plus when the parents order I earn points and can use the points towards book purchases. It is a great way to buy inexpensive books. All the noteworthy authors can be found there too!
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YES! I LOVE Click Clack Cows That Type!! I can't even read that book outloud with out laughing! That is such a great book!
I participate with Scholastic books and do the book orders like the one's the kids bring home from school. You can set it up so parents can order on-line. You get books so cheap and every month there is atleast one book for $1. Plus when the parents order I earn points and can use the points towards book purchases. It is a great way to buy inexpensive books. All the noteworthy authors can be found there too!
How did you get setup to use Scholastic?? I always want to order from my dck's but not sure how it would work.
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Any of the "Little People Lift the Flap Books" (they have lots of them in different themes)

Each Little People Book focuses on teaching them their shapes, opposites, emotions, all in the same book! They have learned so much from them & they LOVE them!
I think I have all of these from Fisher Price- they love them!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:52 AM
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How did you get setup to use Scholastic?? I always want to order from my dck's but not sure how it would work.
Just call 1-800-724-6527 and request catalogs for book orders for however many kids you have. They ask, but send you a big pack anyways.
Ask for:
Honeybee catalog for Toddler-4years
Firefly for Pre-K to Kindergarten
SeeSaw for Kindergarten-Grade 1

There are more, but those are the ones I get.
You can also visit www.scholastic.com

P.S. If you mention my customer number (0839508819) I get 100 bonus points for referring someone! LOL!
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We are going on a bear hunt
Oso Pardo, oso Pardo ( Brown Bear in Spanish )
Mr Brown can Moo, can you?
The Rainbow fish
Brave Bear
The Carrot seed
No Baby please
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Ain't Gonna Paint No More

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon.
Or Anything illustrated by David Catrow

Granny Annie

How do Dinasours get well soon, Or any book in that series.

My DCkids Favorite, Maybe a bear ate it

My Truck is Stuck

Froggys First Kiss or any froggy book

Noodles

Where the Wild Thing Are
And a Ton more
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Books by Eric Carle for sure.

The Llama Llama series (Llama Llama Mad At Mama, etc.)

Anything with a flap.
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Has anyone heard of Usborne books for toddlers. My favorites are the feel ones!!
Love those as well.
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The Giving Tree
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
All Dr Seuss Books
Llama Llama books

I also like the baby Einstein books for the little ones.
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Pout Pout Fish
All Eric Carle books
Where the Wild Things Are
Dr. Seuss of course
The Francis books
Harry the Dirty Dog books
Anything by Jon Scizcha (spelling?)
Bad Kitty
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I don't see my reply from yesterday, but my internet was really acting up.

My favorites include:

A Child's Garden of Verse
Some of the OLD Golden Books - hard to find, but worth their weight in gold!
Dr Seuss
I LOVE the new "Field Guide for Young Naturalists" field guide by Peterson!
Bible story books that tell the story the way the Bible does but in simpler terms.
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Love you Forever
Little Gorilla
Curious George
Sandra Boynton
Bears Snores on
Dr.Seuss
Little People flap books
Scholastic Book club member- I order a ton of books for my daycare even if the parents don't. Look forward to getting those in just as we did when we were in school.
Peekaboo books
I am a kid book junkie- so many more that I am not mentioning that I love
Rosemary Wells

I love books that don't have tons of words but brilliant lovely illustrations. I love the smell of books.

I will come back to this post again with more.....I just put a few out there that came to mind. I have tons of favorites
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Three of my all-time favourites.

You Read To Me & I'll Read To You (Janet Schulman)

Dr. Seuss series

Homer Price series (Robert McCloskey)
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I Spy Books
No, No, Yes, Yes
Snuggle Wuggle
The Kissing Hand
Jamberry
Freight Train
The 'David' books
The Napping House
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Round Round Robin (if I could find it anymore; must be out of print)
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