Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lily's Favorite Books - ages 2 to 3

Since we read MANY more books between 2 and 3 than in previous years, I'll just do a list here with a few comments!
1) Sandra Boynton continued to be a favorite, with new additions of Let's Dance, Little Pookie; Night, Night Little Pookie; and Snuggle Puppy. 
2) Lucy Cousins' Maisy books - particularly Maisy Takes a Bath, Maisy Goes Camping, Dr. Maisy, Maisy's Snowy Christmas Eve, and Maisy's Pool.

3) Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

4) Lily's Twinkly Bedtime (a Sweetheart Fairies book) which she loved because Lily the fairy had red hair.

5) Too Purpley by Jean Reidy - this book has great illustrations!

6) Some books from my childhood - Lucille by Arnold Lobel, Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg (aka Dr. Seuss), The Fire Cat by Esther Averill, Corduroy by Don Freeman, Are You My Mother by PD Eastman, and George and Martha by James Marshall.

7) The Eric Carle books - The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Quiet Cricket

8) All of Laura Numeroff's books (which we still enjoy quite a bit at almost 4), but particularly If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

9) More of the Eileen Christelow Five Little Monkey books - particularly Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car and Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake.

10) Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama books (another series we still love).

11) Red is Best by Kathy Stinton (another baby shower present, this one from Kathy Swenson) that is just perfect for my strong-headed little redhead!

12) Jane Donovan's Small, Medium, and Large - a Christmas present from Dick and Vicki Holdman. 

13) Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck, which we discovered at storytime at the library.

14) Another favorite that we're still reading at almost 4 are the Melissa Long pirate books (How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers).

15) Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman - we're read more of this series as she's gotten older and enjoyed them all. 

16) We LOVED John Himmelmann's books Chickens to the Rescue and Pigs to the Rescue.  We've heard there's another one on the way.

17) Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker - a great book about counting and telling time!

18) Dr. Seuss!  Our favorites were (and continue to be) The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  But we love them all!

19) And finally, the original Berenstain Bears books, written with Dr. Seuss as the editor for his Beginner Books series.  The Big Honey Hunt, The Bears' Vacation, and The Bike Lesson
Happy Reading!!

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