Post # 1
Hi Bees! I am looking for book suggestions for a gift for my son. He is two. We have a lot of books, but I am wondering what books you suggest. I’m looking for something…special… maybe timeless is a better word. Or it can just be a fun book you love reading to your kids. Thanks a lot!
Post # 2
Julia Donaldson books – my toddler loves Toddle Waddle, Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, and One Mole Digging a Hole (there are also also several others in the collection).
Any of the Hairry Maclary books by Lynley Dodd’s.
Post # 3
My 2.5 year old is obsessed with books! We were recently given Fleabag which is about a homeless dog that finds his little boy that she absolutely loves. Ruthie Bon Bair is also silly and cute. All of the Disney-themed little golden books have been a hit. For series she likes Click Clack Moo, Little Blue Truck, Pete the Cat. She hasn’t pulled them out for a bit since we got new books but we had a spurt of several months where she wanted to read Marlon Bundo and She Persisted which mama’s uber liberal heart just loved lol.
Post # 4
Another vote for Julia Donaldson. Zog and Gruffalo are our favorites but they are all great.
We also love the Good Night Construction Site series.
Post # 5
LO’s 21 months and he loves Pout Pout Fish, Boynton books, Curious George, and Thomas & Friends books.
Post # 6
My son got a lovely Hairy Maclary set from my own mother for his birthday recently. Otherwise, I often scroll through lists of award winning kids books to find the more recent releases that look fun.
Post # 7
my son is that age. He’s showing interest in Dr Seuss, loves the most horrible book called a Look Around the City (my mom got it so he’d have exposure to less rural life). He likes Harry the Dirty Dog (from the 50s) and several other books from that era – You Will Go to the Moon amuses me. I got a book called The Little Snowflake that rhymes and sort of explains how snow works… it had a ton of detail in the pictures to talk about as well, I think it’s great. And we just gave a 3 year old a Poke a Dot dinosaur book – he and his little sister love it. My son is getting one for his Hanukkah present this year.
Post # 8
My son loves books. He’s a little older, but still loves:
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
Are You My Mother?
Go Away Big Green Monster
Post # 10
Thank you for the suggestions! I will definitely look some of these up.
Post # 12
a board book I love to read to my daughter is Never Let You Go by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. It’s quite sweet and has the nicest illustrations. Might be a bit simple, it’s only a sentence per page.
A book I remember loving when I was three years old is The Jolly Postman. It has letters in it that you can take out and read, which I found super neat.
Another book –I haven’t read yet to my daughter but will when she’s a little older– is The Kissing Hand- it’s good for kids soon to go to daycare or school.
Post # 13
My two year old absolutely loves the book Moo! by David LaRochelle. Was also the first book he learned to read and it’s so much fun. Press Here by Herve Tullet and There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher are both fun interactive books.
Post # 14
My 2 year old loves The Wonky Donkey.
Post # 15
I was going to say anything in the Jolly Postman series! They were my number one favorite as a kid. I bought my daughter the original and the Christmas one when she was born and she loves them too. They do require some supervision for toddlers though. My daughter tried to read one to herself last year and ended up accidentally ripping a couple of the envelopes.