Post # 1
I don’t have kids, but I have awesome nephews and I love getting/ looking at books for them. The oldest is 3, so definitely still in the picture book phase.
What are some awesome childrens books you know of (beyond the classics, such as Dr. Seuss)?
The one that I bought for my nephew this year is Iggy Peck, Architect:
Post # 3
I bought my son one of my favourite kids books this year “The Mitten” (where all the animals want to live in a mitten). He loved it and thought it was silly (a bear in a mitten? for reals? lol). he is 4 though.
I really like “Polka Bats & Octopus Slacks” it is 13 silly poems for kids, some are pretty funny.
I have like a million more, but then I would have to go upstairs to the reading room & clean up all the books 😛
Post # 4
Goodnight moon, Brown bear Brown bear, and llama llama red pajamas are the favorites around here.
Post # 5
brown bear brown bear is a good one! I have loved Eric Carle’s books since I was a kid 🙂
OP: Usually anything by Eric Carle is a hit with kids (the hungry caterpillar, the angry ladybug & the tiny seed are a few others by Carle).
My son also really likes Owl Moon — it is written somewhat like a poem, so it depends on the reading style of the kids in question.
with slightly older kids Shel Silverstein can be a hit too (falling up, the giving tree).
Post # 6
any of the “Oliva” books, and Tomie dePaola does WONDERFUL books like “Strega Nona” and “Bill and Pete.” I still have some of mine from childhood because the artwork is just so beautiful!
Post # 7
I LOVE the Llama Llama books. Another I like is Bear Snores On or any of the bear books by Karma Wilson. I don’t have kids either but have been working with kids FOREVER. PM me if you need any other book info.
Post # 8
I second all the books on here. Some others I love:
Good Night Moon
Really any book that’s by David Shanno…Stripes and Pigsty are my favorites
Elf on the Shelf (great for the holiday season)
Mary Had a Little Lamp
The Stinky Cheese Man (fractured fairy tales that kids LOVE)
The Polar Express
Oh the Places You’ll Go
Post # 9
I love the “Olivia” books and anything by Robert Munsch and Lauren Child.
Post # 10
My Fiance is a math teacher, and there is a series of kids books (ages 9-12) called Sir Cumference. It’s a take on the King Arthur story, but with a math twist. Super fun!
Post # 11
I always give my friends’ newborns the classics – deluxe Peter Rabbit sets, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book. Stuff they can keep and pass down, like I had as a kid. I also gave one family (who is rock n’ roll like me) a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, which is an ABC reader with a kind of morbid twist. (Example: B is for Boris, who was mauled by a bear”) lol!
I sent the same family a set of Margaret Atwood’s more interesting children’s books as well; she’s a Canadian novelist and poet, mostly, but she did a really ofbeat set of children’s stories that isn’t quite Gashlycrumb, but isn’t your typical See Jane Run, either. (Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut, Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda). Perfect for anyone who’s tired of Winnie the Pooh and his fluffy friends.