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Postby Cragars on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:46 pm

So, as of next Thursday, I'm going to be a dad.

I've already picked up some books for him but wondered if anyone here had some good suggestions for books, maybe even some from artists you follow.

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Postby kansasbbq on Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Congrats!

You can never go wrong with Eric Carle.
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Postby meskell on Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:21 pm

I don't even have a kid and I want this...

https://thescottcshop.com/sleepy-the-goodnight-buddy/

p.s Congrats!
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Postby finneganm on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:16 pm

https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Animals-Em ... ref=plSrch
Her other books are good, but this one is fantastic.

https://www.amazon.com/Day-Crayons-Quit ... ref=plSrch
Along with everything Oliver Jeffers does (although it’s a couple years early)

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Great book if you love Deniro movies
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Postby peacedog on Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:40 pm

Tickle Monster
The Gruffalo
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Big Orange Splot
Giraffes Can't Dance

Learn to do the voices. My oral reading skills have improved dramatically in the past 7 years.
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Postby finneganm on Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:45 pm

Get one of these made too with all the important family members. It really helps familiarize with family that they don’t see every day. It’s absolutely worth the cost.
https://pinholepress.com/mini-book-of-n ... gKqb_D_BwE
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Postby tourist504 on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:19 am

That's Not My Tractor is still wildly popular around here. And homeboy is nearly three. Starting to wonder.

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry also STILLLLLLL a big cultural touchstone for some reason....
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Postby mfaith on Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Teagan creates books under the name Tiny Moth Studios. I just got a bunch of them for my nieces.

https://www.instagram.com/tinymothstudios/

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Postby DonPiano on Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 pm

Shaun Tan's books - http://www.shauntan.net/books.html - are really great. Especially Rules of Summer.

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And, naturally, the Paddington books are essential reading.
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Postby bubbie on Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 am

Congrats, dude! Cherish every moment, man. Read him tons, get him hooked early, lol.

Get some of those flip flap or flop or whatever they are called books, kids love that fudge. For some reason I could not find any of the ones we have. Get books where he would have to do something, i.e. find some objects/shapes/colours/etc.

Artists don't really matter, IMO. kansasbbq suggested Carle, but I am not really a fan and our first daughter was not either. Yet to see how the younger one will do (she now 14 months). They are cool books (though overpriced) with great illustration, but they are boring as fudge; some books have, say, 20 +/- words on each page and only 5 of them are different from the words on the previous page and the page after. It can become nauseating very quickly. We have probably 5 of them and they never get picked and still look almost new. You can try though, many people say, like ksbbq said, you can't go wrong with them.

Here are just a few of our daughters' favorites (just a few I grabbed off the shelves very quickly):

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The "ABC" was really essential when we learned letters. Our four year old knew her alphabet by the time she was two, I believe. I am sure there are many other alphabet books, we just ended up with this one.

Then there are "Phonics Library" books or something like that, not sure of the exact name of the series. Example are "Sam sheep can't sleep", "Mouse moves house", "Toad makes a road", etc. We have a bunch and they have been pretty popular.

It is important that they actually participate in reading (at a certain stage, obviously, not when they are still "cooing"), so books where they flip/point/do some task are a great choice. Rhymes are also important because eventually they can "read" the book along with you. Also a good idea to have books with objects that look different in different books; for example a dog drawn by hand vs drawn differently vs. an actual photo of a dog.

Anyway, there aren't really that many bad choices :D
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Postby jjttdw on Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:41 am

The Digging est Dog....greatest kids book eva IMO. If not to read to the baby then as a beginner book.

https://www.amazon.com/Digging-Est-Dog-Beginner-Books/dp/0394800478/ref=asc_df_0394800478/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312105353883&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3220427519955399388&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9009992&hvtargid=pla-570406455570&psc=1

For cardboard type books to read to little ones you can't go wrong with The Very Hungry Caterpiller and Goodnight Moon.
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Postby hunterjax on Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 pm

Congrats!

My kids always liked the children's books that Neil Gaiman did, especially The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish, and a personal favorite, Instructions.

Dragons Love Tacos, Secret Pizza Party, Those Darn Squirrels and Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin are all fantastic (especially Secret Pizza Party)

Pigeon books, Naked Mole Rat, and Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

I want my Hat Back and This is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen

Flotsam by David Weidner (great visuals for infants . . . and a good story for when they are older)

Classics like The Runaway Bunny, Room on the Broom, Goodnight Gorilla, Hug, and the Eric Carle books, especially Brown Bear Brown Bear.

Man, I miss getting story books for my kids! :(
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Postby hunterjax on Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:03 pm

finneganm wrote:https://www.amazon.com/Day-Crayons-Quit ... ref=plSrch
Along with everything Oliver Jeffers does (although it’s a couple years early)

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Postby hunterjax on Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:16 pm

like Bubbie said, these type are always good and my kids wore out two copies of this:
https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Kisses-To ... s+ages+1-3
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