Books Books Books

Something lovely about our boy…he loves books.  When he was tiny, he was happiest each day when he was sitting in a pile of books and perusing them, or (even better) being given some ‘good’ books to thumb through and ‘read’.

So, I thought it would be good to begin a list of the books we own or bring home from the library that are a hit with the little man – something we can continue to add to, and refer to when making future purchases.  Hopefully something you might find helpful when considering reading with little people too…

(Books in bold are in our collection, in italics are from the local library)

Hairy McLary – Lynley Dodd – we have the whole collection

On a Rabbit Hunt – Elizabeth Pulford

Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street – Patricia Grace

A Lion in the Meadow – Margaret Mahy

A Summery Saturday Morning – Margaret Mahy

Feast for 10 – Cathryn Falwell

Barnaby Bennett – Hannah Rainforth

Dragon in a Wagon – Lynley Dodd

Duck’s Stuck – Kyle Mewburn

Tales from Acorn Wood – Julia Donaldson

Zachary Quack Minimonster – Lynley Dodd

I Went Walking – Sue Williams

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! – Kyle Mewburn

Too Tight Benny – Janeen Bryan

ABC – Alison Jay

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes – Lynley Dodd

Time for Bed – Mem Fox

Cat’s Whiskers – Lynley Dodd

One Ted Falls Out of Bed – Julia Donaldson

Wild Birds – Joanne Ryder

Nobody’s Diggier than a Dog – Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Baby Talk – Judy Hindley

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – Julia Donaldson

A Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Black on White – Tana Hoban

Count with Maisy – Lucy Cousins

Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear? – Bill Martin Jr

That’s Not My Monster – Fiona Watt

The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats

Global Babies – Global Fund for Children

Baby Dance – Ann Taylor

It’s the Bear – Jez Alborough

Our Dog – Helen Oxenbury

Where are You Going? – Eric Carle & Kazuo Iwamura

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

One Duck Stuck -Phyllis Root

Nighty Night – Margaret Wild

Grump – Margaret S Wong

Maisy Goes to the Library – Lucy Cousins

The Best Picnic Ever – Claire Jarrett

Spot’s First  Walk – Eric Hill

The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

Birds – Kevin Henkes

Little Bird’s ABC – Piet Grobler

Monkey and Me – Emily Gravett

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

Piglet and Papa – Margaret Wild

Stuck in the Mud – Jane Clarke

Chatting – Shirley Hughes

Annie Rose is My Little Sister – Shirley Hughes

Ginger – Charlotte Voake

Just Enough – Teri Daniels

Giggle Wiggle Wake Up – Nancy White Carlstrom

The Very Busy Spider – Eric Carle

Way Up High in a Tall Green Tree – Jan Peck

Hushabye – John Birmingham

Hiding, Giving, Alfie Gets in First, Lucy and Tom’s 123, Alfie’s ABC, Rhymes for Annie Rose, Out and About, The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook – Shirley Hughes

Peek a Boo What? – Begin Smart

The Night Eater – Ana Juan

123 – Alison Jay

Horace – Holly Keller

Chicken in the Kitchen – Tony Johnston

I Am Pangoo the Penguin – Satomi Ichikawa

Hullabaloo ABC – Beverley Cleary

Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek – Eileen Christelow

The Big Sneeze – Ruth Brown

Mama – Kelly Jones

Our Community Garden – Barbara Pollak

Piggity Wiggity Jiggity Jig – Diana Neild

The Little Yellow Digger – Betty & Allan Gilderdale

Fantail, Fantail – Margaret Mahy

Kiss Goodnight Sam – Amy Hest

There Was a Crooked Man – Gavin Bishop

Bedtime Countdown – Raymond McGrath

Hester Lister’s Blister – Chris Gurney

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola), Say Cheese, I am Too Absolutely Small for School, I’m Really Ever So Not Well – Lauren Childs (et al)

Supersonic Tonic – Stephanie Rosenheim

Crocodiles Don’t Brush Their Teeth – Colin Fancy

The King’s Bubbles – Ruth Paul

Tiger’s Story – Harriet Blackford & Manya Stojic

Some Dogs Do – Jez Alborough

Spot Goes to the Farm – Eric Hill

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – Mem Fox

The Cow That Laid an Egg – Andy Cutbill

The Tickle Tree – Chae Strathie

We have many other books on our bookshelf and in our reading lists, but these are the real favs so far!  We’ll update that as the list grows longer…

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