If you have read my post about “Raising a Book Lover in your Child “ then you might also be interested to know what’s in our bookshelf for books to read. Whether you want to update your selection of books or curious what other books you want to read with your children , then this post is for you. Here’s my daughter’s favorites . We love to read these every single day .
1.The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
One of the greatest Childhood’s classics . This book is renowned Bestseller ! It is story of a caterpillar who eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs before turning into a cocoon & eventually turning into a beautiful butterfly . My daughter loves the “holes “in the pages of the eaten food , it’s unique pages ,colorful drawings & simple ,appealing writing. It’s hardbound and compact so it can fit to your tiniest baby bag or purse . This book is a useful tool for you to introduce healthy eating habits to your Little one.
Other book by Eric Carle that has become our favorite was the Touch & Feel Playbook.
We love his books because its full of color and aids your child’s discovery skills.The first concepts in learning are introduced with different textures ,words & pictures.
These are really perfect for Books to play with ,& toys to read to your babies & toddlers.
2. My Friends by Taro Gomi
I love the simple words and bright illustrations of this book. It tells about the wonderful adventure of a little girl’s friendship with animals and learning life skills through them .Our favorite part was the last page where I substitute the word “BABY “from the phrase “I learn to love from a FRIEND like you “. This always signal my daughter to shriek & hug me whenever we finish reading and closing the book .
3.Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
Goonight, Gorilla is a modern classic . Our favorite bedtime cuddle book. A simple picture book that always makes every bedtime stories magical , even humorous .They’re colorful, with the animals drawn in an adorable rotund manner, and simple. I find them very fun to look at and I happen to love the simplicity.
The little details too add a wonderful touch. Look for the mouse faithfully toting around a banana from page to page and a pink balloon that bobs about in the background. Children will have no trouble identifying the animals either, in the giraffe’s cage, there’s a toy giraffe on wheels, in the elephant. Teach your child to point on the subtle things found in the pages like the pacifier ,balls & balloons.
4. That’s not my Lion… by Usborne touchy-Feely books
This is my daughter’s first touchy-feely book before Eric Carle’s playbook.
She loves to run her fingers through the rough paws & the hairy mane of the lion .It carries EU Toy Safety Directive ‘CE’ logo. This is a bold, bright book for babies containing beautifully designed high-contrast images that are easy for newborn babies to focus on as well as touchy-feely patches to bring the pictures to life. In it, each picture contains a tactile element to help very young children develop important sensory skills. This padded ‘soft touch’ hardback is perfect for sharing or can be propped up for babies to see. They have so many series to choose from.
5.Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
My daughter loved the Lift-The Flap pictures on each page.This book has an appealing story with simple,bright animal images .
As you lift the flaps in search of an ideal pet , a host of different zoo animals will be revealed, until the right pet is finally discovered. Simple, stylish and highly interactive, this book invites constant re-reading. The sturdy flaps are perfect for small fingers to lift, and children will still love this book when they are ready to start school.
She also love another book by this author ,“The ABC Zoo “.She always have fun flipping up the Flaps and discover the fun by herself.
6. The Frog prince -by Ulf Stark & Silke Leffler
Written by famed Swedish author ,Ulf Stark with collaboration with the amazing illustrations of Silke Leffler , my daughter was immediately attracted to its colorful pages .In The Frog Prince, your child can learn about the special bonds of friendship when Prince Karl is turned into a frog and Princess Klara did everything to save her friend.
This is the type of book you really need to read aloud with your child and letting her run her fingers through each character displayed .
Also ,the characters in this book can be found in the soft toys section in Ikea so if she get attached to it ,you can get her the toy itself..what a threat while reading !
7. Gonnie gaat varen by Olivier Dunrea
Gonnie gat varen is a Dutch water book perfect for babies & toddlers fun reading during bath times . I try to encourage fun while reading and this lovely book is her best companion during lazy tub times. This is a story of a Gosling’s adventure while sailing .With his friends Gijsje , Eddie & Teun sailing becomes fun. My daughter loves to munch on the pages as well .
We love to discover new books , what’s in your shelf ? Do you have any favorite set?
Hope you are having a wonderful time reading !