My kids have lot’s of books they pile them on their bed at night and scan what I don’t read them. I love to buy old (pre 1970′s) books for kids as they are mutant free and the writing is generally more complex.
Some of our favorites this month are:
PD Eastman’s Go Dog Go! Volume 1 of Childcraft (Rhymes, Poems and Fairy Tales). Kolar’s Racer Dogs – this is new and awesome, though hard to find.
My Daughter is putting hard wear on all the ABC books as she’s finally trying to read/write. She actually references the books when writing-! Today she showed me a “B” and said it was just a 3 with a stick..
“Go Dog Go” rocks, my son loves that book!! Any books about dogs, and balls are big hits here. He has a fireman book my step-daughter brought home and we look at it a million times a day.
My husband and I just went to a book closeout sale and after digging for awhile we found a couple really great “white” books- the girls like those books because they are about people like us.
My girls are in to ‘The Mouse and the Cookie’, Princess books, ‘Dick and Jane’ books, a book called ‘Once upon a time’ – it has Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Puss -N- Boots and Little Red Riding Hood in it. They also like Dr Suess books along with Saint George and the Dragon.
Our Son has WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too many books from the various book clubs I’ve joined. We don’t do Disney movies/cartoons, but he is allowed some Disney books. His favorite right now is Finding Nemo. He also loves the Three Little Pigs, he thinks the wolf burning his butt is hilarious.
I’m also adding that we’ve had a “reading time” before bed for over a year and a half now. He gets a big pile of books after getting ready for bed and gets to read with us for about 30 minutes. It’s become a ritual and I hope it’ll foster a love of books early, which it seems to have done already.