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Subject: Books for a 1 year old?
Date Posted: 1/7/2009 10:27 AM ET
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Anyone know of good books that I can get for my 1 year old son?



Date Posted: 1/7/2009 6:54 PM ET
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Our grand daughter loves Moo Moo brown Cow


Count with Maisy


and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See


and we enjoy reading them to her.

Date Posted: 1/10/2009 9:30 PM ET
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My 2 year loves Mine-o-saur not sure who wrote it cause it never leaves my Jeep. Its her favorite book we keep books in the jeep in case we are out somewhere and she gets restless

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 3:11 PM ET
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I think the Bright and Early for Beginning Beginners series of books is good.  Many basic Dr. Seuss, Berenstein Bears and others.  Some are the Eye Book, Foot Book, Nose Book, Hand Hand Finger Thumb, Ear Book, In A People House, Dr. Seuss's ABC, The Tooth Book......

When my son was 1 he loved a NFL opposites board book, Sheep In a Jeep and the Bellybutton Book.


Date Posted: 1/13/2009 5:36 PM ET
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ok, thanks everyone. I'll keep those all in mind.

Date Posted: 1/19/2009 12:43 AM ET
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Some of our favorites over the years that I am holding on to for grandkids (if my kids don't destroy them first) are:

1) DK Touch and Feel books. My kids LOVE touch and feel books.  My 6 year old seems to enjoy them enjoys as much as my 9 month old. 

2) Sandra Boyton books. They're silly, easy to read, have great illustrations, and teach something.

3) Matthew Van Fleet books have touch and feel and teach something.  A favorite is "One Yellow Lion" that is a fold-out book with numbers, colors, and animals.

4) Baby Einstein books.  I especially like the one on art.

5) Eric Carle books.  "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a classic as is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You Hear?"

6) I Spy Little Books

7) Holiday books by Nancy J. Skarmeas (like The Story of Valentine's Day)


By the way, I have a bunch of board books listed and am offering a 3 for 2 deal.


Date Posted: 1/23/2009 12:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/30/2009 7:23 AM ET
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My boys have always loved Barney.  Something about that big purple "dino?"  Anyway, they are now old enough that the books are no longer of any use to us.  I have 4 of these books posted and I also have 2 VHS barney tapes.  You can have all 4 books and 2 videos for 2 credits.  If your interested, please PM me.



Subject: books for a 1 year old
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:26 PM ET
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I absolutely love John Archambault's books. They have great rhyme and rhythm that captivates the littlest listeners, and they're great fun to read aloud.

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is my favorite Archambault book.
  • If you already have it, or want other ideas, I'd highly recommend his Boom Chicka Rock too.
  • If you're looking for board books, there's a board version of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom called Chicka Chicka ABC.
  • I also agree with Shannon G's recommendation of Sandra Boynton books. There are great board book versions for the youngest ones. My favorites are Moo, Baa, La La La and Blue Hat, Green Hat. For slightly older children, I also love Birthday Monsters.
  • My 18 month old nephew loves a book called Peek a Who? (about an owl).

Hope this helps!