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I have a great niece that I want to encourage to read. Although she is only one year old I figure now is as good a time as any to get her started. I have no idea what is popular with the kids now so am open to any suggestions along with a good deal on books for her.
Hi, I do not have any deals to offer, but I can suggest some to look for. Most of these were my favorites when I was little, and are good timeless children's books.
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
The Good Master by Kate Seredy
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (Sequal to The Good Master)
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Books by Lois Lenski
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Pippi Longstocking, and other books by Astred Lindgren
All of a Kind Family books by Sydney Taylor
Childhood of Famous Americans biographies.
I highly recommend Jan Brett...these books really never get old and have so much to discover in them (her art is very fun). A favorite here is Armadillo Rodeo...I read it with a twang and it's really fun!
Another couple we have loved for years are Together by Lyon & Rosenberry...can be read or sung in two parts, and The Wild Toboggan Ride by Reid & Fernandes.
My books are presently 2 for 1 if you find anything you like. i do the scholastic book ordering for my school, so most all the children's books on it are brand new (freebies or extras or what not!)
I'm going for my graduate degree in children's literature and can suggest lots of titles and authors. You can't go wrong with any of the caldecott award winning books, just google 'caldecott' and you'll get the list.
Children's book favorites of mine include; Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (great and unique author), brown bear brown bear by Eric Carle (he has several different bear ones that I like including polar bear, mama bear, and panda bear) These books are repetitive which is a proven fundemental way in which to teach children, and they work on giving understanding to a child's senses (sight, hear), color, animal vocabulary, animal sounds, etc. The Hungary Catepillar by Eric Carle is another good one but that's about all the Eric Carle one's I like. Other good books include Harold and the Purple Crayon (focuses on simplicity and imagination), Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, Any Jan Brett books - I particularly like The Hat, The Mitten and Christmas Trolls, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Chicka Chicka 123 are fun for teaching ABC's and 123's, The Big Hungary Bear by Don and Audrey Wood, I like Myself and Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Karen Beaumont, Apple Trouple by Ragnhild Seamell, Zen Shorts by Jon Muth, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverman, I'll Always Love You (this is my mom's favorite) by Robert Munsch, A Color All his Own by Leo Lionni, The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson, Miss Spider's Tea Party (a counting book) by David Kirk and I could go on and on, but this should hopefully give you a good start..
Best of luck!!!!!
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I only have 3 books on my shelf for that age: Beach Bunny, Altoona Baboona, and It's Spring!. If you are interested in those I would send all 3 for 1 credit. If you are interested in any of the others for when she is a little older (or any for yourself), I will give you any paperbacks 2 for 1.
I hope you can find something you like.
I don't have any for that young, but if you want some for when she gets into school - aged reading...I have quite a bit on my shelf. I would do 2 for 1 on any of the books on my shelf.
I have a small selection of young childrens books that I can offer a deal on. I can do 2-for-1 on your choice or all 7 books for 2 credits.
The titles are as follows...
This is Soccer by Margaret Blackstone (HB)
Soccer Mania by Erika Tamar (HB)
A Day in the Life of a Builder by Linda Hayward (PB)
Arthur's Underwear by Marc Brown (PB)
Toy Story 2 by Disney (PB)
Pocahontas by Disney (PB)
Paul Bunyan - Golden Sound Story (HB)
Order the first 2 books about soccer & I'll send the whole lot.
The only one's I have available is:
They would be great for a little girl!
I am running a 3 for 1 deal on them if you are interested. I have posted it to the Book Bazaar forum, so it will be first come first serve.
BABY BOUNCE BY LUVS
I would like to recommend a perfect book for a 1 year old, this book is wonderful for a 1-4 year old! It is one in a series of several wonderful titles for toddlers by Luvs.
Baby Bounce is one in the series of maybe 5 or 7, I'm not sure. I just recently purchased a copy of this book for my 20 year old daughter for when she has her 1st child. These books are board books and are very sturdy. They are very happy, and full of rhyming text, and fun to read and listen to! All three of my children loved them as small babies and toddlers, and my 20 year old daughter still has found memories of this particular book!
Off the top of my head, I don't think I have any books on my shelf for this young of a child, but how wonderful to have a great aunt that will encourage her great niece in the wonderful world of literature!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Over 130 Books on my shelf! Something for Everyone!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
As an elementary school librarian, I see many children's books that will be fun for your niece in the future. But right now, having books that are ok to see, feel, and even taste (!) will help her become comfortable with books. You may want to offer her some board books that will be fairly indestructible, but also offer her some "real" books so she can begin to practice turning the pages without tearing the pages. And --- if she tears them, no biggie! Be sure to have good "learning how to handle a book" books.
I think that some kids have been turned off of reading because someone freaked out when they accidentally tore a page. If it's that big of a deal, then the adult should have better sense than to give a child a priceless book! It's much more important to encourage a child to handle it appropriately than to scare a child about handling it at all.
The books that I have listed from my shelf below would be the kind of good starter books. The first one is a brand-new-in-package soft / furry book about a kitty. Several others are board books, or small books that she will love to carry around like a grownup! And don't forget to include a Bible/Bible story book that she can enjoy.
I will offer these to you --- and anyone else --- for 3 books for 1 credit. Just PM your choices to me.
Albert's Special Day :: Ruth Lerner Perle
At Home :: Rh Value Publishing
Babar Story Book: The Best Present In the World :: Jean de Brunhoff
Baby Mickey's Nap :: Grolier
Baby Piggy Goes to Nursery School :: Eleanor Freemont, Lauren Attinello (Illustrator)
Bye-Bye, Pacifier (Golden Naptime Tale) :: Tom Cooke, Louise Gikow
Chicken Little (Little Golden Sound Story Books) :: Margaret Snyder, Judith Moffat
The Children's Bible :: Golden Press
Good Night, Bear! :: Joanne Mattern
I have others on my shelf that will fit the bill. All on my shelf will be included in this offer for young children.
I have gotten some wonderfull suggestions and some really awsome deals...my great niece will have so many books she will not want for at least two days...thanks for all of your help turning her into a bookworm...
Ivy, I have 6 'I can Read' Books on my shelf. These are Small 'Hardbacks' in very good condition. I will let them go for 3 for 1. They are:
1. A bargain for Frances
2. Rollo and Tweedy and the ghost at Dougal Castle
3. the Adventures of Snail at School
4. Addie's Bad day
5. Snowshoe Thompson
6. Little Bear.
If interested just let me know. Thanks for looking.
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