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Subject: Best Books for Preschooler
Date Posted: 7/13/2007 8:13 AM ET
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My daughter loves books (yay!) and we've got an impressive collection of books for her, but I'm always on the lookout for really good ones - she loves books with familiar characters (Spongebob, Dora, Strawberry Shortcake) but honestly, I hate reading those!!  I thought I'd start a thread for books WE like to read too for kids this age:

Chicka-Chicka - there's the ABC one and I just got the 1-2-3 from the library and it's great!
The Great Gracie Chase - this is the cutest book about a little dog - my daughter LOVES it!
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight
Olivia books - we've read two and she loves them

Oh, it's early and my brain's slow- I'll post more later when I can go in there and look around!

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Date Posted: 7/13/2007 2:45 PM ET
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Here are some of my favorite picture books:


Here's a list of all my books:

I think you can sort the librarything list by rating.

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Date Posted: 7/14/2007 12:58 PM ET
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Just got into here looking for new things but I think it's great that your daughter and you spend time reading together. I still read with my daughter and she's going into junior high next year.

One of our favorite books was I'll love you Forever by Robert Munsch if I read that once I readit a zillion times and another is Mamma Do you still Love Me? by Barbara Lavallee this has become our catch phrase especilly when she thinks she's getting by with something cute and the answer is always " I'll love forever and always because you are my dear one."

Keep reading with her the memories you're making will last forever.

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Date Posted: 7/18/2007 12:29 AM ET
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My preschoolers just LOVES the 10 little ladybugs.  We read it all the time.  If you give a mouse a cookieThe very hungry catapiller,   Sesame Street has a great one, The Monster At the End of The Book.  It is grover.  really fun.  Good Luck!!

PS  What about Dr. Seuse books???  Go Dog Go is great!!

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Date Posted: 7/18/2007 3:09 AM ET
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Guess How Much I Love You  (I tear up just thinking about this book.)

Daddy is a Doodlebug  (The kids still say this all the time.  They are now 10 and 8!)

Purple, Green, and Yellow  (This one was REALLY fun to read after a while, because I could run through the description of those permanent markers pretty fast.  = )  It made our daughter giggle!  If you don't know what I'm talking about, find this book and read it!)

Dr. Seuss' ABC's  (I memorized this with one of my aunts when I was a little girl, so it was one of my all-time favorite books to share with my own kids.  They could hold the book however they liked, because I didn't need to see it to 'read' it to them.)

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Date Posted: 7/25/2007 10:55 PM ET
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I have a three year old that loves Biscuit.  They are fun to read and he knows them by heart.  He also likes Rainbow Fish.

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Date Posted: 7/26/2007 9:53 AM ET
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My daughter loved Biscuit and Ten Little Ladybugs as well.  Similar to Ten Little Ladybugs, we enjoyed, What Makes a Rainbow, too. 

As far as the cartoon characters, have you tried Bear in the Big Blue House?  We had tons of those and they were much more palatable for me and all have sweet little lessons.  My daughter still sings "just say ow, say it now, just say ow and it's over" when she gets shots at the doctor's office - thank  you, bear!!

- Tracy


Always 3 for 1 on children's books on my shelf.  Want any others?  Make me an offer!

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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 6:22 PM ET
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Oh, and the Pigeon ones are great - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is hilarious!