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Books We Love: for ages 2-3

July 23, 2014

It has been over a year since I published our last list of favorite books.  I am always looking for good new books for our kids, or as gifts for friends’ kids; this is also a way to help me remember what our kids (and we) have loved.  In no particular order:

Potty Books:

Everyone Poops, by Taro Gomi

Going to the Potty, by Fred Rogers

Danny Is Done with Diapers:  a Potty ABC, by Rebecca O’Connell

Where’s the Poop? by Julie Markes

Potty Time! (Sesame Beginnings), by Parker Sawyer

Regular Books:

Oy, Feh, So? and Mr. Zinger’s Hat, by Cary Fagan

The Little Yellow Leaf, by Carin Berger

Strega Nona, by Tomie dePaola

Madeline, Madeline’s Rescue, and Madeline and the Cats of Rome, by Ludwig Bemelmans

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Little Chimp’s Big Day,by Lisa Schroeder

The Construction Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta

Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban

What Pete Ate from A to Z, by Maira Kalman

Jamberry, by Bruce Degen

Calm-Down Time, Clean-Up Time, and Sharing Time, by Elizabeth Verdick

God’s Dream, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Go! Go! Go! Stop!, by Charise Mericle Harper

Eating the Alphabet, Planting a Rainbow, and Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert

Harold and the Purple Crayon and Harold’s Trip to the Sky, by Crockett Johnson

Corduroy, by Don Freeman

You’re All My Favorites, by Sam McBratney

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and If You Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Numeroff

The Diggingest Dog, by Al Perkins

Skippyjon Jones, Skippyjon Jones…Lost in Spice, and Skippyjon Jones, Class Action, by Judy Schachner

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train, by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries; Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Three Kittens, and Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Red Shoes, by Maj Lindman

How to Train a Train, by Jason Carter Eaton

Down by the Cool of the Pool, by Tony Mitton

Big Dog…Little Dog, by P.D. Eastman

Knuffle Bunny Too, by Mo Willems

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Don and Audrey Wood

The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn

Ernie Gets Lost, by Liza Alexander

All in a Day and Mama, Is It Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure

Henry Builds a Cabin and Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, by D.B. Johnson

Make Way for Ducklings, Time of Wonder, and Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey

Toot and Puddle, by Holly Hobbie

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip Stead

The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Maybelle the Cable Car, and Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton

Baby Bear, by Kadir Nelson

Bears on Chairs, by Shirley Parenteau

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen

Angus and the Ducks, by Marjorie Flack

The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown

Lost in the Woods and Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams

Octopus Alone, by Divya Srinivasan

Duck and Goose Go to the Beach, by Tad Hills

Kitten’s First Full Moon, by Kevin Henckes

The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf

Angelina and Henry, by Katharine Holabird

The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Yanai Pery

A Is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara

Pig Kahuna, by Jennifer Sattler

Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb

It’s Mine!, A Color of His Own, Matthew’s Dream, Swimmy, by Leo Lionni

Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You, What Do People Do All Day? and Great Big Air Book

Dr. Seuss’s I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, The Sneetches and Other Stories, Fox in Socks, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hears a Who

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  1. dagersh permalink
    July 24, 2014 8:34 am

    Skippyjon Jones! We loved those books with the boys. Another set of books you should definitely give a try are some of the brilliant “Charlie and Lola” books (for example, “I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed”), later spun off into the similarly excellent BBC TV series.

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