Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Favorite Books: Age 2.5

As much as I try to encourage it, Big Brother A usually has better things to do than sit and read books. We always read a book or two before nap and bedtime, and he will sometimes ask for a couple other books throughout the day. He is currently in a stage where he must ask about every single thing in every picture, so it can take a while to get through the books...

Here are some of the current favorites in our house:

The Little Blue Truck Leads The Way
Alice Schertie, Jill McElmurry
I bought this book around the time he turned 2, but he has only recently started showing interest in it. It has great illustrations and some great rhyming in addition to a great message about working together.
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Z is for Zoo
Roger Priddy
This was an early favorite, and A keeps coming back to this book. A loves to see and touch the different materials on each page, and he especially loves to find the animals hiding under the large flaps.

The Very Lonely Firefly/The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Again, I think the illustrations are a big reason why these two books are favorites. These books also have a lot of repetition which makes it easy for young kids to catch on.
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An Awesome Book
Dallas Clayton
This is a really wild and wacky book that encourages kids to really use their imagination. I would not have picked this on my own, but we received it as a gift and A really gets a kick out of it. It has a great message of not being afraid to dream big.
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Ten In the Bed
Penny Dale
This has been a staple of our bedtime routine for over a year. This version is a nice twist on the classic song.

I Spy Board Books 
Jean Marzolo
These are really great, and allow very young kids to have fun with the I Spy books. A likes to "read" these by himself and find all the pictures.
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He also loves any and all lift the flap books and some Dr. Seuss.

What is your toddler reading?


  1. Those are great books. I still do a lot of board books with Madison. I'll have to keep these on my list for when Madison is older. I tried the flap books and she tears them apart. Hope you're having a great week!

  2. These are great books. We love the Eric Carle books as well. Our littles seem to have similar taste. I'm looking into a few of these. I always love more books!