Now that my son is four, we are branching out to some more mature reads and I'm absolutely loving that! There are so many awesome children's books out there. My other son is just starting to be interested in books and loves to look at the pictures. Here are our some of our latest favorites:
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch by James Dean - Who doesn't love Pete? Recently, we have started reading the beginning reader books and Pete the Cat is a great place to start. We enjoy all of the books in this series, especially this one since it focuses on sharing with friends.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson - This rhyming tale is one of our recent favorites. My little guy loves this made-up monster. We have even watched the Gruffalo cartoon which is the a fun companion to the book.
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry - You can't go wrong with this classic book. We love checking out all the fun cars and searching for Goldbug on every page.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff - This books is one of the most read in my house. The mouse is too cute and we love all the crazy things he does. The other books in this series, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If You Give a Moose a Muffin, are just as cute.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss - There really isn't a plot to this classic book, but we love the rhyming words and the nonsense creatures.
Look Inside My Body by Louie Stowell - We love Usborne books in our house and this one is a favorite. If you know a child that is curious about how the body works, they will love this book. The flaps with questions and answers only add to the enjoyment.
Animal Stories for Bedtime by Susanna Davidson - This is another Usborne book and it's perfect for shared reading. Many of the stories are from Aesop's Fables and as well as folklore. It's perfect for bedtime.
C is For Castle: A Medieval Alphabet by Greg Paprocki - My son is really into castles, dragons, and knights. This book is so much fun as it not only reviews the alphabet, which is important for pre-schoolers, but it identifies so many interesting things from the time period.
Baby's Very First Noisy Book: Farm by Stella Baggott - My five month old loves the pictures and the sounds that go along with this book. It's definitely a favorite and my oldest likes to "read" it to him.
Duck and Goose, How Are You Feeling? By Tad Hills - We have a few of the "older" Duck and Goose books, but this adorable board book is perfect for babies and preschoolers alike. It identifies feelings, which is so important.
A Christmas Carol: A Baby Lit Colors Primer by Jennifer Adams - A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite novels, so I love that this board book incorporates famous characters from the classic while reviewing colors.
Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton - This is my littlest's favorite book. It's not only super cute, but it get him laughing every time. Boynton's books are the best.
What are some of your favorite books to share with babies as well as pre-schoolers? Let me know in the comments.