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Friday, April 30, 2010

Books for Babies

My favorite blogger in the whole world is Mrs. J at More Water. She is my oldest friend, and a dearest friend, and she celebrates God's sheer goodness every time she writes. Because I've always known her to be a guru of English literature, I asked her for her top recommendations for beautiful and edifying books for babies and children. Here it is...

For Babies, 6months-12 months

Anything by author Lois Lenski

Pat the Bunny

Usborne Touchy Feely books

The Toddler Busy Bible

Matthew Van Fleet: Tails, Alphabet, etc.

For Toddlers, 12months-24months

Jane Yolen's rhyme books:
Dimity Duck
How do Dinosaurs...
Here We Go

Karma Wilson, The Bear Snores On (and others in a series)

Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny
The Wonderful House

Iza Tripani, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, How Much is that Doggie

The Snowman

Bow Wow, a First Book of Sounds

Eric Carle's Caterpillar, Cricket, Ladybug,
We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Martha Alexander, Poems and Prayers for the Very Young

The Jesus Story Book

Margaret Wise Brown, Barbara Cooney, Christmas in the Barn
Hush Little Baby

Winkin Blinkin and Nod, illustrated by Cooney

Tasha Tudor, The 23rd Psalm, First Prayers

Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius

Christina Rosetti's Children's Poems

Wonderful Children's Illustrators:

Peter Sis
Barbara Cooney
Trina Shart Hyman
Lois Ehert
Lois Lenski
Garth Williams
Karen Katz
Jan Brett
Martha Alexander
Eloise Wilkin
Peter Spier
Gennady Spirin
Arthur Rackam

For Older Children:

Black Beauty
The Secret Garden
Anything by George McDonald
Beatrix Potter
The (original) Velveteen Rabbit

Other places to find good books: