Book recommendations: age 0-2

Posted by: Mark D.

Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/02/14 07:57 AM

Hi everyone - I have been asked to create stickies for threads with lists of book recommendations gathered from member posts for different age ranges (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13+). Here is the thread for the 0-2 age range.
Posted by: aquinas

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/02/14 12:20 PM

Thanks Mark!

I'll be curating this list and have included a dropbox link to a list updated June 5.

Could everyone please list authors' names as surname, given name for ease of copying on my part. Thanks!
Posted by: notnafnaf

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/03/14 07:09 AM

Eric Carle books (our favorites are From Head to Toe - very interactive, The Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear series, The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse)
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle (and its sequel, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way)
Dear Zoo by Rob Campbell
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Snowy Day by Erza Jack Keats
Peter's Chair by Erza Jack Keats
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (and we do have purple scribblings on our walls... so beware)
Posted by: cammom

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/04/14 07:39 AM

Jamberry-Bruce Degan
Goodnight Moon-Margaret Wise Brown
Runaway Bunny--Margaret Wise Brown
We're Going on a Bear Hunt- Michael Rosen

These books bring back such sweet memories!
Posted by: ultramarina

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/04/14 07:42 AM


Lois Ehlert's books
Richard Scarry
Maurice Sendak
Ezra Jack Keats
Jan Brett
Eric Carle
Harriet Ziefert
Margaret Wise Brown
Jez Alborough
Mouse Paint--Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three Ducks Went Wandering—Ron Roy
Toy Boat—Randall de Seve
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?—Steve Jenkins
A Hole is to Dig--Ruth Krauss
Charlie Parker Played Bebop—Chris Raschka
I Am a Little Monkey (and others)—Francois Crozat
Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime—Bob Shea
My Family Plays Music—Judy Cox
About Birds (and others in series)—Cathryn Sill
Good Night, Gorilla—Peggy Rathman
If—Sarah Perry
Would They Love a Lion?—Kady McDonald Denton
Posted by: aquinas

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/05/14 01:21 PM

An updated list from June 5 has been added! Thanks to everyone who has contributed suggestions so far.
Posted by: cmguy

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 05/12/15 08:13 AM

Building our House - Jonathan Beam
Posted by: LynneV

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 05/12/15 10:26 AM

Sandra Boynton's books
Posted by: Mana

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 05/12/15 10:34 AM

Betty Goes Banana

Steve Antony
Posted by: Maladroit

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 01/07/16 07:32 PM

Brad Meltzer's books for kids! DS 18mos LOVES I am Amelia Earhart and I am Albert Einstein. They are more for the right side of the 0-2 range and beyond. I find very few books that DS will sit and want me to read over and over again, but these are a couple he does seem to really like! Now, if there was just an I am Sally Ride book, I'd be ECSTATIC!
Posted by: George C

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 01/08/16 07:38 AM

All the World
I Took the Moon for a Walk
The House in the Night
Posted by: indigo

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 04/26/17 11:04 PM

Adding a link to a specific blog post in the thread Book recommendations: age 3-5,
as that post includes books for age range 0-2 in addition to age range 3-5.

The "Raising Readers" blog linked in that post also includes tips on how to inspire your children to become readers; Some of those tips begin at birth.
smile
Posted by: indigo

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 06/03/22 01:02 AM

Adding a link to "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" early literacy challenge, which is a great concept, also a non-profit foundation, and an app:
- https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/
- https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/education/

The tagline is: "Read it and Reap!"
Printable sheets are provided, to log 1,000 books:
https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/resources/

The importance of reading to children from birth (promoted by Hart & Risley, based on research beginning in the 1960s) has been documented in several resources in the public domain, some of which are linked from the "1000 books before kindergarten" website. While a few of the links to government resources are now defunct, the excellent information is still available on the WayBack Machine, Internet Archive. For example:

1) 8-page PDF file, Reading Tips For Parents -
https://web.archive.org/web/20120628180844/http://www2.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/readingtips/readingtips.pdf

2) webpage of SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR CREATING STRONG READERS - https://web.archive.org/web/20120628174341/http://www2.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/readingtips/part_pg4.html#4

Although a suggested reading list of 1000 books is not provided, there are links to local libraries across the US: https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/find-a-program/

Families can accomplish the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, even when their local library does not offer a formal program: https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/facebook-posts/
Posted by: HEROES Academy

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 08/02/22 08:47 PM

I recently put together a list of books for babies including bedtime stories, soft books, peek through books, and lift the flap books. They're my current favorites for reading with my 8 week old, but they'd be great for students up through pre-k/kindergarten too.
Posted by: HEROES Academy

Re: Book recommendations: age 0-2 - 08/02/22 08:49 PM

I put together a list of my favorite books that I have been reading with my baby. The list includes bedtime stories, soft books, peek through books, and lift the flap books. Apologies for double posting; I forgot the link the first time! https://resources.njgifted.org/whats-on-noahs-bookshelf-books-for-babies/