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Some suggestions for books for my 3.4 yo DS please

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HappyAsIAm Tue 07-Jun-11 14:30:02

I desperately need more variety in what I am reading to DS - it feels like we've had the boks we're reading now for ages.

He likes:
Topsy and Tim (a lot!)
Paddington (again, a lot!)
Meg and Mog series
Anything by Julia Donaldson
Anything by Jez Arlbrough
Anything by the Ahlbergs
Anything by Mick Inkpen
Bright Stanley
Bear hunt
Tiger Who Came To Tea
Aliens Love Underpants
The Lamb Who Came To Dinner
Usbourne Farmyard Tales (Poppy and Sam)

Any recommendations please? In the past I've tended to buy whatever was cheap at the Book People/Red House/Bananas, but lately I've enjoyed buying books in Waterstones as its nice to have a leaf through first. Its just that there seems to be so much choice now (not a bad thing!) and I never seem to have enough time when I'm there to properly browse!

zapostropheeding Tue 07-Jun-11 14:36:01

shark in the park
Little Baa
Owl Babies
Winnie the Witch books
Little Bear series.

thighslapper Tue 07-Jun-11 14:43:15

usbourn touchy feelies, "thats not my........" series

Gruffalo series, snail & the wale series.

Do you go to the local library? we lived there (and still do, and ds is nearly8)
You can take out up to 20 books at a time i think,

Naetha Tue 07-Jun-11 14:52:04

I was given a load of the Walker Nature Storybooks like this.

We've got the ones about the penguins, frogs, wolves, owls, tigers, pigs, polar bears and whales and they're absolutely lovely - DH loves them.

wearymum200 Wed 08-Jun-11 21:45:33

Little Red Train, Alfie, Thomas the Tank, Graham Greene's "The Little Train", Pumpkin soup, Pipkin of pepper and Delicious.

wearymum200 Wed 08-Jun-11 21:46:48

Oh and Chris Riddell picture books (Emperor of Absurdia and Wendel's Workshop), Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs, Charles Fuge's Little Wombat books. All things which were a hit with DS at that age.

streptococcus Wed 08-Jun-11 21:49:58

smelly bill or anything else by daniel postgate
or a bit of roald dahl... emnormous crocodile?

bamboobutton Wed 08-Jun-11 21:51:17

ds loves

percy the park keeper
the fern hollow books
slinky malinky/hairy mclairy
the patchwork cat
roald dahl, especially the dirty beasts book

midnightexpress Wed 08-Jun-11 21:55:24

Quentin Blake - anything really, but the DSs particularly love the Mrs Armitage series, Mouse Trouble and The Wild Washerwomen (and I adore them too).

They also love anything by Richard Scarry. Not exactly storybooks, but hours and hours (and hours and hours...) of entertainment. Similarly, You Choose by Nick Sharratt - they would spend days deciding which food they'd choose from the food page. confused

Agree with Alfie books - they are really wonderful. Also Dogger (also by Shirley Hughes) is a real classic, IMO.

Percy the Park Keeper.

You've mentioned Allan Ahlberg, but I think Burglar Bill is one of my favourites for reading out loud. I love it.

Erm...oh. Katie Morag books by Mhairi Hedderwick. He might be a little bit young for them yet, but DS1 adores them. Lovely illustrations.

Oliver Jeffers? We like The Way Back Home best, but also Lost and Found and The Amazing Book-Eating Boy.

midnightexpress Wed 08-Jun-11 21:56:05

Oh yes, Lynley Dodd - the Hairy McClary books are fab.

pleasenap Wed 08-Jun-11 22:09:17

Giles Andreae books - Nat Fantastic
little tiger press books - I don't want to go to bed, it could have been worse
little croc books Tony Maddox
Blue kangaroo series - emma chichester clark (lovely books!)
'That's not funny' - jeanne willis (my almost 3yo loves this...lots of mishaps and ending up with the baddy in 'a big steaming pile of elephant POO' - guaranteed winner with my DSs!)
Some Dr Seuss - there's a wocket in my pocket, green eggs and ham

I find our local library a godsend though - its great to have 'fresh' stories every few weeks rather than the relatively limited number we own.

isthismadness Wed 08-Jun-11 22:22:19

Anything by Shirley Hughes eg dogger/ Alfie gets in first
Thomas the tank books
One snowy night by nick butterworth and others by him
Anything by Richard scarry
Dr Seuss

isthismadness Wed 08-Jun-11 22:23:37

Oo cross posts with lots of people having same thoughts. Percy the park keeper is same thing as one snowy night

mummyplonk Wed 08-Jun-11 22:27:07

Sorry if a bit old fashioned but just got a whole set of Mr Men books 2nd hand and my two DS's Love them, and I enjoy reading them too which is a refreshing change.

isthismadness Wed 08-Jun-11 22:37:51

Oh and the happy families books eg
Master track's train
Miss dose the doctors daughter

Parietal Thu 09-Jun-11 06:53:31

Charlie stinky socks.
Olivier who would not sleep.

Takver Thu 09-Jun-11 09:31:10

Teddy Robinson books (old but still perfect for tinies)

Def. Percy the park keeper (there's a lovely animated dvd of the stories too if your ds likes them smile )

HappyAsIAm Mon 13-Jun-11 10:08:58

Thanks for so many suggestions - much appreciated! I've ordered a few of the suggestions from Amazon, and I will save the others for my next order.

mummyplum Thu 16-Jun-11 14:35:28

My dd is 4 and loves the "lost and found" books at the moment. There are a few in the collection, how to catch a star, the way back home and lost and found. They've bought the short film out of this one, which my DD loves to bits! Think we may have every book by julia donaldson too hahaha
Mog the Forgetful cat is popular in our house too.

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