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Blondie87 Thu 21-Apr-16 19:32:55

Hi there,
It's my little boy's first birthday soon and I would like to buy him some more books to add to our bedtime story selection. Any recommendations would be gratefully received. I read a range of very basic age-appropriate books to those with more narrative/plot (still designed for young children though obviously). Thanks.

Parietal Thu 21-Apr-16 22:25:03


anything with a proper poem is always good.

BlueChampagne Fri 22-Apr-16 22:13:16

Press Here by Herve Tullett

mamalloyd Sat 30-Apr-16 21:04:17

My little boy loves the one with the buttons down the side with nursery rhymes. M&S do some good ones

Also Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell is a firm favourite smile

HoggleHoggle Sat 30-Apr-16 21:07:58

Whatever Next
Peace at Last
Tiger Who Came to Tea
Mog the Forgetful Cat
Goodnight Digger
Bedtime for Tiny Mouse

^these are the books my ds liked me to read at that age.

HoggleHoggle Sat 30-Apr-16 21:09:22

And for very basic plot, I got a Spot treasury, it has 10 short stories in. Very vivid colours and super short and direct sentences so easy for young toddler to understand.

ZenNudist Sat 30-Apr-16 21:15:00

Guess how much I love you
Each peach pear plum
Goodnight moon
We're going on a bear hunt
Hairy mclairy from donaldsons dairy
The odd egg

mrsmeerkat Sat 30-Apr-16 21:17:15

Mine love the That's not my.. books moreso now he is two

Dear Zoo

Aliens love Underpants (with sounds)

Eyre89 Sat 30-Apr-16 21:21:07

The hairy mclairy books
Anything Julia Donaldson
A squash and a squeeze

My ds has loved any book which has a nice flow to it.

SoftSheen Sat 30-Apr-16 21:22:12

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Hairy MacClairy from Donaldson's Dairy
Ten Little Fingers and Ten little Toes
Each Peach Pear Plum
Oh No, George!
Where's Spot?
Dear Zoo
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
A Squash and a Squeeze
The Gruffalo
The Alfie and Annie Rose books by Shirley Hughes

AnotherEmma Sat 21-May-16 19:22:37

I recently went shopping for books for a 1st birthday. I was really impressed by the books by Chris Haughton, which have beautiful, unusual illustrations. I got "Oh no, George!" but would happily have bought them all! I also bought "Meg and Mog" because I have very fond memories of it (must be from reading it with my baby sister rather than reading it myself!) and having looked through the books, I think they stand the test of time.

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