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recommendations for boy over 2.5yr

8 replies

soniaweir · 19/06/2011 13:17

hi i would like to buy my DS some new books, he has some of the classics (gruffly, when tiger came to tea etc) and would like some recommendations of other books. He loves cars, diggers, trains etc but most of all he loves listening to stories - please help!

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allthefires · 19/06/2011 13:20

Captain duck books

Any Julia Donaldson books

ifitoldyouiwouldhavetokillyou · 19/06/2011 13:32

The Mog Books

wearymum200 · 21/06/2011 21:46

Little red train, dig dig digging, emergency, Choo choo clickety clack, bumposaurus, bumpus bumpus dinosuarumpus, Alfie, so many lovely books for this age group!

HappyAsIAm · 22/06/2011 13:29

Topsy and Tim books

Paddington books

Usborne farmyrd tales (poppy and sam)

The Mick Inkpen books including Kipper, Pet Shop etc

Any of the Meg and Mog books (but Meg's Eggs and Meg and Mog are the best)

swanker · 22/06/2011 13:42

My 2yo is nuts about Maisy- Maisy goes to the Museum, goes camping, goes to Hospital, etc etc

He likes Meg and Mog, all the Jdonaldson/AScheffler books, Usborne's Flip Flap Farm, Tip Tip Dig Dig, Dr Seuss (Sam I am, Fox in Socks), Alfie books, Kipper, Spooky Rumpus, Nick Sharrat's Caveman Dave, Spot.

He also loves Oliver Jeffer's books about a boy and a penguin- Lost and Found, Up and Down, The Way Back Home, and How to Catch a Star- the illustrations are just gorgeous, and we saw the play when it toured too- he still talks about it months later.

WhipMeIndiana · 22/06/2011 13:44

Mo Willems - the elephant and Piggie range. Brilliant. I want to Play Outside is my fave.

WhipMeIndiana · 22/06/2011 13:45

there's a book all about poo too - useful to start talking about potty etc

Wigeon · 22/06/2011 13:49

I love reading and my DD loves listening to:

Oliver Who was Small But Mighty

Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

Anything by Nick Sharatt (eg One Mole Digging a Hole)

Man on the Moon - a Day in the Life of Bob

Dougal's Deep Sea Diary

Anything by Quentin Blake (as author and illustrator), such as Mr Magnolia, the various ones with Mrs Armitage, Zagazoo)

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