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'New' books for 4 year old boy - who borrows his older brother's books!

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OllieinOrange · 22/11/2011 08:40

DS2 is 4.5 and has an older brother aged 6 which means we already have a big collection of all the 'usual suspects' eg most of Julia Donaldson's, Harry and the Dinosaurs, Usborne Puzzle books, Oliver Jeffers etc.

Im struggling to find new books to give DS2 (have plenty for DS1 thanks to various threads on here!). We don't live in the UK so can't go and browse in a proper book shop (sigh) - so I have to rely on Amazon.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for DS2?
So far all I have in my basket is 365 Penguins and Cat in the Hat.

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CarefullyAirbrushedPotato · 22/11/2011 11:14

oooh books, I love books... It's tricky for me to stop once I start...
Is there any theme you little one is especially into at the mo'? I always really like(d) books with rhymes and ones with letters in (reading someone's mail!)

how are you stocked for classics? things like

where the wild things are
not now bernard
the jolly postman and/or jolly christmas postman
peace at last
the tiger who came to tea
the elephant and the bad baby
we're going on a bear hunt
the very hungry caterpillar
the bad tempered ladybird
a colour of his own
mister magnolia

by John Burningham:
Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers
Oi! Get Off Our Train

I rather like Emily Gravett's stories, eg wolves, spells, the rabbit problem or meerkat mail

by Rosemary Wells
Morris's Disappearing Bag
Noisy Nora (I'm leaving shouted Nora, and I'm never coming back!)

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Scaredy Squirrell

Owl babies
Whatamess and the cat next door
Farmer Duck

If you give me feedback or clues I could probably be more specific

BlueChampagne · 22/11/2011 13:08

Winnie the Witch is particularly popular with our resident 4.25 yo.

The Owl that was afraid of the Dark
Katie Morag stories

CarefullyAirbrushedPotato · 22/11/2011 13:56

I second katie morag

CarefullyAirbrushedPotato · 22/11/2011 14:11

Lynley Dodd:
Slinky Malinki
Hairy Maclary

OllieinOrange · 23/11/2011 12:44

Thanks for all the great suggestions - a rather large Amazon order is winging its way as I type!
Already had lots of the modern classics but Im pleased to find some new books for DS2 that we dont already have via DS1.
Liked the look of Winnie the Witch and got a set of 6 books and 2 CDs from Amazon for under 8 pounds - good value I thought.

Can I also recommend 365 Penguins - which also has a good advent calendar available too?

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madeindevon2 · 23/11/2011 13:02

My son also loves
Billys bucket
Dragon stew
The day the dragons came

BlueChampagne · 25/11/2011 13:46

I love the Winnie the Witch illustrations, and there's usually a visual gag or 2 for the adults.

spendthrift · 26/11/2011 20:19

Hairy Mclairy and all the rest of the series - oh yes - already mentioned
Peter rabbit - ditto (the book people have an amazing offer on at the moment)
Little Grey Rabbit - ditto
Madeleine - ditto - lovely rhymes, the fact she's a girl completely immaterial

Horopu · 05/12/2011 08:22

I realise that this is an oldish thread now OP but have you used
They do free delivery to anywhere in the world and it takes a week to get here (well for me it does in NZ).
Can be a little bit more expensive than amazon but not by very much and there is no minimum order to qualify for the free delivery.

Horopu · 05/12/2011 08:34

Also thank you for the penguin suggestion and others, I have just ordered lots

Mandyhumphreys · 17/12/2011 22:58

There is a new series of books by a new author which you might find interesting. Some of them are available on amazon but the best place to get them is from the website //

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