DS has only just turned one, so his favourite books aren't necessarily that sophisticated, although I am surprised that he loves some longer ones. We've been reading regularly since about 3 months and read 3 stories before each nap/sleep as part of our routine.Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle
- he loves sliding to find the picture underneathDear Zoo by Rod Campbell
- another lift the flap bookI Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr Seuss
- quite a long book, but he has loved this from around 6 months and is the only Dr Seuss book he likes so far. It's actually my favourite book from when I was about 4, so I love reading it to DS and doing voices! Spot series by Eric Hill
- I actually find them a bit average in terms of storyline, but DS loves the lift the flap and he's started pointing out things that he's interested in eg. ball, star, flower. Mr McGee series by Pamela Allen
- great rhymes and slightly ridiculous storylines. I find myself inadvertently memorising them and reciting them at odd occasions throughout the day!The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear, illustrated by Anne Mortimer
- beautiful illustrations which DS loves looking at.
Anything with singing, eg. Teddy Bears' Picnic, Old McDonald Had A Farm, nursery rhymes (Play School has put out a couple of great books).
I've also discovered some of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) other books. I really like Stickman and there's a great reading of it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swKDQR9fFs4
- I plan to learn the different accents! DS is a little young for their books, but I'm starting to read small sections of them until he gets used to them, then read more and more.
I'm always after more ideas for books, so will be following this thread with interest!