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Favorite Books of My Favorite Babies

Sometimes, the most random books make your kids' favorite list.
on March 09, 2015
 

Okay, so my own kids are my favorite kids, hands down. 

But my nieces and nephews come in for a really, really close second. And right now, these little loves are the babies in my life.  At 4, 2, and 1 year old, these guys are truly babies compared to my own 11-, 9-, and 7-year-olds! 

 

How time flies!

 

So what are my favorite babies reading right now? It may surprise you.  I know it surprised me!  It's quite a mix of old and new books on a wide range of topics. 

 

When I asked my three sisters to share their kids' favorite books, their answers were: 

 

For the 1-year-old:

 

 

How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bower, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

 

For the 18-month-old: 

 

 

Ten Little Babies by Gyo Fujikawa

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins

Nobunny's Perfect by Anna Dewney

 

For the 2-year-old and 4-year-old: 

 

The Truck Book by Harry McNaught

Pickle Things by Marc Brown

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills

The Night Before Mother's Day; The Night Before St. Patrick's Day; The Night Before Easter, all by Natasha Wing

 

I think the really cool thing here is that even at such a young age, these kids have favorite books—books they turn to each and every day, multiple times a day. Books that make them smile, bring them comfort, and are part of their daily routines. 

 

That is awesome!

 

And on top of it all, these books are building a foundation for literacy and reading in their lives, bringing families closer and creating memories to last a lifetime.

 

What are your favorite little ones reading right now? We'd love to know!

 

Please share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on Twitter, @teachmama, and let's continue the conversation!

 

 

Read all posts by Amy Mascott.

 

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