Best children's / baby's books?

United States
January 3, 2007 4:29pm CST
My son is about 9 months old and I'm always looking for good books to read to him. What do you recommend? We have lots of Dr. Seuss. What else is there? Thanks
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• United States
25 Jan 07
-O- I agree with the "Guess How Much I love you & I'll love you Forever" & of course the Eric Carl books that now come in hard cover so if your baby chews on them, it won't rip or tear etc. If you go to onestephahead.com on their site they have little totes of books like 18 miniture books in this box of animals all different types and it is so cute & fun, my little girl has learned all the animals and their sounds just from these books. Also, Costco has these books called: MY FIRSTS: ie-- my first bible, my first step in faith etc. etc. Giving, sharing etc. pretty good too.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I forgot to mention that we bought our little girl the -Little Leaps learning system where they have the interactive DVD's to play and it is incredible what it teaches & how many little kids respond to it. It's something to check into. My little girl loves it & has learned to say 1-2-3-4-5 & all the little animals names that are on there and she's only 15 months old.
• Canada
3 Jan 07
There are three amazing, touching children's books that I've loved the most and will always cherish. These ones are less about the "learning" times and more about the "nurturing" times with your child. You will think I'm a sap but here they are: A board book called "Guess How Much I Love You," by Sam Bratney http://www.amazon.com/Guess-How-Much-Love-You/dp/076360013X "I Promise I'll Find You," by Heather Patricia Ward http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Find-Heather-Patricia-Ward/dp/1552090949 (still can't read it out loud without getting a lump in my throat... I initially read it to my girls at a very difficult time in our lives) and "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch http://robertmunsch.com/books.cfm?bookid=40 To this day, I cannot read "Love You Forever" without crying. My sister and I each had copies for our daughters and neither one of us was able to part with them! There's a little "song" that forms an integral part of the book. One of the most interesting things I read on the author's website is "The way I sing it in the story is just MY version. You are supposed to make up your own." I think there are some audio files available to listen to there, as well.
• United States
4 Jan 07
cool. thanks. I'll check those out. Thanks for the advice.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
3 Jan 07
maybe some Seasame Street books. my neice loved Elmo when she was little or Barney my nephew likes Barney.
• United States
4 Jan 07
thanks. I 'll look for some of those.
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have five children (19,18,15,12, 2) and I have always spent many hours reading books to them. I found the best books for babies are picture books. My daughter has no interest in any story books. But she loves sitting on my lap and looking at the picture books. It's great, because she recognizes the pictures and she can say the words clearly. She still has trouble identifying all the shapes, colors, numbers and letters but it's amazing how many words she can say. I would suggest buying picture books, its a great way for you and your soon to interact and you can always make up a story about the pictures on the page.
@yamiboo (466)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
You can also try to read him bedtime books like Goodnight Moon, Where's My Belly Button, etc. Check out Karen Katz in babycenter.com or under the Bedtime Books section. You'll find a lot in there. You can also try to read him books that are educational such as the Baby Einstein Books or books that teach ABC's and 1,2,3's. :)
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
Clear, colourful simple pictures, animal books Dr. Zeuss is not suitable for a baby.
@melody1011 (1665)
• India
25 Jan 07
I dont know any books for very small children but as they grow older try the Author "Enid Blyton" she's excellent and has a large variety of books written by her. She's a very good children's writer. I still read her books sometimes and Im 25 :p
@magnet (2087)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Books by Eric Carle (My 16 mth old love his books)
@madcat08 (287)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
"I'll Love You Forever" that is my favorite all time childrens book. You have got to check it out.