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Old 08-06-2019, 02:02 PM
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PT is the place to do this for sure!!

I am going to buy my brother a baby book shelf and fill it with books for his new baby. I adore my brother and want to do something very special for him.

Can you help me by recommending your favorite children's books?

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Old 08-06-2019, 02:11 PM
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Pat the Bunny
Goodnight Moon

I don't have kids my trying to think of books I have seen recommended other places.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:12 PM
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Canít go wrong with Dr. Seuss! I have a collection of his books that are printed as board books.

Jimmy Fallonís books-Your Babyís First Word Will Be Dada and Everything is Mama

Goodnight Moon

The Pout Pout Fish

Pete the Cat
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:15 PM
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Jimmy Fallonís books-Your Babyís First Word Will Be Dada and Everything is Mama
My mom bought these for me when I got James and I can't find them ANYWHERE! I didn't even get to read them to him.

I forgot about The Pout Pout Fish.

Thanks @noelephants & @tctrojan
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:24 PM
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I love Eric Carlís books.
My grandson loves lift-the-flap board books.


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Old 08-06-2019, 02:29 PM
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Time for Bed by Mem Fox


Her book is such a wealth of information for parents. I have often tucked it with a baby shower gift. Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever


Did your brother have any favorites growing up? I'd include them.
Just think you'll be able to add to the book shelf at holidays. My children had an aunt they called the book aunt. She happened to be a children's librarian .
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:50 PM
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My grandson loved

Can't You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell

The Little Blue Truck series by Alice Schertle
by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin


If a little vulgarity is okay, try the Walter, the Farting Dog series by William Kotzwinkle.

If your brother is a potty-mouth, for sure get Go the **** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach - for your brother, not the baby!!
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:55 PM
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I like the Skippy Jon Jones Books. I believe there are board books of the character.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:59 PM
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Guess HowMuch I Love You?
I Wish You More
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Dear Zoo
Steam Train Dream Train
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:06 PM
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The Wonderful Things You Will Be. Brown Sugar Babies. A board book of Peter's Chair. Good Night, Construction Site. Google "Indestructibles." They're books that can be chewed, twisted, and taken in the tub or to the high chair for mealtime.


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Old 08-06-2019, 03:34 PM
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If your brother is all techie/geeky/brainy there is a series of books out by Ferrie. They are things like "Quantum Physics for babies" and "General Relativity for babies". They are absolutely ridiculous but a perfect gift for your resident geek. My kids always loved the Sandra Boynton books when they were little. Other authors I love:
Eric Carle
Jan Brett
Mo Willems
Ezra Jack Keats
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:46 PM
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If you know the baby's name, I would order a personalized book for sure!

https://www.iseeme.com/en-us/all-uni...ens-gifts.html
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:58 PM
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Anything by Sandra Boynton. Our favourites are Moo Baa Lalala, Snuggle Puppy and Your Personal Penguin.

Others we like that havenít been mentioned are The Runaway Bunny, the Llama Llama series, Olivia the pig, Elephant and Piggy, The Little Engine that Could, Goodnight Gorilla.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:03 PM
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My kids loved:

How Do I Love You? P.K. Hallinan ******
Is Your Mama a Llama?
Little Blue Truck
Eric Carle
Little Engine That Could
Nursery Rhymes

This topic comes up from time to time. You could probably search and find a similar thread with more recommendations.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:58 PM
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The Kissing Hand is one of my favorites.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:52 PM
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I teach PK and so many of those are my favorites too! I would like to also suggest The Giving Tree and Love You Forever.

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Old 08-06-2019, 06:07 PM
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I agree with Nancy, Love You Forever by Robert Munich. His other books are great too.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:12 PM
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https://images.app.goo.gl/ed7JVMMU7L2bYgcm8

I always have to recommend this book. My kids fell in love with it early on. It was read over and over and over again.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:15 PM
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I love giving board books.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:35 AM
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the tale of Peter Rabbit, and Benjamin Bunny!
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:28 PM
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My grandson absolutely adores Dear Zoo. It's a lift the flap book, and he knows how to lift the flaps now. Highly recommend!
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Anything by Sandra Boyton
Old 08-07-2019, 05:40 PM
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My littles and nieces adored Moo, Baa, Fa La La
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