Books for a great children's book collection?
July 2, 2014 8:56 AM Subscribe
I want to buy some great, high-quality books to read with little kids. Suggestions?
posted by JoannaC to Media & Arts (36 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Left to his own devices, my 4-year-old stepson will read media tie-in books (superheroes, Thomas the Train etc). I recently found a favorite from my own childhood to read to him, and to my delight, he loved it. So now, I want to get him more 'real' books so we can read together.
- He is 4, so they should be fun and appropriate. But I don't want anything he will outgrow too quickly. I want this to be a bedtime story collection that will hold us for awhile and that we can use for future children.
- I want them to be beautiful. I use ebooks almost exclusively for my own reading, because it doesn't matter how they look. With kids books, it does matter. I want him to love these books!
- Series books are okay (Hairy McLary was the book which started this whole thing) but no media tie-ins please. He has enough of those to look at himself. I am aiming for something else with this :-)
I am a teacher and have access to many books but I am overwhelmed by the selection. I need help narrowing it down. Books on my to-buy list already include Alligator Pie and Mike Mulligan & his Steam Shovel. What else?