When kids interests in books begins

Between 4-6 most baby may begin to show more interest in books. He will grab & hold books, but will mouth, chew, and drop them as well.

Book Suggestion: The Monster at the End of this Book

Many, many adults name The Monster at the End of this Book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page – for fear of a monster at the end of the book.

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Book Suggestion: Harold and the Purple Crayon

For generations, children have cherished this ingenious and original little picture story – Harold and the Purple Crayon

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Book Friday: Pete’s a Pizza

In Pete’s a Pizza, Pete is in an especially bad mood because it is raining and he can’t play ball with his friends, his father decides that it might cheer his son up "to be made into a pizza."

A fun read!

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Book Suggestion: Peek-a-Who?

Peek-A Who? has exuberant illustrations in this guessing-game board book will enchant infants and toddlers. A bright left-hand page with the words "Peek a" faces a right-hand page with die-cut windows through which a visual clue can be seen.

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Book Suggestion: I Knew You Could

In I Knew You Could!, the same little blue engine "that could" is back, with a new author and illustrator. This time it is encouraging readers to choose the track that best suits their interests and talents and forge ahead on life’s journey.

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Book Friday: Every Friday

Every Friday is a fun and heartwarming celebration of precisely that brand of togetherness, where a father and son’s weekly ritual of walking to the local diner for breakfast unfolds in bright, bold swaths of color.

Book Suggestion: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a board book for babies or toddlers and their parents, featuring a well-known nursery rhyme and interactive text. Make the movements with the popular rhyme!

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Book Suggestion: To Market, to Market

In this clever riff on the old nursery rhyme, To Market, To Market is a plump matron makes a series of increasingly calamitous purchases of animals at the supermarket.

This is one market trip children will wish to take again and again

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Book Suggestion: Hippos Go Berserk

How dull, to be one hippo all alone… until the one calls two other hippos on the phone.

Soon three more hippos are at the door, bringing along another four. Before the night is through, a houseful of hippos (and one beast) has joined the one hippo for a boisterous bash in Hippos Go Berserk.

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Book Suggestion: Snuggle Puppy

A great big hug in book form, Snuggle Puppy is a year-round valentine from parent to child. It is bright, chunky, a pleasure to hold, and has a die-cut cover that reveals a glimpse of the joy inside before it’s even opened.

Best of all, it’s packed, of course, with pure Boynton: her inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations, her inimitable sense of fun.

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Book Friday: Harry the Dirty Dog

In Harry the Dirty Dog Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything, except getting a bath.

Taking matters into his own paws, he buries his family’s scrubbing brush in the backyard and runs away from home before they can wrangle him into the tub.

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Book Suggestion: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Who can resist this foul when he pulls every trick out of his feathery bag? In – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Book Friday: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a book for all ages and guaranteed to induce smiles and giggles.

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Book Friday: Teeth Are Not for Biting

Teeth Are Not for Biting is both educational and preventive. It offers young children concrete alternatives to their urges to bite others. It’s designed to be read by a parent, guardian, or teacher, and it offers colorful illustrations by Marieka Heinlen.

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Book Suggestion: My Big Truck Book

My Big Truck Book (My Big Board Books) is ideal for babies and toddlers. Stunning large format brings images to life. Helps to build a child’s vocabulary.

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Selecting books for toddlers

Select books that appeal to infants & toddlers. Look for bright colors, sharp contrasts between picture and page and rhythmic writing

Book Suggestion: Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business is an absurd and very simple story has become a classic, selling hundreds of thousands of copies since its first publication in 1940.

Book Friday: Too Big for Diapers

In Too Big for Diapers is a fun Sesame Street board book with potty training in mind.

Book Friday: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy: When her family decides to get a dog, she’s certain she can be fancier than ever. After all, a papillon—a small, delicate, fluffy dog—is the ultimate accessory. But her family wants a large, plain dog. How unglamorous!