March 3, 2014

Munchkin’s Favorite Books {19 Months}

Dr. Seuss had a birthday yesterday and everyone gets really excited about it.  I must admit I’m not a huge Dr. Seuss fan, I’m not sure why.  I didn’t really enjoy the books as a kid.  We do have a couple now and Munchkin likes Green Eggs and Ham (which is also my favorite.)  We won’t be reading many Dr. Seuss books to celebrate but we will be reading LOTS of books (like always!) 

Many Waters Munchkin's Favorite Books at 19 months



Here are her favorite books, that we read over and over again:

1.  Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd
She loves this classic.  I have it memorized which comes in handy if she skips pages.  Munchkin loves to point out the kitties and the balloon. (This one currently taking a break with the toys in the toy rotation bins. I wanted her to read some other books!)

2.  Little People Flip Books
We have several titles and Munchkin loves them all.  She loves flipping the flaps.  She loves any books with flaps actually.  I think she likes the fact that the book is more interactive.  Lifting the flaps helps her focus and keeps her sitting in my lap.

3. Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boyton
It’s a song written out in the book.  I don’t know how it supposed to go so I made up my own version.  This one is also memorized!  Munchkin really likes her other books too.  Perfect Piggies is getting a lot of read time too.
4.  Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
We checked this one out of the library.  I picked it out because it was a favorite of mine when I was a kid.  She’s loving it so much I think we might have to buy our own copy.  She loves to point to the apples on the apple tree and say “APPLES!”

5.  Any Book with Music
You know those books that have the buttons you push and it makes music?  Munchkin LOVES those.  She’ll get hooked on one and after a few days I usually have to hide it so I don’t go crazy.

6.  Lift The Flap Colors
This is an Usborne book that I got from my recent party (I got $200 worth of books for $60. Munchkin is LOVING her new books!)  Munchkin loves to lift the flaps.

Many Waters Lift the Flap

7.  There a Mouse About The House by Richard Fowler
This is another UsBorne book.  There’s a little mouse and you move him through the slits in the pages of the book as you read through it.  Munchkin loves the mouse.  She reads this one with Nana all the time.

8.  Find the Duck/Puppy
More UsBorne books!  Munchkin loves looking for the puppy or the duck.  We read these multiple times a day.
Many Waters Find the Puppy

9.  Brush Your Teeth Max and Millie by Felicity Brooks and Desideria Guicciardini
Another Usborne books (surprise, surprise!) that Munchkin loves.  I’m hoping it will help her learn to brush her teeth and not just suck the water off the brush.  It’s a catchy read.  We have another Max & Millie book on the way and I’m hoping Munchkin likes it just as much.

10.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle
She loves to put her fingers in the holes of what the very hungry caterpillar has eaten.  I wonder if this is why she likes to eat so much?

11.  Counting Duckies
This is one of those There are 5 on the tub and one jumps in book.  So it’s the same text over and over.  Munchkin loves it even if I get bored reading it several times a day. 

Do your kiddos have any favorite books?

Many Waters Reading girl

45 comments:

  1. I LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar, really I love anything by Eric Carle haha

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  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was my absolute favorite book growing up! I was such a book nerd, but my husband hates reading... I wonder how our Baby Boy will turn out! I'm definitely taking down these recommendations for him though, thanks! :-)

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  3. Lily will sit for hours reading anything and everything. We go to the library once a week and check out anywhere between 20-30 books. Usually we read them all in one sitting! It's great your starting young with your munchkin as well! Happy reading!

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  4. I like a lot of Dr. Seuss's books, but for a little bit older kids. We love the Very Hungry Caterpillar and goodnight moon too. Some of my favorite Dr. Seuss books are his not so famous books like the ones with his pseudonym like The Best Nest and Are you my Mother? Great list! Thanks
    for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have
    pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

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  5. I am SOOO glad to SEE that you guys are ENJOYING your Usborne Books!!!!! =)

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  6. First off - yay for the new blog design!! Looks great! My son's preschool class is celebrating Dr. Seuss this week. I was surprised he didn't want to take There's a Wocket in my Pocket (though when he first got that book it scared him). The kids have gone through several favorites, some of which we've hidden after they get too obnoxious ;)

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  7. I'll have to check some of these out since our kids are the same age! I was going to do a favorite books post soon, too! This gives me the push to really write it up! :) Thanks for sharing with Time for Mom!

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  8. Goodnight Moon and The Hungry Caterpillar are some of my kids and my favorites as well. Books are timeless. My very very favorite is I love you forever. I have read that to all 7 of my babies. Have a wonderful week, thank you for linking up to MaMade Blog Hop!

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  9. I love Harold! The copy we have was actually mine when I was little :)

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  10. That's awesome! My mom kept a bunch of my books but not that one. It's so fun to share the same books with our kids:)

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  11. I don't think I've read I Love You Forever recently...I need to look into that one. Thanks for the visit and the book title:)

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  12. The library should have most of them I'd think! I can't wait to check out your list when you post it (I'm always looking for more books ideas!)

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  13. Thanks! I'm all about hiding obnoxious books...that way they can find some new favorites!

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  14. Yup, we LOVE them:) She'll be getting some for Easter and some for her birthday!

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  15. I like Are You My Mother too! Thanks for the visit and the pin:)

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  16. 20-30 books?!? That's awesome!

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  17. My DH doesn't love reading either. He's getting better but he really wants Munchkin to love it so he supports this book habit:)

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  18. He's great! We have a few others of his too:)

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  19. I remember reading these books to my kids when they were younger. Now they can read to me. I found you through the Blogger Brags Pinterest Party, following you on social media

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  20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my oldest's favorites for a long time - for the same reason. Those little holes are sized just right for tiny toddler fingers. :)

    I'd love to have you link up your list for Ten on Tuesday this week! We're not picky about it being a list of exactly ten. http://mcmamasays.com/2014/03/10-things-about-our-new-house-that-make-me-happy/

    I also have a list of my toddler's top ten favorite books, from when he was 16-months-old, if you want to compare. http://www.honeyandcheese.com/2013/10/02/picture-books-a-toddlers-top-10/

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  21. Great picks Munchkins! I want to read Brush Your Teeth Max and Millie that one sounds fun!
    XOXO

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  22. Great choices! I really need to remember to buy Goodnight Moon! By the way, love the new look of your blog! :)

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  23. love the list. we love toddler books over year too. stopping by from Mrs AOK

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  24. We love Snuggle Puppy. So cute. Stopping by from Friday Pin Fest.

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  25. Aww this is such a good idea for a post! The 2-year-old I nanny just started to like reading books. She loves Go Dog Go! and any book that has music, sounds or the Little Mermaid.

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  26. This is really a good post. If I still had little ones at home I would really appreciate this list of favorites. My sister is a grandmother so I am passing it on. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

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  27. Great post, I often times forget to get some new books. We are really liking the ones with the buttons to push and the animal picture books! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back next week!

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  28. I love how good books stay around and get read to several generations! Thanks so much for the visit and the follow on SM!

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  29. Gotta love books that have holes on purpose:)


    Thanks for heads over about your link up...I linked up!

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  30. It's a great book! They did a great job writing it:)

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  31. It's nice to have a books with holes in it on purpose!


    Thanks for the heads up about your link up...I linked up!

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  32. I'm looking forward to Munchkin reading to me:) Thanks for the visit and the follow on SM!

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  33. Toddlers books are so much fun:) Thanks for coming by!

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  34. I love all her books! Thanks for coming by!

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  35. I think Munchkin would like The Little Mermaid...she just started being interested in the movie:)

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  36. Thank you for sharing with your sister and pinning it! I appreciate it a lot:)

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  37. I have a book addiction that I often have to rein in:) I keep telling my DH that you can never have too many books. Thankfully he agrees!

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  38. Snuggle Puppy and The Very Hungry Caterpillar are two of our favorites, too! We also love the Barefoot books "How Loud is a Lion," "There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch," and "Elusive Moose."

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  39. Those books sound good, I'll have to look them up! I'll see if our library has them:) Thanks for the suggestion!

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  40. Awww so nice that she's already interested in books at such a young age, my son who's turning 3 next month is not the least bit interested. He's more on interactive videos for kids.. :)

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  41. Some of our favorites. My daughter is 3 and sometimes still asks to read Goodnight Moon at night, I love it, reminds me of when she was a baby and I would read it to her daily.

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  42. I've honestly never been a Dr. Seuss fan either. I think my cousin had a few of his books when we were little so I used to read them when I was at her house. I haven't bought any for JR. We have a few books that we read to him to keep the repetition of it. He seems to remember some things from them now as he gets older. I plan to add to his collection soon. He just doesn't like to sit and listen but for so long. All the moms I talk to about raising boys say it's common lol.

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  43. I have to be honest, I don't read to my toddler as much as I should. She doesn't have any "favorites" that I can gather. We normally just read once at story time and that's it. She's a busy body and doesn't like sitting down for me to read. I need to add some to our collection at home so that we can read more. Thanks for the reminder and linking up with Countdown in Style!

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