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Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 10:06 am
librarylady wrote:
Children's librarian here Hi

I highly recommend all the Mo Willems books, both picture books (Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, Edwina, etc) and beginning-reader books (Elephant and Piggie, Unlimited Squirrels, etc).

For picture books:
Jon Agee (Life on Mars, The Wall in the Middle of the Book, etc)
Jory John (seconding tigerwife's vote!) - also love Penguin Problems
Kevin Henkes (Owen, Lily, Chester, etc)

For beginning readers:
Syd Hoff - Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy, Horse, etc.
Cynthia Rylant - Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball (a little more complex)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli- Biscuit series (easier)
Shannon Hale - Princess in Black (these are cute - they're easy chapter books)

For reading out loud to them/early chapter books:
A lot of kids like the Magic Tree House series.
Definitely agree with the Beverly Cleary recommendation.
I would also say Andrew Clements depending how mature they are.
Lots more...Boxcar Children...Clementine series (Sara Pennypacker)...A to Z Mysteries (Ron Roy)...

There is so much more -- let me know specifics and I'm so happy to help!
(and if you're in Queens by any chance, PM me and I can help you out in the actual library)

Strongly agree! Except we found Syd Hoff kind of boring and redundant after not very long. Andrew Clements has some books geared younger so that can appeal across various ages.
Frog and Toad were good for 6-7 early readers.
I think A to Z mysteries are an easier read than Clementine and Magic Tree House, so for 7 year old I'd go there. Cam Jansen is on a similar level. For earlier readers (the 6) there is a "Young Cam Jansen" version.

Other books/series I remember my kids enjoying at that age were Flat Stanley and Arthur books (beyond the original ones - there are easy readers as well as chapter books)
Similar level/style to Henry and Mudge is Mr. Putter and Tabby (not sure if I'm getting that right. Old guy with a cat but very cute.)
Amelia Bedelia is classic as well as newer ones which I don't love but it's something to read, anyway.

And then I'm picturing a whole shelf series of our public library and completely forgetting what was on it. It'll come to me eventually, probably.
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happinessseeker




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 10:49 am
[quote="librarylady"]Children's librarian here Hi

Hi, any suggestions for 2.5 year olds?
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 10:54 am
2.5 year old:

Dr. Seuss books

Are you my Mother?

Margaret wise brown books like "Goodnight Moon"

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight Gorilla

Llama, Llama books

Go Dog Go

The Little Engine that Could

Old McDonald Had a Farm

The Wheels on the Bus

Five Little Monkey Series

Curious George

Poky Little Puppy series

The Naughty Bunny

Biscuit series

Clifford the Red Dog

Mother Goose

Love you Forever
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happinessseeker




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 1:18 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
2.5 year old:

Dr. Seuss books

Are you my Mother?

Margaret wise brown books like "Goodnight Moon"

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight Gorilla

Llama, Llama books

Go Dog Go

The Little Engine that Could

Old McDonald Had a Farm

The Wheels on the Bus

Five Little Monkey Series

Curious George

Poky Little Puppy series

The Naughty Bunny

Biscuit series

Clifford the Red Dog

Mother Goose

Love you Forever


Thank you 😊
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Coffee beanz




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 1:23 pm
librarylady wrote:
Children's librarian here Hi

I highly recommend all the Mo Willems books, both picture books (Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, Edwina, etc) and beginning-reader books (Elephant and Piggie, Unlimited Squirrels, etc).

For picture books:
Jon Agee (Life on Mars, The Wall in the Middle of the Book, etc)
Jory John (seconding tigerwife's vote!) - also love Penguin Problems
Kevin Henkes (Owen, Lily, Chester, etc)

For beginning readers:
Syd Hoff - Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy, Horse, etc.
Cynthia Rylant - Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball (a little more complex)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli- Biscuit series (easier)
Shannon Hale - Princess in Black (these are cute - they're easy chapter books)

For reading out loud to them/early chapter books:
A lot of kids like the Magic Tree House series.
Definitely agree with the Beverly Cleary recommendation.
I would also say Andrew Clements depending how mature they are.
Lots more...Boxcar Children...Clementine series (Sara Pennypacker)...A to Z Mysteries (Ron Roy)...

There is so much more -- let me know specifics and I'm so happy to help!
(and if you're in Queens by any chance, PM me and I can help you out in the actual library)

Yes!
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amother




Seagreen
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 2:41 pm
We love the frances books.

Mr putter and tabby

Fancy Nancy

Little critter
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librarylady




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 4:28 pm
[quote="happinessseeker"]
librarylady wrote:
Children's librarian here Hi

Hi, any suggestions for 2.5 year olds?


My toddler loves "Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse" - there is a little mouse hidden on each page and a lot to look at and discuss. It's a great book for dialogic reading.

Some of my favorite toddler storytime books:
Bark, George
Where's Spot?
Dear Zoo
Every Color Soup
Freight Train
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Goodnight, Gorilla (Rathman)
Clip-Clop (Smee)
Five Little Monkeys (Christelow)
Where is the Green Sheep? (Fox) - this is a great one for colors, opposites and discussion

Kids like the Maisy books, but I'm not super into them.

This is just off the top of my head. If I'm on the right track I can give you more suggestions.
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librarylady




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 21 2020, 4:32 pm
seeker wrote:

And then I'm picturing a whole shelf series of our public library and completely forgetting what was on it. It'll come to me eventually, probably.


Hmm. A whole shelf?...These are the ones that I can think of that fit that criteria

Rainbow Fairies
My Weird School
Magic Tree House
Geronimo Stilton/Thea Stilton
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Dork Diaries
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persephonefalls




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 07 2021, 10:24 pm
Some great series for those ages include:

Captain Awesome
Super Turbo
Galaxy Zack
The DATA Set
Rider Woofson
BOTS
Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol
The Kingdom of Wrenly
Greetings From Somewhere
Good Dog
The Critter Club
Daisy Dreamer
Mia Mayhem
Heidi Heckelbeck
The Adventures of Sophie
Craftily Ever After
Itty Bitty Princess Kitty
Jeanie & Genie
The Princess in Black


All of these are chapter book series with multiple books each, my kids loved them when they were 6 and 7.
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amother




Beige
 

Post Fri, Jan 08 2021, 9:45 am
Roger Hargreaves Mr. Books and Little Miss books are nice for kids that age.
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