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11 thoughts on “Book Recommendations for Children Aged 18 months – 3 Years

  1. Jump on Board the Animal Train – Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore

    Can’t catch me – Michael Foreman

  2. Night monkey day monkey – Julia Donaldson

    We’re going on a bear hunt – Michael Rosen

    Pip and Posy – Nosy Crow

    The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

    What the ladybird heard – Julia Donaldson

    Squash and a squeeze – Julia Donaldson

    The very hungry caterpillar – Eric Carle

  3. Oh and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson – my daughter and all her little friends were OBSESSED with this and used to act it out sitting on a big log at the park 🙂

  4. My 25 month old loves the usual classics plus the following;

    The Princess and the Peas by Caryl Hart
    Supermarket Zoo and How to Grow a Dinosaur also by Caryl Hart.
    The Tickle Book by Axel Scheffler
    Pip and Posy books by Axel Scheffler
    How to Catch a Star, Stuck, Lost and Flund and The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers (I LOVE these too!)
    The Lion Who Wanted to Love (again a personal fave!) by Giles Andreae
    The Short Sighted Giraffe by Gill Mcclean
    Anything in the Charlie and Lola series (I Will Never Eat A Tomato has been instrumental in improving eating habits!)
    Did you miss me mommy? (Tearjerker!)
    Rumble in the Jungle/Commotion in the Ocean/Mad About Minibeasts and others in the Orchard Book Collection
    Anything published by Nosy Crow

    Will repost when I think of others x

  5. Minds in overdrive! We also love;

    What makes a rainbow – Betty Schwartz
    Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Oliver’s Vegetables
    Dig, Dig, Digging
    Owl Babies
    Giraffes Can’t Dance
    The Thomas the Tank Collection
    The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes
    Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy
    Topsy and Tim
    Hairy Maclary Rumpus at the Vets
    Old Bear and the Jolly Tall collection by Jane Hissy
    Spot the Dog
    Some of the less well known Julia Donaldsons – Tiddler and Snail and the Whale


  6. All the lady bird first favourite tales
    Not now bernard by david mckee
    Anything or indeed everything by Julia Donaldson
    All the hairy mclary and slinky malinky books by lyndley dodd
    Ants in your pants by Julia Jarman
    The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle and also the very busy spider by him
    The tiger who came to tea Judith Kerr also by her mog and mog and the baby
    I forgot to say I Love you by Miriam Moss
    Owl babies Martin waddell
    Going to nursery by catherine and Laurence anholt very good for getting a child use to the idea of pre school or nursery.
    Oliver who would not sleep by Mara bergman
    Smiley shark by Ruth Galloway
    There’s no such thing as a dragon by jack kent
    Charlie needs a new cloak by Tomie dePaola
    Funny bones janet and allan ahlberg
    Mummy and me by emma Chichester clark
    Little red train to the rescue by Benedict blaythwayt
    Giraffes can’t dance giles andrede and I love you little monster and commotion in the ocean by him too.
    Foxes in the snow jonathan emmett
    Keith the cat with the magic hat and no bot by Sue Hendra
    How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers
    Mr men books

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