Oct 9 09
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The Littlest Apple’s Recent Reads

Sharing my love of books with The Littlest Apple is something I truly treasure.  He seems to love books just as much as I do, and we read them often.  Sometimes it is harder than others to get this active little child of mine to sit down to read, but he’s been more than willing this week since he’s been sick.  (Hence the slow down in posts).  Here are a few books that The Littlest Apple is enjoying right now:

Baker Baker, Cookie Maker, by Linda Hayward

This is actually a book for beginning readers, but the simple text and storyline (and Cookie Monster!) drew The Littlest Apple in.  Cookie Monster makes cookies, but the other monsters keep eating them all before he gets one….

Baker Baker Cookie Maker

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Love the illustrations in this one, and The Littlest Apple quickly learned what the mouse would ask for next.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Five Little Pumpkins, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

This was a big hit last fall at our house, and he loves it again this year.  I store our seasonal reading with the seasonal decorations, so we have fun new books to read with each season.

Five LIttle Pumpkins

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin?, by Karen Katz

Another carryover from last fall.  This is a lift the flap book with very simple text.

Where is Baby's Pumpkin

My Truck is Stuck!, by Kevin Lewis

A gift from the grandparents about 6 months ago.  At that time, The Littlest Apple wasn’t interested, but now this is one of his favorite stories.  We read it almost every day.

My Truck is Stuck

The Construction Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta

Our discovery of this book was a happy accident.  The perfect alphabet book for any little boy (or girl!) who loves all things construction like The Littest Apple.  Beautiful illustrations.  Some of the descriptions are a little complicated for a 2 year old, but mine enjoyed just naming each construction truck, and I feel confident that this is a book that can grow with your child.  We renewed this book from the library as many times as we could, and read it every day.  We’re definitely going to purchase this one for our bookshelf.

The Construction Alphabet Book

Happy Halloween, Curious George, by H. A. Rey

The Littlest Apple’s favorite TV show is Curious George, but I’ve been hesitant to read him any of the books yet because they have lots of text….might be a little too much for his 2 year old attention span.  This book however, has very simple rhyming text, and lots of pictures.  We’ve enjoyed this one very much!

Happy Halloween Curious George

Trashy Town, by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

The Littlest Apple is completely obsessed with the trash truck and all things trash.  Not surprisingly, this book is one of his favorites: “Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the trashy town!”

Trashy Town

I’m always on the lookout for new books to share with The Littlest Apple.  What books are your kids’ favorites right now?

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  1. We absolutely adore If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 🙂
    Nice picks!

  2. We have read My Truck is Stuck! and M LOVED it. I had forgotten about it, so thank you for bringing it up. We may have to check it out again soon! We also pick up some beginning reader books occasionally – like you say, the simple text is perfect for small children. Thanks for sharing all of these!

  3. Thanks for the recommendations – the construction alphabet book looks like a fun one! We really enjoy reading the Step Into Reading books, too.

    My son and I are book crazy – we read A LOT and, truth be told, I have a small addiction to buying second hand books at least once a week. 🙂

    Here’s what we’re reading this month: http://thewidhalmfamily.blogspot.com/2009/01/fall-is-here.html

  4. Thanks for joining WMCR this week. You have great suggestions. Some of your choices are favorites in our house as well, especially Curious George books and Laura Numeroff’s books. I am adding three links to my giveaway of the book, “Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready”

  5. I love “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, and my kids are huge fans of “Where is Baby’s Pumpkin”! The Cookie Monster book sounds fun.

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