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Kids' Books

I read about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative, and I’m aiming to do this for both A & T. Reading to children helps develop early literacy by building vocabulary, and nurturing a love of books, language, and reading. Just 1 book a night (3 or 4 seems more commonplace in our household), will add up to about 365 books in a year, so 1000 books will take under three years!

I’ve started logging books from 2018-06-15 onwards to track just how many we can get through together.

A - 2018

  • A Box of Socks (Amanda Brandon)
  • A Fairy Ballet (Daily Meadows)
  • Adventures with Daddy (Cathy Kearse)
  • All The Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep (Crescent Dragonwagon)
  • Animal Friends (Jane Werner Watson)
  • Anna Hibiscus’ Song (Atinuke)
  • Baby Animals Take A Nap (Marsha Diane Arnold)
  • Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar
  • Bedtime for Tiny Mouse (Chae Strathie)
  • Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! (Todd Tarpley)
  • Bella Loves Bunny (David M. McPhail)
  • Bella: Up, Up, And Away (Ryan O’Rourke)
  • Bird, Balloon, Bear (Il Sung Na)
  • Buddy Loses a Tooth (Grosset & Dunlap)
  • Butterfly Counting (Jerry Pallotta)
  • Caterina and the Best Beach Day (Erin Eitter Kono)
  • Charlie (Ronojoy Ghosh)
  • Chocolate Cake (Michael Rosen)
  • Chu’s First Day at School (Neil Gaiman)
  • Diary of a Wombat (Jackie French)
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Aladdin
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Finding Dory
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Peter Pan
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Snow White
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Tangled
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Toy Story 2
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Toy Story 3
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Toy Story
  • Disney Pixar Movie Collection: Wall-E
  • Disney Princesses: Be Curious
  • Doc Mcstuffins - I Can Brush My Teeth!
  • Down in the Jungle (Mandy Ross)
  • Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep (Katie Blackburn)
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC (Dr. Seuss)
  • Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (Dr. Seuss)
  • Draw Me a Star (Eric Carle)
  • Duck! Rabbit! (Amy Krouse Rosenthal)
  • Ella The Elegant Elephant (Carmela D’Amico and Steven D’Amico)
  • Elmer and the Whales (David McKee)
  • Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear (Jennifer Ward)
  • First 100 Animals (Roger Priddy)
  • Fish Out of Water (Helen Palmer)
  • Found Dogs (Erica Sirotich)
  • Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss)
  • Freddie and the Fairy (Julia Donaldson)
  • Friends (Eric Carle)
  • Georgian House Picture Book (Abigail Wheatley)
  • Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees (Bob Brown)
  • Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
  • Hairy Maclary and Friends: Colours (Lynley Dodd)
  • Have a Look, Says Book (Richard Jackson)
  • Here Comes Mr Postmouse (Marianne Dubuc)
  • Herman and Rosie (Gus Gordon)
  • Hokey Pokey (Ed Allen)
  • Hooray for Fish! (Lucy Cousins)
  • Hop on Pop (Dr. Seuss)
  • Horton Hatched The Egg (Dr. Seuss)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (Dr. Seuss)
  • Hotel Bruce (Ryan T. Higgins)
  • How Many Legs? (Kes Gray)
  • How to Babysit a Grandma (Jean Reagan)
  • How To Be Awesome (Black McKenzie and Michael McDonald)
  • How to Catch a Mouse (Philippa Leathers)
  • How to Catch a Star (Oliver Jeffers)
  • How to Hug with Hugless Douglass (David Melling)
  • I Am A Cat (Galia Bernstein)
  • I Dare You Not To Yawn (Hélène Boudreau)
  • I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (Dr. Seuss)
  • I Love My Birthday (Giles Andrae)
  • If Your Dreams Take Off and Fly (John Butler)
  • It’s Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones! (Warren Hanson)
  • Lift-a-Flap: First Words
  • Lift-a-Flap: On The Farm
  • Little Brothers Are… (Beth Norling)
  • Little Cloud (Eric Carle)
  • Little Kong (Freya Hartas)
  • Little Miss Princess (Roger Hargreaves)
  • Little One (Jo Weaver)
  • Madeline in London (Ludwig Bemelmans)
  • Magic Train Ride (Sally Crabtree)
  • Mariposa and the Fairy Princess (Barbie)
  • Meep (Andy Geppert)
  • Milo’s Dog Says Moo! (Catalina Echeverri)
  • Monkey Puzzle (Julia Donaldson)
  • Motor Miles (John Burningham)
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (Dr. Seuss)
  • Mummy’s Little Sunflowers (Angela McAllister)
  • My Little Pony: Pinkie Pies Secret
  • My Many Colored Days (Dr. Seuss)
  • My Mindful Little One: Bedtime (Bernadette Carelse)
  • Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile (Jez Alborough)
  • Noah’s Ark (Lucy Cousins)
  • Noisy Kittens (First Steps)
  • Noisy Puppies (First Steps)
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (Dr. Seuss)
  • Old Macdonald Had a Farm (Pam Adams)
  • Old MacDonald Sound Book (First Steps)
  • On Beyond Zebra! (Dr. Seuss)
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Dr. Seuss)
  • Opposites (Britta Teckentrup)
  • Pandamonia (Chris Owen)
  • Paw Patrol Pup Heroes
  • Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise (Beatrix Potter)
  • Places To Be (Mac Barnett)
  • Places To Be (Mac Barnett)
  • Plant the Tiny Seed (Christie Matheson)
  • Prince Ribbit (Jonathan Emmett)
  • Princess Time the Little Mermaid (Miles Kelly)
  • Rumble in the Jungle (Giles Andreae)
  • Scrambled Eggs Super! (Dr. Seuss)
  • Sea Creatures, My First Search and Find (Neiko Ng)
  • Seagull (Danny Snell)
  • Sharing a Shell (Julia Donaldson)
  • Snap! Went Chester (Tania Cox)
  • Some Dogs Do (Jez Alborough)
  • Someone Like Me (Patricia MacLachlan)
  • Someone’s Sleepy (Deborah Lee Rose)
  • Something’s Fishy (Jean Gourounas)
  • Spot Bakes a Cake (Eric Hill)
  • Spot Loves his Mum (Eric Hill)
  • Super Manny Stands Up! (Kelly DiPucchio)
  • Surf With Squirt (David Kirk)
  • Tabby McTat (Julia Donaldson)
  • Ten Apples Up On Top! (Dr. Seuss)
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Mem Fox)
  • The Cake (Dorothée de Monfreid)
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (Dr. Seuss)
  • The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
  • The Eye Book (Theo LeSieg)
  • The Fairy Treasure Hunt (Daisy Meadows)
  • The Fuzzy Duckling (Jane Werner Watson)
  • The Gobble Gobble Moooooo (Jez Alborough)
  • The Gruffalo’s Child (Julia Donaldson)
  • The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson)
  • The Kangaroo Who Couldn’t Hop (Robert Cox)
  • The Lion and the Bird (Marianne Dubuc)
  • The Lion Who Wanted to Love (Giles Andreae)
  • The Little Bear Who Lost Her Way (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Bird Who Lost His Song (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Bunnies (Margaret Wise Brown)
  • The Little Elephant Who Lost His Bath (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Fox Who Lost Her Tail (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Giraffe Who Lost Her Spots (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Joey Who Lost Her Bounce (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Lion Who Lost Her Roar (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Mermaid (First Stories) (Dan Taylor)
  • The Little Mouse Who Lost Her Squeak (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Reindeer Who Lost His Presents (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Little Zebra Who Lost His Stripes (Jedda Robaard)
  • The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
  • The Magic Bunny (Paddy Comyn and Barry Sheehan)
  • The Magical Tale of Ben and Holly (Mark Baker and Neville Astley)
  • The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (Dr. Seuss)
  • The Nonsense Show (Eric Carle)
  • The Paper Dolls (Julia Donaldson)
  • The Pout-Pout Fish (Deborah Diesen)
  • The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep (Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin)
  • The Smartest Giant In Town (Julia Donaldson)
  • The Snail and the Whale (Julia Donaldson)
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories (Dr. Suess)
  • The Very Brave Bear (Nick Bland)
  • The Very Cranky Bear (Nick Bland)
  • The Very Hungry Bear (Nick Bland)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
  • The Very Itchy Bear (Nick Bland)
  • The Very Noisy Bear (Nick Bland)
  • The Wiggles Emma’s Yellow Bow
  • There’s A Bear On My Chair (Ross Collins)
  • There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake (Hazel Edwards)
  • There’s a Wocket In My Pocket (Dr. Seuss)
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (Dr. Seuss)
  • This Moose Belongs to Me (Oliver Jeffers)
  • Tiddler: The Story-Telling Fish (Julia Donaldson)
  • Toad and I (Louise Yates)
  • Toddler’s World: Colours (Pat-a-Cake)
  • Two Little Bears (Suzi Moore)
  • Wacky Wednesday (Dr. Seuss)
  • We Are Family (Patricia Hegarty)
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen)
  • Whale of a Tale (Bonnie Worth)
  • When an Elephant Falls in Love (Davide Cali)
  • Who am I? Can you see? Can you see? (Kate Barbat)
  • Wiggle and the Whale (Roger Priddy)
  • With My Daddy (Jo Witek)
  • Wolves (Emily Gravett)
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (Dr. Seuss)
  • Zog (Julia Donaldson)

T - 2018

  • Baby Touch and Feel: Animals
  • *Chunkies Numbers
  • Clementine’s Walk (Annie White)
  • First 100 Animals (Roger Priddy)
  • I See (Helen Oxenbury)
  • My Daddy (Peppa Pig)
  • My Mummy (Peppa Pig)
  • Spot Loves His Dad (Eric Hill)
  • Statistical Physics for Babies (Chris Ferrie)
  • That’s Not My Puppy (Fiona Watt)
  • The Little Book of Possum Magic (Mem Fox)
  • The Ten Silver Coins (Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen)
  • The Wonky Donkey (Craig Smith)
  • Thelma the Unicorn (Aaron Blabey)
  • What Game Shall We Play? (Pat Hutchins)
  • Why I Love My Daddy (Daniel Howarth)