I'm looking to buy some good books for our son. He loves when we read him stories and we do every night before bed. But I have difficulty finding good books for him, because more often than not the book shops are filled with expensive crap.

I want to get onto Amazon and buy a load of books for him, but I'd like to start with a list that other parents have recommended to me, rather than whatever Amazon or any other book shop is just trying to sell. What stories do your kids love?

asked 11 Sep '10, 20:57

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How about a library or book club? That way you don't have to regret paying for expensive crap :)

(14 Sep '10, 05:45) Benjol

For a while we did a couple book clubs where we were sent Dr Seuss and VeggieTales books each month by mail. Both of our kids enjoy them. My daughter's favorite book when she was 3 was the VeggieTales Bob and Larry's ABC's.

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+1 @mkcoehoorn, when my older boys were 3 and 4 we read "The Lorax" or "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" (and sometimes both) by Dr. Suess every night at bedtime for over a year.

(12 Sep '10, 04:04) Neen

Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo and books by Lynley Dodd (specifically Scarface Claw) are favourites around here.

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I was going to say the lynley Dodd books. Our favourite is Hairy Mclary.

(19 Sep '10, 22:13) K D

Slinky Malinky by Lynley Dodd at our house. My second oldest had saved his copy and gave it to his little sister.

(20 Sep '10, 05:57) Neen

My kids aren't that old yet but I love Robert Munsch books.

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At the moment our daughter is loving to read stories from Treasury of Bedtime Stories and Treasury of Fairy Tales. They are filled with Classic stories from all over the world and although she's only two these will likely be stories we'll be reading for awhile.

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My son loves the Clifford books, he is 3 and a half.

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answered 13 Sep '10, 00:36

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In My three year old class We loved any of the No David Book By David Shannon, and the critter books it is a whole line of book that tell stories from having a new baby to lying, to being thankful for what you have they are by Mercer Mayer

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@Mary we just bought the one about having a new baby for my daughter.

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My son's favourites are train books. There is a lovely series about the Little red Train by Benedict Blathwayt. The pictures are delightful and the stories are great. We also have lots of Thomas train stories as well.

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I came across this range of books under the theme First Experiences which looks quite nice!

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