My 18-Month Old's Favorite Books

A Listmania! list by shhhpdx
The list author says: "We check out tons of books from the library and needed to own these. We always get the board book versions, in the larger format when available. He also likes flipping through pretty much any "first words" or "cars and trucks" or "animals" book."
Night Cars
1.  Night Cars by Teddy Jam
The list author says:
  "We love this book! A baby wakes his father up repeatedly and they watch urban night scenes out their apartment window. Beautifully detailed illustrations. Slightly odd dreamy sing-songy prose with lots of slant rhymes. Great for big city dads. Makes me homesick for NYC. We used to read this at bedtime every night until I decided this insomniac baby was not setting a good example."
$10.60   Used & New from: $0.03
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Caps for Sale Board Book: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business (Reading Rainbow Books)
2.  Caps for Sale Board Book: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business (Reading Rainbow Books) by Esphyr Slobodkina
The list author says:
  "A classic and one of my favorites.  My son loves the naughty monkeys and acting out the fist shaking and foot stomping. He "reads" this one to himself often. Beautiful illustrations."
$8.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (403 customer reviews)

Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin
3.  Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
The list author says:
  "My son never tires of this book for some reason. Not great if you are trying to get your kid to stop answering "no" to every question. We also have "What's Up, Duck?" but this one has more of a plot and he likes it better."
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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)
4.  Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books) by Al Perkins
The list author says:
  "Drumming monkeys...of course it is a favorite! Great rhythm. I remember this from my childhood so I guess it is a classic."
$3.80   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader
5.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader by Bill Martin
The list author says:
  "My son isn't that into Eric Carle illustrations but this one is good for animals and colors. Also the holes in "The Hungry Caterpillar" can keep his  fingers occupied for a while."
$4.85   Used & New from: $0.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,289 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Freight Train Big Book (Mulberry Big Book)
6.  Freight Train Big Book (Mulberry Big Book) by Donald Crews
The list author says:
  "Award-winning concept book. There is a truck one we need to check out."
$21.72   Used & New from: $12.64
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

The Carrot Seed 60th Anniversary Edition
7.  The Carrot Seed 60th Anniversary Edition by Ruth Krauss
The list author says:
  "The subdued illustrations and story are not my son's usual cup of tea (no monkeys, no vehicles) but he likes this story a lot and I'm glad."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Go, Dog. Go!: P.D. Eastman's Book of Things That Go
8.  Go, Dog. Go!: P.D. Eastman's Book of Things That Go by P. D. Eastman
The list author says:
  "Dogs and cars with lots of action and rhyme. My son asks us to read this one pretty often."
$3.84   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

The Carrot Seed Board Book
9.  The Carrot Seed Board Book by Ruth Krauss
The list author says:
  "The subdued illustrations and story are not my son's usual cup of tea (no monkeys, no vehicles) but he likes this story a lot and I'm glad."
$6.47   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Goodnight Moon
10.  Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "My son finally will sit through Goodnight Moon and sometimes likes it. He had no patience for it when he was younger but we kept at it."
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.16
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,916 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Chicka Chicka ABC (Chicka Chicka Book, A)
11.  Chicka Chicka ABC (Chicka Chicka Book, A) by John Archambault
The list author says:
  "We have the board book version which I think is quite abridged and that is fine with me."
$6.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

Hooray for Fish!
12.  Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins
The list author says:
  "Great illustrations, lots of silly fish, fun to read."
$7.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Elmer's Day (English–Spanish) (Elmer series)
13.  Elmer's Day (English–Spanish) (Elmer series) by David McKee
The list author says:
  "Many bilingual options for this book (we have English-Arabic) and nice illustrations. Works as a bedtime story. I think there is a series of books about Elmer the patchwork elephant."
$7.16   Used & New from: $0.36
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Just Like Daddy!
14.  Just Like Daddy! by Harriet Ziefert
The list author says:
  "Besides being a book about Daddy and his cool accessories, one of my son's favorite topics, the keys and cars and other favorite objects in the background are metallic foil and my son loves to point them out."
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern Classic
15.  We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern Classic by Michael Rosen
The list author says:
  "I'm surprised my son will sit through so many words, but he asks for "hunt, hunt!" by name."
$14.41   Used & New from: $4.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (413 customer reviews)

I Am a Bunny (A Golden Sturdy Book)
16.  I Am a Bunny (A Golden Sturdy Book) by Ole Risom
The list author says:
  "My son likes this book well enough now, but I think he'll like it even more as he gets older and appreciates how adorable it is."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (390 customer reviews)

The Snowy Day
17.  The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The list author says:
  "I'm a huge Ezra Jack Keats fan. My son likes this one best at 18-months although he has barely seen snow."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)

Curious George Rides
18.  Curious George Rides by Margret Rey
The list author says:
  "My son loves anything Curious George but doesn't have the patience for the real stories yet. This is his favorite of the board books."
$5.35   Used & New from: $0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

My Friends/Mis Amigos
19.  My Friends/Mis Amigos by Taro Gomi
The list author says:
  "We got this sweet book from the local Japanese bookstore and my son really likes it."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Yum Yum Dim Sum (World Snacks)
20.  Yum Yum Dim Sum (World Snacks) by Amy Wilson Sanger
The list author says:
  "The best title in the "World Snacks" series."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (Boynton on Board)
21.  Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (Boynton on Board) by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "I know a lot of kids find the Sandra Boynton books totally hilarious but they never caught on with us, except for this one."
$6.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
22.  GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins) by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "A funny book for bedtime."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (597 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
23.  Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books) by Leslie Patricelli
The list author says:
  "Silly and useful for teaching about yucky things."
$6.65   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)

Sleeping (Clavis Toddler: Daily Life)
24.  Sleeping (Clavis Toddler: Daily Life) by Liesbet Slegers
The list author says:
  "One of our bedtime books. Not necessarily a favorite, but sometimes low key is better for bedtime."
$5.21   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Baby Faces (Look Baby! Books)
25.  Baby Faces (Look Baby! Books) by Margaret Miller
The list author says:
  "All the Margaret Miller "Look Baby!" books have been a huge hit since my son was an infant. We finally made our own with photos of his friends using mycustomstory.com. We're outgrowing these now."
$4.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

OLD MACDONALD'S FARM (Poke-A-Dot!)
26.  OLD MACDONALD'S FARM (Poke-A-Dot!) by IKids
The list author says:
  "I think of this more as a toy than a book, but don't know how I survived without it. This book will buy you 20 minutes of peace (if not quiet) when you really need it."
$11.43   Used & New from: $5.82
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

I Kissed the Baby!
27.  I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy
The list author says:
  "So sweet! This was our top favorite up to around 8 months. It's a perfect gift for a new mom. We never read this anymore but that's probably because I keep giving away every copy I buy."
$6.34   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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