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Initial post: Jan 2, 2012 5:13:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2012 6:27:41 AM PST
My first grandbaby was born in December and my second is due this March so of course, I will be buying books for them. What books have you bought for your grandchildren that they love and that you love reading to them?

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 9:23:43 AM PST
I'm not a grandparent but one of the books my nephew loved is Are You My Mother?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 9:41:05 AM PST
Thank you Anna. I've created a wish list just for the suggestions that I will hopefully receive on this thread. I've added this book and will be buying it for the next visit!

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 9:51:32 AM PST
Although not a grandparent myself, any of the Sandra Boynton books are fabulous for beginning readers. And don't forget classics like "Goodnight Moon", "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and any of the Dr. Seuss books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:30:18 AM PST
Thanks. They've been added to the list!

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 4:21:27 PM PST
beachbaby says:
I am not a grandmother but my boys LOVED books by Mercer Mayer Just a Little Critter Collection (Little Critter). I have kept them all for when I do have grandchildren.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 7:37:34 PM PST
Thanks Beachbaby, I've added it to my list.

I plan to visit every 3 months, so starting in April I want to bring books each time. But, I also have a grandbaby due in March who lives in Tampa (my hometown). So, do I buy two copies of each book? Or buy one copy for Nana to bring back and forth?

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 7:52:42 PM PST
Unless they were expensive books, I would opt for a copy for each household. Kids can be hard on books until they learn to respect them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 7:55:10 PM PST
Maybe I should join Amazon Prime. LOL

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 1:08:52 AM PDT
Agy Wilson says:
I'm assuming you mean books as opposed to ebooks, correct Janet? If you're looking for a couple of cute ebooks, Will Terry's Ticklebugs and Pollywog to Frog were two recent purchase and my three year old Grandson loves them. Mo Willems has some very kid friendly books (these are also for the older reader, 3-6). I have a 12 and a 22 year old daughter and I read to both of them (and they are still avid readers). We read a lot of my friends, like Lisa Wheeler or Lisa Kopelke, Karma Wilson and Linda Smith. Dori Chaconas is another favorite and when very young, they loved her On a Wintry Morning. Grace Lin, Meghan McCarthy and Cynthia Lord also have some very nice picture books. Me personally, I love Vera B. Williams and Patricia Polacco and anything by Kadir Nelson-- his illustrations are to just wonderful. Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 6:01:48 AM PDT
Thanks Agy. I sorry I took so long to reply. Frankly, it had been so long since the thread was active that I had stopped checking. My bad!

Posted on Jan 24, 2015 7:44:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 24, 2015 8:19:19 AM PST
My children liked Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book) and later liked Seuss. A non Seuss book both my children and grandchildren liked is Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)

My oldest grandchild is 17 and I bought him a book that no one would read to a grandchild. No, it's not what you're thinking.

It is Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)
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