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Books for 3-4 year olds


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Initial post: Jul 7, 2011 12:00:09 PM PDT
Looking for some good books for 3-4 year olds.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 2:37:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2011 3:13:12 PM PDT
K. O'Connor says:
My kids are 4.5, 3 and 13 months - two boys and a girl. If your kids like pirate themed books, I recommend How I Became A Pirate, Pirates Don't Change Diapers, The Pirate Cruncher, Pirate Pete, Pirate Pete's Talk Like A Pirate, Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies and Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates. If not, try Bubble Trouble, Burger Boy, The Twin Princes, The Lamb Who Came For Dinner, and I Need My Monster. For truck and tractor lovers, I recommend the Usbourne Big Book of Machines. (My kids are very bright, and they soak up information and comprehend it well, but some of these books might go over some three and four-year-old's heads. They would still be able to enjoy the illustrations and the story line, if not all the language and nuances of the text.)

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Posted on Jul 7, 2011 7:22:39 PM PDT
Kristyn says:
All of Verla Kay's books are wonderful. I work at a childcare center and we read her books to the children...they all love them! =)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 5:31:24 AM PDT
My 3 1/2 year old loves: Pinkalicious, Llama Llama Red Pajama, Green Eggs and Ham, Are You My Mother, The Napping House, Gossie, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Elmer, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Fancy Nancy. Hope that helps!

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 11:32:17 AM PDT
Wayward says:
Not a Box
Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Biscuit Storybook Collection
The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 5:44:27 PM PDT
Anabella Giggles All Night!
Anabella Giggles All Day! (Best Friends with Anabella) (I Love Anabella Book 2)

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Posted on Jul 9, 2011 1:20:14 PM PDT
BP says:
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play Library)
Each Peach Pear Plum (Picture Puffins)
Beach Snuffle
mine love these

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 3:17:31 PM PDT
The Jewel Collar and Hannah the Hummingbird I think they would enjoy both of these books. They tell the story of Aristotle, a Maltese puppy, who moves to a new home and makes friends with the birds and animals in the garden by sharing the jewels from his early Christmas present, The Jewel Collar. They form the Garden Friends Club and the story continues in Hannah the Hummingbird when Hannah lays two eggs and Hayley and Harry and born in the garden and the Garden Friends Club take care of them. Both are stories of friendship and sharing. They are available in softcover 8 x 10 and in ebook format. They are in full color with more than 60 pictures of actual inhabitants of Aristotle's garden.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2011 8:31:13 PM PDT
Amy G. says:
Don & Audrey Woods' books: (The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, already mentioned),
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, and The Napping House.
All of Shirley Hughes' "Alfie & Annie Rose" books

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 7:27:18 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 2, 2011 1:04:03 PM PDT
DD67 says:
There are so many, where do I begin.

classics: Curious George
: Clifford
: The little critter books by mercer Mayer
Dragon: The popcorn Dragon by thayer
: George and the Dragon by wormell
: How drufus the Dragon lost his head by Bill Pete

Dogs:
Dex: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner
Moe the dog in tropical paradise by Diane Stanley
Dog breath by Pilkey
Bone soup by Evans
Henry and mudge books by Rylant
Syd HOff books
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
Mrs. toggle books by pulver

chapter books:
The magic tree house books
Mr. Putter and Tabby
Flat stanley

Others: I Love You Stinky Face by Cyd Moore
Yummy Yummy! Food for My Tummy! by Sam Lloyd

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 3:59:23 PM PDT
Jocelyn says:
Try: 'Clutter Cut, Inc.'
Very Cute! and formatted for eReaders!!!

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2011 8:27:36 PM PDT
"When I Close My Eyes" by Ty Allan Jackson teaches children the power of using their imagination.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2011 9:31:00 PM PDT
Elnsie says:
Anything by Robert Munsch. He also has some amazing recordings of his boio\ks that will entrall. My kids 4 and 10 preferred then to DVDs when driving across the country.

Posted on Aug 21, 2011 3:18:15 PM PDT
Lightfeather says:
Little Bird You Are Perfect is a classic fairy tale for children of all ages.
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Posted on Aug 22, 2011 10:52:07 AM PDT
DD67 says:
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood there are several of these books, They are all very nice

AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis

Silly Sally (Red wagon books) by Audrey Wood

There's an Alligator under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague
Fireflies (Reading Rainbow) by Julie Brinckloe
Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll
the Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
Spider on the Floor (Raffi Songs to Read) by Raffi
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Mon... by Esphyr Slobodkina
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges
The Little Red Hen (Folk Tale Classics) by Paul Galdone ANd other Galdone classics

Preschoolers seem to enjoy reading original classics and then versions on the classics

as in: The Three Little Pigs (Folk Tale Classics) by Paul Galdone then read,
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

Or the original goldilocks and the Three Bears followed by Jan Bretts version The three Snow BEars
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