So I scored at a local bookstore the other day when I found one of Lois Lenski's "Mr. Small" books, The Little Airplane (read my past posts here about these sweet books and their author).
I also spotted and picked up a "Baby Lit" books, Little Master Kipling: The Jungle Book. My grandson loves to "roar" like a tiger and trumpet like an elephant, but I have to be careful not to roar too loudly when we get to the page with "Sher Khan", the Tiger, or he gets a little too scared.
The Baby Lit board books are so cute, but they are aimed just as much (if not more) at literature-loving-adults then at kids. I mean, seriously: Anna Karenina?? Wuthering Heights?? for children?
We like Little Master Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes (read my past post here) and Little Master Carol: Alice in Wonderland. Another, Little Master Baum: The Wizard of Oz looks super adorable - can't wait to get that one; and I'm guessing my grandson would like Little Master Melville: Moby-Dick.
On to trains: Thomas the Tank. All. The. Way. I'm referring to the "old school" Thomas, not the new, strange looking (in my opinion) CGI "Thomas and Friends". If you haven't read my past post about the wonderful Rev. W. Awdry (Thomas' creator) and his original books, go here.
Currently, my grandson is obsessed with cabooses in particular...
His latest favorite from the library is C is for Caboose: Riding the Rails from A to Z by Traci N. Todd. Any child who loves trains and is ready for "a-b-c books" will enjoy this picture book, uniquely illustrated with a mix of vintage drawings and modern photos!
He also likes the Caldecott honor book, Freight Train by Donald Crews...
Maybe her love of travel and my grandson's love of trains inspired my daughter to set up this cute little changing area for her soon-to-be born little boy, with all the supplies organized and ready-at-hand in an old vintage suitcase!
All Aboard! Click the links below to go to my previous posts with some fun toddler and preschool book recommendations:
- How to Find the Best Books for Babies and Toddlers
- Helen Oxenbury's Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
- Fun and Curious: The Preschool Years
- Fun With Numbers and Counting
Hope you'll check out some of the books we love. What are (or were) your little boy's favorites?