Nora has started to move past the age of Sandra Boynton and other short board books. Here are some of the books she's really been enjoying lately!
1) Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. I had heard good things about the Pete the Cat series and this one is pretty good. Nora liked it so much she had it memorized in a day and now can "read" the whole thing to herself (I love to hear her say "Did Pete cry? Goodness, no!". Too cute). I might have to buy some of the other Pete the Cat books!
2) Pinkalicious. My sister got this book for Nora a long time ago but only in the last few months has she gotten really into it. Now she can frequently be heard pointing at pink things and saying "It's pinkalicious!" The only thing I don't like is the book makes green vegetables sound gross, so I kind of change the words in that part so it's not so negative. :) But otherwise, it's a cute book.
3) Go, Dog. Go! . A classic early book, I remember reading this one as a kid. I find it less annoying than Red Fish Blue Fish. Great for teaching kids concepts like "over" and "under". Nora especially has liked learning about "green means go" and "red means stop".
4) Room on the Broom. This is a great book, particularly with Halloween coming up. The rhymes are fun, and the pictures are cute and entertaining.
5) Actually everything by the author of that book, Julia Donaldson, and the illustrator, Axel Scheffler. We have several and I basically like them all, including: The Gruffalo (probably her most well-known book), The Snail and the Whale, Where's My Mom? (though we have the British version called Monkey Puzzle- not sure why they changed the name for the American version), and The Singing Mermaid (different illustrator).
6) Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. There are monkeys and it's catchy, what more do you need?
7) Olivia. A story of a little girl pig. Nora loves this one and frequently requests it!
8) Roly Poly Pangolin. I like this one because it features a creature most people have never heard of, and the illustrations are great.