Requested by @DG
I think maybe, subconsciously, I joined listapp just for this request from @DG ... Thank you!
  1. I AM A BUNNY by Ole Risom/Richard Scarry
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    "I am a bunny, my name is Nicholas, I live in a hollow tree." My mom read this to me so it has that extra layer of love tied to its words. Simple, beautiful a board book with integrity.
  2. THEN IT IS SPRING by Julie Fogliano/Erin Stead
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    Reads like a poem, is simple and funny and sweet. The illustrations are awesome.
  3. ROSIE REVERE ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty/David Roberts
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    Because we, as parents, deserve this level of visuals, clever rhyming, and messaging after a long day of parenting.
  4. HUGTIME by Patrick McDonnel
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    I may or may not have cried reading this to my babies.
  5. THE SNAIL & THE WHALE by Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler
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    Again with the rhyming, I can't get enough of this one. It's about bravery, friendship, and wanderlust, it's good.
  6. GOODNIGHT GORILLA by Peggy Rathman
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    No words! Make em up! Or don't! Worth it for this scene alone.
  7. WHISTLE FOR WILLY by Ezra Jack Keats
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    You can't beat the style, colors, simplicity. A classic!
  8. THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by @bjnovak
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    Not pandering, this is a great book. Every time someone new comes to our house our kids make them read this to them as a trick. To see adults get surprised by a children's book is wonderful thing.
  9. ELLA by Mallory Kasdan
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    This one is really just hilarious for us to read, it's a modern day spoof on Eloise. I only give this if it's a friend I know will appreciate it.
  10. A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME by Betty Fraser/MaryAnn Hoberman
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    This one is a classic! Awesome illustrations, great rhymes...it's a joy to read.
  11. MILLIONS OF CATS by Wanda G'ag
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    Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats. It's just lovely all around.
  12. STREGA NONA by Tomie dePaola
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    Maybe it's the Italian in me? This is a GD delight. I love the way it's translated, it's a fun read!
  13. I'll stop now.