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Title: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Liz on June 04, 2011, 07:25 PM

A friend of mine wants to videotape herself reading a book for her one-year-old niece.

Do you have any book suggestions I can give her?

[ I've told her abt the recordable books that Hallmark has, such as Good Night Moon & Guess How Much I Love You ]

Thanks in advance  :)

--LiZ
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Anne Marie on June 04, 2011, 07:35 PM
Sandra Boynton's board books are great for that age.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Kurtis on June 04, 2011, 08:17 PM
I like this one called Grumpy Birds and another one called Where's My Frog.

(I have a nine month old)
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Sara on June 04, 2011, 08:25 PM
My kids loved Where is Baby's Mommy? by Karen Katz (I think). It's bright, colorful, and lift-the-flap. :)
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Kurtis on June 04, 2011, 08:31 PM
Where's My Frog is lift the flap. Didn't know what that was called. :-)
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: olmue on June 04, 2011, 10:12 PM
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins has been a top favorite for all five of my kids.

Another favorite at that age is Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox (I think) and Helen Oxenbury. But the illustrations are a great part of the story, so it depends how well your friend is able to show the pictures. And it's kind of interactive, too. A LOVELY book, though!
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: JulieM on June 04, 2011, 10:20 PM
Chicky chicky chook chook by Cathy MacLennan
Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Kurtis on June 04, 2011, 10:30 PM
I need to bookmark this thread for my next trip to the bookstore.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: eecoburn on June 09, 2011, 07:50 PM
My kids loved Each Peach, Pear, Plum.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Ruth Donnelly on June 09, 2011, 08:30 PM
Some oldies but goodies:
Oops by Sandra Boynton made my kids laugh out loud when they were toddlers. Other Boynton books (Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaur) are great, too. I often give them as baby gifts.
More More More Said the Baby by Vera Williams is a classic.
The Happy Man and His Dump Truck has features a dumptruck, smiling, waving, and animal sounds--perfect for a 1-year-old.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Amy S on June 10, 2011, 11:16 AM
I've bought Sandra Boynton's Going to Bed Book for several babies. We had it memorized. Probably still do.
We had a large collection of her books and they are mostly worn out.

We also giggled over Good Night Gorilla. A lot.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Christine B. on June 10, 2011, 11:18 AM
My nephews loved all of Barney Salzberg's books for that age group, especially "Blueberry."
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: MysteryRobin on June 10, 2011, 05:40 PM
My daughter loved "I am a Little Cat" when she was that age - really sweet story and nice big pages so it would be easy to see on videotape. :)

Newer faves of mine are Cowboy and Octopus and Shark vs. Train!
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: CarrieF on June 10, 2011, 05:51 PM
I agree with Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. Great for all ages.
Pots and Pans by Diane de Groat
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Goodnight Moon is a great one and the pictures would translate well to a video since they're so vivid, although you'd probably miss most of the little changes that go on from one page to the next.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Elisabeth on June 11, 2011, 01:09 AM
My Kidlet loved That's Not My Monster from Usborne touchy-feely books at that age.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Liz on June 12, 2011, 11:18 AM
Thank you for the lists of books   :)

--LiZ
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: AmyD on June 12, 2011, 01:22 PM
My kids loved Audrey and Don Wood. Check out THE LITTLE MOUSE, THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR and THE NAPPING HOUSE. Oh and also SILLY SALLY.

Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Franzilla on June 12, 2011, 03:35 PM
Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr Seuss was read over and over in our house. Also one of our own BBer's books, Apples Apples! by Salina Yoon. It has big flaps to lift up, so would be doable on video. She has tonnes of books for this age group. Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin was also read over and over... although it kind of bored me to tears!

I'll second/third any Sandra Boynton book, also Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg, and Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Nora on June 28, 2011, 07:12 PM
My kids loved Audrey and Don Wood. Check out THE LITTLE MOUSE, THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR and THE NAPPING HOUSE. Oh and also SILLY SALLY.


  Yes! THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR  was read a kazillion times in my house!
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Jaina on June 28, 2011, 07:15 PM
A favorite for my daughter at that age:  Owl Babies   Great read-aloud!

Oooohh--animated version online.  I'll be showing this to my daughter--even though she's a decade past 1 now.  http://youtu.be/sJe0WupukAw

ETA: I just watched that version and the baby owls sound a bit more pitiful and sad than in our read aloud.  We always made the youngest, in particular, sound kind of determined and shout-y.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: AnnH on June 28, 2011, 07:37 PM
Pat the Bunny. It's a sturdy, fun board book where the child can participate. "Pat Daddy's scratchy face." etc.
Title: Re: Good read aloud books for a 1 year-old
Post by: Mike Jung on June 28, 2011, 09:14 PM
Another vote for all things Sandra Boynton, and also for GOODNIGHT GORILLA. You can't go wrong with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR...