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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
#1 - June 04, 2011, 07:25 PM

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Sandra Boynton's board books are great for that age.
#2 - June 04, 2011, 07:35 PM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

I like this one called Grumpy Birds and another one called Where's My Frog.

(I have a nine month old)
#3 - June 04, 2011, 08:17 PM

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My kids loved Where is Baby's Mommy? by Karen Katz (I think). It's bright, colorful, and lift-the-flap. :)
#4 - June 04, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Where's My Frog is lift the flap. Didn't know what that was called. :-)
#5 - June 04, 2011, 08:31 PM

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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!
#6 - June 04, 2011, 10:12 PM

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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
#7 - June 04, 2011, 10:20 PM
I've Got Eyes! - Amicus Ink

www.juliemurphybooks.com

I need to bookmark this thread for my next trip to the bookstore.
#8 - June 04, 2011, 10:30 PM

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My kids loved Each Peach, Pear, Plum.
#9 - June 09, 2011, 07:50 PM
FIVE SHORT SECONDS
SAYA AT SPEED
RULES OF THE GAME
TEST CASES
TWISTER RESISTERS
CRASH COURSE
Heinemann, Fall 2013

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.
#10 - June 09, 2011, 08:30 PM

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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.
#11 - June 10, 2011, 11:16 AM
How Things Work (Publications International, 2006)
Bugs & Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter (Boyds Mill Press, 2010)
Touch the Earth (NASA, 2009)

My nephews loved all of Barney Salzberg's books for that age group, especially "Blueberry."
#12 - June 10, 2011, 11:18 AM

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!
#13 - June 10, 2011, 05:40 PM
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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.
#14 - June 10, 2011, 05:51 PM
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My Kidlet loved That's Not My Monster from Usborne touchy-feely books at that age.
#15 - June 11, 2011, 01:09 AM
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Thank you for the lists of books   :)

--LiZ
#16 - June 12, 2011, 11:18 AM

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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.

#17 - June 12, 2011, 01:22 PM
ANNIE B. MADE FOR TV, Running Press Kids 2018
MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY, Sterling 2017
SOPHIE'S ANIMAL PARADE, Sky Pony 2015
MARATHON MOUSE, Sky Pony 2012

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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.
#18 - June 12, 2011, 03:35 PM

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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!
#19 - June 28, 2011, 07:12 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.
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Pat the Bunny. It's a sturdy, fun board book where the child can participate. "Pat Daddy's scratchy face." etc.
#21 - June 28, 2011, 07:37 PM

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Another vote for all things Sandra Boynton, and also for GOODNIGHT GORILLA. You can't go wrong with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR...
#22 - June 28, 2011, 09:14 PM

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