Books for young kids

Books covering a diversity of subjects for babies and young readers. For this age group I favour, although am not limited to, books that have realistic pictures and tell stories about the real world. I especially like books that describe a world outside of (or hidden inside) our suburban life, and expose my children to the cultures that they will come into contact with in multicultural Australia. A note to the purchaser: I recommend always purchasing the hard cover version of a book. These are classics you will hopefully be able to hand down to the next generation if you spend a few extra dollars wherever possible. Young readers plus paperback covers don't mix well. If you plan to read these books with babies, look for a board book version - many of these books also come in board. My baby son likes to turn pages and pat (thwack) them, which I can only let him do on the board books as he would rip paper pages.
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Love Is a Family Roma Downey - Single Parenting -

11 Books About Modern Families: Explaining Divorce, Adoption, and More

Single Parent/Adoption/Death/IVF/Divorce Realistic/Fantasy/Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale is based on author's experience Varying Ages

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. A children's book about age and youth based on the people the author met in her grandfather's nursing home.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books) by Mem Fox

Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books) by Joan Sweeney

Today's Mentor Text is Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney. Me on the Map is a great first week read aloud. I like the book for many reasons.

Who’s in a Family Robert Skutch - Books About Families -

11 Books About Modern Families: Explaining Divorce, Adoption, and More

Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most!This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. Who's in a Family? by Robert Skutch

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies - Find out how the smallest things on the planet do some of the biggest jobs in this intriguing introduction to the world of microbes.

Hello Baby! by Mem Fox.

by Mem Fox. After meeting a bevy of baby animals—including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub—the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all…itself, of course!