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    I LOVE the book Love you forever by Robert Munsch.
    I sing the love you forever song to my kids every night when they are asleep like the mum does in the book - my kids now sing it back to me!

    Whats your fav kids book?


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    Probably Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge.

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    Harry Potter.

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    The Magic Faraway Tree. I've already got the set ready for my girls and I think they'll probably be ready for it in another year or so

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    Where is the Green Sheep a favorite here

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    Do I have to pick just one?! Impossible!

    Where is the green sheep?
    Ten little fingers and ten little toes
    Ten in the meadow
    Ten in the den
    Tiger in the snow
    Aliens love underpants
    Dinosaurs love underpants
    Spot books

    Soooo many more

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    Currently either a Mem Fox book called Hattie and the fox or a book called The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland. The Lynley Dodd Hairy McClary books are also a close favourite. Oooh and there's a book we have at work called Giraffes Can't Dance which I also love - it has a line in the end that is very sweet, something like 'we all can dance when we find music that we love'.
    I love children's books and have tons and I love reading to children and making the voices different. I think it's very sweet when there's an emotional moment and some of the sensitive children tear up a bit - makes me feel all fuzzy.

    There are some cute sing along CD ones out too - can't tell you who the guy is that writes the music but he's pretty clever. Wilbee the Bumblebee and The Wonky Donkey are both pretty funny.

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    H&Z the aliens books are very popular at work.

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    Well they are very funny.
    We borrowed another one from the library called "aliens in underpants save the world".

    Good ol' pingy pants elastic.

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    Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr Suess

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    The Short But Incredibly Happy Life Of Riley by Colin Thompson.

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    Edward the Emu is my all time favourite. Close second is 10 Little Fingers - I always tear up at the end!

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    Totally the Magic Faraway Tree, I love Enid Blyton.

    I also had/still have these books to read to DS's
    Animalia
    Possum Magic
    The man from snowy river
    Big Book Of Nursery Rhymes
    I have lots of the Dr Seuss books (boys love them)

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    One fish, two fish. Dr Seuss. Only because DD1 used to pretty much read it to me at 2, she knew it so well! The copy we had was my dad's & his brothers when they were kids
    DD2's book was green eggs & ham.

    I had lots of Little Golden Books when I was a kid. A few of them were faves that I'd read over & over again when I was little.

    When I got a bit older though, I read the silly books Sweet Valley High, Babysitters Club. I've actually got a stack of BSC for DD1 that I picked up at an op shop

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    Hungry hungry caterpillar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrightSparkles View Post
    I LOVE the book Love you forever by Robert Munsch.
    I sing the love you forever song to my kids every night when they are asleep like the mum does in the book - my kids now sing it back to me!
    This book is just beautiful, I do the exact same with my cherubs also This book and Wilfred Gordan would be my special two. But although they are my favourite, they're not necessarily my kids.

    My kids adore the very cranky bear and we're going on a bear hunt ( sensing a theme? )

    We also borrowed a library book before Christmas that they loved, come down cat. I didn't really rate it, bit lost count of how many times we read it.

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    I grew up on Enid Blyton books, but my all time favourite

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I don't know how many times I read it growing up and it is one book I'll be giving to DD when she is older

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    I still have most of my Enid Blyton books in the roof and am looking forward to getting them down soon and reading them to my girls.

    I loved Possum Magic & Hattie & The Fox aswell (my girls LOVE this now we have our own chooks)

    I find it REALLY hard to choose though, my girls have so many gorgeous books i could read them a million times over, along with my old favorites

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