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u/fifthredditincarnati · 3 pointsr/SRSWomen

Books my son has loved:

  • "That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown". Queen Gloriana the Third tries every trick in the book to get her hands on Emily Brown's rabbit Stanley, but Emily Brown isn't giving her best friend away, not even for all the toys in the world. This is my son's favorite book ever. Great story, both main characters are female. The text is just right - a few challenging words/phrases which are repeated often, the rest easily understood by 3-4 yr olds. Illustrations are funny and awesome.

  • "Falling for Rapunzel" - A fractured fairy tale (my favorite kind) in rhyme. The prince thinks Rapunzel needs his help and rides to her tower to rescue her, but she keeps mishearing his request to "let down her hair". Text is a bit challenging for 3-4 yr olds, and you might need to stop to explain the meanings of a few words, but my son loves the rhyme and LOLs a lot at the story. Nice illustrations too!

  • "Where the Wild Things Are" - a classic, I'm sure you are familiar with it. When we read this book, I make sure the wild things are often "she". :)

  • Several Dr. Seuss books, such as Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat. Some Dr. Seuss books are boring for my son, especially the ones with a LOT (just pages and pages) of nonsense words - entertaining for a bit but it's a chore to get through the book. We like the ones with a story. With Dr. Seuss, you need to be extra vigilant about gender of the characters, there are almost no female characters in his books. In our home when we read, I make the Cat in the Hat female :) all "she" where it says "he", and so on.

  • any "Dora the Explorer" book. Great for characters of color. I highly recommend Dora in general, it's perfect for 3 yr olds. My son's outgrowing her now that he's 4, though, it's a bit too simple for him.

  • recently we've added a bunch of nonfiction books about volcanoes, planets, dinosaurs, etc. When we read them there's always a discussion of stuff like "what's going to happen if we go to Pluto?" and so forth. Great time to inject diversity education: our astronauts are often disabled!
u/lalalalady22 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) Something that is grey.

Silver is grey, right? ;)

2.) Something reminiscent of rain.

When I think of rain I think of cuddling up with a good cup of coffee.

3.) Something food related that is unusual.

Coffee chocolate Not that weird... but pretty amazing.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)
Bones for my dog because he hates being alone!

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!

I haven't read this yet, but it's supposed to be amazing!

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!

This book

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...)


8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.

I don't think any nail polish is useful, but I love this color

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?

Shawshank Redemption Come on, it's amazing. And sad. And Stephen King.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.

These would be particularly useful because I could keep my hair out of my face so I can see zombies better to kill them!

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.

skip for now

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items.
Apparently you can straighten your nose with this interesting little item Ohhhh, China.

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?

This book is the most expensive item on my list. Dream item? Nah. A kindle would be my dream item, but not feasible to have on list right now.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

This big enough?

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

This ring is itty bitty!

16.) Something that smells wonderful.

This air freshener. Mmmm

17.) A (SFW) toy.

Amazon lists this as a toy, so I'm going to have to go with that!

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

These would be great to hang papers and reminders up on the fridge.

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.

I'm obsessed with books, so uh... most of my wish list. Or this bookmark that symbolizes all that is books.

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand.

I'm sure you've seen this but come on! It's John Snuhhhh!

Bonus! Oregon Fruit

Fear cuts deeper thank swords! Thanks for the contest. =)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this contest. I absolutely love reading with my children. They are 7 and 4 and they are such little bookworms! Reading with children is one of the most important things you can do as a parent (or an educator)!

That being said, I have a ton of books I want to recommend to you. My kids favorites thus far have been:

  • Anything by Shel Silverstein, particularly The Giving Tree which is an actual story, or Where The Sidewalk Ends which is a collection of child-friendly poems that are sweet, silly, funny, cute, etc.

  • Anything by Mo Willems, particularly the Pigeon and Duckling series. Our favorite was The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?. It's hilarious and adorable, and very fun to read! I like to put on voices for the duckling and the pigeon. The kids get a kick out of it!

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This one was my daughter's favorite from the time she was 2 til she was 4! She has it memorized now.

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle (author of Hungry Caterpillar as well).

  • Love You Forever is a wonderful bedtime story.

  • Madeline is a classic, and for a good reason! :)

    I have lots more but I'd be here all day if I don't stop myself now.

    If I win, I would love the second book in the Amulet series for my 7 year old. She is really into graphic novels right now and I just bought her the first one the other day, and she has already finished it. She really wants the second one! :)

    Green eggs and ham.

    Edit: I'm going to stick around and get suggestions for my own kids, as well :P This is such a great contest!
u/bunnylover726 · 1 pointr/JUSTNOMIL

For your daughter, if you want to "fight" the heteronormativity and cisnormativity that she'll be exposed to, you can slip a couple story books on the shelf. Children aren't born prejudiced- they need to be molded into that by the people around them and by society. Heteronormativity means assuming everyone is straight (so think of how in every disney movie the princess always winds up with a prince, etc.) Casually reading a story book and making it just "not a big deal" will enforce in your daughter's head that we LGBT people are, well, not a big deal.

This one will be coming out in June and is about a trans teddy bear.

"And Tango Makes Three" is a famous story about two real life penguins.

"It's Okay to Be Different" talks about all sorts of differences.

Dr. Seuss's story about the "Sneetches" talks about differences and is a classic that is applicable to all sorts of prejudice.

And "The Different Dragon" has a main character with two moms.

I hope that helps- you sound like a great parent who wants your child to be accepting. Best to plant the seed now, while she's young, rather than waiting until she's older. Maybe if you plant the seed, she'll call out grandma for being "mean", which would be pretty satisfying, right?

Edit: if I had been read a story as a kid where it was ok for two women to fall in love, I probably wouldn't have repressed my bisexuality for over a decade. It's the subconscious/internalized/pervasive cultural stuff that really messes with our heads, and reading her picture books with characters of different colors, sexual orientations, etc. will help plant a seed to make her truly an accepting person deep down. Best of luck with your mother in law, by the way.

u/uncletravellingmatt · 2 pointsr/atheism

For younger kinds my absolute favorite picture book is Little Changes a brilliant but fun book by evolutionary biology Tiffany Taylor. This one was actually a hit with my 5-year-old daughter, and got us talking about evolution and what animals at the zoo were adapted to what things.

I also bought some of the other picture books that frequently get recommended around here, but they seem to miss the idea of being fun or engaging or having a story -- "I Wonder," for example had lovely, serene pictures, but the text was dull, and only had a girl acting as a very passive protagonist, mostly listening to her mother lecture about issue such as how we don't understand gravity. "Me & Dog" was a strained analogy at best and didn't seem to drive home its point well.

Dawkin's "Magic of Reality" is for older kids who are self-motivated enough to read a long science book, but is a brilliant gift for a tween. I got one of the fully illustrated ones and plan to share it with my daughter in 8 or 10 years.

u/SaraFist · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Books, books, books! My babies love(d) Look, Look! (three year old loves "reading" it to his brother), Black & White, Art Cards, the Babyfaces series (esp Hugs and Kisses and Smile!. The World Snacks series is also great; they're bright, (mostly) well-written, and not irritating. Plus, My toddler still loves them, and we started reading them to him when he was three months. I like Yum Yum Dim Sum and Let's Nosh! best. Indestructables are great for babies who eat books. And the Leslie Patricelli books have been a huge hit around here since toddlerdude was a wee baby.

Don't forget non-board books good for reading, such as a Mother Goose (there are also "chunky" ones that are kid-safe), Beatrix Potter, The Wind in the Willows, or even Shel Silverstein.

Toys for this age that I like are sensory balls, music makers, rattles (we had to buy two of those because wee babydude likes it so much), stackers, links, these bead things (a large, four-sided activity cube is gold for this age through toddler hood--like this), stacking cups, and baby's first blocks. We have veriations on all of these (or the exact one listed), and they are popular with both our three year old and the eight month old.

u/SplitRailStudio · 1 pointr/childrensbooks

Cheers! You and your listeners might enjoy this nautical adventure, recently released with vibrant illustrations. It is available on Amazon
I have included the complete text here because it is hard to appreciate the content and surprise ending without reading it, and a peek at the illustrations is available on Amazon. Please let me know what you think,:)


When Sam set sail the seas were calm
With just a hint of something wrong
At steady pace the shore grew small
Then far away… then not at all

The salty air that shaped the sails
Soon filled with sailor songs and tales
Those cheery souls who skimmed the sea
Were there because they loved to be

The dreams that every sailor knew
Were on that ship and coming true
They’d soak up sun and proudly wear
The salt and sand stuck in their hair

A steady breeze and steady hands
Set right the course for distant lands
And each mate counting on the rest
Could turn to tasks that they did best

The Boatswain going low for gear
Was first to notice dolphins near
They swam in circles near the ship
And chattered after each grand flip

That crew who lived as nature’s kin
Were glad to see their friends again
But those friends didn’t come to play
They came to warn the crew that day

A growing heap of light gray fuzz
Crept in from where the distance was
It filled the sky without a sound
Like piles of wool being thrown around

Then as the Captain turned to spit
He knew the winds notched up a bit
That sailing man took note of more
The seas were rougher than before

The sailors watched the skies unfold
With spurs that moved like legends told
And though the ship was built to stand
The First Mate charted nearest land

The ship began to heed the tides
As soapy waves now slapped the sides
In pelting rain the men stopped work
And gave the knots an extra jerk

The sea seemed like an open grave
That churned and sneered to test the brave
Though sails were lowered and held fast
The angry surge brought down the mast

The only sounds heard right before
Being swallowed by one endless roar
Were clanging pans, the warning bell
And wood that creaked with every swell

The monstrous sea had boarded now
And fury swept across the bow
But fear soon turned from staying afloat
To something big beneath the boat

The ship was tilted to and fro
By bubbles rising from below
The boiling sea released a moan
So now they knew they weren’t alone

With that an edge of jagged fin
Cut through the cauldron they were in
It rose until it cleared the rail
Above a giant back and tail

They hoped they might escape unfound
Until the giant turned around
The silent crew stood glued in place
And met the creature face to face

The wrinkled beast…dusted with snails
Wore coral wedged between huge scales
His patchwork hide was streaked and marred
Where deep, old wounds had healed and scarred

Thick lines that made his face look wise
Stretched out above two sleepy eyes
And clumps of whiskers placed in rows
Swayed slowly when he twitched his nose

The monster’s mouth was smiling wide
But no one cared to see inside
And seaweed hanging off his chin
Was growing in his ancient skin

The Captain thought with guarded joy
Of something he saw as a boy
A sea beast marked on maps of old
Next to a ship, stuck in the fold

The men were trying hard to find
A way to leave the beast behind
When tackle slipped from where it’s stored
And knocked the ship’s boy overboard

Because the storm was at its worst
The crew could hardly see at first
The boy was caught up in his coat
And hung between the beast and boat

They called the boy they vowed to find
For no one would be left behind
While scrambling for the rope they’d need
The creature’s head moved in with speed

His whiskers pressed against the side
The boy grabbed on to hitch a ride
And like a crumb stuck in a beard
He hung on tight while all hands cheered

The creature placed the boy with care
Back on the cluttered ship deck where
The crew looked on with awe and knew
Their tale would be believed by few

The weary crew now understood
He came to help them, if he could
And though their fate was still unknown
He never left them there alone

When ship and crew could take no more
The storm they crossed gave up the war
The clouds began to roll away
And gave the sun back to the day

The dolphins surfaced once again
Since they had never left the men
And led the way toward the beach
That all had feared they’d never reach

The creature knew that all was well
And he was leaving, they could tell
He quietly began to sink
And left the crew with one quick wink

The ship was battered, torn, and tossed
The men looked like they fought and lost
But even as they stepped on land
The next great voyage was being planned

The crew was saved, lined up on shore
When Sam remembered one thing more
He gave his wrinkled skin a scrub
Hopped out to dry…

And drained the tub

u/andersce · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I devoured the Magic Treehouse series when I was younger. I thought it was so great that they went to all these cool places (and they were very easy to read chapter books, so I flew through them!) :)

Edit: I ran a Reading Buddies program at the local library and a couple of our younger readers really liked them because the writing style is simple, but interesting. There are new words, but nothing terribly difficult and since the main characters are the same throughout, it's easy to follow :)

In terms of other books, I thought all of these were great:

  1. Dr Seuss
  2. Shel Silverstein
  3. Alexander
  4. Amelia Bedelia
  5. Frog and Toad
  6. Henry and Mudge
  7. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    Those were all pretty popular with my kids (and with me)! :)
u/nayohmerae · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

1.) For this I choose a pencil box because when I was in grade school I collected pencil shavings mostly from colored pencils to do a craft project idea I had with them. Sad ending though, I never did get around to making the craft.

2.) I know this notebook would make me insanely jealous. I wasn't much of a note taker however so it would end up mostly filled with doodles :P

3.) I think any teacher would smile if they saw one of their students wearing this shirt

4.) YAY! Art class! I think with this I will be fully prepared!

5.) In my state (Washington) it rains a lot during the school year, so these fashionable rain boots are a must have for splashing around in the puddles!

6.) If I could pick my school's mascot, it would definitely be the blobfish because I don't think anybody else has him as a mascot yet. And of course because he's so cute!

7.) You would think a box of nerds candy this big should last the whole school year, but it's kids we're talking about here, come on.

8.) I have always been in love with the Shel Silverstein books such as Where The Sidewalk Ends. Also they rhyme and have silly drawings!

9.) There is no way to beat this amazing spectacular backpack any kid wearing this would be the most popular kid in school!

10.) Between homework and dinner, my favorite activity would be playing the Wii U with friends or family. It's a fun video game system that can also keep you up and active!

Bonus #1 - School newspaper?

u/terriblehashtags · 2 pointsr/daddit

As a mom who was equally pragmatic about her pregnancy -- at the anatomy scan, I made halloween skeleton decoration jokes instead of being all excited about the tech finding my fetus's penis, she was very upset with me -- I would recommend Emily Oster's books. She and her husband are behavioral economists, and so their approach a lot of the fluffy "recommendations" and "averages" people tell soon-to-be and new parents was to look at studies to find whatever data they could to support it.

Here's her Amazon page, you'll want copies of both "Expecting better" -- her pregnancy book -- and "Cribsheet" -- her early parenting book. They've reassured both my husband and me about what's actually good precautions and what's just hysteria, and I've referenced Cribsheet at least twice more since actually giving birth. You can also back your wife's and your decisions up with real studies and data when people decide to offer advice you didn't ask for that runs counter to what you want to do.

I'd also recommend the parenting classes the hospital should offer new parents, for everything from how labor will go to new parent awareness. Some of it feels really dumb and sentimental, but some was good reminders and stuff I never thought about -- like how cleaner looks like juice to little kids. (Also, fetuses are swimming in their own pee in the womb.)

Finally, we were gifted an encyclopedia-esque book aimed for fathers at my baby shower. I'll look up the title at home -- my very reserved husband has enjoyed reading it for what's to come type stuff.

PS: You'll want a copy of this book for bedtime, especially when he's little, and Shel Silverstein poetry is much better than any children's book to read at nighttime when they're too little to pay attention to the pictures. All the docs want out of reading to your kids is just talking to them... all the time... so read something you like.

u/WhiteLaceTank · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This book. It looks like a fun read and a great gift for cat lovers. And I thought this song was funny! So much like the cat's I've known.

As a bonus, here are a couple fun cat gifs :)

u/ccoello · 1 pointr/podcasting

[KIDS, STORYTELLING] Elderberry Tales
When Sam Set Sail

A delightful seafaring tale of adventure and goodwill with a rollicking, rolling, sea-shanty rhyme. Sail along on this voyage to meet the unknown; what lies beyond the horizon and slinking in the deep. 

Thanks to LeAnn Beck of Split Rail Studio for sharing this story with us!
Illustration by Milena Vitorovic and Jelena Vitorovic.

This beautifully illustrated book is available on Amazon. Check it out!
Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for opportunities to engage - enter to win a free copy of the book; share your drawings of the sea monster; tell us what you liked about the story!

u/Jrebeclee · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I had Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever as a child and bought it for my children, too! It's got little golden books in it, but also tons of fun lists and things like that. Love it! I also got Where the Sidewalk Ends, no matter their age, the poems are fun to hear, pleasing to the ear!

u/leeshapwnz · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So much awesome here! is something I need. I currently have no expandable storage for my phone so I have to be real careful with pics and videos of my kiddos.

For the under $20, would love this to read to my boys. My husband and I both loved this book as kids


You both look extremely lovely today by the by :)

ETA: Just realized the double post, whoops! All clear now :)

u/MyOldSocks · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thank you for this contest.

I'm not sure what your budget is, so I'll play on both? High and end lower end?

Adela - Kindle for kids?

Isla Leap pad?

And now for some lower end (But still great!)

Adela - Already reading, how about a Dr.Seuss box set? The Seuss!

Isla - AND AND AND, how about a Dr Seuss box set? Though a totally different one from her bigger sister, but still awesome, so she can mimic and get on the reading wagon too!

As you can see, I linked two of pretty much the same, but totally different items. I only have 1 kid, so I don't know the turmoil that some parents face. My sister has two boys, and one year I saw the jealousy go rampant. Then, my sister bought them similar, yet different items. The younger one liked having his own thing, but also enjoyed how similar it was so he could mimic in the shadows. He ended up learning a lot quicker like this.

Some parents don't have this turmoil though. I hope you don't!

Happy birthday, Kiddos!

u/LiesandBalderdash · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My son has this Owl Blankie and it's really soft and perfect for carrying around!

When my guy was one, he loved nursery rhymes and the book Nursery Rhyme Comics was (and is still) his absolute favorite. It has awesome interpretations of the classic nursery rhymes by great illustrators/comics artists like Mike Mignola, Jules Feiffer, Kate Beaton, Scott Campbell, and more.

u/beanbaconsoup · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

While she is little, letting her explore as she wishes (whether in mud or climbing). Books like Roadwork (, which has the truck component, but also shows men and women working on the road without comment. Blocks are fun too.
There are 'girly' superhero costumes for when she gets older.
Also things like showing her what you do, for example make cookies together if you enjoy cooking or baking. Let her see that men can enjoy different things too, and not all are exactly like her dad.

u/TheOldOak · 10 pointsr/etymology

Halloween is my birthday, so I've had a personal interest in knowing the answer to this and have researched it often.

In your title you are missing a step in the process of the current form of the word, Hallow-E'en. You are correct that the "n" comes from the word Evening. The contraction used is archaic now, but is commonly seen in older literary works and archaic usage. Other examples in this same light are never (ne'er), it is ('tis), it was, ('twas), etc.

The reason for the dropping of the hyphen first, and later the apostrophe, is a combination of ignorance and laziness. English language users favour simplification and employ contractions over time to two or more words into one. This is why like "dunno" from "I don't know" are easily understood and used frequently. This process has quickened with the more common use of technology and the ever-pressing need to be more efficient and faster at communicating coupled with laziness. The birth and popularization of textspeak is exactly this same phenomenon that helped evolve All Hallow's Evening into Halloween.

Additionally, within the last few decades, archaic contractions like 'Twas (It was) are seen in print without the apostrophe, like this bookcover, much more frequently. Will-of-the-wisp has evolved into many forms with or without the hyphens or the apostrophe replacing the "f" in of though "the" is entirely omitted now (will-o'-wisp, will-o-wisp, or will o' wisp) Very recently, I have even seen this phrase turned into willowisp as one straight word.

Hallow-E'en has taken the same path as this last example. All punctuation has disappeared. This is largely in part to people not understanding why it was there in the first place as each generation loses knowledge of the origin or purpose of the contraction. So as each Christmas poem is printed without the apostrophe, or Halloween without a hyphen or apostrophe, children learn not to use them in that way.

I hope that helps clear up your curiosity!

u/hipsterhater608 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


I've got an infant at home, and he gets REALLY into books when I read them to him all animatedly. I open my eyes WIDE and make funny voices, and these cardboard Dr. Seuss books are the best! This set would be wonderful, and they're reasonably priced.

Thanks for thinking of the book lovers in the world! I'm going to bring my son up loving reading.

u/purrImacatpurpur · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I've never been gifted!

  2. I like hugs: this is important because I hug every person I meet... or random people on the street because I like to be nice.

    I'm an actress.... I'm not sure why this is important but at least I know what I want to do with life!

    I like to give people things or do the drive through difference because I like to make others smile but I can't always afford it.

    3.) I would like to read this
  3. Ask me about my milkshake!
  4. by the way, I have a throwaway account named busterbar32417, you caught me :p
u/wanderer333 · 5 pointsr/Parenting

There have been a couple great posts on this topic lately; check out this one, this one and this one.

I don't think this needs to be a "when you're older" topic - skin comes in lots of different colors just like hair, eyes, etc. Of course this is something a child is going to notice and be curious about, especially if he hasn't been exposed to much racial diversity. A book like The Colors of Us or Who We Are!: All About Being the Same and Being Different might help you find appropriate ways to discuss those things with him. As for racism, that doesn't entirely need to be a "when you're older" topic either - the Dr. Seuss story The Sneetches is a fantastic age-appropriate introduction to the idea that some people choose to discriminate against others for superficial reasons like the way they look (in the case of the Sneetches, whether they have stars on their bellies), and how everyone loses out when that happens.

This is a great list of additional books and other resources dealing with race and racism: Never too early to start introducing more diversity into your son's awareness and encouraging acceptance of differences!

u/Tigertemprr · 0 pointsr/comicbooks

All Ages (age ratings sourced from Comixology)

u/aerrin · 2 pointsr/toddlers

Oh man, I love that, too! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a good one, There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly, and we love Roadwork by Sally Sutton which has lots of sound words the kids enjoy anticipating.

u/ecclectic · 3 pointsr/daddit

Amazing Machines by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker. My wife's aunt bought the box set for our first child and my boys have absolutely loved them. They're accurate, cleverly written and have bright easy to comprehend pictures.

I'm sure they would be just as suitable for a girl.

u/xSpektre · 0 pointsr/nintendo

Damn, imagine having someone spell stuff out for you in explicit detail and you still walk away thinking that. But it's okay champ, I know reading's hard. Here's one of my favorite books growing up. It's short poems so it should be a good starter. After that I'd recommend stuff like The Magic Treehouse series, really small and easy to digest with a little mystery if I remember right. After that you can probably move on to the Harry Potter series and some non-fiction books, but make sure you wait until you're ready. It'll take a bit but I believe in you :\^)

u/ThisAppleThisApple · 3 pointsr/education

Poorly worded question? Sure.

Math "as complex as a Rubik's cube"? No.

For any lower-elementary folk who want a fun way to teach the skill being assessed in the question in question, I highly recommend The Grapes of Math--it's got a lot of cute poems and illustrations that encourage kids to use different groupings to add more quickly.

u/justhangingout111 · 2 pointsr/childfree

All awesome ideas thank you. Look at this book set I found on sale for $15! Maybe I will get this for a future gift:

The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss

u/girkuss · 2 pointsr/rpg

Devil in the White City- By Erik Larson A fantastic nonfiction that reads like fiction.

Anything by HP Lovecraft for a dose of Horror. I think the story, "Horror at Red Hook" and "Lurker in Darkness" have more of an adventurer GM theme to them than others. Fair bit of warning, when reading his stuff have a dictonary pulled up on your phone. Since it's older material there are a lot of anitquated words in there. Don't worry about learning every new word for future reference. Your brain will pick a couple.
My favorite collection.

I have used some history books about WWI and WWII to make campigns for Iron Kingdoms.

I'm a fan of varied mediums, if you haven't done graphic novels before, maybe look into one that could strike your fancy. Hellboy, Batman-The Long Halloween, most titles by Allen Moore, Superman-Red Son.

Also sneak some poetry in there. Even light stuff like Shel Silverstein was helpful to me. It helps you think of how to use words in new ways.

Edit: Formatting

u/homeallday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Where the Sidewalk Ends was one of my favorite books as a kid. I wish I still had it, I've never been able to find it for my kids. My mom sold my copy on a yard sale once when I was a teenager because I'd apparently outgrown it :( It's on my kids' Book Wishes wishlist!

Some of my kids' favorites are Frog and Toad, Clifford the Big Red Dog and anything by Dr. Suess :)

u/allergictoapples · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have this Shel Silverstein book on my list. I adore his writing and have fond childhood memories of reading them!

Thanks for the contest!

u/Workasaurus · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Great first contest, Gridline!

The book I'm dying to get my hands on is Shel Silverstein's latest, Everything On It. I'm a huge Shel fan, and I can't wait to read (and re-re-re-read) this one!

u/amazon-converter-bot · 2 pointsr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/piratesgoyarr · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Green eggs and ham.

So I'm not sure if you already have any, but Shel Silverstein is lots of fun. We don't have any so I added it to my list too! I've got a 1 and 3 yr old who are book obsessed, poetry is so much fun to read out loud.

Thanks for the contest!

u/jerfoo · 7 pointsr/atheism

Yeah, toddlers are 24-36 months old. If that's really the age group you're talking about, I recommend The Lorax. Seriously. If he's smart, you can hit the story from all sorts of angles: empathy for others, environmentalism, conservationism, equality of life, negative actions and negative consequences, the list goes on.

Sometimes the best defense is a strong offense. :)

u/pandaspear · 3 pointsr/books

The Sneeches and other tales. This was hands down my favorite book as a child. I loved the story of the pale green pants. It's a Dr. Suess book so it's fun to look at and to read. Probably not as long as the one you just finished, but it's good.

u/ElderTheElder · 10 pointsr/nostalgia

For any Silverstein fans out there who might not know, they released another book of his never-before-seen poems and illustrations called Every Thing On It like two years ago. I found it in a Toys 'R Us completely by chance and was ecstatic.

u/Jim-Jones · 2 pointsr/atheism

Isn't this well plowed ground?

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story : Books 1, 2, 3

Here Comes Science CD + DVD

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

Bang! How We Came to Be by Michael Rubino.

Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution
Grandmother Fish, free in PDF form online

Little Changesby Tiffany Taylor
Teach your children about the wonders of evolution with this fun story, and get them asking questions about the world they live in.

"From Stardust to You: An Illustrated Guide to The Big Bang" by Luciano Reni

"Meet Bacteria!" by Rebecca Bielawski

Evolutionary Tales Paperback by Matt Cubberly

Coming up: TINY THINKERS is a series of books introducing popular scientists to children, by telling their stories as if the scientists themselves were kids!

GoFundMe : Tiny Thinkers

u/niknaktoo · 1 pointr/whatsthatbook

Your poem is called "Grandpa Dropped His Glasses", by Leroy F. Jackson. It's been in a few different collections over the years, but my best guess is you might be looking for The Random House Book of Poetry for Children.

u/desertguru · 3 pointsr/tipofmytongue

"The Random House Book of Poetry for Children was recognized upon its publication in 1983 as an invaluable collection--a modern classic--and it has not since been surpassed. Five hundred poems, selected by poet and anthologist Jack Prelutsky, are divided into broad subject areas such as nature, seasons, living things, children, and home. The poems of Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, and Gwendolyn Brooks populate the book's pages, while Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, and Shel Silverstein ensure that the collection delights even the most reluctant readers of rhyme. Playground chants, anonymous rhymes, scary poems, silly verse, and even some sad strains are carefully indexed by title, author, first line, and subject. With illustrations of cheerful, round-faced children and animals on every page, Arnold Lobel (a Caldecott medalist and creator of the Frog and Toad series) unifies the diverse poems to form a satisfying whole; Lobel can draw anything and make it funny--or poignant, if he chooses. This collection, one of the most varied and complete around, will carry any budding poetry lover through childhood and beyond. (Ages 5 to 11.)"

I'm going to bed.

u/Karmakerosene · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need I Could Pee on This because I read a poem from it once and it's hilarious! Also because I love cats and poetry.

Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.

u/Bengt77 · 1 pointr/itookapicture

Oooh, this is lovely! Very nice, OP! Here's a bigger version for your wallpaper needs, Avagantamos101. Here you can also better see what book it is that she's reading.

u/MrWobbles · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Ok, I searched for it but didn't find it: I had this one memorized when i was little and would "read" it along with my mom, Dr. Seuss' Alphabet Book.

"Big A, Little a. What begins with a?"

Edit: a link :)

u/melonlollicholypop · 1 pointr/childrensbooks

The King's Chessboard - Exponents

Math Curse - Word Problems.

Grandfather Tang - Tangrams.

The Grapes of Math - Number sense and multiplication. This author has lots of others as well.

The M&M Math Book - Counting, shapes, early number sense.

How much is a million? - Complex numbers. I think there's a sequel out too.

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table - Geometry. There is an entire Sir Cumference series.

So many more, but those are off the top of my head. Follow the Amazon links and click through related books. You'll find a ton.

u/Dragynflies · 2 pointsr/atheistparents

There are not monsters under your bed is kind of poorly written.

Also love:

u/ezzyharry29 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

This made me realize how reading-oriented elementary schools...or maybe were when I was in school! If we finished something early, we were expected to have a book to read. Why not have a math binder to pull out if kids are done early? Anyway, got me thinking that maybe there are some math-oriented books (as in, not workbooks, but story books) out there that could interest your kiddo with some different math concepts. Here's some stuff I found (apologies for the ridiculously long links--also, I didn't look too closely at grade levels, so some may be for a few years down the road, or for you and him to read together):

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie:

Marvelous Math:

Math Curse (by Jon Scieszka, one of my favorites!):

The Grapes of Math (this author has a series of math books):

Sir Cumference (this one's a series):

u/SpliffDr · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Shel Silverstein was my favorite growing up! Have not seen this book in years... Something about his poems always made me happy:)

u/weblypistol · 3 pointsr/politics

Maybe this one will be better for you. ;)

u/Xyon_Peculiar · 21 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

If you enjoyed that, you should read I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats!

u/Eww_David · 3 pointsr/tipofmytongue

I just realized I got a message that reddit blocked my comment because it flagged the link I used. That's probably why. I didn't realize it's only visible to me now. Here's my original comment with new links.

The first one is possibly a book called The Real Mother Goose. I had it as a kid in the 90's and it has all the stories/poems rhymes you mentioned in it. It's also pretty thick. Mine had a black and white checkered cover, but over the years I've seen it in different colors.

If it's not that particular book, I'd say it's likely still a Mother Goose Treasury. Possibly Original Mother Goose.

Also, the poem you mention about the kids coming out while their parents sleep is called Girls and Boys Come out to Play.

u/NEWSBOT3 · 1 pointr/TheRedLion

i bought a friend this recently.

u/lasthorizon25 · 1 pointr/funny

"I Could Pee On This." Really funny, quick read.

u/hyrle · 1 pointr/cats

I recommend adding [] (this book) to your library.

Edit: formatting

u/-AgentChaos- · 4 pointsr/secretsanta

Or my personal favourite, "I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats"

u/RetardedChimpanzee · 12 pointsr/funny
u/Krysanth · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A classic for my daughter.

u/TracerBurnout · 2 pointsr/guns

Oh, I thought you were referencing Green Eggs and Ham.

u/FluffyBunnyHugs · 3 pointsr/news

Dr Seuss once wrote a book called, "The Sneetches", it applies.

u/fence_sitter · 45 pointsr/politics

This is as close as we're getting to him reading a book. My Book About Me (By Me, Myself).

u/GarbaGarba · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Here is a picture. The bookends are a solid geode that was cut to make them, my husband and I got them on my honeymoon along with a book of poetry by cats called I Could Pee On This. Hahahaha

u/R0YB0T · 16 pointsr/funny

You may want to start with words before you go straight to pissing on the person. A "Do you mind?" can go a long way if you say it assertively.

Source: "The book of how not to needlessly escalate the situation when the situation is someone looking at your penis."

u/Czarry · 6 pointsr/socialism

I didn't realize there was a new one.

Speed edit: I am talking about this book, apparently there is a movie now? idk probably a filthy capitalist money making scheme, this is the one I am talking about.

u/dunnowhatnametouse · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

10:38 is my guess.

Roll Tide Baby!

Shell Silversteina Where the Sidewalk Ends is CLASSIC.

Edit: I left out a digit. Guessing ten thirty-eight. Original post neglected the zero in ten.

u/Anti-DolphinLobby · -1 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
  1. Trans people are more likely to be suicidal

  2. Trans people are more likely to be murdered

  3. Trans people are more likely to be homeless

  4. White people are less likely to be randomly screened at airports

  5. White people are less likely to get tickets at traffic stops

  6. White people are more likely to be found innocent at trial

    I don't even fucking know where to begin with you. Here's a book, learn how to read.
u/ruprup · 1 pointr/

I'm not calling you fat. I'm saying this is your self image and this is a book you would benefit a great deal from.

If you want me to stop marginalizing you and explain why I think you're such a douchebag:
> Try using a f*ing car maybe. Or walking. Or taking public transportation. Biking in a city is dangerous

I own a car. I started the discussion by pointing this out. I've spent probably 100 hours on public transportation. Also, biking in a city is not inherently dangerous, that is, if there were no cars it would be super safe. Now, cars are safe around cars. Bikes are safe around bikes. We could yell at each other that one or the other doesn't belong in a city: "hey faggot, get a job and buy a car." or "fuck your hummer you Nazi I hope you die in a fire." But I like riding a bike and since it's a reasonable thing to do i'm not going to stop. You like driving your car. So now we can discuss the advantages and disadvantages to both and try to come up with the safest and most efficient compromise.

Explanation of why you're a douchebag continued:
> People who can't afford cars are obviously not very smart. If they were, they could get a job.

This really is unrelated to how bikes should be treated in cities, but it's worth noting that I used to live in Chicago and some people are, for all practical purposes, too poor to afford a car. Telling them to "get a job" is not helpful, but it is something a douchebag would do.