I've been having a hard time finding good toddler books, and since my daughter is an avid 'reader' we need plenty. I don't read parenting magazines and browsing for books online can be a pain. And going to the store with a toddler in tow can prove difficult - at least if you want to look through the books before you buy them.
I've noticed that other parents have this problem too, so I thought I would share the books we like reading. We read in Dutch, French and English. Since few of you would benefit from knowing my Dutch book selection, here's the French books we absolutely love (I know many of you are bilingual French, so I thought that might come in handy).
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It is actually a translation of a 1902 book in the English language, so it would be possible to find a copy in English for those who don't read French.
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There are some small errors in the book, but it gives a nice overview of how a building site works.
The collection is printed on a plastic-like surface that makes it very resistant to tearing and doesn't wear on heavy use.
You can buy the books separately or in one collection. The single books are a small size and easy to take all over. We ended up buying the collection and giving the first book (La Sorcière Camomille et le Chateau Hanté) to another little girl, who liked the story just as much as our daughter.
We have "La Nature" and "Le Corps" and I was very pleased by both of them.
They have the same series for older children too, but I have yet to try them.