The following are books I am reading with baby C and enjoy. You can see my exact ratings on Goodreads.
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
This is a cute story that teaches kids time, animals, and not to be a grouchy bully. Thanks to this book, my niece knew what aphids were at age 2.
The Monster At the End of This Book by Jon Stone
This was a childhood favorite of mine. It is really difficult to find nowadays because Target sells an abominable sequel with Grover and Elmo that does not even touch the charm of the original. BUT, I found copy at AC Moore of all places! C is too little to appreciate the greatness of this book, but I still read it to her.
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson (Illustrator)
Everyone is certain it won't grow, but a little boy remains confident in his carrot seed's potential. Watch as he carefully plants, tends to, and eventually harvests a carrot whose size is in direct proportion to his unflappable faith in it.
This story contains less than one sentence per page and still manages to be a deeper, better story than many novels I've read.
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek (Illustrator)
The search is on for the green sheep in rhymes and cute illustrations of multi-colored sheep doing various silly activities.
This book is cute and one little ones will enjoy. It's a good bed-time read. (Spoiler alert: we find the green sheep fast asleep!)