we read here

Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.
-- Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)

For Baby (and big brother...)
On Mother's Lap by Glo Coalson
Global Babies a Global Fund for Children Book
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
What Shall We do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell
I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M . Joose
I Used to be the Baby by Robin Ballard
Baby, Come Out! by Fran Manushkin
The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
It's Time to Sleep my Love illustrated by Nancy Tillman
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by  Al Perkins

Picture Books
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven
The Lion and the Little Red Bird by Elisa Kleven
Ernst by Elisa Kleven
The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven
Hooray, a Pinata! by Elisa Kleven
A Monkey Among Us by Dave Horowitz
Zoom Zoom Zoom I'm off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino
The Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown
The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers
Woody, Hazel and Little Pip by Elsa Beskow
Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow
The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren
Under a Mushroom by Anita Lobel
May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice De Regniers &  Beni Montresor
Child of Faery, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen
The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook by Shirley Hughs
The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat by Catherine Ann Cullen
How to Find Flower Fairies (pop-up book)
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Joey by Jack Kent
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz
Malke's Secret Recipe by David A. Adler
The Chanukkah Guest by Eric A. Kimmel
The King of Capri by Jeannette Winterson
Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie
Gator by Randy Cecil
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
Star Mother's Youngest Child by Louise Moeri
Fairy Tales retold by Berlie Doherty (illus. by Jane Ray)
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Jane Ray
Mr. Putter and Tabby (series) by Cynthia Rylant
The Lighthouse Family (series) by Cynthia Rylant
Frog and Toad (series) by Arnold Lobel
George and Martha (series) by James Marshall
Little Bear by Else Holmlund
The Mousewife by Rumer Goden
Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill
Goldie the Dollmaker by M.B. Goffstein
The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed
My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone
Big Momma Makes the World by Phyllis Root
Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base
The Princess and the Pea retold by Lauren Child
Sam's Cookie by Barbro Lindgren
Sam's Wagon by Barbro Lindgren
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Good Families Don't by Robert Munsch
Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch
We Share Everything by Robert Munsch
Purple, Green & Yellow by Robert Munsch
I Have to Go by Robert Munsch
Princess Ugly by Jane Yolen

Chapter Books
The Man Who Planted Trees By Jean Giono
Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bearn
Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
Little House in the Big Woods (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pippi Longstocking (series) by Astrid Lindgren
The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson
The Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling (we're obsessed...)
Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (series) by Chris Riddell
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The Borrowers (series) by Mary Norton
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
The Sea of Trolls (series) by Nancy Farmer
Inkheart (series) by Cornelia Funke
The Magic Thief (series) by Sarah Prineas

Mama Reads...
The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
The Passion by Jeannette Winterson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by  Mary Ann Shaffer
Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
The Time Travelers Wife Audrey Niffenegger
The House on Beartown Road Elizabeth Cohen
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver
The Lost Daughters of China  Karin Evans
Love in the Driest Season Neely Tucker
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
Matisse Stories A.S.Byatt
Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Moon by Whale Light Diane Ackerman
My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen
The Holyman by Susan Trott
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez