Paul Seidel

Favourite children's books (toddler)

  • The very hungry caterpillar (Carle)
  • Chicka chicka boom boom (Martin/Archambault/Ehlert) avoid the sequel (chicka chicka 1-2-3), which is terrible
  • Hushabye (Burningham)
  • Mr Gumpy's outing (Burningham)
  • Where the wild things are (Sendak)
  • Where's Spot? (Hill) avoid the other Spot books, which are very dull
  • Freight train (Crews)
  • Go away, big green monster! (Emberley)
  • Press here (Tullet)
  • Good night, good night, construction site
  • Wow! City! (Neubecker)
  • Machines go to work in the city (Low)
  • The shopping expedition (Ahlberg/Amstutz)
  • I'm bored (Black/Ohi)
  • Favourite picture books (preschool, some go up to kindergarten)

  • Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (Viorst/Cruz)
  • In the night kitchen (Sendak)
  • Anna in charge (Tsutsui/Hayashi)
  • Monsters (Hoban/Blake)
  • Madeline (Bemelmans)
  • I lost my bear (Feiffer)
  • Little school (Norling)
  • The king of quizzical island (Snell/McKee)
  • The runaway dinner (Ahlberg/Ingman)
  • The pigeon finds a cookie (Willems) the other pigeon books are nice, but less interesting
  • Written and drawn by Henrietta (Liniers) this is extraordinarily well done; a (cartoon) book with a framing narrative
  • I want my hat back (Klassen)
  • The book without pictures (Novak)
  • I hate school (Willis/Ross)
  • The very inappropriate word (Tobin/Coverly)
  • The day I swapped my Dad for two goldfish (McKean/Gaiman)
  • How this book was made (Barnett/Rex)
  • Weasels (Dolan)
  • Favourite children's books (kindergarten to 2nd grade)

  • Gooney bird greene (Lowry/Thomas)
  • The hobbit (Tolkien)
  • Just Grace (Harper)
  • Favourite board and card games (2 years)

  • First orchard (Haba)
  • Little builders (Haba) both of these barely qualify as board games, but are adorable
  • Favourite board and card games (preschool)

  • Slamwich (Stambler)
  • Ratatat Cat (Stambler) requires numeracy
  • Favourite board and card games (kindergarten to 2nd grade)

  • Quoridor (Marchesi)
  • Set (Yianni)
  • Forbidden Island (Leacock) collaborative
  • Castle Panic (De Witt) semi-collaborative
  • Ingenious (Knizia)
  • Favourite board games (3rd grade and above)

  • Lost Cities (Knizia)
  • Dominion (Vaccarino)

  • Updated: April 2016