The 40 Best Toddler Books


Christmas is just a few days away! Do you need some last minute ideas? How about the kids’ gift that parents can’t get enough of… books! When we read to our kids, we get to snuggle with them, we teach them communication, we teach new skills like colors and shapes, and we get to (finally) sit down for a second. Awesome. To put together this list, I reached out to over 100 moms to ask what their favorite books are. We cross-checked their suggestions with Amazon reviews and only included books with at least 4.5 stars and at least 50 reviews, to give you the best of the best! So here goes… these are moms’ favorite books for toddlers.

    1. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book #1 Best Seller in Kids’ Zoo Books on Amazon with 5 stars
    2. From Head to Toe Board Book #1 Best Seller on Amazon in Exercise and Fitness for Children, with 5 stars
    3. Little Blue Truck board book #1 best seller on Amazon in Children’s cars and trucks books with 5 stars
    4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?#1 Best Seller in Children’s Bear Books on Amazon, with 5 stars
    5. You Are My Sunshine#1 Best Seller in Children’s Emotion Books, 5 stars
    6. On the Night You Were Born 5 stars
    7. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site #1 Best Seller in Poetry for Early Learning, with 5 stars on Amazon
    8. Bear Snores On (The Bear Books) 5 stars
    9. Everything by Sandra Boynton
    10. Pout-Pout Fish, The (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) #1 Best Seller in Children’s Marine Life Books with 5 stars on Amazon
    11. I Love You, Stinky Face 5 stars on Amazon
    12. Duck and Goose series
    13. Giraffes Can’t Dance #1 Best Seller in Children’s Dance Books on Amazon, 4.5 stars
    14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar #1 Best Seller in Children’s Bug C& Spider Books on Amazon, 4.5 stars
    15. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)#1 in Early Learning Beginner Readers on Amazon, 4.5 stars
    16. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books) 4.5 stars on Amazon
    17. Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books) #1 Best Seller on Amazon for Kids’ Toilet Training Books with 4.5 stars
    18. Dr. Seuss Books
    19. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? 5 stars
    20. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?5 stars
    21. The Napping House 5 stars
    22. Berenstain Bears series
    23. I Love You Through And Through 5 stars
    24. How Do I Love You? 5 stars
    25.  Ten Little Ladybugs 5 stars
    26. Kipper’s A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure 5 stars on Amazon
    27. Mog the Forgetful Cat 4.5 stars on Amazon.
    28. Tiger Who Came to Tea 4.5 star
    29. Llama Llama Red Pajama 4.5 stars on Amazon
    30. Little Owl’s Night #1 Best Seller in Children’s Nature Books with 4.5 stars
    31. Little Owl’s Day 5 stars on Amazon
    32. Goodnight Moon 4.5 stars on Amazon
    33. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book #1 best seller in Children’s Anatomy Books on Amazon, with 4.5 stars
    34. Guess How Much I Love You #1 Best Seller in Children’s Rabbit Books on Amazon, with 4.5 stars
    35. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books) 4.5 stars
    36. I Stink!4.5 stars
    37. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go 5 stars
    38. Spot book series 4-4.5 stars depending on the book
    39. Just a Little Critter Collection (Little Critter) 5 stars
    40.  I’m as Quick as a Cricket 4.5 stars

OK, so that’s actually more than 40.  But, hopefully you find some you love.  Happy holidays and happy book reading!

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