Top 10 Books For Toddlers

Top 10 Books For Toddlers

When you are looking for books for your toddler, of course, you want the best ones out there. As you probably know there are a lot. You could be starting a library for your child or buying for another. 10 books is a good number to start out with. You don’t want to start out with too many. Why not? You’ll get to know what your toddler likes and is interested in. By starting with the top 10 books for your toddler, you’re sure to know that these have been loved by thousands and they’re in the top 10 for a reason.

Books are a way to a child’s heart and mind. They learn from the very beginning from books. Even if they can’t understand what you’re talking about. It is building their vocabulary to learn how to read and to talk from books as well. They will learn colors, shapes, letters, and numbers all from books. Reading to your child is very crucial in helping them succeed from the very start. A bedtime routine is a must have. It calms the child down and lets them know that it is almost bedtime. Reading is a great way to start a routine if you already don’t have one. The last thing you want is a wound up child and then telling them it’s time for bed. This is also a great bonding time to spend with your child as well. At the end of every day, I look forward to reading with mine because it’s our one on one time even if it’s for 5 min. We need that and so do they and believe it or not they look forward to it. Watch this video on the importance of reading to our children and how it benefits them.

I compiled a list of the top 10 books that have been loved by thousands and for many years. Some of these you’ll even know from your own childhood which is really cool. If you have any comments or questions please leave them below. I would love to hear what books you and your child like to read together. Feel free to share this page with others that may benefit from it too.

#1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carl

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#2. Yummy Yucky By Leslie Patricelli

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#3. Where is my Teddy? By Jez Alborough

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#4. Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss

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#5. The Book With No Pictures By BJ Novak

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#6. The Family Book By Todd Parr

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 #7. Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman

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 #8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

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#9.  Good Night Moon By Margaret Wise Brown

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#10. Oh The Places You’ll Go By Dr. Seuss

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24 thoughts on “Top 10 Books For Toddlers”

  1. Thank you for commenting Dave.
    I’m so happy you got those books recommended from me. That means a lot. I know they will enjoy them for years to come as they never get old.

  2. My wife’s cousin just had her first child and as a gift, we picked up two of the books you’ve mentioned, as we bought them for our kids and you’re right, they’re must have classics.

    Are You My Mother and Goodnight Moon

    So glad you mentioned them on your site.

  3. Hi Bibian,
    Thanks for your comment. Reading is so very important and I’m glad I could give you some book ideas for you to read to your grandchildren.
    All the best,

  4. The effect of reading for kids cannot be over emphasized. Children who keeps the routine get more smart as the grow up. They are more out spoken and more intelligent. It is good keeping the routine on. My children are grown and I could not pinpoint the ones the red here but those ten listed books are great and I would like some for my grand children. Thanks for posting. Your reader would really enjoy your post.

  5. Hi Derek,
    Thanks for your comment. “Are you my mother” is one of the best. I doing know what it is about Dr. Suess, but he’s a genius. One of the first books I bought for my son was “goodnight moon”. A family favorite.
    – Kasey

  6. I remember reading “Are You My Mother” to my kids. I noticed that reading that book to them kicked off their reading abilities. The same thing seemed to happen with “Go Dog, Go” and “Cat in the Hat”. And who can forget “Goodnight Moon”? These books bring back fond memories of reading to my kids.

  7. Hi Norman,
    Thanks for your comment.
    These definitely brought back many memories for me as well once I had my children. I couldn’t imagine growing up without reading some of these books.

  8. Hi John,
    Thanks for commenting. “Green Eggs and Ham” was one of my favorites growing up. I remember making green eggs and ham at school in kindergarten while reading it. I’m glad I could help you if you need any ideas in the future.

  9. Hi Leah,
    Thank you for your comment.
    All the Dr. Seuss books are amazing! I didn’t know about some of them either until I had kids of my own. They are all time classics and I don’t think will ever change. I’m glad I could give you some more book ideas to read to your little ones at your daycare.
    Good luck!

  10. Hi Diana,
    Thank you for your comment.
    “Goodnight Moon” is one of my childhood favorites as well. I would actually recommend these books until grade school (ages 2-6). Especially since around that age, they are learning how to put words together and even read. These are great books to start doing that. They have a lot of sight words in them as well. Thanks again for your comment.

  11. Hey Kasey,

    I’ve read a few of these books; and still read some of them now. LOL

    “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” is one of my favorites, as well as The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I’ve also heard many people say their favorite childhood book is “Good Night Moon”… although I’ve never read it.

    Now what age do you recommend these books for? Because I remember reading them when I was like 6 or 7; not a toddler. I have a little nephew that might enjoy some of these.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome list!

  12. Thank you for taking the time to find these great books! I have a 1 year old, and run a day home and am always looking for great ways to build their minds. I loved the Dr. Seuss books as a kid, and still have all of them. I will pull them out to start reading with everyone. Some of these I have never heard of but I will be heading to the book store to find them! Thanks again!

  13. Some great suggestions for the top 10 books for toddlers Kasey!
    I remember reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Green Eggs and Ham to my children over the years… excellent books, as I am sure your other recommendations are as well!
    Thanks for this handy resource 🙂

  14. I remembered the days of story reading as a kid it was so amazing as I got lost in those stories and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for bringing back those childhood memories. These are really great books for kids.

  15. Hi Hellmut,
    Thank you for commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Feel free to share to share these with anyone you may know.

  16. Hi Kasey,
    this is a geat collection of children books. My kids are grown and I cannot remember the books we were reading to them. But a collection like yiurs would have helped a lot to choose the right ones from all the children books which are on the markez.
    Thanks for sharing

  17. Hi Sophia,
    Thanks for commenting. That is a great idea giving that book at graduation. That’s really sweet. I totally agree about the books being torn. Mine even liked to chew on the board books. They’re some I had to toss, but got them again once they were a little older.
    – Kasey

  18. Hi Vince,
    Thanks for your comment. I have not read those yet. I’ll have to check them out! Thanks for the recommendation.
    – Kasey

  19. Hi Maja,
    Thanks for your comment. I’m glad I could give you some help choosing books for you and your grandson. I know my mom loves reading to mine.
    – Kasey

  20. Thanks for these good recommendations. My grandson is 3 months and I will take some books so that I can read it. He loves when we sing to him, I believe he will listen to stories from books for a few months. All the best.

  21. Great list of books.
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a family favourite with our 4 year old twins. We have been reading it for 2 years now.

    The Very Cranky Bear series is another of our favourites. Have you read any of them?

  22. Aww – I remember most of these books growing up. I still have “Oh the places you’ll go” that was given to me at the time of my high school graduation. These are classics to have on hand but sometimes toddlers who don’t understand how to respect books might rip the pages out, so be cautious when leaving these treasures alone with your children unless you are confident they wont tear the pages.

  23. Hi Brandon,
    My oldest loved “Oh The Places Youll Go”. I also can’t think of a Dr. Seuss book that I didn’t like.

  24. Great books here. I actually purchased some of these a few years ago when my kids were little ones, and I must say my daughters favorite was “Oh the places you’ll go”, however, my sons was “Brown Bear Brown Bear”. Both are good but I think they are all good anyway. Thanks for all your help 🙂

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