24 Must Read Toddler Books

These toddler books are sure to become favorites in your home, too!

Toddler Books Enjoyed by Eli

The toddler years go by so quickly!  I love toddlers with their inquisitive minds that soak up information like sponges.  My biggest piece of advice for taking advantage of all that learning energy – read, read, read!  Living literature, of course – yes, it even matters in the earliest of ages.

Below are some of Eli’s most favorite books of all time in his toddler years.  How do I know?  I read them each at least 100 times.  You tend to get the feeling that a book is enjoyed when your little one brings it to you over and over again…day after day…month after month.  I hope your toddler enjoys these books as much as my Eli did.

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The Very Hungry CaterpillarGoodnight MoonIs Your Mama a Llama?Ask Mr. BearThe Three Little PigsThe Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics)The Animal Boogie (A Barefoot Singalong)The Journey Home From Grandpa's (A Barefoot Singalong)Guess How Much I Love YouI Love You As Much...No, David!Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)If You Give a Pig a PancakeListen, Listen LBThe Gingerbread ManA Pocket for CorduroyThe Carrot Seed (Rise and Shine)Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey BusinessWe're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)The Poky Little Puppy (A Little Golden Book Classic)The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board BookAre You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))Good Night, Gorilla

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  1. We have most of these books. I think my favorite of the Llama one… I think it just brings back memories of when my oldest was still about two.

  2. Many of these are favorites, but we also went through a Big Red Barn phase for several months!

  3. My oldest liked Big Red Barn so much , he had it memorized! He also loved Jessie Bear, What will you Wear and Better Not get Wet, Jessie Bear.
    My next son would have loved Little Blue Truck if it had been published when he was a toddler.

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