Good Books for Toddlers

When sharing books with your toddler you should:

  • have fun and talk about the books together.
  • choose books with repeated rhymes, words and phrases.
  • point to the pictures and ask questions.
  • let your child help you hold the book and turn the pages.

Here are some great books to share with your toddler:

  • by Ruth Kraus

    When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits ...

  • by Lucy Cousins

    Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. 

  • by Robert Kalan

    A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.

  • by Ruth Bornstein

    Little Gorilla's family and friends try to help him overcome his special growing pains.

  • by Merle Peek

    Each of Katy Bear's animal friends wears a different color of clothing to her birthday party.

  • by Kevin Henkes

    When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.

  • by Bill Martin Jr.

    The sense of hearing is explored through simple rhymes and colorful illustrations in this beloved classic. (Baby/Preschool)

  • by Nancy Tafuri

    Questions and answers highlight some outstanding characteristics of farm animals, such as a chicken's feathers and a horse's mane.

  • by Mem Fox

    At the end of the day, darkness is falling and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked into bed.

  • by Eric Carle

    Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.

  • by Michael Rosen

    Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a head long retreat.

  • by Eric Hill

    A mother dog finds eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her lost puppy.