I have always been a reader and am trying to instill the love of reading in my children. I am proud to say that I have been successful with my older son who is a voracious reader. So much so that I have compiled a list of books for teens and pre-teens as well.
My toddler who just turned three also loves books. He is at the point where he looks at books for a good part of the day and wants us to read to him often. Because of this I have decided to compile a list of books for toddlers based on what both of my kids have enjoyed and recommendations from friends.
I have intentionally left out some of the perennial favorites since I think most of us know and love Good Night Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, etc.
Alice and Greta by Steven J. Simmons and Cyd Moore
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry
Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin Jr
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (etc.) by Laura Numeroff
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
It’s Too Noisy! by Joanna Cole
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
The Maisy books by Lucy Cousins
Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
Pete the Cat (all of them) by James Dean
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
There’s a Cow in the Road! by Reeve Lindbergh
There’s a Monster at the End of this Book (Starring Grover) by Jon Stone
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
What is/was your toddler’s favorite book?