Books for toddlers

posted 3 months ago in Parenting
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Julia Donaldson books – my toddler loves Toddle Waddle, Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, and One Mole Digging a Hole (there are also also several others in the collection). 

Any of the Hairry Maclary books by Lynley Dodd’s.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

My 2.5 year old is obsessed with books! We were recently given Fleabag which is about a homeless dog that finds his little boy that she absolutely loves. Ruthie Bon Bair is also silly and cute. All of the Disney-themed little golden books have been a hit. For series she likes Click Clack Moo, Little Blue Truck, Pete the Cat. She hasn’t pulled them out for a bit since we got new books but we had a spurt of several months where she wanted to read Marlon Bundo and She Persisted which mama’s uber liberal heart just loved lol. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Another vote for Julia Donaldson. Zog and Gruffalo are our favorites but they are all great. 

We also love the Good Night Construction Site series. 


Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

LO’s 21 months and he loves Pout Pout Fish, Boynton books, Curious George, and Thomas & Friends books.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My son got a lovely Hairy Maclary set from my own mother for his birthday recently. Otherwise, I often scroll through lists of award winning kids books to find the more recent releases that look fun.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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aislebound :  my son is that age. He’s showing interest in Dr Seuss, loves the most horrible book called a Look Around the City (my mom got it so he’d have exposure to less rural life). He likes Harry the Dirty Dog (from the 50s) and several other books from that era – You Will Go to the Moon amuses me. I got a book called The Little Snowflake that rhymes and sort of explains how snow works… it had a ton of detail in the pictures to talk about as well, I think it’s great. And we just gave a 3 year old a Poke a Dot dinosaur book – he and his little sister love it. My son is getting one for his Hanukkah present this year. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

My son loves books. He’s a little older, but still loves:

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
Red Truck
Goodnight, Tractor
Are You My Mother?
Go Away Big Green Monster

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Busy bee


Post # 11
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Helper bee

Love You Forever

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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aislebound :  a board book I love to read to my daughter is Never Let You Go by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. It’s quite sweet and has the nicest illustrations. Might be a bit simple, it’s only a sentence per page.

A book I remember loving when I was three years old is The Jolly Postman. It has letters in it that you can take out and read, which I found super neat.

Another book –I haven’t read yet to my daughter but will when she’s a little older– is The Kissing Hand- it’s good for kids soon to go to daycare or school.

Post # 13
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My two year old absolutely loves the book Moo! by David LaRochelle. Was also the first book he learned to read and it’s so much fun. Press Here by Herve Tullet and There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher are both fun interactive books.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My 2 year old loves The Wonky Donkey.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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gryffinfoot :  I was going to say anything in the Jolly Postman series!  They were my number one favorite as a kid.  I bought my daughter the original and the Christmas one when she was born and she loves them too.  They do require some supervision for toddlers though.  My daughter tried to read one to herself last year and ended up accidentally ripping a couple of the envelopes.

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