Books are in indispensable part of my kids’ baby and toddler-hoods. Even before they can talk or sign, my kids learn to LOVE looking at books, turning pages and pointing to familiar objects. We use dialogic reading techniques with our kids to get them engaged from a very young age.
If you’re looking for an authoritative list of the best books for babies and toddlers, I recommend starting here. The books on this page are simply MY babies and toddlers favorite books. Some of them are famous, universally-loved books. Others are kind of quirky. All of them have been asked for over and over and over again my at least one of my kids when they were 2 or under.
Favorite Books for Babies and Toddlers
Here they are, my own family’s favorite books for babies and toddlers, in no particular order. Click each title for more detailed comments and information.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
That’s Not My Dragon by Fiona Watt
First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boyton
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Everything Book by Denise Fleming
Mommy, Where Are You? by Mack
Click here for more book lists containing my own family’s personal Family Favorites.