25 Best Books For Toddlers Update 05/2022

There were so many good books for toddlers to choose from that it was hard to pick one. In the end, we have a list of the best-selling books for toddlers, as well as some classic books that you can add to your collection. I’ve also included some books that aren’t as well known but are still good for young kids. Our own library will be getting bigger based on my research. I’m very excited about this! In the past, we have read a lot at night. I want to keep it up as long as I can.

There is a lot of debate about which books for toddlers are the best, so I really appreciate all of the suggestions that blog readers have sent in. Note: A lot of parents worry about when their kids should learn to read. Your child might be behind when it comes to reading. Please, don’t worry. You have to show your child the world of literature and help him or her fall in love with books. It varies a lot when it comes to when your child learns to read. Most of the time, your child will learn how to read when they are ready.On to some of the best books for toddlers now! This post has affiliate links in it. Here, you can read my full disclosure policy and see how I make money.

Best Books for Toddlers

Little Blue Truck

You can decide whether the Green Toad is a hero or a glory hound. Whether or not it’s true, a few good friends can make a big difference.

I Am a Bunny

This book isn’t very interesting at all. I like the illustrations because they have a richness to them, and my two-year-old likes the simple, clear story.

Goodnight Moon

The classic has a few flaws, but I agree with you about that (yes the bedroom is the size of a palace and definitely that fireplace is not properly child-proofed). The rhythm of this book can’t be matched. When I just say a few words from the book, my two-year-old goes to sleep. That’s not always the goal of reading, but it’s a good thing at bedtime.

Love You Forever

OK, I’ll admit it: I thought this book was very scary when I was first reading it. As long as I didn’t get to the end, which made me cry, I was fine Because at the heart of it, this is not the story of a helicopter mom who went wrong. Rather, it’s a “testament to a parent’s love that lasts even when time and space have passed.” (You may still think it’s creepy, but I warned you.)

Where the Wild Things Are

My son and I were surprised by how good it is even though we had seen it before.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

This book is a New York Times best-seller for a reason: it has beautiful art by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text. People who love trucks love this book.

Little Monster’s Bedtime Book

When parents look for old-fashioned kids’ books 30 or so years after they fell in love with them as kids, they find this one. That’s what I mean. Priceless.

Hop on Pop

As a Beginner Book, this “simplest Seuss for the youngest” has been a favorite for years.

The Poky Little Puppy

When this book came out in 1942, it was a big hit with kids, and it’s now sold more than 15 million copies since! It was a gift from my aunt to Nolan. When I opened the book for the first time, I remembered seeing these pictures when I was a little girl. Love: I loved them then, and I still love them today.

Everyone Poops

The author may not have written a great book, but I bet you can’t find a child who doesn’t like talking about poop.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

If you want to learn the alphabet, this book is a great way to do it. Chicka Chicka ABC is also a good one.

Are You My Mother?

You’d hope this baby bird would be a little better at recognizing familiar faces. To enjoy this book, don’t look down on anyone.

Pat the Bunny

This is a book for the youngest reader. You and your child will have a lot of fun with it, but it’s not an iPad. Can’t do better than that.

The Napping House

Not only did this book get a lot of attention from other people, but it also won some big awards. The New York Times Book Review named this book its best illustrated book of the year. Golden Kite Award winner. California Young Reader Medal winner. Booklist Editors’ Choice. I’m going to buy this one.


It comes to life at night in a department store, and it is a bear. What’s not to like?

Little Pea

Picky eaters should read this book.

Good Night, Gorilla

This story is mostly told through pictures, which makes it a good choice for kids who are very young.

The Runaway Bunny

In this story, a bunny plays hide and seek with imaginary friends, and his loving mother always finds him. Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd wrote this book together in 1942, and it hasn’t been out of print since then. It’s one of their best-known works (who are also responsible for Goodnight Moon). These two are great at making hits.

The Gruffalo

As long as your child isn’t scared of the main character (It’s a risk!). Roll the dice!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Ok, I’ll admit that I don’t think this book is very interesting. But who does? This is my child. You should check out this book, even though we all know they wouldn’t run into each other in the wild.

Dear Zoo

This book is thought of as a classic for kids.

Also, it’s about the zoo, and when you’re a toddler, the zoo is where you want to be.

The Cat in the Hat

This favorite has been around for a long time and is still a great way to teach kids to read. Seuss uses simple, single vowel words to help young people learn to read.

Llama Llama Red Pajama

It’s been a while since this book came into our lives, but I wish it had. Every now and then, you just can’t get enough of the llama drama!

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