Children's The Best Books for Toddlers

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List of the best books for toddlers, ranked by parents and fans of children's literature. This list of the best baby books includes picture books, board books, and even educational children's books that teach numbers, shapes, and colors, as well as story books for young children. Vote for your favorite toddler books to move them to the top of the list, or add any that you see missing.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Corduroy Don Freeman

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr. Eric Carle

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss

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Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin^! Jr., John Archambault

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Jamberry Board Book and Tape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Scuffy the Tugboat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Scuffy the Tugboat Gertrude Crampton

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The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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The Monster at the End of This... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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The Story of the Three Little ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander

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Charlie and Lola's Opposites is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Once upon a Potty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Once upon a Potty Alona Frankel

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How I Became a Pirate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
How I Became a Pirate Melinda Long

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My Big Animal World Book is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Peek-a-who? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Peek-a-who? Nina Laden

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The Happy Egg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Happy Egg Ruth Krauss

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Mama, Do You Love Me? is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara Joosse

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Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book Karen Katz, Marion Dane Bauer

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The Snowy Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats

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Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Love You Forever Robert Munsch

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Ask Mr. Bear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ask Mr. Bear MACMILLAN/MCGRAW

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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Just me and my babysitter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Moo Baa La La La is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Moo Baa La La La Sandra Boynton

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Time for Bed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Time for Bed Mem Fox

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The Family Book is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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I Hope You Dance! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
I Hope You Dance! Mark D Sanders, Tia Sillers Mark Sanders

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Baby Happy Baby Sad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Baby Happy Baby Sad Leslie Patricelli

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The Cheerios counting book is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Cheerios counting book Barbara Barbieri McGrath

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Ira sleeps over. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ira sleeps over. Bernard Waber

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Cinderella Brothers Grimm

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Tootle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Tootle Gertrude Crampton

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On the day you were born is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
On the Day You Were Born Debra Frasier

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Owl babies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Owl babies Martin Waddell

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Mouse Count is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Mouse Count Ellen Walsh

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Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 Karen Katz

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Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

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My Baby Brother and Me is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
My Baby Brother and Me Jane Drake, Ann Love

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My Baby Sister and Me is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
My Baby Sister and Me Jane Drake, Ann Love

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I Know a Rhino is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
I Know a Rhino Charles Fuge