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Tatyana Lewis
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List of the best books for toddlers, ranked by parents and fans of children's literature. This list include 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.

Many of the books listed here are early childhood classics. Nearly every item listed on this list is either a staple of preschool or early grades like K-2 at the elementary level. Who can forget classics like Where the Wild Things Are, Corduroy and The Cat in the Hat? That being, who didn't have Goodnight Moon read to them before they went to bed as a toddler? The one common bond between these books, despite their author, subject matter and main character, is that these books are some of the most reliable for parents and will always elicit a small grin from people who remember the stories from growing up.

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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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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Cat in the Hat 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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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Scuffy the Tugboat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Scuffy the Tugboat Gertrude Crampton

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Charlie and Lola's Opposites is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Once upon a Potty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Once upon a Potty Alona Frankel

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The Happy Egg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The Happy Egg Ruth Krauss

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The Family Book is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Ira sleeps over. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ira sleeps over. Bernard Waber

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How I Became a Pirate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
How I Became a Pirate Melinda Long

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I Hope You Dance! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
I Hope You Dance! Mark D Sanders, Tia Sillers, Mark Sanders

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Ask Mr. Bear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ask Mr. Bear MACMILLAN/MCGRAW

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Baby Happy Baby Sad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Baby Happy Baby Sad Leslie Patricelli

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I'd Rather Eat a Child is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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The Monster at the End of This... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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Mouse Count is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Mouse Count Ellen Walsh

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34 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
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I Know a Rhino is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
I Know a Rhino Charles Fuge

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Katy No-Pocket is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Katy No-Pocket Emmy Payne

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Inside freight train is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Inside freight train Donald Crews

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The napping house is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
The napping house Audrey Wood

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Sheep in a Jeep is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Sheep in a Jeep Nancy E. Shaw

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Giraffes can't dance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Giraffes can't dance Giles Andreae