Parenting The Best Books for Toddlers  

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List Rules Books that are great to read to toddlers

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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118 10
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

2
93 9
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Dr. Seuss

3
118 17
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Margaret Wise Brown

4
66 8
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Don Freeman

5
94 18
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Maurice Sendak

6
73 12
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle

7
77 19
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
P. D. Eastman

8
59 15
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Shel Silverstein

9
63 15
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault

10
41 12
We're Going on a Bear Hunt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

11
47 19
The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Margaret Wise Brown

12
41 7
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Dr. Seuss

13
45 20
Jamberry Board Book and Tape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

14
29 4
Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

15
36 15
Scuffy the Tugboat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Gertrude Crampton

16
36 8
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

17
20 4
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

18
15 2
The Monster at the End of This... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

19
17 7
Moo Baa La La La is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Sandra Boynton

20
19 7
Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
EvaHatterer added Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander

21
16 6
The Story of the Three Little ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

22
14 5
Mama, Do You Love Me? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Barbara Joosse

23
18 11
Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Robert Munsch

24
24 16
Charlie and Lola's Opposites is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

25
13 6
Peek-a-who? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Nina Laden

26
13 4
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Karen Katz, Marion Dane Bauer

27
12 6
My Big Animal World Book is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

28
10 5
The Snowy Day is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ezra Jack Keats

29
24 19
Once upon a Potty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Alona Frankel

30
10 4
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Crockett Johnson

31
18 11
The Happy Egg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ruth Krauss

32
24 19
How I Became a Pirate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Melinda Long

33
16 10
Ask Mr. Bear is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
MACMILLAN/MCGRAW

34
9 5
Just me and my babysitter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

35
9 5
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Brothers Grimm

36
9 6
Tootle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Gertrude Crampton

37
8 5
Barnyard dance! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Sandra Boynton

38
9 5
Time for Bed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Mem Fox

39
16 12
Baby Happy Baby Sad is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Leslie Patricelli

40
12 10
Owl babies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Martin Waddell

41
12 11
The Cheerios counting book is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Barbara Barbieri McGrath

42
16 15
The Family Book is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

43
17 16
I Hope You Dance! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Mark D Sanders, Tia Sillers, Mark Sanders

44
10 9
On the day you were born is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Debra Frasier

45
9 6
Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Karen Katz

46
17 16
Ira sleeps over. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Bernard Waber

47
16 15
Mouse Count is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Ellen Walsh

48
7 7
My Baby Brother and Me is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Jane Drake, Ann Love

49
7 7
My Baby Sister and Me is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Jane Drake, Ann Love

50
4 2
Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
Milolan added Robert McCloskey