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Lifestyle The Best Books for Toddlers  

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
grant1woods added Dr. Seuss

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
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
Maurice Sendak

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

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

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

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
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
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
Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault

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

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Jamberry Board Book and Tape is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers

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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
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
Alona Frankel

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

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

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I Hope You Dance! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
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
MACMILLAN/MCGRAW

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Baby Happy Baby Sad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
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
Foxtrot added I'd Rather Eat a Child

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

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34 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books for Toddlers
陈艳冲1 added 34

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

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

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

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

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

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