Toddlers loves books, but it can be hard to find books that are fun for parents to read over and over AND interesting for toddlers! Today I’m featuring ten great pictures books for toddlers that my family loves!
Great Picture Books for Toddlers
These ten books have kept my toddlers happy for hours on end – and I never get tired of reading them with them! You will notice that most of them are board books – in fact, I have linked to the board book editions of these wherever possible. I love board books! They are virtually indestructible! They are also nearly always less expensive than hardcover books – and sometimes even paperbacks! This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission.
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the adorable baby themed to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The animals the baby bear sees are not babies – and they are animals you would see in the wild (no blue horses here, for better or for worse).
When we moved back to the US from Scotland, We inherited a box of board books from Mike’s much-younger cousin for Emma. She immediately picked every single book by Sandra Boynton out of the box to read. There is something about this author’s illustrations that really appeal to toddlers! Blue Hat, Green Hat has consistently been a favorite with all four of my kids!
I didn’t grow up reading Goodnight Moon, and the first few times I read it I didn’t love it. It’s a book that is better the more you read it, though, and it is now one of my favorites! The gentle rhyme and calm pictures make this the perfect bedtime story for toddlers.
I love books with few or no words for toddlers, and Hug is one of my favorites in this category! My children love following this little monkey on his quest for a hug. He nearly despairs before all of the animals join together to help him find his mom.
Owl Babies is adorable in no small part because babies owls are irresistably cute! I love this story about three owl babies who worry when their mother is gone. She comes back at the end of the book, because that’s what parents do – we always come back.
If you haven’t yet read Press Here, get a copy! This book creates the type of magic children expect from tablets through a printed page. I love the way this book turns reading with your child into a game!
I love all of the books from the That’s Not My… series, but picked That’s Not My Puppy because two-year-old Anna loves dogs (even if she calls them “meows”) and I love the cover. These Usborne board books are great for reading with kids! Sadly, Usborne and Amazon do not get along, so you get a link to my Usborne store for this book.
Time for Bed is another wonderful bedtime story for toddlers, from another one of my favorite authors. I love the nature theme of this story, as animals everywhere get ready to fall asleep at the end of the day.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a wonderful adventure story full of delightful onomatopoeias. Since this book features a dad in a central role (sometimes hard to find in books for this age range), it’s a great book for fathers to read with their kids!
Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! is Anna’s favorite book! She loves the simple rhymes, and finding the hidden ladybug on each page!
What books do your toddlers love? Or, if your kids have already outgrown this stage, what books do you remember them loving when they were toddlers?