Favorite Infant-Toddler Books

There are so many children’s books out there but a few are worthy of actually buying.

If ever in doubt of which book to purchase ask yourself these questions… Is it fun? Will I enjoy reading it over and over again? Can my child benefit/learn something from this?

Tip: Borrow it from a library or friend/family and bring it home…see how you & your child reacts to it. It may take more than a few readings until he “gets it”. If he pushes the book away or looks away, then he’s not in the mood to read so do something else! Reading should never be forced.

My son is 17m old and has a good attention span from reading to him early on. Don’t be afraid to read lengthy children’s books. As long as they are fun and/or rhymes, with interesting illustrations then your baby/toddler will also enjoy it. Reading should be fun and engaging for both of you. Enthusiam rubs off from you to them.

My son already knows how to read words thanks to “Your baby can read” dvds, homemade flash cards, and us reading to him throughout the day.

Here is a list thus far of Ethan’s and I favorite toddler books to read.

 

Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set
1.  Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set by Bill Martin Jr.
Chicka Chicka ABC
2.  Chicka Chicka ABC by Jr, Bill Martin

 Get Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (full version is better)

Ten Little Ladybugs
3.  Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Is Your Mama a Llama? Read Along Library
4.  Is Your Mama a Llama? Read Along Library by Deborah Guarino
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
5.  Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! by Dr. Seuss
Baby Einstein Discover the Day: Lift-A-Flap Sound Book (Play-A-Sound Books)
6.  Baby Einstein Discover the Day: Lift-A-Flap Sound Book (Play-A-Sound Books) 
 
  “fun & interactive book, his fav ones. are “janes animal expedition, “what floats”, “mirror me”, see & spy shapes”, neighborhood animals”.”
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book and Plush (Book&Toy)
7.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book and Plush (Book&Toy) by Eric Carle
 
  “wish the book was bigger. The “Busy Spider” is also a good book.
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
8.  Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
Bright Baby Touch & Feel Slipcase: On the Farm, Baby Animals, At the Zoo and Perfect Pets (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)
9.  Bright Baby Touch & Feel Slipcase: On the Farm, Baby Animals, At the Zoo and Perfect Pets (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) by Roger Priddy
Big Board First 100 Words (Bright Baby)
10.  Big Board First 100 Words (Bright Baby) by Roger Priddy
The list author says:
  “simple images and words. the pages are sturdy”
The Little Engine That Could mini
11.  The Little Engine That Could mini by Watty Piper
 
  “a classic book”
 
 

 

Oops, Sorry! A First Book of Manners
12.  Oops, Sorry! A First Book of Manners by Richard Morgan
 
  “I like this better than “Well Done” (cute book) It would be better if it was a board book.”
 
 

 

My First Words: Early Language Development System (Your Baby Can Read)
13.  My First Words: Early Language Development System (Your Baby Can Read) by Robert Titzer
 
  “he loves sliding the words back and forth and other sliding books and cards.”
 
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Books)
29.  Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Books) by Rufus Butler Seder
 
  “All the Scanimation Picture Books are fun but not very sturdy. Handle with care because the little one will rip it easily.”

 

 

 
Choo Choo (Look Inside)
30.  Choo Choo (Look Inside) by Petr Horacek
 
  “I don’t know the fascination between boys and trains/cars but he always wants me to red him this one. The “beep beep” book is also good but this one is his fav.”

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy Kisses
31.  Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman
 
  “This is sooo cute, I even read it to him and do the same actions. He expects each one and smiles when I do them!”
 
 

 

Counting Kisses ; Oversize BIG 10" x 10" Board Book
32.  Counting Kisses ; Oversize BIG 10″ x 10″ Board Book by Karen Katz
 
  “great book”
 
 

 

My Bedtime Book of Favorite Nursery Rhymes
33.  My Bedtime Book of Favorite Nursery Rhymes by Roger Priddy
 
  “cute”
 
 

 

Where is Maisy?: A Lift the Flap Book
35.  Where is Maisy?: A Lift the Flap Book by Lucy Cousins
The list author says:
  “Also “where does maisy live” is cute.”
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