My toddler loves books. He can easily focus on reading for over an hour, contently sitting by himself flipping through pages, once in a while asking questions about the words and pictures. In honor of this constant, favorite hobby of his, I wanted to list several favorite books perfect for babies and toddlers:

50 favorite baby and toddler books

  1. Mooncake by Frank Asch
  2. Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
  3. Big Book of the Berenstain Bears by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
  4. Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton
  5. Daddy’s Lullaby by Tony Bradman
  6. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  7. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  8. The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  9. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  10. Woolly’s Walk by Stephen Cartwright
  11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  12. ABC I Like Me! by Nancy L. Carlson
  13. Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
  14. The Alphabet Book by P.D. Eastman
  15. Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
  16. Olivia Counts by Ian Falconer
  17. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
  18. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  19. Are You Ticklish? by Sam McKendry
  20. My Friends by Taro Gomi
  21. A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
  22. Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest
  23. The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
  24. In the Garden by IKids
  25. Daddy and Me by Karen Katz
  26. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz
  27. My First Signs by Annie Kubler
  28. My Truck is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis
  29. Tugga-Tugga Tugboat by Kevin Lewis
  30. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  31. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  32. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
  33. Potty by Leslie Patricelli
  34. Little Hands Love by Piggy Toes Press
  35. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
  36. My Mom Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond
  37. The Night Night Book by Marianne Richmond
  38. I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom
  39. My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
  40. What time is it? by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza
  41. What Makes a Rainbow? by Betty Ann Schwartz
  42. Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! by Dr. Seuss
  43. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  44. Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
  45. There Is a Bird On Your Head! by Mo Willems
  46. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
  47. Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
  48. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood
  49. The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zelinsky
  50. Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman

How many of the 50 listed here have you read? I know a bunch of you are bookworms, so what are some of your favorite children’s books that I missed? Who are your favorite authors?



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