The 50 Best Books for Toddlers – A Mothership Down

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The 50 Best Books for Toddlers list is complete! Who knew there were so many amazing kids books?! Based on my research I’ll definitely be expanding our own library, which I’m very excited about. The final list is a mix of classics, best sellers, and lesser known but highly regarded books appropriate for toddlers. 


1.Little Blue Truck

Whether you think the Green Toad is a hero or a glory hound is up to you. Either way it’s true: a lot depends on the helping hand of a few good friends.

2. I Am a Bunny

There is nothing flashy about this book whatsoever. It’s hard to pinpoint the appeal of it, but the illustrations have a richness to them that I love, and my toddler loves the simple, straightforward story.

3. Goodnight Moon

I know, there are some issues with this classic (yes the bedroom is the size of a palace and definitely that fireplace is not properly child-proofed). And yet still, the rhythm of this book can’t be beat. Just repeating a few phrases from it puts my toddler to sleep (not that that’s always the goal of reading, but it’s a win at bedtime).

4. Love You Forever

Ok I’ll admit it: as I was first reading this book I kept thinking that it was super creepy. Until I got to the end, at which point I was sobbing. At heart this is not the story of a helicopter mom gone awry. Rather, it is “a testament to a parents’ love that persists beyond time and space…” (You still may think it’s creepy, but I gave you fair warning).

5. Where the Wild Things Are

Although I remember it from childhood, when I revisited it with my son I was still startled by how good it is.

6. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

This #1 New York Times Bestseller has it all: irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text. This book is a hit with truck enthusiasts big and small.

7. Little Monster’s Bedtime Book

This is the type of old-fashioned children’s book that parents are seeking out 30-odd years after they fell in love with it during their own childhoods. That kind of nostalgia? Priceless.

  1.  Hop on Pop

Loved by generations, this “simplest Seuss for youngest use” is a Beginner Book classic.

9. The Poky Little Puppy

This is one of the most popular children’s books of all time, having sold 15 million copies since its release in 1942. My aunt sent this book to Nolan as a gift, and as soon as I opened it I remembered seeing these pictures when I was a young child. I loved them then and I still love them now.

10. Everyone Poops

This may not be a literary classic, but I dare you to find a toddler who doesn’t enjoy a little poop talk.



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