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Toddler lit?

post #1 of 5
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We love the library. I like to pick out books and music, and my son likes to play with the puppet theater and run down the aisles and try to escape up the stairs to the reference section. So I end up grabbing a stack of stories, pretty much at random, as I dash off after him...and then once we're home, oh, about half are worth reading twice, so it's back to the few well-worn favorites that we own. I was thinking a better solution might be to have some good ones put on the holdshelf for us, so I can grab THAT stack and go...but it's hard to wade through the kids section online, too!


Now I'm hoping some of you non-tv mommas could tell me what you like(d) for your little ones during the toddler years, if any particular titles, authors, or illustrators stand out in your mind. He's 2, and outgrowing his board books, and not yet into any particular "thing"... 

post #2 of 5

Putting books on hold at the library is a great idea! I have a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old and they're both still in diapers so we call them toddlers, and their almost-6-year-old big brother reads at their level so we have plenty of those.


"Moongame" by Frank Asch


"Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown


"Biscuit" books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli


most if not all books by Eric Carle


"Clap Your Hands" by Lorinda Bryan Cauley


my firstborn's favorite since before she was born, "Cock-A-Moo-Moo" by Juliet Dallas-Conte


"Nobunny's Perfect" by Anna Dewdney


"Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites"


"Northern Lullaby" by Nancy White Carlstrom


"Are You My Mother?" by P.D. Eastman - another favorite since my firstborn was my only


"Homemade Love" by Bell Hooks


"I Love You The Purplest" by Barbara M. Joosse (good for reading to two boys / two children)


"The Eyes of Gray Wolf" by Jonathan London


some books by Mercer Mayer


"Small Sister" by Jessica Meserve


This could make you cry: "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch

books by Al Perkins


books by Richard Scarry


books by Dr. Seuss


"On The Night You Were Born" by Nancy Tillman



And some wordier ones that your toddler might still enjoy:


"Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon


"The Little Fish That Got Away" by Bernadine Cook


"Holly's Farm Animals" by Jill Krementz


"Blueberries for Sal" and "Lentil" by Robert McCloskey

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Wow! I thank you and DS thanks you...we're looking forward to checking these out! 

post #4 of 5

You're welcome! It didn't feel like very many when I looked at that part of our bookshelves, but I guess it's a lot if you haven't read them before. Please post more when you see good ones at the library. :)

post #5 of 5

I almost forgot another one of my firstborn's favorites, "What Bunny Loves" by Cyndy Szekeres.


"Tootle" by Gertrude Crampton is cute


"The Curious Little Kitten Around The House" by Linda Hayward seems like a classic

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