Here you will find the best toddler books according to my son when he was a toddler. I have also featured some mom picks because moms know best.
I originally created this list when my youngest son was a toddler. He’s now in 5th grade and I have decided to publish the original list here for parents of toddlers and I have added in some of our other favorites.
Because it was a few years ago when this list was originally created, some of these books have gone down in price, but all are reasonable.
(Original text when my son was actually a toddler below with some new text added.)
My toddler loves books. He loves to be read to and he likes to “read” all by himself. He has many books, but there are a few he could just not live without.
Let’s find out what my toddler’s favorite books are and see what his number one favorite book is. It also happens to be one of my favorites, so it delights me to no end when he requests his favorite book.
Table Of Contents
- 1 1. If You Give A Pig A Pancake
- 2 2. If You Give A Moose A Muffin
- 3 There Are More And We Love Them All!
- 4 3. Cheerios Counting Book
- 5 4. I Love Colors I Love Colors! (Hello Reader!, Level 1)
- 6 5. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- 7 More Dr. Seuss Books To Choose From!
- 8 6. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- 9 7. Little One, God Loves You
- 10 8. In A People House
- 11 9.Count With Maisy
- 12 10. Clifford’s Big Day On The Farm Clifford’s Big Day On The Farm
- 13 Mom’s Choice Toddler Books – Oh David Books
1. If You Give A Pig A Pancake
“If You Give A Pig A Pancake” is my all time favorite book to read to my toddler and his older brother.
“If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup. She’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath…”
We can’t get enough of this book. This is sure to give the whole family a good laugh. My toddler has to hear it whenever I cook pancakes. “Pancake book” is his frequent request. If you could only buy one book for your child, this would be the one I recommend.
2. If You Give A Moose A Muffin
“If you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. If you give him some jam he’ll want…”
This is an amazing book! Both my toddler and my 9 year old love this book. We laugh throughout the book everytime we read it.
It never gets boring and is great for kids of all ages. I can’t get enough of this wacky and wonderful book.
There are several more books in this series and you’ll find them below. You can even purchase them as a bundle to save yourself a little money.
These are such wonderful books!
There Are More And We Love Them All!
If You Give a Pig a PancakeIf You Give Set: (5-Book Set)If You Give a Moose a MuffinIf You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give… Books)If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…)If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
3. Cheerios Counting Book
The “Cheerios Counting Book” is a fun way to count with your toddler. Make breakfast fun or liven up a snack for your toddler.
Each page is filled with a picture with some spaces left to place Cheerios in and then count the little o’s.
We have a lot of fun with this book. I pull it out a few times a week to play/count/eat with my son.
It’s amazing how fast your toddler will pick up counting and numbers when you make it fun.
This book is great!
4. I Love Colors
I Love Colors! (Hello Reader!, Level 1)
“I Love Colors” and who doesn’t right?
My toddler adores the cute little dog in this book. He’s a mischievous little dog that keeps getting into different colors of paint.He helps toddlers explore different colors and what colors create what colors when mixed together.
This book will make colors even more fun than they usually are, wonderful color book!
I think it’s great for home or for a classroom setting.
5. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” sure is a catchy little book.
It rhymes throughout in typical Dr. Seuss style that we’ve all grown to love.
My toddler says “fishies” on every page. He adores the colorful little fish in this book and requests it often asking for “fishie book”.
Now only does this book help with counting, it helps with colors and introduces your child to rhyming.
A perfect book to read aloud to your child, and one that will be fun for him or her to read when they start reading on their own.
More Dr. Seuss Books To Choose From!
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))Dr. Seuss Books Mini Bulletin Board SetDr. Seuss’s Box of Bright and Early Board BooksThe Wonderful World of Dr. SeussA Classic Case of Dr. Seuss 20 Books Box Set Pack Collection Includes Lorax NEW
6. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See” is a very catchy book.
It explores animals, colors, and rhyme at one time. My toddler shrieks with joy everytime I read this.
He loves the yellow duck part.
My nine year old says this is his favorite book still because he learned to read it first.
Sweet memories have been made with this book over the years.
This is great for home or in the classroom. When my son was in prek, his whole class got this book given to them.
7. Little One, God Loves You
“Little One, God Loves You” is an adorable book that my son loves.
He recognizes “loves you” and giggles each time the phrase “God loves you” is said.
This book really makes my toddler happy.
I think this is the perfect book to use to introduce your toddler to God’s love.
It won’t be for everyone because I know some people are not believers, but if you are, consider this book for your toddler.
It really is a special book.
8. In A People House
This was my favorite book as a child, and it’s also one of my toddler’s favorites. We read it often and I have a feeling that my son’s vocabulary is as good as it is because of this book.
“In A People House” is a wonderful book that teaches children over 50 nouns that they may find in their house while rhyming to keep your toddlers attention.
We enjoy this book no matter how many times we read it.
It’s a great beginner book, and perfect for toddlers who are exploring their world and language.
9.Count With Maisy
“Count with Maisy” is a cute counting book featuring the adorable mouse, Maisy. In the story Maisy helps your toddler count various objects such as Ladybugs and flowers.
The objects to be counted are placed nicely within the illustrations and my toddler enjoyed finding the objects as we counted.
If you’re looking for a counting book where the objects to be counted are front and center you may want to purchase a different book.
We really enjoyed making a game out of finding the objects, so it’s just whatever you prefer.
10. Clifford’s Big Day On The Farm
Clifford’s Big Day On The Farm
My toddler loves “Clifford’s Big Day On The Farm”. We read it often at the request of my two year old.
In the story Emily Elizabeth has to make a book about farm animals for school, so Clifford helps her. They visit a farm so that they can learn more about the animals. While at the farm, Clifford befriends many of the animals.
The small book you see Clifford holding on the cover is the book Emily Elizabeth and Clifford made about animals. You can explore that small book with your toddler and learn about animals and the sounds they make.
This book is great for older kids as well, my 9 year old loves it too even though it is a cardboard book.
Mom’s Choice Toddler Books – Oh David Books
Oh David books are a favorite of both of my boys. These books are great for toddlers to early readers. My oldest loves reading these to our youngest. David reminds me a lot of my boys.