A list of good books to read to your toddler

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A Perfect Day
Carin Berger

E BERGER

Young friends enjoy a day of sledding, snowball fights, and ice skating one snowy day in their hillside village.


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Z Is for Moose
Kelly Bingham

E BINGHAM

Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.


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Are You a Cow?
Sandra Boynton

PB BOARD

Readers respond to a chicken’s questions about different animals and learn how great it is to just be themselves


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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Jane Cabrera

E CABRERA

Cabrera expands on the classic nursery rhyme, taking readers around the globe as friendly parent-child animal pairs cuddle together and gaze up at a chunky five-pointed star in the night sky.


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Hippopposites
Janik Coat

PB BOARD

Simple text describes opposite aspects of a hippopotamus. Includes some textured pages.


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Llama Llama Time to Share
Anna Dewdney

E DEWDNEY

Llama Llama doesn’t want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it’s better to share


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underGROUND
Denise Fleming

E FLEMING

Spotlights the underground world of burrowing, tunneling and digging animals.


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Mice
Rose Fyleman

E FYLEMAN

Simple, rhyming text celebrates what is nice about mice.


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Red Hat
Lita Judge

E JUDGE

In this almost wordless picture book, a troupe of baby forest animals borrows a child’s hat, until all that is left is a long piece of red string.


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Duck Sock Hop
Jane Kohuth

E KOHUTH

Ducks dance their socks off at their weekly sock-hop.


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Meet Me at the Moon
Gianna Marino

E MARINO

During a dry time, Mama leaves Little One alone while she climbs the highest mountain to ask the skies for rain, but she promises that her love will remain all around.


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Cock-a-Doodle Who?
Martine Perrin

E PERRIN

Rhyming text and images on die-cut pages lead the reader to discover facts about animals on and around the farm.


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Andrew Drew and Drew
Barney Saltzberg

E SALTZBERG

If you love to draw, if you love to imagine, you will love Andrew. Follow him has he doodles his way through the flaps and folds of this unusual book.


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Little Tug
Stephen Savage

E SAVAGE

Little Tug knows what to do when the tall ship, the speedboat, and the ocean liner need him, and at such times, he is indispensable.


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Green
Laura Vaccaro Seeger

E SEEGER

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.


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Pigs in Pajamas
Maggie Smith

E SMITH

Illustrations and alliterative rhyming text welcome the reader to a slumber party hosted by Penelope Pig.


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Look! Another Book! (Look! A Book!)
Bob Staake

E STAAKE

Easy-to-read, rhyming text invites the reader to search for items on a different theme on each page, while celebrating the wonder of a picture book.


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Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
Jan Thomas

E THOMAS

Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.


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Polar Bear Morning
Lauren Thompson

E THOMPSON

A little polar bear cub ventures out of her den for the first time and meets a new friend.


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Time-Out for Sophie
Rosemary Wells

E WELLS

Although Sophie wants to be helpful and good, sometimes she ignores her mother, father and grandmother and must have a time-out.


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The Wheels on the Bus: A Read-along Sing-along Trip to the Zoo
Jeanne Willis

E WILLIS

In this retelling of the classic children’s song, animal passengers go on a bus adventure at the zoo.


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