Our Favorite Baby and Toddler Books

A Listmania! list by B and Z's mommy
The list author says: "This is a list of the books that my toddler son has loved, that I have loved right along with him. Each of them has been tested at our house and passed with flying colors. Mostly board books with a few others thrown in."
Busy Monkeys (A Busy Book)
1.  Busy Monkeys (A Busy Book) by John Schindel
The list author says:
  "Photos of monkeys doing funny things, and text that tells us what they are doing. This is a series and we are hoping to check out Busy Doggies soon."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Hug
2.  Hug by Jez Alborough
The list author says:
  "A lovely little picture book with very few words –perfect for dialogic reading. The happy ending will leave you smiling."
$3.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright & Early Books)
3.  Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright & Early Books) by Dr. Seuss
The list author says:
  "A Seuss classic, abridged for the board book version. This one has been a favorite for a very long time – it has staying power."
$6.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Jamberry
4.  Jamberry by Bruce Degen
The list author says:
  "This one is just fun to read: “Rumble and ramble through blackberry bramble…” Tells the story of a boy and a bear on their blueberry, strawberry, blackberry and raspberry picking adventures. Very cool illustrations. Not a board book, but such a favorite I had to include it."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)

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Baby Faces (Look Baby! Books)
5.  Baby Faces (Look Baby! Books) by Margaret Miller
The list author says:
  "Babies and toddlers love to look at other babies and toddlers. This one deals with some basic emotions, and the different faces that go along with them."
$4.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Baby Colors (Beautiful Babies)
6.  Baby Colors (Beautiful Babies) by Rachael Hale
The list author says:
  "Babies and toddlers love to look at other babies and toddlers. In some of the photos, the babies appear to have been photoshopped, which I find slightly disturbing, but my toddler loves."
$5.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
7.  Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
The list author says:
  "A classic. Quite possibly my favorite “lift the flap” book. Flaps are a bit smaller, and harder to operate, better for a toddler (my 15 month old does fine) than a younger baby."
$5.10   Used & New from: $0.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (516 customer reviews)

Tomie's Baa Baa Black Sheep
8.  Tomie's Baa Baa Black Sheep by Tomie dePaola
The list author says:
  "This one has four nursery rhymes. Great illustrations."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

First 100 Words (Bright Baby)
9.  First 100 Words (Bright Baby) by Roger Priddy
The list author says:
  "I consider this a reference book of sorts – it has photos and words for many things that we don’t find in our daily lives or other books."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (456 customer reviews)

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My First Counting Book
10.  My First Counting Book by Lilian Moore
The list author says:
  "One of my favorites as a kid, still as great as it was then."
$3.59   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
11.  Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "Classic Sandra Boynton. This one gets stuck in your head, “with a baa and a moo and a cockadoodle do, everybody promenade two by two.”"
$4.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)

I Like It When . . .
12.  I Like It When . . . by Mary Murphy
The list author says:
  "A penguin parent and child talk about the things they like to do together. Great, vivid illustrations. Very calming storyline."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)
13.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends) by Bill Martin
The list author says:
  "A classic."
$22.83   Used & New from: $7.30
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (847 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Bunnies Are for Kissing (Padded Board Books)
14.  Bunnies Are for Kissing (Padded Board Books) by Allia Zobel-Nolan
The list author says:
  "Cute story with a fair amount of text. A surprise favorite."
$7.15   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Peek-A Who?
15.  Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
The list author says:
  "Fun for a younger baby."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (500 customer reviews)

Baby Cakes
16.  Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson
The list author says:
  "Kids can look forward to what action is coming next-“bouncy bounce babycakes on my lap!”"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
17.  Where Is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz
The list author says:
  "A good first lift the flap book – the flaps are very big."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
18.  GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins) by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "A picture book with great illustrations – I find something new each time I look. Good for dialogic reading."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

In the Garden with Van Gogh
19.  In the Garden with Van Gogh by Suzanne Bober
The list author says:
  "Artwork from a master, in a children’s book.  Interesting text that ties the paintings together and tells a story as well.  This is a whole series of books, but In the Garden with Van Gogh is our favorite. "A Picnic with Monet" is our second favorite."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Daddy's Lullaby
20.  Daddy's Lullaby by Tony Bradman
The list author says:
  "Great illustrations of baby and daddy interacting together."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Good Dog, Carl
21.  Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
The list author says:
  "The antics of Carl and his baby are fun. Very little text, great for dialogic reading."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

Baby Animals (Little Golden Book)
22.  Baby Animals (Little Golden Book) by Garth Williams
The list author says:
  "One of my favorites as a kid. Big illustrations that hold attention – a big too much text for him at this point, we usually don’t read it all."
$3.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Begin Smart What Does Baby Say?
23.  Begin Smart What Does Baby Say? by Ana Martín Larrañaga
The list author says:
  "We read this one, over and over – and over.  I like the idea of reinforcing cause and effect: “Baby eats a cookie, what does baby say? – Baby says ‘More’” and he likes seeing what baby is going to say next."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Bendon Bear Learning Tab (Set of 4 Books)
24.  Bendon Bear Learning Tab (Set of 4 Books) by ANAM
The list author says:
  "Large photos of animals in these. We have the Gentle Animals and Farm Animals books out of the four book series."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Nose Book (Beginner Books(R))
25.  The Nose Book (Beginner Books(R)) by Al Perkins
The list author says:
  "For those newly obsessed with their nose. Cute rhyming text."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Go, Dog. Go!
26.  Go, Dog. Go! by Philip D. Eastman
The list author says:
  "The P.D. Eastman classic, abridged for the board book."
$10.79   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Fire Engine Book (Little Golden Book)
27.  The Fire Engine Book (Little Golden Book) by Tibor Gergely
The list author says:
  "Lots of action going on in the bold illustrations, with only a minimal amount of text- holds a little one’s attention."
$3.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Ten Little Fingers (Nursery Time)
28.  Ten Little Fingers (Nursery Time) by Annie Kubler
The list author says:
  "Annie Kubler’s illustrations of babies acting out the text really draw him in. This one is especially fun one they are toddlers and start doing the actions."
$4.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...
29.  Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes... by Annie Kubler
The list author says:
  "Annie Kubler’s illustrations of babies acting out the text really draw him in. This one is especially fun one they are toddlers and start doing the actions."
$2.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

Baby Animals (DK Touch & Feel)
30.  Baby Animals (DK Touch & Feel) by Dorling Kindersley Corp
The list author says:
  "All the textures in this book are similar, but that doesn’t seem to matter."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Tractor (Touch and Feel)
31.  Tractor (Touch and Feel) by Claire Llewellyn
The list author says:
  "Nice variety of textures."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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My Colors/ Mis Colores (English and Spanish Edition)
32.  My Colors/ Mis Colores (English and Spanish Edition) by Rebecca Emberley
The list author says:
  "Bold and simple illustrations of colors and objects such as apple, sun, and frog – with words in English and Spanish."
$5.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

A Cat and a Dog
33.  A Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel
The list author says:
  "We love the big illustrations of a blue cat and an orange dog, who learn to be friends."
$7.16   Used & New from: $1.42
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Doggies (Boynton on Board)
34.  Doggies (Boynton on Board) by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "So fun to do different "voices" for the different dogs."
$3.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites (Duck & Goose)
35.  What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites (Duck & Goose) by Tad Hills
The list author says:
  "Duck and Goose are so cute, and it is fun to read the contrasting pairs. Loud and quiet, and heavy and light are particular favorites in our house."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Quick as a Cricket (Child's Play Library)
36.  Quick as a Cricket (Child's Play Library) by Audrey Wood
The list author says:
  "Great illustrations of a little boy with a big imagination."
$21.54   Used & New from: $3.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Harry the Dirty Dog Board Book
37.  Harry the Dirty Dog Board Book by Gene Zion
The list author says:
  "Harry is a dog who gets so dirty, he turns from a white dog with black spots, to a black dog with white spots! Classic illustrations - This book has been around a while - since the 50's? So all the women are in dresses."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

Hippos Go Berserk!
38.  Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "At 17 months, it is fun to watch my son's anticipation build as we approach the page where the hippos go berserk. He lets out a little squeal of glee."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

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I Like Stars (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
39.  I Like Stars (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "By the same author as Goodnight Moon. Very vivid illustrations and a simple text. We like to find the yellow, green, red and blue stars. My son is also obsessed with stars, so that may be the appeal. Not a board book."
$3.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Sad, Mad, Glad Hippos [SAD MAD GLAD HIPPOS-BOARD -OS]
40.  Sad, Mad, Glad Hippos [SAD MAD GLAD HIPPOS-BOARD -OS] 
The list author says:
  "Explore these three emotions with some cheerfully dressed hippos."
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