50+ best young toddler books To build a love For reading

One of the best gifts we can give to our kids is the gift of books. Books create a love for reading.

If there is one thing I don’t mind spending money on is in a good book. With so many choices, what are the best young toddler books anyway?

Create the perfect library with the best young toddler books. It offers the best titles you can get to build that first library. Use these books to base your toddler lesson plans, activities and learning experiences.
Young toddler book categories include:

  • Colors
  • Zoo Animals
  • Farm Animals
  • Ocean Animals
  • Transportation Vehicles
  • Dinosaurs
  • Bedtime
  • Emotions
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

As Manu enters his 2nd year of toddlerhood all his baby books are too baby-ish and now he is ready to learn more about the world and to follow more elaborate simple short stories.

books for toddlers

I asked in different toddler groups for mom’s recommendation and what their little ones absolutely adore, enjoy, and ask to be read over and over again. I saw patterns of certain books being suggested over and over again so I started gathering my best ones for toddlers list and started to purchase a few (a little at a time of course! Or my husband would kill me!)

I can say I haven’t been disappointed in my purchases and now I’m excited to even do some activities around the books.

what makes a great book for Young toddlers?

  • The graphics have to be clear, bright and inviting
  • There has to be some type of storyline
  • there needs to be repeating words or sayings I can use that to expand on learning and playing with the characters
  • If there is rhyming better!

We like books that we can be silly with– make funny voices, play along with the story– and I appreciate books that are sturdy and easy-to-clean. The books I’ve chosen are also small and light-weight, which is important when you’re toting around a bunch of other stuff!

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The best young toddler books

Toddler Books about colors

Toddler Books about Animals

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals




trucks & Construction Vehicles


Books for bedtime

Books About Routines & Big Moments

emotions & FeeLings

Books about Seasons & Holidays






I hope you enjoyed this list of the best books for toddlers. Narrowing down the list to only a few per category was hard! If there’s a book you think was left off the list, please let me know and I’ll add it to our next list.

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