10 Books Every Toddler Should Own

We love books!

Books in our house are probably like fire trucks… my kids just can’t get enough of them. But above all of the kids my toddler seems to be the most obsessed.

If there is a toy or a book he is more likely to pick the book up and walk away to play with it. I often will find him sitting on the edge of his bed with a book pretending to read it.

As a mom… that couldn’t make me happier because I know a love for books is one of the most awesome traits a kid can have. It is also something that will grow with them as they get older.

I try to read to him every night. Some nights we just can’t fit it in before bed. Life right?

But I wanted to share with you our favorite must have toddler reads!

I would love to do a post with all of your favorite books for toddlers, so be sure to comment below with the favorites in your house!

  • My Favorites 1 of 11
    My Favorites
    I made a round up of all my favorites a couple months ago for my own website.
    I wanted to share the full list and then of course add a couple in my slideshow!
    Check out my post on Danielle Elwood Dot Com
  • Goodnight Moon 2 of 11
    Goodnight Moon
    This is probably the most notable classic!
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    It has been mimicked, parodied and everything in between!
    A complete classic!
    Buy Goodnight Moon on Amazon
  • Corduroy 3 of 11
    This has to be my personal favorite from when I was a kid and it seems like my kids love it just as much!
    Buy Corduroy on Amazon
  • The Snow Day 4 of 11
    The Snow Day
    The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a great classic story of a little boy and his snow day home from school.
    The illustrations are truly what makes the story!
    Buy The Snow Day on Amazon
  • Where the Wild Things Are 5 of 11
    Where the Wild Things Are
    This is another one of my favorites from when I was little.
    I am glad that my children have been able to enjoy it as much as I did!
    I am waiting till they get a little bit older to be able to share the movie with them as well!
    Buy Where the Wild Things Are on Amazon
  • The Story of Ferdinand 6 of 11
    The Story of Ferdinand
    I had never heard of Ferdinand the bull till I watched The Blind Side with my family.
    After seeing it, I wanted to get it to read to our kids and I fell in love with the tale.
    I am glad it is in our rotation!
    Buy The Story of Ferdinand on Amazon
  • Anything Curious George 7 of 11
    Anything Curious George
    Curious George is probably the biggest favorite in our house, just because the Curious George book most read has to do with fire trucks.
    I think that all kids should have at least one Curious George book!
    Buy Curious George on Amazon
  • Make Way for the Ducklings 8 of 11
    Make Way for the Ducklings
    I am a sucker for duck books. Or anything to do with Ducklings.
    It is just one of those classic books from when I was a kid that I really think needs to live in the hearts of our own children and hopefully they can pass it along to their own kids.
    Buy Make Way for the Ducklings on Amazon
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar 9 of 11
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Who doesn't love The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
    This is another one that was a favorite of mine that I have passed along to my own children.
    And the moral of the story is also a great one!
    Buy The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Amazon
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 10 of 11
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    If you give a mouse a cookie spun into an amazing series of books that kids of all ages could really enjoy.
    Buy If You Give a Mouse a Cookie on Amazon
  • The Mitten 11 of 11
    The Mitten
    'Tis the Season for a good wintery book right?
    The Mitten is another great classic, and my kids love it because they are obsessed with animals.
    All kinds...
    Buy The Mitten on Amazon

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