10 Toddler Books that are Fun to Read!



Esmond has finally turned the corner. He started listening to and loving books! I love when they hit this age. He brings me books, lots of books, every day now. Well, not lots of books. He brings me the same books to read lots of times. But that's what toddlers do.

There's a quote by G.K. Chesterton from his Orthodoxy that goes,

"[Children] always say 'Do it again'; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For the grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to excult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, 'Do it again' to the sun; and every evening 'Do it again' to the moon."

I love that thought. So I try to exult in the monotony of reading the same stories over, and over, and over, and over...well, you get the picture.

It does make it a little easier when the stories are fun. Not just fun stories, but fun to speak. I really enjoy the poetry books we have, that require a certain inflection of voice. So I decided to line them up for you! Let's see what we've got: (These are affiliate links to Amazon. I earn a small commission if you click through and purchase something, but that won't affect the price of the item. Thanks for supporting Grammarlings!)
This is one of our favorites. It is so fun for Esmond to find Huggle Buggle Bear in the pages. And the rhythm is just perfect and so much fun.
If you have a little blond boy, who might wear his pants "with the front part in the back," you need this book. 
This book is lovely, and very musical. Eowyn loved reading this book when she was little.
We just recently found this one again from the last time a toddler was in the house. It's just fun, and has a sweet little ending.


My Mom has several favorites at her house too, so I enlisted her help to get add some more books to our list. These two are always popular with the toddlers.
The kids, all three of them, love this book at Mom's. It's great for looking at the consequences of things, but also the surprises that happen when a consequence is not quite what was expected.
The illustrator of this book, Eloise Wilkin, illustrated many books from back in the day. Mom's had this one for a long time now. We just love the beautiful pictures, and the sweet ryhmes to say good night.
Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom is very popular, but this one, Chicka, Chicka ABC is a little different, and a lot of fun.
And finally, this lovely gem of a book is just beautiful. And, of course, it goes along well with our little homestead!

What are your favorite toddler books? I might need something new for Esmond here soon!

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  1. And book by Sandra Boynton. Those books are so much fun and so silly and playful. My children have all loved them.

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  2. We are always looking for new books to read. My toddler just entered "I love books" stage! I will pin this post for library trip.

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    1. Thanks Eva! It's such a great age, isn't it?

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  3. I'm excited to see a few of our favoites on your list as well as some brand-new-to-us titles. I can't wait to check some of them out. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for the book recommendations- we haven't read any of these before.

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  5. I can recite Brown Bear in my sleep. Thanks for posting. Hello from Thank Goodness It's Monday.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this great list of books with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  7. This is great! So excited to have found your blog! A couple of favorites in our house are "Little Blue Truck" and "Giraffes Can't Dance"...I don't have the author names available but I'm sure you could find them with just a title on Amazon. The first is about being kind and choosing to do the right thing even when it is undeserved (and I really like the illustrations!). The second is about a giraffe who learns that he can dance despite the ribbing of his peers, and there is a part I adore that says, "We all can dance...when we find music that we love." Looking forward to checking out some of your recommendations.

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    1. Oh I bet Esmond would love Little Blue Truck! He's all into those "manly" type things. Thanks so much Summer!

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  8. Oh I love Nancy Tillman! Her books are just phenomenal. And my toddler loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear! Great list! I'll be pinning for later!
    The Messy Bun Mama

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  9. To have those little years back! Thanks for sharing your list! :)

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