Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Recommended Toddler Books

I've been working on updating a number of bibliographies for my library system. Additionally, I've been asked for book recommendations on several occasions when I'm outside the library. Thus! Here is the first installment of what may be a series of recommended books according to age and grade. Wish me luck in finishing it all!

For those who curious, Toddlers are children between the age of 18 - 36 months (aka 2.5 - 3 yrs old). Bright, colorful and clear pictures are still highly recommended for these little ones, but introduction to more complex illustrations is also a must because it allows the children to explore and see new things. Rhyming text or text that has a rhythm to it are also a huge hit. As part of developing Early Literacy skills, when you read with your child (1) point out the things on the page, (2) ask them questions, and (3) let him or her touch the book and help turn the pages. 

Have fun exploring these books! 
  • Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown and illus. by Clement Hurd 
  • Cat's Colors written and illus. by Jane Cabrera 
  • The Wheels on the Bus written and illus. by Jane Cabrera
    • The Jungle one is so much fun!
  • Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book written and illus. by Rod Campbell 
  • From Head to Toe written and illus. by Eric Carle
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar written and illus. by Eric Carle 
  • Dancing Feet! written by Lindsey Craig and illus. by Marc Brown
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed written and illus. by Eileen Christelow
    • Or any of her other Five Little Monkeys books
  • Cows in the Kitchen written by June Crebbin and illus. by Katharine McEwen 
  • Jamberry written and illus. by Bruce Degen 
  • Llama, Llama Mad at Mama written and illus. by Anna Dewdney
  • The Color Box written by Dayle Ann Dodds and illus. by Giles Laroche 
  • Bark, George written and illus. by Jules Feiffer
  • Go Away, Big Green Monster! written and illus. by Ed Emberley
  • In a Small, Small Pond written and illus. by Denise Fleming
  • Where is the Green Sheep? written and illus. by Mem Fox
  • Little Robin Redbreast: A Mother Goose Rhyme written and illus. by Shari Halpern 
  • "Wow!" said the Owl written and illus. by Tim Hopgood 
  • Butterfly, Butterfly: A Book of Colors written and illus. by Petr Horacek 
  • The Seals on the Bus written by Lenny Hort and illus. by Brian Karas 
  • Counting Kisses written and illus. by Karen Katz
  • Big is Big (and Little, Little): A Book of Contrasts written by J. Patrick Lewis and illus. by Bob Barner 
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? written and illus. by Bill Martin Jr.
    • And all of his other books
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault and illus. by Lois Ehlert
  • What Does Bunny See?: A Book of Colors and Flowers written Linda Sue Park and illus. by Maggie Smith
  • Good Night, Gorilla written and illus. by Peggy Rathmann
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt written by Micheal Rosen and illus. by Helen Oxenbury
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk written and illus. by Charles G. Shaw 
  • Kangaroo and Cricket written and illus. by Lorainne Siomades 
  • Clip-Clop written and illus. by Nicola Smee 
  • All Kinds of Kisses written and by Nancy Tafuri
    • And all of her other books 
  • Mouse Paint written and illus. by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine written by Sara Weeks and illus. by Fumi Kosaka 
  • Piggies written and illus. by Audrey and Don Wood

Does anyone have any recommendations or favorite books that they have shared with toddlers? 


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