20 Great Books for Babies and Toddlers

Every book on this list is perfect for naptime, bedtime, or keeping things calm when on the go.

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

Baby Signs by Joy Allen

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara

Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Time for Bed by Mem Fox

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Wonderful Things You’ll Be by Emily Winfield Martin

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

Baby Signs by Joy Allen

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara

Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Time for Bed by Mem Fox

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Wonderful Things You’ll Be by Emily Winfield Martin

You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis

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