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Picture Books We Read Over and Over Again {Toddler Edition}

Picture Books We Read Over and Over Again {Toddler Edition}

"When you're choosing books for very young children, keep an eye out for predictable patterns, simple and pleasant text, and illustrations that cause your child to look a little longer than necessary." - Sarah Mackenzie The Read-Aloud Family

Reading to toddlers can be frustrating--they're squirming out of your lap or flipping to the next page before you can even start reading. These are some of the books that our young children enjoyed and that didn't drive me batty to read again and again.


The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. A mother bunny lets her little bunny know that she will love her no matter what "for you are my little bunny." I enjoy looking at the pages that don't have any words and discussing them with my little people.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle. A great repetitive book for learning animals and colors. We've been listening to the Spanish version on YouTube, so now I hear, "Oso cafe, oso cafe" as the girls are playing.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The layout of the book and beautiful illustrations make learning numbers and days of the week fun. And all little children love when the very hungry caterpillar gets to Saturday and gets to eat all sorts of yummy things!


Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom. Go with Jesse Bear throughout his day. My children's favorite is when Jesse Bear wears rice in his hair!


Mr. Brown Can Moo by Dr. Seuss. Best read by dad. This has been a first-loved book for most of our children because of all the fun noise that Mr. Brown makes. 


Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. We had to hide this book from Paris for awhile because she asked for it so many times in a day.


Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. A sweet goodnight story perfect for tucking little ones to bed.


Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik. This is a collection of four stories. My favorite one is "Birthday Soup." My children enjoy making birthday soup with their pots and pans.


Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. A peddler selling caps sits down under a tree to take a nap. When he wakes up, he is in for a surprise. Best when Dad acts it out while reading.

Next week we'll talk about my favorite picture books for preschoolers.

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