29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

Toddler’s love a good book! It’s the combination of funny stories, bright and bold pictures, cute animals, flaps to lift, things to stroke, noises to make and textures to explore; books have it all. And that’s just the ones we have in our home. In my humble opinion, these 29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers are the best of the lot! These books have stood the test of time. and curious little fingers. We love them, and I’m sure you will too.


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”


Dr. Seuss

I’m a sucker for a good book

Growing up, I was a complete book worm. I devoured books. Every Saturday, I would go to the library and come back with a huge stack of books to read. I would then proceed to read these books during the week and replace them the following weekend with another huge pile.

So it comes as no surprise to me that both of my girls love books!

They like the process of choosing their favourite book, snuggling up together to read it and turning the pages to see what happens next. As if they don’t already know. It’s more than just reading a book for them (and me). It’s an experience to treasure.

And if they’re lucky enough to have Daddy reading to them, complete with all the voices and the theatrics that only he can bring, they know they’re in for a real treat!

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

Why read to a baby?

When Zoe was born, I tried to follow all the advice about what I should and shouldn’t be doing with my baby.

See related post: Winging It Through Motherhood

One such piece of advice was that reading to your baby is good for them. I wasn’t sure how reading to a baby could be of any benefit whatsoever. But I did it, because the books said I should, and I was determined to do all the ‘right’ things for my new baby.

I think that those early days, weeks and months paved the way for Zoe to be the book lover she is today. Even now, at three and a half, she loves me to read her a story. And usually no sooner have we finished one story and she will ask,

“Do we have time for one more story?”

More than just a nice thing to do

And as it happens, reading to your baby and/or toddler is not just a nice thing to do. It also has loads of benefits for your little ones:

  • helps bonding between parents and child – we definitely recommend snuggle time in bed or on the sofa with a book
  • develops children’s language and communication skills – According to KidsHealth, “hearing words helps to build a rich network of words in a baby’s brain. Kids whose parents frequently talk/read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to. And kids who are read to during their early years are more likely to learn to read at the right time”.
  • helps children understand the world around them – Is teddy feeling sad? Has Mr Fox lost something? Children learn about expressing emotions, giving context to what they see and experience outside of the books. This helps the development of social and emotional awareness.
  • introduces your baby to sounds, shapes, colours and textures
  • stimulates their imagination which helps them play more creatively, and independently
  • prepares them to be able to read later on
29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

Discovering gems

We have so many books in our house, it feels like we could open a library. And we have discovered some real gems over the last few years. Here are 29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers.

Each of these books was either bought for us, recommended to us or we somehow inherited from somewhere. We own them, love them and recommend them heartily to all our friends and fellow book wormers out there.

I hope you enjoy these books as much as we have!

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

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1) Tales from Acorn Wood

These delightful little books from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (the award winning creators of ‘The Gruffalo’) are so sweet. There are four books in the series: Fox’s Socks, Hide and Seek Pig, Postman Bear and Rabbit’s Nap, and they follow the adventures of a group of animals living in Acorn Woods.

Little hands can lift the flaps as they help Pig try to discover Hen’s hiding place, Fox find his socks, Rabbit find somewhere to nap away from all his noisy friends and Bear deliver all his letters to his friends.

We also recently bought this version of the Hide and Seek Pig book which comes complete with a giant jigsaw. It was actually a present in a game of pass the parcel that we organised from Sophia’s first birthday teddy bear’s picnic party. Zoe ended up winning the prize, and has been having great fun putting the puzzle together since then.

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

2) That’s not my…

This series of books by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells is a real treat for your little ones to enjoy. With over 50 books to choose from in the series, these short books offer lots of different textures for little hands to explore, vibrant colours and delightful little characters.

We love them.

Here are a few of our favourites:


Other titles include: That’s not my flamingo, that’s not my mermaid, that’s not my meercat, that’s not my angel and loads more.

‘That’s not my…’ has just celebrated it’s 20th year of these touchy-feely books. They’ve stood the test of time, and they’re still going strong. When you see how much your little ones enjoy these books, it’s easy to see why they’ve been popular for so long.

3) Stories Jesus Told

These little nuggets of gold, were recommended to us by the children’s worker at our church. And since purchasing our first book, The Lost Sheep, a couple of years ago, we haven’t looked back.

Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen bring these well loved stories that Jesus told to life. And Zoe loves them. I’m sure that when she gets a bit older, Sophia will love them too!

You can buy the stories all separately, which I did, before I discovered you could get them all in one book. This books includes: The Two Sons, The House on the Rock, The Little Gate, The Ten Silver Coins, The Precious Pearl, The Good Stranger, The Rich Farmer and The Lost Sheep.

Top Tip: It’s much better value to buy them all together. And they also make great gift.

4) Baby Touch Series

These multi-sensory books are fab for babies. Packed from cover to cover with bright and bold colours, different textures for little hands to explore, flaps to lift, animals to greet, mirrors to look in. They’re ace. These are a great way to introduce your little ones to books, in a fun and interactive way.

We started off with this Playbook, which Zoe loved so much that three years later she still enjoys flipping through.

Other books in the series that we love:

Night Night, which is great for helping little ones wind down at nap time or bed time, as the pages start of bright and yellow and gradually get darker as you go through the book. The last page is black covered with some shiny stars.

Peekaboo, which contains lots of big flaps, with interesting objects to meet underneath The final page contains a hidden mirror for the baby to look in when they reach the end.

Tummy Time. This little treasure is slightly different to the other books in the series, in that it opens up and you can tie the covers together with ribbon. You then have a super sturdy little tummy time aid, which has three bright, bold sections for your baby to play with and explore. Play along with them and direct them to the touch-and-feel areas, make the animal noises and lift her head and reach and stretch towards the book. This one is a real winner in our house!

This is Zoe, aged 9 months, enjoying her tummy time book:

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5) Peter Rabbit: A Big Box of Little Books

Introduce your little ones to the fascinating world of Beatrix Potter, without all the scary bits that I (surprisingly) discovered in the more grown up versions of the books.

This wonderful box contains 9 child friendly, small board books of Beatrix Potter’s most loved books, including; Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tittlemouse, Squirrel Nutkins, Tom Kitten and Flopsy Bunnies.

It makes the perfect gift, which is how Zoe came to own it.

When your little one gets a bit older, if you decide you want to upgrade to the full version of the books, (I would rate these a PG, just to warn you), you can get the complete collection of the books presented in an iconic white jacket, featuring a publisher’s note describing how the story came to be.

Currently, this is being kept for when Zoe is a little older. At three and a half, she’s quite a sensitive little girl, and I thought these were a bit too graphic in places. Plus, they’re so pretty, I wanted to save them for when she’s older, so they don’t get destroyed during the toddler era.

6) Sing Along With Me!

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

Zoe loved these slider board books by Noisy Crow, featuring popular nursery rhymes. They combined two of her favourite things; books and singing. What a winning combination! Each books has five pages, or verses of the particular nursery rhyme, which all contain slider mechanisms to move things on the page.

You can makes the wheels go round on The Wheels on the Bus, move the dog’s head in Old MacDonald Had a Farm, row along in Row, Row, Row Your Boat or nod the head in If You’re Happy and You Know It. And these are just the ones we personally have. There are lots of other nursery rhymes books available too if these aren’t your favourites, including: Incy Wincy Spider, Five Little Ducks and Sleeping Bunnies.

In addition, these books come with a QR code. If you scan this code into your computer, phone or tablet you can then hear the nursery rhymes in either instrumental or vocal versions and can sing along! Nice!

7) Winnie The Pooh



You probably won’t have been following my blog for that long before you realise Winnie The Pooh has a sort of celebrity status in our home. Zoe’s Winnie the Pooh movie collection is one of the only things I will let her watch on her own because we’ve seen it together so many times, I know how sweet and innocent it is. No hidden surprises or scary bits to catch us off guard.

She loves the movies so much that we decided to buy her The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems, Classics Edition, for Christmas last year. This is quite a grown up book for a three year old, but recently, we’ve been getting into reading these stories together at bedtime. It’s become the go-to book, and she loves hearing more about the adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore and friends.

8) Julia Donaldson Books

I make no apology for the fact that Julia Donaldson and Axel
Scheffler appear in this list twice. Their books are that good!

Most people have heard of ‘The Gruffalo.’ It has sold over 13.5 million copies and was immortalised in 2009 in a short, 27 minute animated film. This film boasted the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Cordan, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt, and Rob Brydon.

That’s quite a pedigree cast!

But the Donaldson-Scheffler dream team have created lots of other books that are definitely worth checking out!

These are our (my) top three:

In Third Place: The Gruffalo

We love this book.

My husband Alex does all the voices when he reads it to a giggling Zoe. And you don’t need to stop at the board book. There is also My First Gruffalo Little Library, The Memory Game, The Jigsaw Book, and The Touch-And-Feel Book. We unashamedly have all of these. There’s more Gruffalo merchandise as well, but we haven’t tried and tested any of the other offerings yet, so I can’t really recommend them.

In Second Place: Monkey Puzzle

Somebody bought this for Zoe for Christmas one year. At this point, I had no idea that J.D and A.S had written other books apart from the Gruffalo books.

This super sweet book about a little monkey that has lost his mummy, and a clueless butterfly that is trying to help reunite them is delightful.

The rhyming, the humour and the happy ending all make this book a worthy runner up. We like it so much that we took it along to our regular baby group for them to read during story time. I’m honestly not sure who likes it more, Zoe or me.

In First Place: The Snail and the Whale

I was torn between Monkey Puzzle and The Snail and the Whale for my number one spot. In the end, I went with the latter. I honestly really love this story.

A tiny little snail, wants to travel the world, so he hitches a ride with a grey humpback whale, climbs onto his tale and off they go. It’s packed with fun, full of humour and not a little bit of action, and when the whale gets beached (!SPOILER ALERT!), his little friend saves the day by leaving a message on the blackboard of a school. I mean, what more could you want from a book.

Seriously, get this book!

9) Tales from Percy’s Park

Since we stumbled upon Nick Butterworth early on in our parenting journey, he’s become a bit of a household name for us. If we discover a new book or series he’s masterminded, we’re all over it!

‘After The Storm’ was the first book from the Tales from Percy’s Park series that we discovered. In this story, Percy has to help his animal friends find a new place to live after their home, the old oak tree, is blown down in a storm.

One of our favourite things about this series, is that when you get to the end, there is usually a surprise waiting for you. At the end of ‘After The Storm’, there’s a huge fold out tree house, showing all the animals in their new home. Intricately drawn, we can spend ages looking for all the animals hiding throughout the tree house.

In, The Secret Path, there’s a huge fold out maze at the end, which you have to try to find your way out of. At the end of, One Snowy Night, you have to try and find all the animals hidden around Percy’s room. When you reach the end of The Treasure Hunt, you’re told Percy has dropped 3 chocolate coins, and you have to go back through the book again to see if you can find them in the pages of the story.

There are other books in the series too, that we haven’t got round to buying yet. They’re on Zoe’s Christmas list this year. We’re both looking forward to seeing what surprises Nick has packed into his other books.

Simply delightful!

10) God Knows All About Me

We were first introduced to this wonderful book by Claire Page, in the creche that our church runs on Sunday mornings.

What a nice book, about how intricately known and loved we each are by God: “when I’m good, when I’m bad, when I’m happy, when I’m sad; God knows all about me.” (Direct Quote). It’s such a sweet and gentle way to introduce little ones to a God with a big heart, who see’s them, knows everything about them, and loves them.

Zoe knows it by heart as she’s had it read to her to many times. And the wonderful padded pages of this board book, means that little hands can’t destroy it when they want to explore.

We also discovered God Made Me This Way, by Hayley Down. Which illustrates how different all the animals are from each other, because God made them all different. Even the lazy Sloth, was created to be slow.

As far as I know there are only two books in this mini series. But if I ever discovered any more, I would snap them up. Great books!

11) Daddy’s Brilliant Beard

There is lots to love about this funny book, written and illustrated by Katherine Turner.

This is a comical and wonderfully illustrated book telling the story of a Daddy whose beard has become slightly unruly, getting him into a spot of bother every now and then, but ultimately saving the day when a burglary occurs.

One of our favourite things about this book, is that it was written by our friend, KT. Zoe loves to pick up this book and sit on the sofa reading it with me. Then when she gets to the end, she flips to the back where there’s a picture of Katherine painting, and say ” that’s Kath-er-rine.” So sweet! She’s never actually met Katherine, but we’re hoping that we can get our book signed at some point. (Katherine, I hope you’re reading this!)

Katherine has also written ‘Sloth’s Christmas Adventure’ which we will get Zoe for Christmas this year. You can check out more of Katherine’s work here!

12) Dear Zoo


“I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet…” This is such a great board book, with its thick chunky pages; meaning the book will survive as little hands are learning how to open flaps, bright colours and lots of noisy animals (FYI – you make the noises), it’s easy to see how this book became a classic. It’s such a proud moment as a mummy, when your little one opens all the flaps for the first time on their own.

And it doesn’t stop at books. Dear Zoo has become a bit of a franchise in its own right. You can also get this building block set, a selection of different puzzles, and even a puppet version of the book. (We haven’t got the latter but it looks fun)

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13) I Love You As Big As The World

I have a confession to make. This book was originally bought as a gift for my husband before we had any children. I can’t remember if it was for Valentine’s Day or his birthday, but it was a sweet little gift to tell him how much I loved him.

As it turns out, it’s also a great book to read to children! It’s one of those books where you and your little one can snuggle up on the sofa, under a blanket and read all about how much mummy bear loves baby bear. We’ve read it so many times, that we all know it off by heart, although maybe not in the right order.

It’s quite common for us to be sitting at the table having lunch, and I’ll say to Zoe:

“I love you as big as the world.”

And Zoe will reply,

“I love you as deep as the sea.”

And we’ll continue in this way, going through all the ways that mummy bear loves baby bear in the book, and reciting it to each other.

So sweet!

14) Guess How Much I Love You

We bought this book for our eldest daughter when she was about one years old. At the time, it was being read as part of her bedtime routine, but it quickly became a favourite.

See related post: How to Get Your Baby To Nap For More Than 25 Minutes (in 10 easy steps)

This board book has sold over 43 million copies worldwide. 43 million!!! That’s a lot of bedtime stories, snuggles on the sofa, and giggling little people as mummy demonstrates the long arms and big bounces of a Big Nutbrown Hare who loves his Little Nutbrown Hare.

There are no flaps, no fluffy hares to stroke and no hidden mirrors. Just a great, heartwarming story that children fall in love with. And mummy quite likes it too! When you get this book, you’ll quickly realise what everyone is making such a fuss about.

Halfway there!

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

Well done, you’re over halfway through my carefully put together list of 29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddler.

(If you’re running a little short of time, you can always pin it to read later).

Are you feeling inspired to pick up a book and start reading?

What’s your favourite childhood book? Do you have a favourite book you like to read with your dear little ones?

This next book in my list of29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddler is new to our collection, but is already so loved by both my three and a half year old little monkey and my little one year old….

15) Love… (The Emma Dodd Series)

In my post, Celebrating Sophia – One Year Awesome, I give a shout out to this book which Sophia received as a first birthday gift.

This is the newest addition to our ever growing library of books. But it was an instant hit. We find that some books take a while to settle in, whilst others are instantly fallen in love with. This book all about a mummy and baby rabbit who love each other, was definitely in the latter camp. It’s been ten days since Sophia turned one, and we have read this book every single day since then. At least once.

I’ve literally just this second realised, that this beautiful book is actually part of a series, The ‘Emma Dodd Series’. Emma, being the creator of the magic.

Other titles include: Me, Sometimes, Happy, You, Together, Wish, Everything, Forever and Always. (And more!) Each story has a different mummy and baby animal illustrating the book. Gorgeous!

I think I just found something I can buy Sophia with some of her birthday money! But which one… they all look so good!

These make the perfect gifts for one year olds!

16) Peace At Last

Poor daddy bear is trying to get to sleep, but the house is so noisy!

Jill Murphy has created a fabulous book that follows daddy bear around the house (and garden) as he tries to find a quiet spot to sleep. The illustrations completely bring the story to life, and there is lots of things to point out to your dear ones as you read them this classic.

You can also have lots of fun telling the story, as you demonstrate how noisy snoring is, or the sound of an aeroplane flying through the sky, or a cuckoo clock.

17) Noisy Farm

This is another great board book that is perfect for little ones. Each page has an animal to stroke and a hidden button that when pushed makes the noise of the animal being stroked.

It’s even educational, as each page introduces the reader to the new animal, describing where the animal lives, what he eats and what he likes to do, i.e. roll around in the mud.

It’s probably not he book you want to read as you’re trying to wind down or encourage quiet time, but it’s a fun way to introduce your children to animals.

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

18) The Jesus Storybook Bible

If you’ve been following my blog for more than 5 minutes, you’ll know that faith is an integral part of my motherhood journey. How I communicate that faith to my daughters, and teach them about who Jesus is, is one of the most important aspects of being a mum.

There’s lots of ways in which I can do this, and I suspect that’s for a separate post entirely, but one way to do this is through reading the Bible with them.

That’s where it gets a bit tricky. I mean, the bible is a big book, full of long words, strange occurrences and let’s face it, not many pictures or flaps or colour.

The thing I absolutely love about this Jesus Storybook Bible is that it’s all about Jesus. Every story told always comes full circle back to Jesus. Everything points to him. He’s the answer to the questions being asked and problems found. From the first pages to the last, the stories point to Jesus.

And yet, it’s so simple. It’s easy to understand and follow. And whilst there may not be any flaps or touchy-feely things in the book, there’s plenty of colour and pictures.

I’ve tried quite a few Bibles for children, and this one is my absolute favourite!

19) Noisy Peekaboo

This series of sound board books is advertised as being for toddlers, but my girls have both enjoyed exploring them from much younger. Simply lift up flaps to discover different noises.

We have this Noisy Playtime Peekaboo book. It includes the noise of a clock ticking in the kitchen, a mobile phone ringing in a bag, a watering can in the garden, a washing machine whirring and the pièce de résistance, a music player blasting out tunes which inevitably myself and my toddler then start busting out some dance moves to.

Other books in the series include: Noisy Pets Peekaboo, Noisy Farm Peekaboo, Noisy Animal Peekaboo, Noisy Toys Peekaboo, and more. We haven’t expanded our repetoir of Noisy Peekaboo books yet, but I’m sure the others are as fun as the Playtime Peekaboo.

Although, perhaps, with a little less dancing. Judge for yourself if that is a good thing or not.

20) The Chicken that Hatched a Cow

Before you ask, yes, this book is as bonkers as it sounds. Adam Bestwick and Claire Evans have created a very funny rhyming book about a chicken that gives birth to 3 little chicks. When the last egg cracks it reveals something black and white, which leads to all the animals in the farm taking it in turns to guess what’s inside.

Guesses range from a penguin to a whale, to a donkey and a zebra. All while poor Mrs Chicken is panicking about how on earth she is going to cope with the unexpected addition to her family.

It’s comedy gold. I won’t tell you how it ends, and what eventually hatches from the egg. You’ll have to get the book and discover this for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

21) Little Miss Magic

You’ve probably all heard of the Little Miss and Mr. Men series of books. But I bet you haven’t heard of the Little Miss and Mr. Men Magic series?

We hadn’t either until Zoe received a collection for her birthday last year. These books add some extra magic to the classic series. The Little Miss characters are taken on sparkling adventures where they meet some extraordinary characters including a mermaid, a princess, a fairy godmother, a talking frog and many more interesting creations.

We have these five books from the series: Little Miss Naughty and the Good Fairy, Little Miss Shy and the Fairy Godmother, Little Miss Trouble and the Mermaid, Little Miss Splendid and the Princess and Little Miss Chatterbox and the Frog Prince.

22) Baby Touch and Feel

What’s not to love about a small board book, full of cute little animals that you can stroke? Sorry, I should say, pictures of cute little animals. If it was full of animals, that would be very weird, and an entirely different kind of book altogether.

There are quite a few books in this Baby Touch and Feel series, and unsurprisingly, a lot of them are animal related: Farm animals, Wild animals, Fluffy animals.

Babies like things they can touch. They love to explore different textures, shapes and colours. This book is perfect for their little explorer hands. The pages are slightly padded, and very robust, so they really do stand the test of time, and babies.

The ‘Animal’ one we have, has survived two babies eager fingers and it still looks good as new. And trust me, my girls get very excited with books. Gentle is not a word I’d use to describe their treatment of them.

23) You Are My I Love You

From the age of about 6 or 8 weeks (sorry I can’t be more specific, those days are still a little hazy), I read this story to Sophia every day! In those days, there was no such thing as ‘nap time’ and there was definitely no ‘bedtime routine’, but we received this book as a gift when she was born, and we fell in love with it.

I make no apologies for the fact that a large percentage of the books we love are to do with love. Is it possible to over-tell your little ones how loved and treasured they are? I don’t think so! And these delightful books give us a great way of communicating this to them. Daily.

24) Touchy-feely Nativity

My Dad bought this book for Zoe for Christmas a couple of years ago. But it wasn’t put away with the rest of the decorations once Christmas was over. Two years later, it’s still on her bookcase in her room, and it’s still a favourite.

This is the nativity story done right. Twinkling stars, fluffy donkey ears, soft sheep to stroke, rough shepherd’s coats and the sparkly angel’s dress – this book is a babies idea of paradise.

And on top of all that, it tells the story of the birth of Jesus.

There’s a good reason this book hasn’t been packed away with the rest of the Christmas trappings. Just like a dog is not just for Christmas, this story shouldn’t just be told in December. And if you’re going to enjoy the story all year round, you might as well do it in style!

25) More More More Said The Baby

This is a sweet little book which I used to read to Zoe every day before she had her daytime nap. It’s repetitive nature is quite soothing when you’re hoping to have some quiet time prior to a nap. The pictures are cute and the story follows three separate babies being kissed, twirled around and prepared for bed by their loved ones.

In no time at all, your own little ones will be reading along with you. And then hopefully, going to sleep!

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26) Fisher-Price: Do You Like…?

As I publish this post, Sophia adores this book. It’s a wonderful little lift the flap board book by Fisher Price that I think my Mother-in-law picked up in a charity shop. Sophia has got really good at lifting the flaps and turning the pages which makes me really happy. Her favourite page is the one where there’s a gorilla hiding in the trees. I think she mostly likes my terrible gorilla noises, which is why she keeps turning back to this page and lifting the flap, then looking up at me expectantly.

And I don’t like to disappoint. Obviously.

“Thanks Yiayia” (Grandma in Greek).

27) Calm Down Boris (Sam Lloyd Series)

What’s not to love about a book with a hand puppet inside? And the interactive story doesn’t stop with the puppeteer, as the reader, aka your child, is requested to brush Boris’ hair, feed him, stroke him and generally play an active role in the development of the story.

Boris is a very affectionate little monster, but his zeal in the kissing department is disliked by its recipients on account on how ticklish it is. This book inspired our very own family ‘tickle monster’, who comes out to play on a regular basis. Zoe only has to say ‘Calm Down Tickle Monster’ and the tickling subsides.

If you like this one, there are plenty of other books in the Boris series to keep you going. All board books with a hand puppet as the main character, Boris.

28) I Love You, Daddy

I don’t mind that this is a book all about Daddy and baby bear. It’s so sweet. We like to get to the end of this book and talk about how much we love daddy too!

This is a story all about how grown up baby bear is getting, but that he still needs a little helping hand, or paw, from his Daddy from time to time. Don’t we all!?

We’ve had this book in our collection for about a year, and it’s still a favourite!

29) Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book



I started off with a quote from Dr Seuss, so how can I not mention one of his books? This book is without a doubt one of the most random books I have ever read! And I have an English degree.

To say that this book is absolute nonsense, is putting it mildly. But in it’s weirdness lies its genius. In its own special way, this bonkers book is all about falling asleep, and how it happens all over the world. But it’s fun to read, the pictures are very interesting, and it sort of rolls off the tongue as you read it.

I can imagine this book will divide it’s readers a bit like Marmite. Either you will love it and buy more books from the Dr Seuess range, or you won’t make it past the first couple of pages. I have friends in both camps.

Are you a lover or a hater?

29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers

So there you have it, the complete and wonderful list of 29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers.

Just out of interest, how many of these have you read with your little ones? Were any of your favourites on here? Or do you have a favourite that didn’t get a mention? I’d love to hear from you if you can recommend a good book for my little ones to enjoy. I’m always on the lookout for a good read.

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xx Hannah

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