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Best Books For 1 Year Olds

Recommendations from 26 articles, Rainn Wilson, Chelsea Clinton, Arianna Huffington and 11 others.
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Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell - 1986-10-01 (first published in 1982)
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Rod Campbell’s classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent—a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refr...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book cover
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin Jr. - 2010-07-20 (first published in 1967)
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A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals....
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle - 1981-10-15 (first published in 1969)
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THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry...
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Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
Karen Katz - 2000-09-01
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Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book.Where are Baby's hands? Under the bubbles! Where are baby's eyes? Under her hat!The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share....
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown - 2007-01-23 (first published in 1947)
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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the sof...
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Moo, Baa, La La La!
Boynton - 2004-05-25 (first published in 1982)
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It's BIG fun from Sandra Boynton in this big, big size of this favorite title. Great for laps and sharing, this oversized edition on thick, sturdy board material is perfect for oversized fun for children of all ages. This raucous story about the sounds animals make -- including three pigs who say la la la! - is just right for reading aloud....
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Peek-A Who?
Nina Laden - 2000-02-16
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One of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for KidsWith colorful pictures, simple rhyming texts, and sized right for small hands to hold.Guessing-game board book filled with vibrant, happy images: Peek-a-Who! takes the most loved baby and toddler game and puts it in book form! Colorful pictures and simple rhyming texts help chil...
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr. - 2012-01-01 (first published in 1989)
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The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"--which probably seemed like a good idea until the other 23 members of the gang decided to follow suit. The palm tree standing straight and tall on the first page begins to groan and b...
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle - 2008-05-01
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. Filled with truck sounds and animals noises,...
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The Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen - 2008-03-18
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERDeep in the water,Mr. Fish swims aboutWith his fish face stuckIn a permanent pout.Can his pals cheer him up?Will his pout ever end?Is there something he can learnFrom an unexpected friend?Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny. Bright oce...
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
First 100 Words by Priddy, Roger [Priddy Books, 2005] Board book [Board book] by Priddy
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
My First Library by Wonder House Books
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Guess How Much I Love You BOARD by Sam McBratney
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Baby Signs by Joy-Allen
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
Everywhere Babies by Susan Marla, Meyers Frazee
Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 by Karen Katz
"More More More," Said the Baby by Vera B Williams
I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
Around the Farm by Mark Rader
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
The Mitten by Jan Brett
See, Touch, Feel by Roger Priddy
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee
Are You My Mother ? by P. D. Eastman
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Night Night Farm by Roger Priddy
8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie
Look, Look! by Peter Linenthal
Toes, Ears, & Nose! by Marion Dane Bauer
Wild Animals by Little Hippo Books
Little Feminist Board Book Set by Mudpuppy
Tails by Matthew van Fleet
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Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
Jane Foster's Black and White by Jane Foster
Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn
Livre des bruits by Soledad Bravi
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