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Best Toddler Books

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Best Toddler Books
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Press Here
Herve Tullet - Mar 30, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about cause and effect in a simple and engaging way.Harness the power of imagination and interactivity: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the do...
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Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell - Oct 01, 1986 (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...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen - Oct 01, 2017 (first published in 1989)
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Gorgeous gift edition of the classic join in story by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Shake up a snowstorm with this perfect gift for brave hunters and bear-lovers everywhere!We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For over a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing throu...
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Jeremy Corbyn
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Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle - May 01, 2008
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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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Rachel Martin
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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker - Feb 14, 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book now available in board book! An unabridged board book for kids version of the bestselling, best-beloved hardcover, perfect for small hands! Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illus...
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The Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen - Mar 18, 2008
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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...
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Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae - Sep 01, 2001
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Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But with some sound advice from a wise cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune....
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Llama Llama Red Pajama
Anna Dewdney - May 05, 2015 (first published in 2005)
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Llama, Llama red pajama waiting, waiting for his mama. Mama isn’t coming yet. Baby Llama starts to fret. In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn’t com...
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Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin - Jun 14, 2012
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This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if...
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First 100 Words by Priddy, Roger [Priddy Books, 2005] Board book [Board book]
Priddy - Dec 15, 2015 (first published in 2005)
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Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too....
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson - Jan 27, 2005 (first published in 1999)
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When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with "terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws." But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is ...
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Simon Smith
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Guess How Much I Love You BOARD by Sam McBratney
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
In My Heart by Jo Witek
Here We Are Notes For Living On Planet by Illustrated Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
I Am A Bunny by Ole Risom
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
A Little Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle
The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
Big Girl Panties by Manushkin-Fran-Petrone
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
First 100 Padded by Roger Priddy
The Circus Ship by Chris van Dusen
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
By Sonali Fry The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by
Little Foodie by Michele Olivier
Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon
By Karen Katz Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? by
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Hands are Not for Hitting by Marieka Martine, Heinlen Agassi
Open the Barn Door, Find a Cow by Christopher Santoro by
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Elena, Cavallo Favilli
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Pete the Cat by James Dean
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Crush by Svetlana Chmakova
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
But Not the Hippopotamusby Sandra Boynton[Boardbook] by
She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Big Board First 100 Animals by Roger Priddy
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
I Dissent by Debbie Levy
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
I Am a Big Brother by Caroline Jayne Church
No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
It's Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr
Little blue box of brigth and early by Dr. Seuss