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Best Books for Toddlers

flashlightworthy.pngWhat are the best books to read to toddlers? It’s an important question for all the parents, expectant parents, and friends of parents in the audience. We want to find the best titles (both old and new) to introduce a very young child to the world of books.

Counting on our readers’ collective knowledge of books, GalleyCat Reviews regularly features curated book lists from Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations. The site includes the list, Pairs of Titles to Entertain (and Educate) your Curious Toddler. Add your suggestions to the comment section.

Over the last year, Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations has created more than 385 lists–giving reading advice on everything from book club books to cancer survivor books. Working with this carefully curated publication, we will share our favorite lists with GalleyCat readers.

Add your toddler book suggestions in the comments section.


At Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations, Shannon Rigney Keane why she created the list: “As they get older, many kids will develop the idea that non-fiction is boring, or a turn-off. Yet, when they’re very young, they don’t really make the distinction between the fiction and non-fiction. What a perfect opportunity to tap into their enthusiasm for learning. For this list, I decided to pair complimentary fiction and non-fiction titles.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
The Moon by Seymour Simon

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
Touch and Feel: Dinosaur by DK Publishing

I Stink! by Kate Mcmullan, illustrated by Jim Mcmullan
Trucks by Roger Priddy

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek

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