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Ten Books For Toddlers

March 20, 2014

Ten Books For Toddlers


I know what you’re thinking, the Internet doesn’t need another list of books! I hear you. I also hear you saying you’re sick of kids books with no plot, the worst rhyme scheme known to man, or jumbles of words that make your mouth hurt. I’m looking at you, Fox In Socks.

My kid likes to read. I like to read. It is all lovely and nice. But at the risk of sounding like a jerk, I’m really very tired of reading The Little Engine That Could and The Cat In The Hat. Every few weeks I hide those books under a pile of laundry to give my mouth and brain a break. It is our little secret.

This is not a revolutionary list or a Top Ten list or a list that will make your toddler into baby Einstein. It’s just a list of ten books that aren’t annoying to read out loud.

May your children’s bedtimes be filled with the holiest of sounds–silence.



We're Going On A Bear Hunt

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Plot Summary: Dad takes kids on a neglectful hike. Almost eaten by bear.

Parent Perk: Dad is wearing skinny jeans.



Sheep Out To Eat

Sheep Out To Eat

Plot Summary: Sassy sheep shouldn’t eat in cat restaurants.

Parent Perk: Funny, short.



I just Forgot

I Just Forgot

Plot Summary: Anthropomorphic toddler annoys mother.

Parent Perk: Funny. Nostalgic.



the very hungry caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Plot Summary: Caterpillar goes on food binge then falls asleep.

Parent Perk: Short. Nostalgic.



open your eyes

Open Your Eyes

Plot Summary: Brothers are bored and say obvious things to pass time.

Parent Perk: Vintage. Pinteresty.



lemons are not red

Lemons Are Not Red

Plot Summary: Author tries to trick children into thinking lemons are red.

Parent Perk: Short. Pleasing to eyeballs.



How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Plot Summary: Toddlers act like dinosaurs at bedtime.

Parent Perk: Funny. Accurate.



Marcel The Shell

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Plot Summary: Tiny creature with shell head lives small life.

Parent Perk: Funny, weird.



Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos

Plot Summary: Dragons love tacos but get bad breath.

Parent Perk: Makes you remember tacos.



color book mr. paint pig

Richard Scarry’s Color Book

Plot Summary: Clumsy pig is the worst painter, spills everything.

Parent Perk: Vintage. Short. Nostalgia.



What are your favorite toddler books?