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.
Plot Summary: Dad takes kids on a neglectful hike. Almost eaten by bear.
Parent Perk: Dad is wearing skinny jeans.
Plot Summary: Sassy sheep shouldn’t eat in cat restaurants.
Parent Perk: Funny, short.
Plot Summary: Anthropomorphic toddler annoys mother.
Parent Perk: Funny. Nostalgic.
Plot Summary: Caterpillar goes on food binge then falls asleep.
Parent Perk: Short. Nostalgic.
Plot Summary: Brothers are bored and say obvious things to pass time.
Parent Perk: Vintage. Pinteresty.
Plot Summary: Author tries to trick children into thinking lemons are red.
Parent Perk: Short. Pleasing to eyeballs.
Plot Summary: Toddlers act like dinosaurs at bedtime.
Parent Perk: Funny. Accurate.
Plot Summary: Tiny creature with shell head lives small life.
Parent Perk: Funny, weird.
Plot Summary: Dragons love tacos but get bad breath.
Parent Perk: Makes you remember tacos.
Plot Summary: Clumsy pig is the worst painter, spills everything.
Parent Perk: Vintage. Short. Nostalgia.
What are your favorite toddler books?