First 5 Years

Books for Toddlers

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While board books are still appropriate at this age, many toddlers can begin to enjoy books with paper pages.

Books with rhythm, rhyme and repetition help
build early literacy skills

Hush! a Thai Lullaby book jacket Hush! A Thai Lullaby (BR)
by Minfong Ho; illustrated by Holly Meade
ISBN: 0531071669
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How Do Dinosaurs Learn their Colors? book jacket How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? 
by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague
ISBN: 9780439856539 
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I Went Walking book jacket I Went Walking (AUD)
by Sue Williams; illustrated by Julie Vivas
ISBN: 0152007717
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Enjoy interactive stories with refrains, sound
effects or actions to imitate.

Barnyard Banter book jacket Barnyard Banter
by Denise Fleming
ISBN: 0805065946
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From Head to Toe book jacket From Head to Toe
by Eric Carle
ISBN: 0694013013
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Noisy Counting Book book jacket The Noisy Counting Book
by Susan Schade and Jon Buller
ISBN: 9780375859373 
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Whose Knees Are These? book jacket Whose Knees Are These?
by Jabari Asim; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
ISBN: 9780316735766 
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Toddlers love books about cars, trains and things
that go!

Trains Go book jacket Trains Go
by Steve Light
ISBN: 9780811879422 
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What Flies in the Air? book jacket What Flies in the Air? 
by Brian Biggs
ISBN: 9780061958168
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My Car book jacket My Car
by Byron Barton
ISBN: 0060560452
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Trashy Town book jacket Trashy Town
by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
ISBN: 9780060271398
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Try stories about familiar things and situations.

Bebe Goes to the Beach book jacket Bebé Goes to the Beach
by Susan Middleton Elya; illustrated By Steven Salemo
ISBN: 9780547566863
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Book! book jacket Book!
by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated By Maggie Smith
ISBN: 0395982871
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This Is the Baby book jacket This is the Baby
by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Maggie Smith
ISBN: 1415554528
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Look for stories to help toddlers with their fears
and feelings

Go Away, Big Green Monster! book jacket Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley
ISBN: 0316236535
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Llama Llama Mad at Mama book jacket Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Anna Dewdney
ISBN: 9780670062409
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Sophie's Terrible Twos book jacket Sophie's Terrible Twos
by Rosemary Wells
ISBN: 9780670785124
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Owl Babies book jacket Owl Babies
by Martin Waddell; illustrated by Patrick Benson
ISBN: 1564029654
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Active toddlers enjoy lift-the-flap books

Tap! Tap! Guess the Toy book jacket Tap! Tap! Guess the Toy
by Cocoretto
ISBN: 9781846437472
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Roar! Roar! book jacket Roar! Roar! 
by Sebastien Braun
ISBN: 9780763673970 
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Spot the Animals book jacket Spot the Animals​
by American Museum of Natural History; illustrated by Steve Jenkins
ISBN: 9781402777233
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Read and sing with your toddler

Rain, Rain, Go Away! book jacket Rain, Rain, Go Away!​
by Caroline Church
ISBN: 9780545485425
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If You're Happy and You Know It book jacket If You're Happy and You Know It
by Jane Cabrera
ISBN: 9780823418817
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Wheels on the Bus book jacket The Wheels on the Bus​
based on the creation of James Dean
ISBN: 9780062198716 
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Check out books with counting, opposites, colors
and other fun concepts!

Squares Squares
by Yusuke Yonezu
ISBN: 9789888240685  
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Freight Train book jacket Freight Train (BR)
by Donald Crews
ISBN: 0688149006
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Toddler Two book jacket Toddler Two
by Anastasia Suen; illustrated by Winnie Cheon
ISBN: 1584300159
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What's Up, Duck? book jacket What's Up Duck?
by Tad Hills
ISBN: 9780375847387
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Share classic nursery rhymes

Diddle Diddle Dumpling book jacket Clare Beaton's Farmyard Rhymes
by Clare Beaton
ISBN: 9781846867361
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The Neighborhood Mother Goose book jacket The Neighborhood Mother Goose
illustrated by Nina Crews
ISBN: 0060515732
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Pat-A-Cake book jacket Pat-a-Cake
by Mary Brigid Barrett; illustrated by Leuyen Pham
ISBN: 9780763643584 
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Libros para niños pequeños en Español y

Cómo aprenden los colores los dinosaurios/ book jacket ¿​Cómo aprenden los colores los dinosaurios?​
por Jane Yolen; ilustrado por Mark Teague 
ISBN: 9780439871921
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Dos años, libro de la chaqueta | Toddler Two, book jacket Dos años / Toddler Two
por Anastasia Suen; ilustrado por Winnie Cheon
ISBN: 158430054X
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Tren de carga, libro de la chaqueta | Freight Train, book jacket Tren de carga / Freight Train (BR)
por Donald Crews
ISBN: 0060562021
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La llama llama rojo pijama book jacket La llama llama rojo pijama​
por Anna Dewdney
ISBN: 9780670014125
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En un árbol están los cinco monitios, libro de la chaqueta | Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, book jacket En un árbol están los cinco monitos / Five Little Monkey Sitting in a Tree
por Eileen Christelow
ISBN: 9780618752485
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again and again.
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