Favorite Books for Baby & Toddler

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I frequently am asked what my favorite books for baby & toddler are and figured this would be a great post to put together before our third baby’s arrival! I also asked the mama’s on my Instagram stories which books were there favorites and featured the ones that were talked about the most! We have SO many books in our home and as my husband would say “there is no budget when it comes to books” πŸ˜‰ 

Favorite Books for Baby & Toddler

The top rated baby books of all time that you need to add to your library collection!

Books to gift a mama

*I will also be creating another post that focuses just on books for mamas to read to prepare for childbirth and motherhood πŸ™‚ 

Letters to my Baby // We write letters every few months to each of our girls and put them into a keepsake box. For this third baby, I picked this up so that I can store all the letters into one place πŸ™‚

Q&A A Day For Kids // A Three Year Journal // I love the thought of this! Asking your kids questions and writing down their answers all in one place!


Baby 0-1 (& up)

Gotta Go, Buffalo

Dear Zoo

Sandra Boynton Books 0-1  Favorites: Pajama Time, Moo, Baa, La La La, Belly Button Book

Little Blue Truck

Bear Snores On

Bunny Roo, I Love You

Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

Good Night Moon

If I were….. Books

Pout, Pout Fish

Huggy Kissy

Llama Llama Red Pajama

My Truck is Stuck

HedgeHugs

Giraffes Can’t Dance


The top rated books for toddlers of all time that you need to add to your library collection!

For Toddlers & up

In my Heart: A Book of Feelings // One of my favorites for teaching toddlers about how to handle their feelings!

Aliens Love Underpants

Strictly No Elephants Allowed

Grumpy Pants

Last Stop on Market Street // This was recommended by SO many other mamas – I just bought it!

Steam Train Dream Train

The Gruffalo

The Kissing Hand // A great book for when kids enter into school

Old Macdonald has a truck

What a Wonderful World

Brown Bear Brown Bear

I love you through and through

Oh! The Places You’ll go // One of the best Dr. Suess books ever, in my opinion!

On the Night you were Born

What do you do with an idea? // This is one of my favorites. The story line is beautiful and it teaches kids to go after their dreams. 

Wherever you are, my love will find you // Makes me cry EVERY time.

The Wonderful Things you will be // A beautiful book about becoming anyone you want to be as you grow up πŸ™‚

Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream // another one that makes me cry because it’s so beautifully written

The Energy Bus // Such a great, important story line for children! One of my favorites that will be great as the girls grow older!

Cat’s Night Out

This is Sadie

Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Day the Crayons Quit // HILARIOUS and a must have

Don’t Push the Button  // This book was recommended by so many people I lost count. We didn’t have it yet so I picked it up!


7 amazing books for older siblings to prepare for a new baby

For Expecting Mamas that already have another child

Snuggle the Baby // Olivia’s favorite book when we were expecting Ellie!

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza

9 Months // Such a beautiful book to read to your babies while your growing one!

Hello in There!: A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting

Littles: And How They Grow

I am a Big Brother!

Big Sisters are the Best

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