Thirteen toddler book suggestions

Here are thirteen of our toddler book suggestions from Lil Duck’s collection, he sends his recommendations also!

  1. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman.
  2. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, George Hauman, and Doris Hauman – teaches a positive outlook on things.
  3. Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton & Guy Parker-Rees.
  4. The Jillian Jiggs series by Phoebe Gilman
  5. I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  6. Yes, a Cat Named Marty Cohen by Wendy Ann Gardner
  7. Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch
  8. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
  9. Miss Spider’s ABC by David Kirk
  10. I Have To Go by Robert Munsch
  11. Bath Time! by Sandra Boynton – available for pre-order now!
  12. Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch
  13. Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

27 Responses to Thirteen toddler book suggestions

  1. CyberCelt March 12, 2007 at 4:56 pm #

    Are you my Mother is a book I remember from 17 years ago. I cannot believe Dr. Seuss is still popular.

    Here from BCs.

  2. shannon March 1, 2007 at 8:48 am #

    Great list. We have several of them. May I also recommend:
    1) Farmer Duck
    2) Baby says, “More! More! More!”
    3) We’re Going on A Bear Hunt (MY personal favorite!)
    4) Walter the Farting Dog

    Happy Thursday!

  3. Amy February 24, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    We bought the “Big Box of Boynton” set. Sydney absolutely loves “Barnyard Dance.” Thanks for all of the suggestions. It is really helpful since she is our first and my sisters have been out of the toddler books for years now!

  4. David February 23, 2007 at 8:16 am #

    Fun list. And “The Little Engine That Could” spans age interest beyond toddlers. My Wonder Woman read it to an bunch of elementary children the other day and got great reviews from the kids. ;-)

  5. bernie February 22, 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    Sometimes reading these you realize are more for your benefit than for the toddler’s.

    I linked to you from 13 things 23

  6. Lisa February 22, 2007 at 11:16 am #

    My almost 2-year old LOVES Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems? (I think?). Our copy is not a board book and it is about to fall to pieces. I will have to check out the ones on your list that we don’t have.

  7. Queen of Wands February 22, 2007 at 11:09 am #

    We’ve got tons of books here, but there are some on your list that we don’t have that we could check out. (-: Love Miss Spider!

  8. Peg February 22, 2007 at 11:05 am #

    What a great list! I absolutely LOVE “Stephanie’s Ponytail”! And Sandra Boynton’s Books…and Munsch’s Books…and…and…How did you limit yourself to just 13? LOL

  9. Nancy February 22, 2007 at 10:16 am #

    I love #1. Some of these are new to me. Lots of good stuff coming out for kids these days.

  10. Carrie February 22, 2007 at 9:53 am #

    Wonderful suggestions! I have to agree with you on them!! Great list!

  11. Char February 22, 2007 at 9:32 am #

    Anything by Kevin Henkes (Sheila Rae the Brave, et al) is tops in this house.

  12. Twisted Cinderella February 22, 2007 at 8:46 am #

    Wonderful list! I’ll love you forever is my all-time favorite children’s book.

    I am glad to have met you through the TT and I am really going to miss it.

  13. carmen February 22, 2007 at 8:45 am #

    i can’t remember the name of it, but I like the one that has the bunnies and the baby bunny tries to tell his mom how much he loves her, but she always loves him more. :)

  14. Loretta February 22, 2007 at 6:18 am #

    Are You My Mother is a great one! :)
    Goodnight Moon
    and Moo Ba La La La are faves for me too!

    I hope that Thursday Thirteen doesn’t go away. I contacted Leanne and I’m determined to rescue the thirteen if I can!

  15. Michelle February 22, 2007 at 4:48 am #

    I can’t read I’ll Love You Forever without thinking of Joey reading it at Emma’s party on Friends!

  16. KarenW February 22, 2007 at 1:20 am #

    Great list! #2 is my favorite.

  17. Rose February 22, 2007 at 1:00 am #

    Iíll Love You Forever is my fav book. lol I had the honor of interviewing Robert last year.

  18. YoungMommy February 22, 2007 at 12:54 am #

    Great list… There are several we need to check out! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy final TT!!

  19. Christine February 21, 2007 at 11:54 pm #

    What a great idea for a TT. I have grown-up books on my posting this week. My mother passed away from dementia and congestive heart failure at the end of November – so the Robert Munsch book “I’ll love you forever” now, more than ever, has special meaning for me.

  20. John February 21, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    My favorite children’s book is Mike Mulligan and his amazing steam shovel…I’m not even sure it’s published anymore. But it was the first book I remember reading.

    My 13 are up.

  21. PRACTiCAL CHiCK February 21, 2007 at 11:13 pm #

    When Bry-onicle was a toddler, he loved Are You My Mother. I had to read it to him at least twelve times per day!

  22. kristarella February 21, 2007 at 10:47 pm #

    I don’t have a toddler yet… perhaps I will keep this in mind for friends’ babies :)
    I haven’t visited in a while. Looks like you have a lovely site and business going!

  23. Susan Helene Gottfried February 21, 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    Oooh, love a lot of them! I have the copy of Are you My Mother that was mine when I was a kid, even! (that and The Best Nest, another favorite around here)

    A snort? A snort is my mother?

    LOVE IT!!

    Happy TT! I hope you’ll keep visiting West of Mars. You’re welcome there, you know.

  24. Friday's Child February 21, 2007 at 8:47 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these. I have long been without a toddler till recently I had 2 grandsons. This will be a great help to me.

  25. Wacky Mommy February 21, 2007 at 8:05 pm #

    Thanks for the good reads!

  26. Raggedy February 21, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    Thursday Thirteen has come to an end.
    I have enjoyed my visits here and consider us friends.
    Thank you for sharing your thirteens with me.
    The comments you left me filled me with glee.
    It is hard to believe it is really true.
    I am trying very hard to not be blue.
    Happy TT’ing!
    (“)_ (“)ä

  27. Chelle Y. February 21, 2007 at 6:48 pm #

    My son loved #1. I do not even know how many times I have read it to him.

    I cannot read, “I’ll Love You, Forever” without crying!

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