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In our house, we tend to read a lot of books and it’s important for me to provide books that my kids actually enjoy. I asked the girls to pick out their top toddler books, and after Loxley basically pulled out every single book we own, we were able to narrow it down to eight.
In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out my last post, where I listed out Finley’s top ten picture books.
Loxley’s Top Toddler Books
Hop on Pop
Loxley loves all of the classic Dr. Seuss books, but this is definitely her favorite and we’ve been reading it since she was an infant. We first owned this as a board book that was more of a condensed version of the story, and then upgrade to the whole book when we got older. Either way, its a fun read and I don’t see it going anywhere any time soon.
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
This is such an engaging and lively book and one we read at least a couple of times a week. It’s a story about dinosaurs who throw a big party. I love that scientific terms are used throughout the book, even though Loxley may not be able to say them or understand what they mean. The whole book flows in a nice rhythm, making it a lot of fun to read.
Can I Keep It?
This is a cute story about a boy asking his mom if he can keep different critters. I love this one because the mom responds with questions that encourage empathy and critical thinking.
This is was also one of Finley’s favorite books at this age. Feminist Baby is a cute board book that encourages kids to be whoever they want.
Fox in Socks
Another Dr. Seuss classic that we read all the time. No matter how many times I’ve read this book, I always manage to get tongue-tied at some point.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
If you haven’t read any of the Click, Clack, Moo books, I recommend heading to the library and picking one up. There are few different ones to choose from and each book is equally fun. The animals are so snarky and the farmer’s reactions always make me laugh.
Thank You, Omu!
Thank you, Omu! is a story about a woman who makes a soup that attracts different people throughout the city as the smell wafts out the window. When they come knocking at her door she generously gives them each a bowl of soup until there is none left for herself. You’ll have to read the story to find out how it ends, but I love this book because it teaches generosity, empathy, and community.
Iggy Peck, Architect
Iggy Peck, Architect is one of my absolute favorite children’s books and I am so happy that both of my kids like it as well. I love that the Questioneers books from Angela Beaty teach kids to ask questions and follow their interests. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez is the newest edition to this series and release this month, so make sure to pick it up if you love these books.