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 Say Good Night? book jacket How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (AUD, BF, DVD)
by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague
ISBN: 0758727593
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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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Who Hops? book jacket Who Hops?
by Katie Davis
ISBN: 0152166084
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Whose Toes Are Those? book jacket Whose Toes Are Those?
by Jabari Asim; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
ISBN: 0316736090
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Toddlers love books about cars, trains and things
that go!

Chugga, Chugga Choo Choo book jacket Chugga, Chugga Choo Choo
by Kevin Lewis and illustrated by Daniel Kirk
ISBN: 0786807601
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Go! book jacket Go!
by SAMi
ISBN: 9781593541385
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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.

Book! book jacket Bebé Goes Shopping
by Susan Middleton Elya; illustrated By Steven Salemo
ISBN: 9780152061425
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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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No, David! book jacket No, David!
by David Shannon
ISBN: 0590930028
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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

Dear Zoo book jacket Dear Zoo
by Rod Campbell
ISBN: 9781416947370
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Simms Taback's Safari Animals book jacket Simms Taback's Safari Animals
by Simms Taback
ISBN: 9781934706190
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Toes, Ears & Nose! book jacket Toes, Ears & Nose!
by Marion Dane Bauer; illustrated by Karen Katz
ISBN: 0689847122
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Read and sing with your toddler

Five Little Ducks book jacket Five Little Ducks
by Dan Yaccarino
ISBN: 9780060734657
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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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Little White Duck book jacket Little White Duck
by Walt Whippo; illustrated by Joan Paley
ISBN: 0316733970
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Check out books with counting, opposites, colors
and other fun concepts!

Big Little book jacket Big Little
by Leslie Petricelli
ISBN: 0763619515
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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 Diddle Diddle Dumpling
by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ISBN: 9780374308612
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The Neighborhood Mother Goose book jacket The Neighborhood Mother Goose
illustrated by Nina Crews
ISBN: 0060515732
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Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree book jacket Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
by Eileen Christelow
ISBN: 9780395544341
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Libros para niños pequeños en Español y

Salí de paseol, libro de la chaqueta | I Went Walking, book jacket Salí de paseol / I Went Walking
por Sue Williams; ilustrado por Julie Vivas
ISBN: 9780152058951
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Las lechucitas, libro de la chaqueta/ book jacket Las lechucitas
por Martin Waddell; ilustrado por Patrick Benson
ISBN: 9780882721378
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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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Dos años, libro de la chaqueta | Toddler Two, book jacket De la cabeza a los pies
por Eric Carle
ISBN: 0060513020
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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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