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Top Toddler Books

Bounty Top Toddler Books

It’s never too early to start reading and sharing stories with your little ones and in celebration of the Read On Get On campaign to get all children reading well, here is a rundown of our top toddler books.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

First published in 1969, this award-winning book has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Follow the little caterpillar as he munches his way through life before emerging as a beautiful butterfly.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams

Forty years after it was published this much-loved classic is as popular as ever. Beautiful illustrations and die-cut holes make this version interactive and fun for children of all ages.

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

With bright, bold artwork and a host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every toddler’s bookshelf. The thick card pages, chunky cover and sturdy lift-up flaps make it perfect for little hands.

That’s Not My Bunny by Fiona Watt

There is a complete range of ‘That’s Not My’ books but you really can’t beat the bunny classic. A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches, bright, bold illustrations and a little white most hiding on every page.

Bears In The Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Follow the bears adventure up spook hill but what will they find there? A fun story that everyone will memorise before you know it.

The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles

Bright and bold illustrations bring the story of the selfish, grumpy crocodile to life. The river animals are scared of Mr Croc until a little mouse saves the day.

Marvin Wanted More by Joseph Theobald

Marvin isn’t happy and something has to change so he decides that he simply has to eat - everything! A brilliantly funny, well illustrated tale about a brilliant greedy sheep.

The Three Little Pigs by Vera Southgate

First published in 1965, the classic version that we remember from our childhoods has been specially re-designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ladybird Books. Follow the pigs as they attempt to outsmart the nasty wolf. A true children’s classic.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Take a walk into the deep, dark wood and discover what happens when the quick thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo.

Peepo by Janey and Allan Ahlberg

Follow baby through the day via a series of holes that peep through the pages. The board edition is perfect for little hands and the illustrations are wonderful.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

No children’s book list would be complete without an addition from Dr. Seuss. His unique combination of silly stories, wacky pictures and riotous rhymes has been helping young children to read for over fifty years. Follow the boxing Goxes and winking Yinks that drink pink ink, in this global best seller.

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Top Toddler Books