Children’s books. They tell you that while you are pregnant with a baby that it is good to read to them. You are allowing your child to experience literature but they are also hearing your voice while you read out loud. But it is even more important to continuing reading to them while they grow up.
It is so easy nowadays with all the technology to just sit your child in front of the television or hand them a tablet. If you need some ideas to keep your toddler entertained, check out this post.
Even if you personally do not have children or are currently pregnant. This list can be beneficial if you have a niece or nephew, or a friend has a child. Books are wonderful gifts for birthdays, baby showers or any Holiday.
If you do purchase a book for a little one in your life, make sure you write a little note and your name on the back or inside. Our boys love to read the little notes and know who got them certain books.
My husband and I try to make it a point to read at least one book before bed as part of the boys’ nighttime routine. There are some days we read more books and some days we don’t read a book at all.
We allow the boys to pick out the book they would like to read and we have now gotten to the point where we reread the same book over and over again because they enjoy it so much.
So since we have a lot of time to spend at home, I thought I would compile a list of our boys’ favorite books. Keep in mind our boys are both toddlers, ages three and one.
Favorite Children’s Books
Brown Bear Brown Bear– This book is the boys’ absolute favorite. They chose this book over and over again to be read before bed. This book is a great way to teach your child about colors and animals. Oliver pretty much has this book memorized from constantly reading it.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom– This book was my husband’s favorite book growing up so of course, we had to introduce it to our boys. It is also a great book to teach the boys the alphabet. Oliver enjoys using the back page to point out the letters he knows.
Little Blue Truck– The boys enjoy this book because they love cars and trucks. This book has great lessons of friendship and to slow down and appreciate the little things. There are also other Little Blue Truck books.
- Goodnight, Little Blue Truck
- Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
- Little Blue Truck Springtime
- Little Blue Truck Halloween
- Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Llama Llama Red Pajama– This book is cute with the little llama as the main character. It is a great book to get the boys calmed down and ready for bed. Plus, like Little Blue Truck, there are other Llama Llama books if your child enjoys them.
- Llama Llama Nighty-Night
- Llama Llama Wakey-Wake
- Llama Llama I Love You
- Llama Llama Easter Egg
- Llama Llama Jingle Bells
Brave Little Camper– The boys love going camping with my parents, so this book is perfect for them. Plus it has a little button that you press that makes sounds. The boys enjoy pressing the button while reading the book.
Touch and Feel Children’s books
Never Touch a Dinosaur– Emmitt enjoys books that have things you can feel. Plus, he is big into dinosaurs right now. So this book is a win-win. On each page, there is a different part of the dinosaur that you feel.
Big Trucks Getting the Job Done Together– This is another feeling book. Throughout the book, there are roads and parts of the machinery that they feel. Plus, it is another book that has trucks so of course, my boys enjoy it.
We enjoy reading books together and it is a great way to spend time with our boys. We are also introducing them to the world of phonics and words. It is also a great way to calm them down, especially before bedtime.
I hope you found something useful or a new children’s book to enjoy with your little one.
Leave a comment below of your favorite children’s book growing up. We would love to introduce the boys to other great books.
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The only one I have heard of is Brown Bear. I will look into the rest for my grandchildren! Awesome list!
Our boys are loving Brown Bear. Such a great book to learn colors and animals.
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All those books are so adorable and a great way to get kids to read early on. Plus, reading keeps them busy when we all stay home!
These are some great books for kids! We had some of these when my kids were small.
Love that they are interested in books, hopefully, they will continue to grow up and want to read.
I will keep these in mind for my son as he gets older!! Right now he doesn’t appreciate anything for more than 1 minute. lol
Yea that’s pretty much how my youngest is. He is more destructive when it comes to the books, some he has torn the pages out haha.
The touch and feel books are my favorite books. I enjoy reading them to my grandbaby.
Oh yea the touch and feel are great for adults also. The dinosaur one has fun rubbery spikes which are fun to feel.
Ahhhh great recommendations – I still remember my favorites as a kid like Goodnight Moon!
Goodnight Moon is another great one. The boys occasionally like to read that one also.
I am happy that you are letting your kids love books at an early age. reading is so underrated nowadays. we should really start young. <3
Most definitely. I wish I had more time to read myself but they enjoy books so I will read to them for as long as they let me.
I was cleaning my room and stumbled upon some old children books i do read when i was younger. It was exciting to read those books again and it is well to know they help to teach the kids some good morals about life. Nice article
It is surprising how many children’s books have a good meaning behind it. Thank you.
Brown bear, brown bear was a favorite of my kids! We also loved Goodnight Moon. I’ll have to check out the others you listed. I love kids’ books
I love classic books for the boys because some are the ones I grew up with. It is nice to see how much they like them also.
These are all such good books! I am a kindergarten teacher and have read many of them to my class. They love them. Great picks!
Ohh that makes me feel so much better hearing this from a teacher. Thanks for sharing!
Great book collections, very timely for kids so that they won’t just cling on TV watching. These books will surely keep them busy during quarantine.
Yea, don’t get me wrong, my boys watch some tv too throughout the day. But a lot of time its background noise because they are so busy doing something else.
I have to take a look at some of these books my toddler loves books she loves magazines she just loved pages
oh never thought of magazines. I know I enjoyed some magazines growing up. That’s a great suggestion.
I’ve only heard of Brown Bear and I remember reading it to my younger cousins years ago. It was their favorite along with the Hungry Caterpillar.
I loved the Hungry Caterpillar growing up. We might have to add that to our collection because I know I would enjoy it also.
I love sharing books with my nephew, so thank you for the great tips. I might have to do some shopping for him!
After posting this list, I have realized I will have to do some shopping myself. Maybe a couple of new books to add to their Easter baskets.
My niece was OBSESSED with Brown Bear, Brown Bear when she was younger. She kept taking it out time and time again at the library until she got her own copy – the book that she wanted to hear before bed EVERY night. I have no kids, but I could recite that book from the times that I was there taking care of her hahaha
Yep, that is our boys right now, Oliver reads Brown Bear to us, and Emmitt usually pulls Little Blue Truck to look at the pictures. It is so cute to hear someone else’s love for the book too.
I am so behind on children’s books and what is popular now. However, these all sound like they’re super cute.
Haha so was I until I had kids. Now, we absolutely love books, and Oliver asks for new ones every now and then.
I am discovering many interesting books thanks to the initiative of many actors who read fairy tales for children …
Glad you are discovering more. I slightly wish I had a little girl so there were more fairy tales in my life. But trucks, animals, and tools will have to do for now.
You certainly took your time to collect the titles. They are worth checking out, judging by your enthusiasm.
I am very passionate when it comes to the things my boys enjoy! Thank you!
I love children’s books! I can still picture out all of my favorite colored books before. Reading with fun visuals is one of the best learning techniques for someone like me who gets easily bored.
It surprises me that my boys enjoy reading and books so much but I am super glad they are. Brings back some great memories reading them older books.
These are some of my children’s favorite books. I’ll have to get “never touch a dinosaur” for my b daughter
My boys love dinosaurs so I will have to add to our “Never touch a dinosaur” collection also.
It is good to start the young kids to love books. They will get a lifetime of enjoyment and nourishment.
So very true. I hope they keep their love for them as they grow up. My youngest can barely talk but he can say “brown bear” when it comes to bed time lol.
We also love Brown Bear! And my youngest likes interactive books with textures or flaps to lift. We love books!
Yes, the flap books are great too. We have one that talks about school and counting and they love peeking under the flap. Great suggestion!
I liked your tip of putting a note in the book we buy for our kids. This will remind them who has given them that particular book. When my kids were young they used to select the same book over and over again too, for us to read to them every night!
Yea if I ever buy a book for someone I always write a little note or write on the back our names so they know. My boys like knowing who got them specific books. Haha the books get boring over and over again, but at this point, Oliver can read the book to us.
Ooh, I still have my copy of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” at home! These are great ideas; I’d I ever have to buy for the little ones in my life, I’ll know what to buy. Thank you!
Aww that’s awesome you still have your copy. You are very welcome!
I still sometimes love to read children books. They have so much colors, such expressive stories and such amazing ending. It transports me away from all the hustle bustle of today’s life
I love books that have a good meaning behind it. Such a great way to relax.