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Favorite Toddler Books

favorite toddler books

We’ve got a little reader on our hands and I’m ever so pleased. I adore reading, in fact, when I was younger my mom used to ground me from my books until my room was clean. Not friends, not tv, just my books. 😉 We’ve collected quite a few board books for Miss Ellie and I wanted to share a few with you! We have so many favorites but I narrowed it down to just a few for this post. You can click on the title for a direct link to the book. Looking to purchase a few new books? Enter to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card at the bottom of the post. Happy reading!


One with a Bun – Brian and I both have this book memorized. “One with a bun…two making stew…” It’s cute, catchy, and Ellie goes crazy for it.

favorite toddler books one with a bun

Cock-a-doodle-MOO — Since E is obsessed with all kinds of animals, this book is perfect. Farm animals galore!

favorite toddler books cock-a-doodle-moo

My Very First Book of Colors – This book is really cute for learning colors. Ellie isn’t quite old enough to understand to match the color swatch with the object (though she did in the photo below! Maybe she’s picking it up?) but it is great for reviewing colors.

favorite toddler books color book

Guess How Much I Love You – I grew up reading this book and still adore it. Plus the illustrations are divine!

favorite toddler books guess how much i love you

Ten Apples Up On Top – Fabulous counting book, fabulous Dr. Suess rhymes.

favorite toddler books ten apples up on top

My Big Animal Book – By far Ellie’s most loved book. We inherited it from my parents and it goes with us everywhere. It really is a big, giant book of animals!

favorite toddler books big animal book



Do you and your littles love books too? Itching to pick up a new one for you or your baby? Well, today’s your lucky day! These lovely ladies below and I have all teamed up to give one of YOU a $50 Barnes & Noble Electronic Gift Card, on us! And if you’re not into books (but I know you are!) remember that the possibilities are endless at Barnes & Noble – you can purchase movies, music, calendars, journals, planners, puzzles, gifts, and the list goes on!


The giveaway will run from 12:00 am EST on August 19 until 11:59 pm EST on August 26. All entries will be verified so please be honest! Gift card will be delivered electronically. And best of luck!

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  • Unknown

    I would buy one last good summer read!

  • Whitney @ Southern Hope

    I'm always looking for new books to add to our 6 month old's collection. I'm a huge reader too, so I'd probably spend $25 on myself and $25 on little man haha! thanks for the giveway, I pinned your post too to get these books later!

  • Rachel B.

    I would buy some books for my daughters! love your suggestions!

  • Unknown

    One can never have too many books!

  • Amy

    Ohh new books + a rainy day (it's raining here today!) = divine!

  • Unknown

    some new books

  • Ashley Lee

    Marriage book & toddler/baby books. for sure!

  • Love always, Jess


  • Danielle

    We are always on the hunt for books for Milo! Still working on not ripping the pages… so for now, board books it is 🙂

  • Laura Nelson

    Baby books galore! I want Paige to be the biggest bookworm 🙂

  • Unknown

    I am in love with Guess How Much I Love You! I definitely need to get a copy for my son. I am determined to do everything in my power to help my children love books as much as I do 🙂

  • Naomi

    I would buy books for the whole family!!

  • kelsey

    My sister and I just had a conversation about all the books we want to buy. This is perfect.

  • Unknown

    Ah, she is just too cute – her little painted toes! Such a great little giveaway! 🙂

  • Unknown

    I'd like to say that I'd buy some edgy new fiction novel but honestly would probably end up with a shopping basket full of toddler books like the ones you have in this post! We're trying to build up my daughter's book collection, mine's already decent enough 😉

  • Laurie

    I buy a few new cookbooks that I've had my eye on!

  • Erica

    Some books for my daughter, gifts, and books for the baby due November!

  • Sydnie Florence

    We love books at our house too! I would buy one for me and one for baby!

  • Courtney

    I would buy books for my baby and myself 🙂

  • Karina Marie Powell

    AHHH we love books over here!

  • Karina Marie Powell

    And I would buy some books for the babe! He is always needing another book to pop into! XO

  • P

    ellie is too dang cute! SHE should be in a barnes and noble ad!

  • ellen

    I would buy some NYT bestsellers.

  • Randi Gardner

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  • Randi Gardner

    I would buy lots and lots of children's books!

  • Unknown

    I would love this! I just finished painting my bookshelf and need to fill it up 🙂

  • Grace Call

    YES! I love books!

  • CaleeHirschi

    I love Barnes and Noble! And these books look so cute!

  • Lauren Skousen

    You're little girl is so precious! I love her outfit and the nail polish! The books are pretty awesome too – we're a huge Guess How Much I Love You fans too 🙂 Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  • Scott and Jenesee

    Oh I was just there, dreaming of all the books I'd love to buy for my 21 month old!

  • Unknown

    I don't quite have a little one yet, but I have started collecting them for a littles bookshelf when they do grace our presence!! Such an awesome give away!!

  • Notes From Nessa

    My daughter is in LOVE with books! I was just telling my husband that I need to expand her library. What a fun giveaway!

  • Erica Tanner

    I want all these books. They are adorable. I love the Moo one!

  • Ann B

    I would add to my growing children's library!

  • Unknown

    I'm obsessed with books. And this giveaway is to die for.

  • Kaylee Coles

    I love to read and my parents would ground me from my books when I was younger too! So funny. I don't have any kids and my husband isn't much of a reader normally, so I'd buy something for me. I'm almost finished with "Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage" and I need something need to read!

  • Jillian Too

    I would love to get A Visitor For Bear for my nephew.

  • tifsong

    I have a list of like 57 books on Amazon that I've been eagerly waiting to purchase. I'd love to buy them from Barnes instead! I'd probably get myself a book and Joe one, really.

  • Catherine Friess

    I would buy new chapter books for my daughter who is progressing from picture books to early readers. Thank you for a great giveaway 🙂

  • Unknown

    I would get something interesting for myself and something to read aloud to my daughter. : ]

  • rick.and.kels

    love barnes and noble!

  • Unknown

    I would buy books for my toddlers! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  • Unknown

    Oh my gosh, I just went yesterday and spent $91 at B&N. I would buy books, books and more books.

  • Jesse and Laur

    I have an obsession with reading, too, and would love to spoil this little miss on the way with some books! I would absolutely spend that money on books for her (okay, and me too :))

  • m7c57

    I would like to read the new James Patterson book.

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