I had no idea before I had a kid what books would be age appropriate or even a good read. In fact if you ask me about what’s good to read for 8-10 year olds, I honestly couldn’t tell you… as I don’t have an 8-10 year old. But I can tell you what I think are great books for toddlers to read.
All I knew was that I wanted my son to enjoy reading and I wanted to make reading a regular part of our quality 1-2-1 time.
Dylan is 3 now and has a collection of books that rivals my own in terms of numbers… Though my little man certainly has his favourites and here they are.
*Note, all these books we own or have borrowed from the library, so we definitely know they are awesome 🙂
One of the first books my son would let us read in full from start to finish and all of us know by heart, word for word. “Grind grind grind, whir boom crash, this chatty truck grinds up the trash… who is this motor mouth?” You only need to look at the condition of this book (despite my best efforts to sticky tape it together!) to appreciate how ‘much loved’ it is and has been in our home.
Room On The Broom – Julia Donaldson
We love this author and own many of her books, and find that in particular her stuff that is illustrated by Axel Scheffler are awesome reads. Room on the broom is simply one of them!
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book
A Squash & A Squeeze
The Princess & The Wizard
The Snail & the Whale
One of our birthday gifts to Dylan.
The Guffalo’s ChildA Gold Star for Zog
The Green Sheep – Mem Fox
I love this book as it’s awesome for teaching kids describing words, green sheep, near, far, wide, thin, scared, brave, green!
Steam Train Dream Train
A gift from Dylan’s Aunty Erica, perfect for toddlers in the card page type and a big favourite. Actually just looking at the cover I think I will pay closer attention reading it next time as the man just told me I didn’t put the Christmas Train carriages in the right order… LOL
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Favourite, favourite, favourite.
Aliens Love Underpants
This was regular reading master while Master 3 was toilet training. Though it’s not about potty training really!
Pirates in Pyjamas
Loaned from the Library, we don’t need to wear skulls and cross bone PJ’s to be a pirate!
One Cheeky Monkey
Gifted to Dylan from my other sister in law, Bronwyn, much love.
The Wonky Donky
Once you listen to the CD of this, it will totally change how you read it to your little person, ha!
The Brave Bear – Nick Bland
I think the Nick Bland books were birthday gifts to Dylan from Aunty Lee, and he, we! love love love them. We have ‘The Very Noisey Bear’ sitting under the Christmas tree!
The Very Hungry Bear
The Very Cranky Bear
Pee Wee The Lonely Kiwi
Love Monster & The Last Chocolate
Wombat Jumped Over the Moon
Pete the Sheep
Cinder the Bubble Blowing Dragon
Shh! Don’t Wake the Baby
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas
Don’t Call Me Bear!
Father Christmas Needs A Wee
We’re Going On An Egg Hunt