Here are the 10 books I recommend you read with your toddler this summer!
1.) Hank’s Big Day: The Story of a Bug, by Evan Kuhlman
Join Hank the pill bug and his human friend Amelia as they share an exciting adventure together.
2.) Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book, by Rod Campbell
The zoo has sent animals that they think would be the perfect pets! Children will love lifting the flaps to reveal a lion, a monkey, and more.
3.) The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
When the other engines refuse to help, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain.
4.) 5 Little Ducks, by Denise Fleming
This delightful new version of the traditional nursery rhyme focuses on counting, days of the week, and five adorable ducklings.
5.) How Do You Say?, by Angela Dominguez
Two giraffes—one English speaking and one Spanish speaking—are delighted to discover they find happiness in the same things.
6.) Round, by Joyce Sidman
Whether it’s circular tree rings or budding blueberries, the author invites readers to search the world for round objects found in nature.
7.) Little Wolf’s First Howling, by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Little Wolf knows he is supposed to howl the proper way, but he has a special song in his heart to share. Will Big Wolf approve?
8.) Step Gently Out, by Helen Frost
What would happen if you walked very, very quietly and looked ever so carefully at the natural world outside?
9.) Supertruck by Stephen Savage
When a city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day—but who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?
10.) Big Cat, Little Cat, by Elisha Cooper
An older cat lived all alone, until a new kitten entered his home. This book celebrates friendship and the circle of life.
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