Book Love: Toddler Books You Won’t Mind Reading Over and Over


If you have a toddler in your life you are probably no stranger to reading the same book over and over again. You probably have certain books that you don’t mind re-reading but there are always a few that make you sigh when your cute little book lover asks you to read it for the second, third, fourth time today. Here is a list from Brightly to expand your favorites. We have several of these on our shelves here at WSPL! To read the full article, click HERE.

18 Amazing Picture Books You Won’t Mind Reading Over and Over Again

by Devon Corneal

A while back, I wrote a piece about how reading the same story over and over again is great for your kids. What is great for kids, however, can drive parents absolutely mental. Hearing the same story every single night for a month can make even the most bookish parent want to give up reading forever. One way to stave off boredom and make sure you still enjoy sharing stories with your kids? Having a host of board and picture books at your fingertips. We’ve collected some tried-and-true, parent-loved read-aloud favorites for you, so all you have to do is sit back and start reading!

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle

    The classics are classics because they satisfy our every desire. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has it all — a simple story, gorgeous illustrations, sturdy flaps for little hands, and an adorable animal every child can relate to.

  • Little Pea

    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

    This story will resonate with picky eaters and adults alike. Turning the usual aversion to vegetables on its head, Amy Krouse Rosenthal introduces us to Little Pea, who has to eat candy for every meal. Something about a character who only wants to eat spinach never gets old.

  • Yummy Yucky

    by Leslie Patricelli

    Food and read-aloud books are like peanut butter and jelly — the perfect combination of sweet and satisfying. Leslie Patricelli is the queen of board books for the youngest readers, who will squeal with delight at the simple text and silly pictures in this story. Read this one with some of your favorite yummy snacks.

  • Goodnight Moon

    by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

    You may already know this one by heart, and if you don’t now, you soon will. Gently lull your children to sleep with a little old lady whispering “hush.”

  • This Is My Book!

    by Mark Pett

    This is Mark Pett’s book. From page one he lets you, the reader, know that he is in control. Then he draws Percy the Perfectly Polite Panda (who prefers to be called Spike) who has his own ideas about how this story will go. A silly, interactive read-aloud with some delightfully unexpected book elements, this book is just plain fun!

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

    by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

    The rhythm of this fantastic book will keep your kids clapping and chanting along as one family takes an adventure and finds an unexpected surprise at the end of it.

  • Gossie

    by Olivier Dunrea

    Gossie has lost her boots and doesn’t know where to find them. Your youngest readers will be thrilled to search for them together. Charming in every way, Gossie will delight grown-ups too.

  • La Princesa and the Pea

    by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

    Expect to hear cries of “again!” from your little ones when you reach the last page of La Princesa and the Pea. You won’t mind granting their request — this bilingual retelling is as fun to read aloud as it is to listen to thanks to its charming rhymes, fun rhythms, and great illustrations.

  • The Monster at the End of This Book

    by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin

    Long before Press Here, The Monster at the End of This Book encouraged kids to participate in reading. Grover warns kids over and over not to turn the next page for fear of meeting a monster, which, of course, only encourages them to.

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    by Maurice Sendak

    Fifty years and counting and Where the Wild Things Are is still one of my favorite stories. Joining childhood tantrums with magical nighttime adventures makes for a delightful and mischievous book that you won’t mind reading out loud over and over again.

  • The Book with No Pictures

    by B.J. Novak

    Obviously, a picture book without pictures is going to be a fabulous read. This book requires energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to look (and sound) silly. Go ahead, dive right in and see how often your kids start to demand this one at storytime.

    To read the full article from Brightly, click HERE

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