If you’re looking for some wonderful new reads, don’t look any further than the best New Childrens Books for Toddlers.
There is nothing better than snuggling up with your toddler for stories, whether you’re under the blanket on the couch or tucked in for bedtime. It was always one of my favorite moments with my boys when they were toddlers — and it still is!
Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will love meeting this willful young frog with a serious identity crisis.
Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl?
But when a hungry wolf arrives — a wolf who HATES eating frogs — our hero decides that maybe being himself isn’t so bad after all.
In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.
In this charming book, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread.
Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary.
There’s only one right answer, and it’s not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup.
It’s a book for all audiences: the seek-and-find call to action on every page makes Who Done It? a wonderful lap or parent read, while the whimsical art, distinctive horizontal format, and hip exposed board ensures this book will be equally appealing as engaging coffee table décor.
This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels.
Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue.
His teacher tries to help him be red (let’s draw strawberries!), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange!), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe.
But Red is miserable. He just can’t be red, no matter how hard he tries!
Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He’s blue!
This charming tale of friendship — from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award–winning Josephine — is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.
In the middle of a little forest, there lives a Little Tree who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer days. Life is perfect just the way it is.
Autumn arrives, and with it the cool winds that ruffle Little Tree’s leaves.
One by one the other trees drop their leaves, facing the cold of winter head on. But not Little Tree — he hugs his leaves as tightly as he can.
Year after year Little Tree remains unchanged, despite words of encouragement from a squirrel, a fawn, and a fox, his leaves having long since turned brown and withered.
As Little Tree sits in the shadow of the other trees, now grown sturdy and tall as though to touch the sun, he remembers when they were all the same size. And he knows he has an important decision to make.
Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl. He is a master of disguise! In the blackness of night, he’s preparing to swoop on his prey before it can realize his dastardly tricks. Look there — a tasty rabbit for him to eat!
Hoot Owl readies his costume, disguising himself as… a carrot!
Then he waits. The rabbit runs off. Never mind! Surely his next juicy target will cower against such a clever and dangerous creature as he!
Kids will hoot at Sean Taylor’s deliciously tongue-in-beak narration, belied by the brilliantly comical illustrations of Jean Jullien.