Bookstart 20: A parent’s favourite toddler books

Yesterday, for my Bookstart 20 pledge, I shared Monkeyface’s favourite books.

Here are my favourite books to read with her, some of which match what she loves to read, some she’s not yet discovered for herself. They are all beautiful, warm and life-affirming.

All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant

Beegu by Alex Deacon

Big Blue Train by Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds

Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett

Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

I Want my Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Love Monster by Rachel Bright

Me by Emma Dodd

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

There are no cats in this book by Viviane Schwarz

The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Up in the Tree by Margaret Atwood


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