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Picture Books for Toddlers: Wilkie’s current favourites

About a year ago, I shared a selection of Wilkie’s favourite picture books, many of which are still on rotation as his favourite bedtime reads. But he’s beginning to enjoy the slightly longer stories now, and we have a few to add to that list. I snapped a photo of his current go-to books, most of them he can pretty much read to himself because we’ve read them at least 100 times! I keep walking in on Wilkie sitting in his room reading ‘There is a Bird on Your Head!’ to himself — it’s so sweet!

Here are his current favourite picture books:

  1. And the Train Goes… by William Bee
  2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
  3. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  4. There is a Bird on your Head! by Mo Willems
  5. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  6. Koala Lou by Mem Fox
  7. Tough Boris by Mem Fox
  8. I Really Want to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio

Please share what picture books are on heavy rotation in your house. I always love book recommendations!

Courtney x


Comments (4)

Shannon in NYC
November 15, 2019

This week’s favorite among the toddler set are Red Riding Hood (the Trina Schart Hyman version, which is honestly kind of dark!), Oh Mh Baby Bear! By Audrey Wood, and anything by Richard Scarry…bonus point if it’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. Oh! And Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel. He thinks it’s absolutely hilarious!

November 15, 2019

Queen Panda Can’t Sleep and The Cat at Night. My 2.5 yo and I just picked these out at the library two weeks ago and we are reading multiple times a day – great stories and illustrations

gillian mitchell
November 15, 2019

A very nice selection, I am familiar with the Elephant and Piggie one and the Gruffalo of course, one of my own favourites 😉 My grandchildren’s favourite at the moment is a personalised book with both of them in the same story, A tale of two I think it’s called. They also love the find Wally style books which I have to say can be a lot of fun.

November 15, 2019


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