Chicks Picks – Top 5 Books for Toddlers

Top Five Chicks Pick Books for Toddlers

top five books for toddlersBooks can teach toddlers about words, sentence structure and help them to better understand different concepts. That’s why it is so important to read with little ones. However, choosing from what’s available can be pretty daunting. Here are five books I would recommend to read with your toddler.




How to Catch a StarHow to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star is about a boy who loves stars so much that he wants to have one of his very own and so we follow the boy on his quest to catch a star. The story is remindful of any child who wants to fulfil their dream. Jeffers uses words sparingly but his vivid and captivating illustrations help tell the story perfectly. There are sprinkles of humour that will amuse adults and children alike. Unsurprisingly it was shortlisted for the Booktrust Awards in 2005. If you enjoy this book, Jeffers has created more books that are just as wonderful.


The Big Big Bing BookThe Big, Big Bing Book by Ted Dewan (part of the Bing series)

A huge board book that is great for your little one’s learning! Every page shows the reader a different part of Bing’s world; covering concepts like home, friends, numbers, colours and seasons. Little fans of Bing will be sure to love this!


What A Wonderful WorldWhat a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss With Illustration by Tim Hopgood

This is essentially the famous Louis Armstrong’s song as a children’s book. Award-winning illustrator Tim Hopgood has captured the joy of the song on each page of this story about a boy who discovers how wonderful the world can be/is. Each copy comes with an accompanying CD of the song.


The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall AsleepThe Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin

This is the ground-breaking book that parents have been raving about! It promises to turn those bedtime battles into a more calm and special end-of-day ritual. Child-tested and parent approved, the story follows Roger and his journey to sleep. The innovative technique of this book will lull your child to sleep alongside Roger.



How Do You FeelHow Do You Feel?  Written and illustrated by Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne, former children’s laureate, uses his characteristic chimp illustrations to capture every basic emotion, from happy to sad and confident to guilty, in this pleasing children’s book. Your little one will be able to explore and understand emotions through this accessible book of feelings.






By Bethan Palmer

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