33 Books for Toddler Girls

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Toddler girls are naturally sweet, loving, and appreciative and they show more of these attitudes when you regularly read a book to them especially those books with stories they can relate to. Aside from this reading good books to your toddler girls also educates them. Toddler girls love it when they see a book with bright colors and attractive pictures. For toddler girls’ ages 0-3, here are 33 books you may consider sharing with them:

1. What Are Stars

Author and Illustrator: Katie Daynes

If your toddler girls are always mesmerized by the stars in the sky, this book is a great way to make them understand simply what these stars are. Additionally, if your toddler is curious, she can play this book on her own. This book has over 25 flaps and each flap can answer your toddler girl’s curiosity about stars. Choosing this book is a step in starting to educate your toddler girls on science matters.

What Are Stars
  • Katie Daynes (Author)
  • 12 Pages - 03/05/2021 (Publication Date) - EDC Publishing / UBAM (Publisher)

2. Say Zoop!

Author and Illustrator: Herve Tullet

This is an engaging and interactive book that you can let your toddler girls know. It is a color-filled book with shapes and clear sounds, and it enables your toddler girls to enhance their sense of touch. Through this book, your toddler girls will be able to learn different senses and even enhance their imagination.

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Say Zoop!
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tullet, Herve (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

3. The Rabbit Listened

Author and Illustrator: Cori Doerrfeld

This story is about a child named Taylor. Taylor is having trouble throughout the day. All the animals wanted to talk to Taylor because they think they know the reason why Taylor is having a bad day, but that is not what Taylor is looking for. Taylor only needs someone who will listen, and this someone came in the form of a rabbit. This is a well-illustrated book with funny faces of animals. Surely, your toddler girls will be attracted to this book and will learn the value of being there to listen for someone in need.

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The Rabbit Listened
  • Hardcover Book
  • Doerrfeld, Cori (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

4. Here, George!

Author: Sandra Boynton

Illustrator: George Booth

This is a board book that is great for your toddler girls who are fond of dog stories. This book tells the story of George, which is a dog. George is being called by the family members, but he does not listen. Because of this, they thought that the dog is tired already, so they went out without him. After some time, there was loud music that played and George heard it! Amazingly, he danced so hard until he can no longer dance! This is a great book to teach your toddler girls to seek happiness by doing things they love.

Here, George!
  • Boynton, Sandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 05/01/2018 (Publication Date) - Little Simon (Publisher)

5. Fantastic Flowers

Author and Illustrator: Susan Stockdale

This book is an excellent choice for your toddler girls if you want to teach them rhyming lessons. It has bright and realistic images of flowers and on every flower, there is an explanation about pollination. Surely, your toddler girls will learn the different flowers around the world, including wildflowers. According to a study, the imagination of a child can be enhanced by reading books especially, colored ones.[1] This book can help your toddler girls be familiar with colors and can enhance their imagination skills.

Fantastic Flowers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Stockdale, Susan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

6. Baby Animals Playing

Author and Photographer: Suzi Eszterhas

If your toddler girls are fond of animals, then this book is a great option for you. It has full-colored photos of animals and there is a description of each animal. This book teaches connectivity between humans, especially children with animals. In this book, you can see that baby animals are learning when they play and this idea can be shared with your toddler girls as they also learn in life in whatever things they do.

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Baby Animals Playing
  • Hardcover Book
  • Eszterhas, Suzi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

7. Waiting for Wings

Author and Illustrator: Lois Ehlert

Is your toddler girl fond of butterflies? If yes, this one is for you! This book is a classic book about butterflies and it teaches your child about them such as where they came from and their development from larvae to beautiful flying creatures. This book also has a guide on how to make a garden for butterflies in your backyard. Indeed, it is not just an educational book for your toddler girls, but you as well. Additionally, you can use this book to teach your toddler girls about life such as how long will and how many struggles it will take for them to become their very best version.

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Waiting for Wings
  • Harcourt Children s Books
  • Hardcover Book
  • Ehlert, Lois (Author)

8. Goodnight, Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrator: Clement Hurd

This is an amazing bedtime book for your toddler girls, as it can calm your toddler girl to sleep. In this book, a rabbit says goodnight to the things inside the room and this became a habit. Of course, you would not want your toddler girl to keep on saying goodnight to very little things, so it is up to you how you will use this book as an example in teaching her great habits. Maybe, instead of the things, you can tell her that she should bid her goodnights to her siblings and other family members.

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Goodnight, Moon
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Brown, Margaret Wise (Author)

9. Brown Baby Lullaby

Author: Tameka Fryer Brown

Illustrator: AG Ford

A toddler girl’s typical day starts from playing outside and then followed by eating. After this comes sleeping and then finally, it is nighttime. This book also tells about the day of a little child, and in this book, all these activities are being done together with the parents. This book may be plot-less, but a lesson of appreciating the surrounding people, especially your parents, may be imparted.

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Brown Baby Lullaby
  • Hardcover Book
  • Brown, Tameka Fryer (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

10. Good Dog, Carl

Author and Illustrator: Alexandra Day

Another book for toddler girls who are puppy lovers! Toddler girls usually have dog playmates and babysitters, and the story is exactly like that. In this book, there is a little girl with a dog babysitter named Carl. This book has stunning drawings, and this can be used to prepare your toddler girls on her reading skills.

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Good Dog, Carl
  • Little Simon
  • Day, Alexandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

11. Corduroy

Author and Illustrator: Don Freeman

This story teaches your toddler girls about determination. In this book, there is a stuffed toy named Corduroy, and this toy is liked by a little girl. However, when the little girl, Elsa, asked her mother to buy it, her mother refused and one more reason is that he is missing one button. During the night when the store is already closed, Corduroy became real, and he looked for it, but then he ended up being back on the toy shelf. The next morning, the little came back and bought the toy using the money she saved. Even at an early age, toddler girls can be educated about determination through reading stories.[2]

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Corduroy
  • Puffin Books
  • Don Freeman (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

12. A Big Mooncake for Little Star

If you see that your toddler girl is a selenophile, try reading this book to her. Surely, she will be more interested. In this book, a mother-daughter tandem is baking a big mooncake. After baking it, the mother placed it into a space for it to get cool and she instructed her daughter to not touch it until she tells her to. Sadly, the little girl cannot resist and so every night, she takes a little bite. With this kind of story, you can teach your toddler girls about patience and obedience.

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star
  • Hardcover Book
  • Lin, Grace (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

13. Chika Chika Boom Boom

Authors: Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Illustrator: Lois Ehlert

This is an educational book for your toddler girls, as it is one to teach them about alphabets using rhyming sentences. From letter A to letter Z, irresistible fun is what you and your toddler girl can see! According to a study, teaching alphabets to children using books is very helpful for them to be flexible with their knowledge of the alphabets.[3]

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Chika Chika Boom Boom
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)
  • Bill Martin Jr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

14. Over and Over

Author: Charlotte Zolotow

Illustrator: Garth Williams

This book speaks about traditions and it can teach your toddler girls the importance of these traditions and how to spend every holiday with joy, love, and appreciation. This book will not just teach your toddler girls these things for a short-term. Instead, these being taught to them at a very young age can be brought by them up until they are old and they can even share this learning with their future generation. Your toddler girls will relate to this as the main character is also a toddler girl.

Over and Over
  • Zolotow, Charlotte (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 09/15/1995 (Publication Date) - HarperCollins (Publisher)

15. Wolf in the Snow

Author and Illustrator: Matthew Cordell

If it is wintertime and your toddler girl wants you to read a great winter book for her, this is the book she might be looking for! The story in this book teaches the value of being kind and loving and the importance of family. The story is about a little girl who was lost and she is freezing as there is a snowstorm. On the other side, there was another creature that was lost–a baby wolf. The little girl took this baby wolf and found their way home to their family together.

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Wolf in the Snow
  • Feiwel Friends
  • Hardcover Book
  • Cordell, Matthew (Author)

16. The Snowbear

Author: Sean Taylor

Illustrator: Claire Alexander

Another winter story that is perfect to be told while you and your toddler girls are under your comfortable blankets! This story teaches the value of friendship and caring for each other. This book tells the story of Iggy and Martina who made a snowman. This snowman then became real and eventually, when a wolf wanted to attack the kids, the snowman saved them!

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The Snowbear
  • Hardcover Book
  • Taylor, Sean (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

17. Winnie the Pooh

Author A. A. Milne

Illustrator: E. H. Shepard

Everybody knows Winnie the Pooh and his friends, but if you wish to introduce these characters to your toddler girls, this book is a great way. Every Winnie the Pooh story teaches the value of friendship, gratitude, caring for others, patience and faith, self-confidence, self-love, and many more. Winnie the Pooh books have all the life lessons you wanted to impart to your toddler girls.

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Winnie the Pooh
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Milne, A. A. (Author)

18. Good Night Owl

Author and Illustrator: Greg Pizzoli

This is a fun and entertaining story that teaches toddler girls about letting go of things that trouble their peace. In this story, an owl was trying to sleep, but it kept on hearing noises and when it tried to look out and look for that noise, it found nothing. The owl even broke its roof and almost the whole house, yet he found nothing! So it just bid goodnight to the noise as well.

19. Aren’t You Lucky?

Author: Catherine Anholt

If you are pregnant, this book is a great one to share with your toddler girl, as for sure, she can relate to it! This story teaches the value of love for siblings and responsibilities as well. In this story, there was an only child who recently found out that she is having a baby brother, and she was so excited about it! She waited for many months until her baby brother came out. Soon, she realized that all the attention is being given to the newborn, so she got sad about that. One time, her mommy said she is tired, and she hoped someone would help her. The older sister realized that she should help her mommy and eventually, she found joy in the little things she does for her little brother.

Aren’t You Lucky?
  • RED FOX BOOKS
  • Anholt, Laurence (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

20. There Are Cats in This Book

Author and Illustrator: Viviane Schwarz

This is a very creative book, as it is considered as a lift-the-flap one! Your toddler girls, especially those who love cats, will surely enjoy reading this book as they can engage with it. Since the words used are very simple, this book is a great way to start teaching your little kids reading words such as “hello”, “nice”, and “look”. According to a study, a child can learn different words when you talk, and eventually, these children can learn how to read simple words on their own when you introduce books to them.[4]

Aren’t You Lucky?
  • RED FOX BOOKS
  • Anholt, Laurence (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

21. Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney

Illustrator: Anita Jeram

Sharing a book to your toddler girls is one of the ways to let them feel your love for them and understand the true meaning of the word “family”. Having said this, Guess How Much I Love You book is a classic story about a mother and child. In this story, a mother and toddler rabbit are discussing how much they love each other.

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Guess How Much I Love You
  • McBratney, Sam (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 09/03/2019 (Publication Date) - Candlewick (Publisher)

22. A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

Author: Michael Rosen

Illustrator: Chris Riddel

This is a simple poem for toddler girls who are fond of rhyming stories. This book can educate your toddler girls about poetry and language. The illustrations are amazing and attractive, and it is best to read them at bedtime as the theme is mostly night. According to a study, reading books to your toddler girls can help them acquire language lessons, especially when they engage with the book.[5]

A Great Big Cuddle
  • Hardcover Book
  • Rosen, Michael (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

23. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Author and Illustrator: Judith Kerr

This story teaches about generosity, and if you would like your toddler girls to start being generous at a young age, this book is great for them. This book tells the story of a mother and a girl who is having tea. Suddenly, the doorbell rang, and they wondered who it is. Surprisingly, a big tiger entered, and the mother offered a tea for it. However, the tiger ate all the food in their house, leaving nothing for Sophie’s father.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
  • Harper Collins Childrens Books
  • Kerr, Judith (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

24. Dimsum for Everyone

Author and Illustrator: Grace Lim

If you want to teach your toddler girls how to read words, this book is a great choice! Aside from having delightful words and bold illustrations, this book teaches the value of sharing the things you have with others.

Dimsum for Everyone
  • Lin, Grace (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 09/09/2014 (Publication Date) - Knopf Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

25. Olivia

Author and Illustrator: Ian Falconer

This is a board book that tells the adventures of a pig named Olivia. Olivia is a dreamer and a bold pig as she courageous enough to try everything. If you feel like your toddler girls are like Olivia, this book can be shared with them. It does not only make them feel related but they may also realize that it is fine to be a dreamer and surely, more of their imaginative skills will be enhanced!

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Olivia
  • Atheneum Books
  • Falconer, Ian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

26. Charlotte’s Web

Author: E.B. White

Illustrator: Garth Williams

This is a paperback book that teaches your toddler girls the value of friendship and kindness that will surely make them understand what it means to be a good person.

Tip: When you tell this story to your toddler girls, ask them simple questions about their friends so they can engage with the story.

Charlotte’s Web
  • Classics
  • E. B. White (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

27. Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Illustrator: Ingrid Vang Nyman

This is a fictional book your toddler girls will love. This story will teach your toddler girls how to be independent and friendly. In this book, there is a little girl who does so many adventures, so if your toddler girls love adventure time, let them know this story! The girl in this story does not have parents but has two friends–a horse and a monkey. During their adventures, she gained two new friends–Annika and Tommy. Pippi Longstocking is so brave and independent that she even defends herself from culprits!

Pippi Longstocking
  • PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
  • ASTRID LINDGREN
  • CHILDREN'S BOOKS

28. The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrator: Clement Hurd

Sometimes, toddler girls tend to be silly and naughty and that is natural! If you find your toddler girls like this, the book “The Runaway Bunny” is definitely worth the read. This story of a bunny teaches toddler girls good behaviors in a fun exciting way. In this book, the bunny plays with her mother using the game hide-and-seek. Surely, you toddler girls will not only behave but her imaginary skills will also be enhanced!

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The Runaway Bunny
  • Hardcover Book
  • Brown, Margaret Wise (Author)
  • 48 Pages - 02/01/2005 (Publication Date) - HarperCollins (Publisher)

29. The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Author and Illustrator: Emily Winfield Martin

This book is about dreams and it teaches love and acceptance. You always tell your toddler girls that you love and support them and by reading this book, they will understand more what you mean. This is a rhyme book that speaks oh what goes into every parent’s mind when they see their beautiful children.

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be
  • Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Martin, Emily Winfield (Author)

30. The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

This book will 100% widen the imaginations of your toddler girls! In this book, there is a mouse that is having a journey in an unfamiliar forest. This little mouse is so scared and it wondered what he will do if ever monsters will try to attack it. Eventually, the mouse came into the idea of creating a fantasy character named Gruffalo. This Gruffalo is a strategy of the mouse and used it as a way to chase off its enemies. With this story, your toddler girls will also learn how to be creative and brave!

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The Gruffalo
  • The Gruffalo
  • Donaldson, Julia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

31. Make Way for Ducklings

Author and Illustrator: Robert McCloskey

This is a picture book which theme is about home, family, and the hard works of parents. The story starts with mommy and daddy duck that are searching for a place where they can start their family. When they found one, the mommy duck hatched eight eggs and as they grow, mommy duck teaches her babies life lessons. You can use this story as a way of letting your toddler girls understand the true meaning of home and if you are a working parent, you can use it as a way to make them realize that all the things you do are for them especially for their security.

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Make Way for Ducklings
  • Great product!
  • Hardcover Book
  • McCloskey, Robert (Author)

32. So Many Sounds

Author: Tim McCanna

Illustrator: Andy J. Miller

With different sounds included in this book, the listening skills of your toddler girls will surely be enhanced! This book features the sounds you hear around you every day. It also has simple words and delightful illustrations that will draw the attention of your toddler girls. Aside from the listening skills, the vocabulary of your toddler girls will widen as well.

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So Many Sounds
  • Hardcover Book
  • McCanna, Tim (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

33. But Not the Hippopotamus

Author and Illustrator: Sandra Boynton

This story entails about a timid hippopotamus. All animals in this book are having fun dancing and playing except the hippo. The hippo on the other hand simply watches the other animals and the hippo looks so lonely and sad. When the other animals saw this lonely hippo, all of them joined the hippo.

But Not the Hippopotamus
  • Little Simon
  • Sandra Boynton (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

What to Choose?

You have many choices in reading books to your toddler girls and any of these books will both entertain and educate you. Personally, I prefer the alphabet books like Chika Chika Boom Boom   as I find them essential especially these kinds of books are gateways and aid in preparing them when they start to go to school.

  1. Usherwood, Bob, and Jackie Toyne. “The value and impact of reading imaginative literature.” Journal of librarianship and information science 34.1 (2002): 33-41.
  2. Kilpatrick, William, Gregory Wolfe, and Suzanne M. Wolfe. Books that build character: A guide to teaching your child moral values through stories. Simon and Schuster, 1994.
  3. Bradley, Barbara A., and Jennifer Jones. “Sharing alphabet books in early childhood classrooms.” The Reading Teacher 60.5 (2007): 452-463.
  4. Chall, Jeanne Sternlicht. “Stages of reading development.” (1983).
  5. Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D., et al. “The effects of content-related shared book reading on the language development of preschool dual language learners.” Early Childhood Research Quarterly 36 (2016): 106-121.

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