Narrowing down a selection of favourite picture books feels like an impossible task for me. I feel bad for all the favourite books I’ve not included on this list, of which there are many. I’ve really tried to compile a list of all-time favourite books that not only did my children love, but books we really enjoyed reading.

I love how toddlers are perfectly happy to read the same book over and over again. In fact, I find that they actually get more from the books when you do read them again and again; it helps to improve their vocabulary and comprehension of the books. (I think I’ve read ‘Goodnight Moon’ to each of my children at least 100 times!)

Below is a selection of books you’ll enjoy reading on repeat. They were loved by all five of my children (and many are from my own childhood too).

Favourite picture books for toddlers:

For more book suggestions, including recommendations by age, you can check out my eBook