Best Books for Toddlers Up to 1 – 2 Years Old

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    Why not take a look at our pick of the best new books for Babies and Toddlers Up to 1 to 2 years old, plus some all time favourites too.

    Animal Hide and Seek

    In a large format with flaps as well as textured patches, this book introduces the characters from Apple Tree Farm to young children. The use of textures adds a different dimension to sharing books with babies and toddlers. As each page is turned, a different texture is waiting to be discovered.

    Where is Baby's Belly Button (a Lift-the-flap book)
    Where are baby's hands? Under the bubbles! Where are baby's eyes? Under her hat! Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.

    Is There a Dog in this Book?
    A brilliant interactive book full of flaps and surprises from the award-winning creator of “There are Cats in this Book”. Tiny, Moonpie and Andre smell something funny... but what can it be? Is it a DOG? Oh no! The cats are scared of dogs! Dogs are snappy and yappy, smelly and noisy and... they hate cats. An irresistibly fun book for cat (and dog) lovers!

    Open the Barn Door (chunky flap book)
    Illustrated in full colour; Open the Barn Door and take a tour around the barnyard to find out just who's making all those wonderful animal sounds.
    Shark in the Park Shark in the Park.

    Some of the fun of this book lies in the sheer incongruity of spotting a shark in this spick-and-span, candy-bright park full of smiling people. Part of the fun comes from joining in with words and actions every time Timothy raises his telescope, then there's clever visual trickery with the sinister dark fin!

    My First Animals: Let's Squeak and Squawk
    With lots of colourful pictures, fun-filled questions on pets, farm animals and even mini-beasts, your toddler will love learning about animals which squeak and squawk. Read it together and help them turn the pages using the easy-grip picture tabs; from counting tropical fish to pretending to talk like a parrot, fun questions on every page will help develop early speaking and listening skills. A great way to teach your child about animals.

    The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round
    Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.
    Please Mr Panda

    Please Mr Panda
    Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Animal after animal tells him the one they want, but it's only when Lemur says 'please' politely that Panda will give any out!
    Its the Bear Eddy and the Bear. It's the Bear (Eddy and the Bear).

    Eddy doesn't want to go to the woods for a picnic with Mum. He's scared that the huge hungry bear who lives there will make a picnic out of him!

    Peep Inside Night-Time

    Peep Inside Night-Time
    A very simple non-fiction, lift-the-flap book for small children, packed with holes to peep through, flaps to peep beneath and snippets of factual information about what happens when night falls.
    Toddle Waddle

    Toddle Waddle
    There's a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end of the pier. With the jaunty rhymes of Julia Donaldson and the bright, bold pictures of Nick Sharratt, even the youngest child will love the simple, playful story of Toddle Waddle. Follow-my-leader has never been so much fun!
    The Baby's Catalogue

    The Baby's Catalogue 
    This board book edition of the bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!, is filled with easily recognizable objects - perfect for your baby or toddler! Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating things!
    Monkey and Me

    Monkey and Me
    A mischievous little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book. Young children will love guessing what animal they are pretending to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures.

     Orange Pear Apple Bear
    Orange Pear Apple Bear – Emily Gravett.
    The utter simplicity of this beautiful picture book is breathtaking. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are a sheer joy -- and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike.
     ketchup on your cornflakes
    Ketchup On Your Cornflakes – Nick Sharratt.
    A popular split-page book inviting children to howl with laughter at the fantastic and fantastical food concoctions they create. Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes?
    Duck in the truck Duck in the Truck

    Watch out! Here comes Duck in a brand new edition of the first book in the million copy bestselling series! This is the tale of a duck in a truck - a truck that was stuck in some yucky brown muck. A sheep in a jeep and a frog in a bush saw the truck stuck and gave it a push. But the truck stayed stuck! What now, can you guess? Could a goat in a boat get them out of this mess?

     Each Peach Pear Plum
    Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet & Allan Ahlberg. 
    A timeless picture book classic from the best selling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages young children to interact with the picture to find the next fairy tale and nursery rhyme character
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