What are the best books for one year olds?

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    #1Peek-A Who?

    Peek-A Who?
    Peek-A Who? is a colour book that contains adorable rhymes. Its cute pages let kids guess what insides the different windows and its small size make it easy for children to hold!


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    Vishal Dutta
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "My one year old loves Peek-A Who. Not that it takes much to entertain a one year old, following along with the book is really fun!"
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    #2Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon is a classic of children's literature written by Margareth Wise that combines beautiful poetry with astonishes illustrations. It is, for sure, the perfect bedtime story for kids up to 3 years old.

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    Gabriel Salgado
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "An adorable little book that I read to my child many times when they were younger. He was fascinated by the words and pictures every night, for his first few years. A wonderful children's book!"
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    #3The Foot Book

    The Foot Book

    The Foot Book is an amazing children book that shows kids the magic of the opposites. With rhymes and colours, children can learn from Dr. Seuss about contrast.


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    Julie Curtis
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "Dr. Seuss does it yet again, delivers a book to captivate your child! As usual, the rhymes are quick and quirky, and Seuss's illustrations are just as silly! Help your child learn their opposites like hot and cold, up and down, left and right, wet and dry....you get the idea, teach the fun way!"
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    #4On the Night You Were Born

    On the Night You Were Born

    On the Night You Were Born is a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling book written by Nancy Tillman that celebrates the birth. Its magical pages with its astonishing illustrations make this text an amazing option for kids!


     

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    Roy Williamson
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "perfect ratings, looks good to me"
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    #5Where's Spot?

    Where's Spot?

    Where's Spot? is a children's book written by Eric Hill that contains colourful illustrations and simple texts. This bestseller (since 1980) is a "must-have" for parents that love to read bed stories to their kids.

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    Andrea Ferguson
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I absolutely loved the Spot books growing up, and now I'm delighted to share it with my child. The books are fun and easy to read, and your child will have it memorized and reading along with you in no time!"
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    #6Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

    Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
    This interactive children's book from Karen Katz lets kids play peekaboo with their parents in a very easy way!  The text is designed for younger ages: contains big colourful pictures and simple words.


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    Madison Bowman
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "Classic baby book. The kid loves it and wants to look at it all the time. She loves anything to do with her belly button, so this is perfect."
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    #7From Head to Toe

    From Head to Toe

    From Head to Toe, written by Eric Carle, is a big book designed to share in the classroom. In this interactive text, animals invite kids to have amazing adventures. 



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    Alice Baker
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "I wanted to buy some great books for my one year old daughter. I read to her every night before bed. I found From Head to Toe, which is a great book by Eric Carle. It's an interactive book where animals invite kids to have awesome adventures. The pictures are really great. My little one really loves the pictures of the animals. She laughs and smiles every time I show her. Definitely check this book out if you have little ones. "
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    #8Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is a children's picture book written by Eileen Christelow. This Five Litte Monkeys retelling narrates the story of five monkeys who fall off one by one.

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    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I found this read in between. After reading this book, it made me know better than to jump on the bed because I could do just like the monkeys, fall and hurt myself. But, on the other end, this book makes me feel like I am smarter than the monkeys and I will not fall off the bed when I jump in the bed because I'm smarter like that and knows better what I am doing. It made me want to know the hype about jumping in the bed."
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    #9Barnyard Dance!

    Barnyard Dance!
    Barnyard Dance is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features rhyming texts and eccentric characters that will get kids and adults singing along. 
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    Alexander Cook
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This book is one of my children's favorites. The song-like rhythm to this book makes it a great read for kids."
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    #10But Not the Hippopotamus

    But Not the Hippopotamus
    But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton is an amazing bed book that tells the story of a shy Hippo. This lovely text, printed on thick board pages, shows children a magical world full of colors and animals.


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    Alice Baker
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This looks like a good book for a one year old. It has thick board pages for those children who still put everything in their mouths. The book is colorful and has a fun rhyme to the text. I think that one year olds would like it. "
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    #11One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, is one of Dr. Seuss' fabulous creations for kids, using rhymes, colors, numbers, and opposites to describe the world in a fun and creative way for children.
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    Arthur Peters
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "Dr. Seuss is the best series of children's books that I could think of. I still remember reading them all when I was a kid myself. The One Fish book is currently the number one best selling children's book on Amazon."
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    #12The Going-To-Bed Book

    The Going-To-Bed Book
    The Going-To-Bed Book is a classic bedtime story, written by Sandra Byton, that shows kids a group of animals having fun. With amazing rhymes and astonishing illustrations, your children will love this book. 



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    Raymond Mendoza
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "I love The Going-To-Bed Book as an idea for people who have young children. It's a great little story and the fact that it's able to come with a comfortable little blanket now is a huge selling point for me. One of the best you can buy in my opinion!"
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    #13Good Night, Gorilla

    Good Night, Gorilla
    Good Night, Gorilla is a must-have book for kids who love animals. This story, written by Peggi Rathmann, has no many words, which is perfect for children who can't yet read.


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    William Hughes
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "In my experience, children really love stories that prominently feature animal characters. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggi Rathmann hits that mark and a lot more."
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    #14Guess How Much I Love You

    Guess How Much I Love You

    Two Nutbrown Hares are using larger and larger measures to quantify their love for one another. But, the love as big as they have for each other is truly hard to measure! Guess How Much I Love You is a warm novel for kids and parents.

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    Bertha Zepeda
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "My now 3-year-old has always loved this book, and my little girl, 15 months, loves it as well. It's just a warm, gentle, lovely story. We like to read it at bedtime because it is very calming."
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    #15Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a story about a frog, a cat, a horse, and a duck presented in the creative words of Bill Martin and the collages of Eric Carle.
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    Julie Reynolds
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "This is a super cute book for you kid! Mine loves all of the illustrations and can spend literally hours just flipping through the pages."
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    #16Moo, Baa, La La La

    Moo, Baa, La La La
    Moo, Baa, La La La is an amazing children's book written by Sandra Boynton that contains beautiful illustrations and lovely rhimes. It is the perfect text for young children who love animals.


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    Maria Rivera
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Finding age appropriate books for babies and toddlers is hard; to hold your baby's attention can be very complicated and challenging, but Moo Baa La La La is a very nice surprise. It has cute pictures with bright colors and the size is perfect to hold in one hand while cradling your tired little one with the other. I first read it to my baby in 1993 and now I am eager to read it to my first grand-baby who is on the way. This book is cute and fun and perfect for early learning, your baby will be saying 'oink' for days!"
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    #17Goldilocks And The Three Bears

    Goldilocks And The Three Bears
    The classic fairy tale of Goldilocks. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful fairy tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes coloring page for the enthusiastic young reader!
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    William Mitchell
    Written on February 21, 2018
    "Goldilocks And The Three Bears is the perfect book for one-year-olds. I bought it for my nephew and my brother reads it to him all the time. He loves the illustrations and the story always helps him relax and get to sleep at the end of the day. He also enjoyed the coloring page. What a classic treasure this book is!"
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    #18The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an all-time classic that captures kids' hearts with its colorful illustrations and imaginative story. This interactive picture book follows the story of a hungry caterpillar in search of food.

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    Tammy Anderson
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "This book is really sturdy and heavy-duty, so it will withstand the test of time. Kids just love it because it's so cute and clever, and has beautiful illustrations. It is very engaging."
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    #19Pat the Bunny: Frame-Tray Puzzle

    Pat the Bunny: Frame-Tray Puzzle

    Pat the Bunny is an interactive puzzle-book loaded with fun! The goal of this frame-tray puzzle is to let your kids' little hands assemble all the pieces. The reward? They get to pat the bunny!

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    Rose Reynolds
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "people like ebook but this looks amazing and when the Feel frame-tray puzzle has big pieces that are perfect for little hands. When all the pieces are assemble enjoyable for kids."
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    #20The Adventures of Pinocchio

    The Adventures of Pinocchio

    The Adventures of Pinocchio is a compilation of stories about Pinocchio's journeys written by Carlo Collodi. It comes with the ink illustrations of Carlo Chiostri. The stories were originally published in 1901.

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    José Juan Ayala
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "It seems to me a funny story, in 1996 I read it a lot, today when I'm recording, I use it to teach my daughter a little about the lies."
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    #21Dragons Love Tacos 2

    Dragons Love Tacos 2

    Dragons Love Tacos 2 is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling picture book for kids written by the award-winning pair of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. It was published in May 2017.

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    Virginia Guzmán
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Dragon Love Tacos 2 is certainly a good book for one year olds, but it's hard to put it in the class of best books. It's interesting and kids enjoy it, but doesn't reach the level of so many classic books available."
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    #22Cowardly Clyde

    Cowardly Clyde
    Cowardly Clyde is a children's photo book authored by Bill Peet. It was first published in 1984 by HMH Books. It is about a coward war horse who thought he could at least act bravely if he cannot be brave.
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    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "While my one year old did enjoy the pictures, the story was for an older child. She did listen and look somewhat but then squirmed around as the story was not really understandable to her."
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    #23The Horse in Harry's Room

    The Horse in Harry's Room

    The Horse in Harry's Room is a children's learning book written and illustrated by Syd Hoff. It is about a boy named Harry who had an imaginary pet horse in his room.

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    Charlotte Ding
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "If you have a young reader in the house, I highly recommend this book! It is a story about a young boy named Harry who has a horse in his room, but, only he can see it! The story itself is very sweet, but what makes this book stand out is that it is designed for young readers. For those who are just starting out, it is an easy enough read with just enough challenging words to help build those budding vocabularies. "
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    #24That's Why We Don't Eat Animals

    That's Why We Don't Eat Animals

    That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things is written and illustrated by Ruby Roth and was published in 2009. This book teaches kids how their food choices could affect animals and the planet.

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    Crystal Medina
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I love the illustrations of "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals and think it is a great book for teaching kids about vegetarian food choices. I also love the fact that it shows cute animals and not gory pics in the book. I think it is great that the book gets the point and lets children see if the choice of keeping animals and not eating them."
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    #25Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

    Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

    Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale is a children's literature book written and illustrated by Henrick Drescher. This book tells the story of a pudge escaping to find personal growth. It is originally published in 2006.

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    Amy Peters
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale is a great book for one year olds"
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    #26Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer

    Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer

    Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer is a children's picture book written by Carol Brendler and illustration created by Ard Hoyt which is about Winnie Finn who is crazy about earthworms and knows everything about them.  

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    Concepción Jímenez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer is a very cute book written by Carol Brendler. This book follows along with Winnie, who loves everything about earthworms. Great illustrations, a fun read."
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    #27Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

    Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

    Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon is a children's fiction graphic novel written by Jules Bass and illustrated by Debbie Garter which was originally published on July 12, 2007. This book follows the story of a vegetarian dragon.

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    Tim Zhou
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "My niece is in love with this book. She's only 1 years old and whenever i read it to her she smiles. It's straightforward and i like it."
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    #28Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids

    Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids

    Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids is a compilation of Violet Plum's rhyming stories for children. This graphic novel is filled with colorful and eye-catching visuals and art suitable for kids.

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    Ralph Richards
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids is a good book for a one year old. "
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    #29Happy Birthday to You!

    Happy Birthday to You!

    Happy Birthday to You! is a full-color picture book for children by Dr. Seuss. With over 60 pages, this children's book is published in 1959 by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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    Austin Watson
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Anything by Dr. Seuss is going to catch a child's imagination due to the cadence and pictures. A lot of people use it as a guest sign in book for that child's first birthday party. Each page has special messages written to the child that the child can have to remember as the child gets older. The book is really big and it’s just such a great story!"
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    #30Inch by Inch

    Inch by Inch

    Inch by Inch is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book written by Leo Lionni which introduces an inchworm who can measure anything under the sun, from a robin’s tail to a toucan’s beak.

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    Kevin Diaz
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you need a book for one year olds, Inch by Inch is for you. It has many pictures that will make the child interested."
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    #31Bob and Otto

    Bob and Otto

    Bob and Otto is a children's picture book written by Robert O. Bruel and illustration created by Nick Bruel which tells the story about the friendship between a worm and a caterpillar.

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    Paul Henderson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Bob and Otto is a wonderful book for very young children. The artworks are beautiful, the story - and the overall message is wise and important not only for children but for adults as well. Definitely worth a try!"
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    #32Max's Worm Cake (Max and Ruby)

    Max's Worm Cake (Max and Ruby)

    Max's Worm Cake is a children's picture book written by Grosset & Dunlap which is part of the Max and Ruby series. It tells the story of Max and Ruby who have different views on worms. 

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    Bobby Warren
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I have two young daughters and I love to find and read to them at night. My youngest is one so I recently searched for the best books for one year olds. I recently found the book "Max's Worm Cake (Max and Ruby)" and was instantly impressed. The book by Grosset & Dunlap is part of the Max and Ruby series and tells the story of Max and Ruby's views on worms. It is highly entertaining and my daughter loves it."
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    #33Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

    Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

    Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action is a non-fiction literature written and illustrated by Ruby Roth for kids. This graphic novel was originally published in 2012. It introduces to kids the value of eating vegatables.

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    Sean Murray
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I think this is pretty cool to me."
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    #34The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

    The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)
    The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3): Emily and her friends set off in a journey to find the lost city of Cielis. They will encounter challenges and they will find their way to conquer it all.
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    Christopher Burton
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "do not think this is for 1 year olds"
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    #35Can You Make a Scary Face?

    Can You Make a Scary Face?

    Can You Make a Scary Face? is a children's book written by Jan Thomas. Can You Make a Scary Face? was published on August 4, 2009 by Beach Lane Books.

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    Robert Schmidt
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The book is extremely high rated. Looking at the impressions and images this seems like a good fit for a one year old. Nice use of colors as well."
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    #36Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

    Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!
    Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features colorful and humorous illustrations of dinosaurs with vibrant texts. 
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    Cynthia Rodriguez
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "When I brought my new born home, I just wanted to buy the whole book store for her. But now I know what to look for in a good book for my little one. And Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! is one such book that I would recommend to a friend. "
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    #37Snuggle Puppy!

    Snuggle Puppy!
    Snuggle Puppy! is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming texts to sing along with. This is the perfect bedtime book to read for children. 
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    Mildred Silva
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is such a cute book. My kid loved it and brings it out every night before bed. It has very nice illustrations."
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    #38The Very Quiet Cricket

    The Very Quiet Cricket
    The Very Quiet Cricket is a picture book written and illustrated by the renowned creator of children's picture books, Eric Carle. It tells the story of a cricket who rubs his wings together to create a chirping sound.
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    Terry Bryant
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Very Quiet Cricket is a great book to read to your one year old child. It has colorful drawings of animals that they can point to. Not only is it an educational experience as the child learns what each of the animals featured in the book look like, but it also helps them go to sleep."
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    #39A to Z

    A to Z

    A to Z is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features animal characters and nontraditional texts which have been reprinted on thick board pages. 

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    Carl Kim
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Your little one will enjoy this Sandra Boyton book. Having exposure to the alphabet, letter Recognition and their sounds while having fun is always a good thing. "
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    #40Ten Little Ladybugs

    Ten Little Ladybugs

    Ten Little Ladybugs is a picture book written by Melanie Gerth and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. It aims to teach young children how to count up to 10 by telling the story of ladybugs and their adventures. 

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    Roger Johnston
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I don't know what it is about these lady bugs, maybe because you can touch them and they are colorful, my kiddo loves this book. The story is cute, and the ladybugs all live at the end which is cool. But the fact that the bugs are touchable, makes this a book he plays with by himself even if we aren't reading."
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    #41Blue Hat, Green Hat

    Blue Hat, Green Hat

    Blue Hat, Green Hat is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features a turkey who cannot dress himself properly. This is a reprinted version on thick board pages. 

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    Rachel Webb
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love this book I think as much or more than some children do. The cartoons are very amusing and the story is very endearing."
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    #42Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a children's book illustrated by Annie Kubler. This award-winning children's picture book features some famous nursery songs.

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    Leticia Montiel
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "a great choice"
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    #43Your Personal Penguin

    Your Personal Penguin
    Your Personal Penguin is a children's picture book by Sandra Boynton. It tells the story of a lively penguin who wants to be a reluctant hippo's personal penguin, and they end up doing everything together.
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    Benito Estrada
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "One year old's cant read. I'm not sure why this solution is presented as being for that age. Its not any more special than the hundreds (thousands?) of other children books out there. "

Summary

Best What are the best books for one year olds
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Peek-A Who?Books 57 Paid
2Goodnight MoonBooks 54 Paid
3The Foot BookBooks 51 Paid
4On the Night You Were BornBooks 51 Paid
5Where's Spot?Books 48 Paid
6Where Is Baby's Belly Button? Books 48 Paid
7From Head to ToeBooks 46 Paid
8Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedBooks 45 Paid
9Barnyard Dance!Books 42 Paid
10But Not the Hippopotamus Books 39 Paid
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