Books for Toddlers

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Titles in this list were recommended by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff. Ask your neighborhood librarian for additional suggestions.

Baby Goes to Market

Baby and his doting mama go to a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace in this introduction to numbers.

Clean up, up, up!

Daddy and his little one are cleaning up before dinner, while having fun with spatial-relationship math words and phrases, like up, down, inside, outside, next to, and under.

Edible Numbers

Count from 1 to 12 in this book of edible numbers.

Love Makes a Family

Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there’s one thing that makes a family a family: love.


A simple depiction of a year in the life of a bird.

New Shoes

When a young child discovers a hole in a sneaker, mother and child embark on a big childhood adventure–a trip to the store to pick out new shoes.


This clever book is full of hidden animals, each making a different sound. Can you figure out who each one is? Lift the uniquely shaped flaps to see who peeks out!

Rosa Loves Cars

Join Rosa and her friends as they play with their toy trucks and cars.

Will Bear Share?

Bear has a lot to give! But will she share? Find out in this surprising book all about sharing.