Best Early Learning Books for 1 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 early learning books for 1 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by: Sherri Duskey RinkerTom Lichtenheld
Release date: May 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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The #1 New York Times bestseller

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

And don’t forget! Crunch, vroom, beep, yawn and snore along with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site SOUND BOOK. Available now.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

2. Slinky Malinki, Open the Door (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

by: Lynley Dodd
Release date: Aug 05, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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A board book version of this bestselling picture book. When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the craefully shut doorsi the house – a leave a trailof detruction from bathroom to bedroom to kitchen. But then Slinky Malinki opens the final door and comes face to face with his old adversary – Hairy Maclary!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

3. Everything Has a Place: Early Reader for Kids Ages 3-5

by: Laura Ceville
Release date: Jul 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 15
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A fun, colorful read to help a child learn where things go! Mama helps Little Rooster learn that everything has a place with a little patience and love! This charming picture book will help you begin the discussion on how to teach your own Little Rooster or Little Chicken where to put their toys, books and more!
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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts

4. What is God Like? (Little Blessings)

by: Kathleen Bostrom LongElena Kucharik
Release date: Jan 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 76
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This work aims to answer a child’s most important questions about God.
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Christian Books & Bibles

5. Busy Chickens (A Busy Book)

by: John SchindelSteven Holt
Release date: Mar 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 20
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Hens, roosters, and chicks take center stage in the latest addition to the Busy Book series. Through gorgeous color photographs children will recognize chickens–both familiar and spectacularly fancy–busy performing actions like squawking, perching, leaping, and more.Reviews“Those who don’t love chickens need not apply. This full color photographic board book is all about barnyard birds in action: “cheeping,” and “leaping”; “caring” for their eggs; as well as chickens with elaborate mohawks and an interest in taking naps. For those who wish to move beyond the coop, a series of other “Busy” beasts are available.” —Publishers Weekly
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

6. Hush Little Ones

by: John Butler
Release date: Apr 29, 2004
Number of Pages: 12
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Join baby animals from all over the world as they go to sleep at night. Each spread features a tender scene with a mother and her offspring in their natural environments.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

7. Click, Clack, 123

by: Doreen Cronin
Release date: Jun 05, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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1 farmer sleeping. 2 feet creeping. 3 buckets piled high. 4 chickens standing by. Poor Farmer Brown is about to be tricked again by Duck! While the farmer is sleeping the afternoon away, the animals have decided to go fishing (fishing Farmer Brown’s goldfish out of his fish tank, and setting them free in the pond, that is) and getting past Farmer Brown is as easy as 1,2,3! Come along as Duck and friends teach their very young readers how to count. Click, clack, splash!!
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Children’s Books > Humor

8. ASL Flash Cards – Learn Signs for Action & Opposites – English, Spanish and American Sign Language (English and Spanish Edition)

by: Sign2Me Early LearningSign2Me Early Learning / Northlight Communications inc.Casey McGahan
Release date: Dec 15, 2005
Number of Pages: 30
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Trusted by more than 2,500,000 parents, medical professionals, teachers, childcare professionals . . . and babies . . . worldwide, Sign2Me® Early Learning brings you these durable, ASL (American Sign Language) Flashcards (with English, Spanish, and ASL). They are designed to make it fun for everyone to expand their signing vocabulary.

The front of each card displays a colorful illustration while the reverse side teaches users how to make the associated sign. Each card contains the ASL illustration for the sign along with the English and Spanish words and phonetic pronunciations, giving the user the three most popular languages used in the United States.

Every pack includes 28 colorful cards and a tri-fold brochure that contains instructions as well as illustrations of the main hand shapes used in making the ASL signs. Each pack comes in a heavy duty storage box. The Actions & Opposites Pack contains signs like: Again, Dance, Hot, Cold, Sleep and Tired.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

9. Louis Lion Sings Good Night: Baby Loves Jazz

by: Andy Blackman HurwitzAndrew Cunningham
Release date: Apr 19, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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Louis Lion comes home after a long day and goes through his bedtime routine with his family. They eat dinner, the kids take a bath, read stories, and brush their teeth. Then Louis sings good night to all. The CD will feature lullabies, with a twist of fun!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Lions, Tigers & Leopards

10. Run, Mouse, Run!

by: Petr HoracekPetr Horacek
Release date: Dec 07, 2009
Number of Pages: 16
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A sturdy new edition of a classic novelty board book for babies and toddlers. Watch mouse run about the house! Over the chair, across the table, through the shoe…Why is he in such a rush? Turn the cut-away pages and follow mouse all the way to his hole – just in time before the cat arrives!
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Children’s Books

11. Count to Sleep St. Louis (Count to Sleep series)

by: Adam GambleJoe Veno
Release date: Jun 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 10
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Making basic numbers fun to learn, these board books teach kids to count to 10 using famous icons and landmarks from cities and states across North America. Featuring whimsical illustrations, these concept books are a terrific way to introduce young children to cherished destinations while easing them to sleep at naptime or bedtime.

 

Exploring St. Louis, this counting book celebrates many of the city’s most famous features, including the Gateway Arch, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Zoo, symphony orchestra, local sports teams, and the Mississippi River.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

12. ABCs of the Web

by: John Sr. Vanden-HuevelDr. Andrey OstrovskyTom Holmes
Release date: Aug 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 26
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ABC’s of the Web is a Children’s first introduction to the language of the web using the ABC’s, beautiful imagery and fun rhymes. Written by a web designer and a paediatrician, this book introduces children under five to the vocabulary of programming in a developmentally appropriate way.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works

13. Sneak-a-peek-a-boo!: Where’s My Kitten? (Busy Baby)

by: Sarah Creese
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 12
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Bright and lively new series of lift-the-flap board books.

Sneak-a-peek-a-boo! are a fun new series of lift-the-flap board books. Follow the sweet, rhyming text as it asks you to find out where the kitten, puppy, bear and animal mom are hiding!

Each page encourages children to lift the flap and discover what is hiding beneath! A small cut-through hole gives a clue to what’s behind the flap and a small tab on the side of the flap helps little hands to easily lift the flap and find out!

Filled with bright, lively design and beautiful photographic images, Where’s My Kitten?, Where’s My Puppy?, Where’s My Bear? and Where’s My Mom? will engage and entertain children.

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Children’s Books

14. Dora’s Eggs

by: Julie SykesJane Chapman
Release date: Feb 29, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Dora the Hen is proud of her first eggs and wants to invite all her friends over to admire them. But Penny Pig is too busy with her wriggling piglets, and Daisy Dog’s playing with her cute puppies. The more animals Dora visits, the more boring her eggs seem to be.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

15. Good Night New York State (Good Night Our World series)

by: Adam GambleMark JasperMark Jasper
Release date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 20
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Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

 

From Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Albany, and New York City to the Hamptons, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskill Mountains, this children’s book captures all there is in New York state.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

16. Little Rabbit Lost

by: Harry Horse
Release date: Apr 26, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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A board book version of Harry Horse’s wonderful story about getting lost. It’s Little Rabbit’s birthday and, as a treat, the whole family go to the Rabbitworld Theme Park. Little Rabbit thinks he’s so grown up that he doesn’t need to stay with his Mama. However, he soon realises that he is just a little rabbit after all and does need looking after.
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Children’s Books

17. Toddle Waddle

by: Julia DonaldsonNick Sharratt
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 24
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Hurry scurry, flip flop, toddle waddle—there’s a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end of the pier

A wobbly toddler takes a walk and is soon joined by a joyful troop of human and animal friends. They wander happily along, but where will they go and who else will they meet along the way? Follow-the-leader has never been so much fun. With jaunty rhymes and bright, bold pictures even the youngest child will love this simple, playful story.

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Children’s Books > Animals

18. Baby Cat Nicky 123

by: Carol Friedman
Release date: Oct 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 22
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A luxe board book for babies with good taste, Baby Cat Nicky 123 teaches tiny ones to count and rhyme in colorful, eye-catching style. In this wonderful first baby board book, the second in the Nicky the Jazz Cat series, Nicky the kitten stars in a delightful game of counting—multiplying against a backdrop of bright colors, cool design, and syncopated verse. Baby Cat Nicky meows hello and primes the littlest readers in the house for his post-kitten jazz adventures.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

19. Little Bo Peep (Charles Reasoner Nursery Rhymes)

by: Charles Reasoner
Release date: Mar 13, 2014
Number of Pages: 10
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This is illustrator Charles Reasonor’s charming version of the traditional nursery rhyme Little Bo Peep. Word balloons add a touch of sweet humor to the familiar tale of a girl and her lost sheep.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Nursery Rhymes

20. Come Here, Cleo! (Cleo the Cat)

by: Stella BlackstoneCaroline Mockford
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 24
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Cleo the cat is back! Follow Cleo as she explores and investigates the world around her. Celo wakes up and makes her way outside where she climbs, skips and bounces until she is finally called in for kisses.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

21. Love You More Than Anything (Snuggle Time Stories)

by: Anna Harber FreemanJed Henry
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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“Lazy daisy,
grassy hugs.
Love you more than ladybugs.
Giggle, wiggle,
jump and run.
Love you more than playground fun.”

There’s nothing children like better than hearing how much their parents love them! And this rhyming read-aloud assures kids—in so many ways—that they’re loved more than anything in the world. Follow an adorable chipmunk family for a fun outing at the park, a special homemade cake after dinner, and a snuggle before bedtime—and all the while mom and dad find dozens of ways, big and small, to give their children the affection and security they crave.
Now abridged for the youngest readers!
 

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Children’s Books > Animals

22. Oh Dear!

by: Rod Campbell
Release date: Mar 02, 2007
Number of Pages: 20
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Join Buster for breakfast with this delightful pack containing the board book version of Rod Campbell’s “Oh Dear!” and a charming, sturdy egg cup. Children can lift the flaps, meet all the farm animals and help Buster find an egg for his breakfast in the book – and then enjoy their own breakfast with their very own special egg cup. This is the perfect gift for hungry readers!
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Children’s Books

23. Words for Me! (ROYGBaby)

by: Sarah Jones
Release date: Sep 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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An old-school word book for the modern baby, Words for Me! is perfect for engaging growing minds. Point and say with baby to learn words from baby’s world—animals, vehicles, food, family, and more! The latest from Sarah Jones’s ROYGBaby board book series, Words for Me! is a must-have bookshelf staple for beginning libraries. Cute and colorful illustrations keep baby smiling, learning, and talking too! The perfect book to help with any child’s language development as he/she learns to recognize and name the objects in baby’s world.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Weather

24. The Tiny Traveler: Egypt: A Book of Shapes

by: Misti Kenison
Release date: Jan 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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If you’re going to learn about shapes, why not do it in the exciting land of Egypt? Egypt’s Great Sphinx, pyramids, and camels all come to life in this new board book by graphic designer Misti Kenison. Toddlers will learn basic shapes such as triangles, hexagons, and circles with bright, geometric spreads while getting a flavor for Egypt’s rich and fascinating culture. Traveling to foreign places has never been so colorful, or educational, for young children before!

Each book in Misti Kenison’s new Tiny Traveler board book series is sure to give your child the travel bug early by transporting little ones to exotic and fantastic places while teaching basic concepts?such as shapes. Now you and your little one can explore the world together from your living room.

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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Travel

25. The Tiny Traveler: France: A Book of Colors

by: Misti Kenison
Release date: Jan 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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The Arc de Triomphe, the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower?there is so much to do and see in the colorful city of Paris. From graphic designer Misti Kenison comes an adventurous new board book for your toddler. The culture and monuments of France are rendered into bold, graphic illustrations accompanied by vocabulary to teach toddlers basic colors. Traveling to foreign places has never been so colorful, or educational, for young children before!

Each book in Misti Kenison’s new Tiny Traveler board book series is sure to give your child the travel bug early by transporting little ones to exotic and fantastic places while teaching basic concepts?such as colors. Now you and your little one can explore the world together from your living room.

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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Travel

26. Anybody at Home? (Curious George)

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Apr 27, 1998
Number of Pages: 22
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The short verses in Anybody at Home? ask children to identify various homes and the animals and objects that live there
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Children’s Books > Animals

27. Baby’s First Photo Bible

by: Dan MillerMike Krome
Release date: Mar 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 14
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This little Bible book, intended for very young children, introduces little ones to the stories of Creation, Noah and the ark, baby Moses, Daniel and the lions, the Nativity, and Jesus as our Teacher. The text also relates the message of the story to blessings in the child’s life. Each spread features a photo pocket for parents to customize the stories with their own child’s photo. With large, colorful art, simple text, and a padded case, this book is an ideal introduction to the Bible for babies and toddlers.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Stories

28. Bottoms Up! (Yonezu Board Book)

by: Yusuke Yonezu
Release date: Oct 31, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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A lift-the-flap book for the very young  

Name that bottom! We all recognize these creatures, but not from the back. A charming and funny lift-the-flap book. Each flap reveals a new view of the creature whose bottom is featured on each page, with a friendly hello. Duck, monkey, pig, zebra. elephant—each page creates an amusing guessing game for readers young and old.

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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Counting

29. Jack and Jill (Charles Reasoner Nursery Rhymes)

by: Charles Reasoner
Release date: Mar 13, 2014
Number of Pages: 10
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This is illustrator Charles Reasonor’s charming version of the traditional nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. Word balloons add a touch of sweet humor to the familiar tale.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Nursery Rhymes

30. Fisher-Price: I Love My Family! (Fisher Price: Animals of the Rainforest)

by: Claire KinkaidKirsten Berger
Release date: Nov 25, 2008
Number of Pages: 18
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Babies will enjoy cozying up with their rainforest friends. Parents will love pointing out all the fun and loving ways to interact with family.

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Children’s Books > Animals

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