Best Literature & Fiction Books for 1 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 literature & fiction 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. Little Blue Truck

by: Alice ShertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Mar 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Blue is the friendliest little pick-up truck on the road. When a big important dumper truck overtakes him and skids off the road, Blue tries his best to help, but soon he gets stuck too! Luckily, Blue has picked up lots of farmyard friends on his drive, and they all muck in to get their friend back on the road.
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2. Little Blue Truck Lap Board Book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Mar 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

3. 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

4. Zen Pig: Volume 1 / Issue 1

by: Mark BrownAmy Brown
Release date: Sep 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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“Care for each other
As much as yourself
And never lose sight,
That love is true wealth.”

These are the wise words of “Zen Pig” – the critically-acclaimed children’s book character that teaches children compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness in easy to understand language and is brought to life in beautiful minimalist art.

“Zen Pig” also teaches the fulfillment that comes with giving back; partnering with the non-profit Know.Think.Act. each PRINT copy sold provides 10 people access to clean water for 1 year!

Here’s what real, unpaid parents are saying about Zen Pig:
“Zen Pig is a phenomenal book. The illustrations are beautiful, and the simple, yet powerful message is even more beautiful.”
-Sean, Franklin, TN
“Zen Pig is a fun, modern approach to teaching kids life lessons.”
-Tina, Chesapeake, VA
“Such a wonderful heart-filled message that everyone (from 1 – 100) needs to hear! I absolutely love it and can’t wait to gift it to friends!
-Courtney, Nashville, TN

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

5. Amos Likes to Jump

by: Margaret LowderEllen Davis
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Amos Likes to Jump is a vibrant board book for early readers. This award-winning children’s book about the lovable dog Amos teaches young ones the value of individuality, and why being “you” is the best way to be. The story, authored by Margaret Lowder, is cheerful and fun. The illustrations, by Ellen Davis, are bright and energetic – just like Amos himself! This quality board book is substantial in size, and durable enough for children of all ages. Amos Likes To Jump is the first in the Series of Amos Tales. This delightful series lets children explore the world with Amos the dog, while learning that “being me is the best way to be!” The Amos Book Co. creates beautiful, fun books for children of all ages. Our illustrations are vivid and full of energy, perfect for a child’s development. Come along with Amos as he jumps through life!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

6. 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

7. God Bless My Boo Boo

by: Hannah HallSteve Whitlow
Release date: Feb 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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God Bless My Boo Booáis the perfect remedy for healing little hurts with a healthy dose of love!

Even the smallest scratches, bumps, and scrapes can sometimes be traumatic for children. When simple injuries happen,áGod Bless My Boo Booáis like a warm hug that helps ease the pain. Comforting, sweet, and sometimes silly rhymes guide readers through adorable scenes of baby animals and their boo boos and remind children that God is there to help. Just like Mommy Zebra makes a scraped knee better or Mommy Walrus helps tend a toothache, real moms will be able to use this book to make their little onesÆ boo boos all better too!

A perfect gift for new parents and a great addition to every momÆs first-aid kit!

Trim Size: 7.75 x 7.75

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Children’s Books > Animals > Baby Animals

8. Teeny Tiny Tina the Teeny Tiny Tooth Fairy

by: Rosemary R EvansErin Taylor
Release date: Jun 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 44
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Teeny Tiny Tina the Teeny Tiny Tooth Fairy was awarded the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence in Children’s Literature and the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards First Place.

Teeny Tiny Tina is a tiny little girl fairy who learns the importance of not giving up on her dreams, no matter how impossible they seem. Tina wants to be a tooth fairy, but everyone tells her that she is much too small.

One day her sisters need her help and Tina discovers that just as she is, she makes a big difference. Tina says that you can always be helpful, no matter your size.

The story teaches children that if they really want to achieve something, and don’t give up, they can do it, no matter what others may say.

“Never underestimate the power of a strongly held dream. Only by dreaming do we turn our everyday lives into magical realities” -Rosemary Evans-

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect

9. 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

10. 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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11. More Bears!

by: Kenn NesbittTroy Cummings
Release date: Nov 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Once upon a time there was a story. It was a lovely story with absolutely NO BEARS in it-not a SINGLE BEAR anywhere.

Then one day…MORE BEARS!

KENN NESBITT is possibly the funniest and most sought-after children’s poet writing today. When he’s not writing, podcasting, updating his website (poetry4kids.com), or visiting schools sharing his wacky brand of humor with kids across America, Kenn can be found cuddling his collection of stuffed bears. He seriously cannot get enough of bears. Or chickens.

TROY CUMMINGS has been drawing goofy animals pretty much nonstop since kindergarten. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers, in magazines, on websites, on frozen fish stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. He hibernates in Greencastle, Indiana, with his wife and cubs.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

12. Sweet Child of Mine

by: Caroline Jayne Church
Release date: Aug 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 26
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An endearing and enduring story of love from bestselling author and illustrator Caroline Jayne Church!

I love you in the crisp white snow that quietly fills the sky,
I love you in the stormy air when strong dark clouds pass by.

Caroline Jayne Church returns with an emotional story that proves no matter how much things in life change, one thing lasts forever: a parent’s love.

With Caroline’s signature art style and heartwarming rhymes, SWEET CHILD OF MINE is destined to stand the test of time.

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

13. You Choose!

by: Pippa Goodhart
Release date: Oct 23, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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A book with a different ending — every time!

If you could do anything, what would you choose? Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . You choose! With the help of witty illustrations, and a whole range of scenarios to choose from, this highly original book has a different ending every time and makes choosing, and reading, fun.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

14. Who Hops?

by: Katie Davis
Release date: Sep 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 34
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Frogs hop. Rabbits hop. Cows hop. . . . Cows hop? Do you know who hops?
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Children’s Books > Animals

15. 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

16. Just Love Him, I Guess

by: Beth WhittenburyJanelle Carbajal
Release date: Dec 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 26
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William is a good little boy but, like most little ones, he often does things that frustrate his parents. Sometimes his parents do things that frustrate William too. Written in rhyme with beautiful illustrations, Just Love Him, I Guess demonstrates that when parents overcome frustration with unconditional love, kids follow their example.

This is a children’s book about family and the power of unconditional love. It is a picture book that teaches character. Since this book offers the author’s best parenting advice, it makes a great gift for expectant mothers and fathers. Expecting parents will see how children learn from their example. This is one picture book from which both children and parents can learn important lessons.

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

17. Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs

by: Nathaniel NewtonNathaniel Newton
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 30
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Nate saves the day!      Maybe?     
While out fishing one day, a puffin bird named Nate along with his friends discover thousands of struggling horseshoe crabs covering the shoreline. Nate wants to rescue each and every one of them but, Nate’s friends are fearful of horseshoe crabs. What will Nate’s friends do? Will they just close their eyes and hope they disappear? Will they overcome their fear?

Simple colorful illustrations flows through a medley of bright backgrounds and the cutest little birds. This heartwarming, delightful tale speaks to the importance of teamwork, empathy & kindness.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

18. 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

19. The Teeniest Tiniest Yawn

by: Andrew ZettlerAndrew Zettler
Release date: Feb 12, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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Soaring landscapes and a whimsical cast of characters await as The Teeniest Tiniest Yawn starts its memorable ride! Everyone knows that yawns are quite contagious, but not many people know the story of The Teeniest Tiniest Yawn. This was no ordinary yawn mind you, and as it spread ambitiously from one town to the next who knew when, or even how it might be stopped … until the very end. A 36-page picture book, The Teeniest Tiniest Yawn is designed to stimulate language, sense of rhyme, and most of all, reinforce the tremendous fun of reading in its audience.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

20. 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

21. I Love You as Big as the World

by: David Van BurenTim Warnes
Release date: Feb 04, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Big Bear and Little Bear love each other so much that their love stretches high up into the mountains. It is big enough to fill the whole wide world. A lovely chunky board book version of a Little Tiger Press favourite. With sturdy pages that are easy for little hands to turn and toddler-tough enough to survive being read again and again, I Love You So Much is a beautiful, gentle story that’s perfect for bedtime reading. Snuggle up together and find our just how much Big Bear and Little Bear love each other. The gorgeous illustrations by Tim Warnes will make this a favourite bedtime or quiet time read for you both.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

22. The Lion Inside: Board Book

by: Jim Field
Release date: Feb 09, 2017
Number of Pages: 30
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From the Roald-Dahl-Funny-Prize winning artist behind smash hit, Oi Frog! comes a feelgood story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. The Lion Inside has taken the bookshops by storm, and, with bright, bold artwork and rhyming text from Rachel Bright, this chunky board book edition is perfect for even the littlest of fans. This stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about – it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.
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Children’s Books > Animals

23. The Nutcracker

by: Patrick ReganNatasha Kuricheva
Release date: Oct 09, 2012
Number of Pages: 28
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The Nutcracker is new again. With Accord’s innovative AniMotion® windows, this Christmas classic gets a fresh and exciting look.

The Nutcracker is a magical tale beloved by generations of children. Now, Accord’s version brings a little magic of its own to this classic Christmas story. Packed with lift-the-flap AniMotion windows, The Nutcracker is a lavishly illustrated adventure with a simple story line that loosely follows Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet. Watch all of the familiar characters, from enchanted toys to epic battles and twirling ballerinas, come to life on the page with the magic of AniMotion. There’s enough excitement here to make everyone’s Christmas wishes come true.

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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

24. My Mama Does, Too! (Lily Days Book 1)

by: Jannell SabatiniElettra Cudignotto
Release date: Jul 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 28
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The quest for the perfect daycare is one that faces hundreds of thousands of parents and their children. They all have their own set of criteria for what will be acceptable, and most will experience separation anxiety, as well. Ultimately we all want our children to be safe and valued. In this read-aloud story, the mama and toddler persevere until those goals are met, wonderfully! Using wit, whimsy and darling illustrations, Ms. Sabatini addresses these issues and more in this lighthearted and yet poignant tale based on her family’s experiences.
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25. Sarah and Duck and the Christmas Lights

by: Sarah Gomes Harris
Release date: Oct 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 16
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Sarah and Duck are decorating their house ready for Christmas. But they are missing the Christmas lights! Luckily, Bug knows a special place where they can find some …Join Sarah and Duck in a fantastic new story, perfect for Christmas!
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26. I Love You, Be Careful

by: Joan DickowJudy SniderCady Driver
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 35
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From the moment we are born, someone is telling us to be careful. No matter what country we call home or what language we speak, these words follow us our entire lives. You might hear parents, friends, family or children lovingly say this phrase at least once a day. Think about all of the times that a loved one goes off to school, play or work, and you say, “I Love You, Be Careful!”

“I Love You, Be Careful” is a heartwarming and uplifting book. There is a page to personalize it as a gift for adults and children. The book’s beautiful illustrations capture poignant memories and cause one to reflect on all the “Be Careful” moments in life and smile.

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

27. A Busy Day For Doctor Dave

by: Barry J McDonald
Release date: Jan 13, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Barry J McDonald the author of “I Want A Dog” and “If You Had A Wish?” brings you his latest creation “Doctor Dave.” While most days are usually quite normal, today’s going to be a very busy day for doctor Dave. With a packed waiting room of animals in a pickle, Dave and nurse Nancy are going to be very busy.

Packed full with colorful pictures of zany animals and funny rhymes, this is one book your child will love having to look over again and again. Scroll up now to add this to your children’s ebook collection today.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

28. The Teeny, Tiny Farm (Chunky Shape Books)

by: Katharine Ross
Release date: Apr 28, 1992
Number of Pages: 415
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Illustrated in full color. Old MacDonald would feel right at home on this tour of a teeny tiny farm and its teeny tiny people and animals, die-cut in the shape of a barn.  
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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Where We Live > Farm Life

29. Chunky Sugars

by: Sara BarnardJoshua Stolte
Release date: Sep 20, 2013
Number of Pages: 25
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Chunky Sugars is mommy and baby fun, filled with kisses and counting!
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30. If You Were Born A Kitten

by: Marion Dane BauerJo El McAllister-Stammen
Release date: Feb 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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This sturdy board book edition of the best-selling picture book introduces baby animals and their parents. This celebration of the miracle of childbirth ends with the most special baby of all — you!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

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