When your toddler finds a book that they absolutely, positively, completely, and entirely love, they鈥檒l demand to hear it no fewer than 436 times a day. They鈥檒l bring it to you, point to it, and force it into your hands. Yeah, you鈥檙e all about reading to your kiddo. But pick the wrong book and you may want to 鈥渁ccidentally鈥 drop it into the bathtub and, 鈥渨hoops,鈥 rip all the pages. Oh, but not these books. Check out our suggestions for must-read toddler-friendly books that both you and your child will adore.

1. TouchThinkLearn: Colors by Xavier Deneux ($15): Okay, it鈥檚 not a literary masterpiece. No problem: Your two-year-old really isn鈥檛 into in-depth character explorations anyway. What makes this board book so crazy-awesome are the images: scooped-out die-cuts combined with raised colorful shapes to give your kiddo a multi-sensory experience. And they鈥檒l learn about colors too!

2. Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton ($16): Little Bear just doesn鈥檛 want to go to sleep. Sounds kind of like someone you know. Haughton鈥檚 modern take on the sleepy-time tale (yes, we know it鈥檚 been done plenty of times before) has eye-catching illustrations that you鈥檒l enjoy almost as much as your toddler does.

3. She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger ($18): We really couldn鈥檛 put together a children鈥檚 book list and not include Chelsea Clinton鈥檚 intro to feminism for the tiny-tot set. Your toddler may not get the concepts yet 鈥 not entirely, at least. But it鈥檚 never too early to show your child the importance of some of our country鈥檚 most notable women. You give your tot an early start in literacy, math, and science, so there鈥檚 no reason not to include history too.

4. Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld ($17): Teamwork, friendship, and rad machines that build: Obviously, your toddler is going to be all over that. Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, this construction-centered read is one that will grow with your tot through their preschool years at the very least.

5. A Greyhound, a Groundhog by Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans ($18): Jenkins鈥 fab tongue-twister will keep your toddler giggling. The word-play is鈥 well, playful! Add in the adorably artistic illustrations by Chris Appelhans, and you鈥檝e got a recipe for happiness. You鈥檒l find this book every bit as entertaining as your little one does.

6. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers ($18): Well, it has been on The New York Times Children鈥檚 Pictures Books Best Sellers list for over 200 weeks, so it鈥檚 pretty likely that at least some (more likely most) of the kiddos out there like it. Daywalt crafts a creative story that follows what happens when little Duncan鈥檚 crayons think enough is enough. Brought to life with Jeffers鈥 illustrations, this book is a must-read for any parent-child duo.

7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein ($18): It鈥檚 never too early to start your child on this Shel Silverstein classic. Come on, you remember snuggling up with your own mama and listening to the story of the boy who grew older and the tree who wouldn鈥檛 stop giving! Whether it鈥檚 with a sense of nostalgia or not, reading this pick with your kiddo is a must-do.

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