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The 15 Best Children’s Books From 1 Year – Guidebook

Reading aloud is also useful and very important at the age of one or even before. It promotes your child and lays the foundations for later speech and understanding. The books from 1 year are specially designed for this age and therefore appealing to your child. The parent-child relationship is also strengthened by watching and reading together, especially in quiet moments.

With the help of our checklist and product recommendations, nothing can go wrong and you are sure to find a suitable book for you and your child.

Checklist For Children’s Books From 1 Year

Material and processing
  • For children of this age, books should be made of sturdy cardboard and preferably not yet have flap doors, as these are easy to tear off.
  • In addition, corners and edges should be rounded so that the little ones do not hurt themselves.
  • Since children of this age put a lot of things in their mouths, we strongly advise them to look for test seals to avoid harmful substances.
Text
  • At the age of 1, children do not yet need long and detailed texts.
  • The texts should only briefly describe the pictures shown. Rhymes and repeated words, for example, are appropriate.
  • However, texts do not necessarily have to be included. Only pictures are sufficient, which can also be accompanied by a story.
Pictures
  • Pictures are a must. They ensure understanding of the content and should clearly outweigh the text.
  • The illustrations should not have too many details, but should be simple in design.
  • 3-4 basic colors are enough to not overwhelm the child

We have compiled recommended children’s books from 1 year for you.

The Bestsellers Of Children’s Books From 1 Year

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular children’s books from 1 year for you.

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Current Offers Of Children’s Books From 1 Year

Find the best current offers of children’s books from 1 year in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Just Dance Disney Party 2 - Xbox One Standard Edition
Just Dance Disney Party 2 - Xbox One Standard Edition
English (Publication Language)
$54.99 −9%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Happy Birthday from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle)
Happy Birthday from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle)
Hardcover Book; Carle, Eric (Author); English (Publication Language); 32 Pages - 02/05/2019 (Publication Date) - World of Eric Carle (Publisher)
$8.99 −44%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Sit. Stay. Love. Life Lessons from a Doggie - A Children’s Book of Values and Virtues - A How To Guide on Building Friendships Through Love, Kindness, and Respect
Sit. Stay. Love. Life Lessons from a Doggie - A Children’s Book of Values and Virtues - A How To Guide on Building Friendships Through Love, Kindness, and Respect
Chalaine Kilduff (Author); English (Publication Language); 40 Pages - 02/15/2021 (Publication Date) - Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream (Publisher)
$18.95 −29%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Ranger Rick Jr.
Ranger Rick Jr.
$49.90 −76%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
I Love You Like No Otter: A Funny and Sweet Board Book with Baby Animals (Christmas Gifts for Babies and Toddlers) (Punderland)
I Love You Like No Otter: A Funny and Sweet Board Book with Baby Animals (Christmas Gifts for Babies and Toddlers) (Punderland)
Rossner, Rose (Author); English (Publication Language); 24 Pages - 01/07/2020 (Publication Date) - Sourcebooks Wonderland (Publisher)
$8.99 −40%

FAQ For Children’s Books From 1 Year

Children’s book from when?

According to experts, babies as young as three months can benefit from being read to. If children discover the book on their own (e.g. by touching it, looking at the pictures), you should make sure that the children cannot hurt themselves (swallowing, cuts). If the age recommendations of the respective books are taken into account and no overly demanding, too exciting or too complex stories are chosen, children’s books can therefore enrich their lives at an early age.

Which children’s books are suitable from the age of 1?

Children from 1 year of age particularly enjoy pure picture books or books with little text and meaningful illustrations. It is important that the design is safe, with no risk of suffocation or other injury. Thick pages made of materials that are difficult to destroy are therefore particularly suitable

What content should children’s books from 1 year have?

Books that depict things the child already knows from real life, such as certain animals, situations or objects, are suitable for children from the age of 1. This allows them to grasp the content independently. Books with elements for touching (e.g. fur, Velcro, … ) or hearing (e.g. animal voices) are also popular.

Why are children’s books so important?

Children’s books support your child in many different ways. These include, for example, the promotion of language, imagination, emotional and cognitive skills.

Which children’s books are important to read?

Older books such as Pippi Longstocking or Emil and the Detectives by Astrid Lindgreen and Erich Kästner are recommended. But newfangled children’s books such as the Neinhorn or the Grüffelo are equally impressive.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.