Top 10 Growing Up Books

    I Used to Be the Baby
    01
    I Used to Be the Baby
    Written and illustrated by Robin Ballard
    The Wonderful Things You Will Be
    6.1
    02
    The Wonderful Things You Will Be
    Written and illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin
    New Kid
    5.8
    03
    New Kid
    Written and illustrated by Jerry Craft
    Once I Was a Pollywog
    5.6
    04
    Once I Was a Pollywog
    Written by Douglas Florian & illustrated by Barbara Bakos
    Growing Season
    5.6
    05
    Growing Season
    Written and illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
    Sometimes You Fly
    5.5
    06
    Sometimes You Fly
    Written by Katherine Applegate & illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
    Little Juniper Makes It BIG
    5.5
    07
    Little Juniper Makes It BIG
    Written and illustrated by Aidan Cassie
    Babymoon
    5.5
    08
    Babymoon
    Written by Hayley Barrett & illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
    Tad
    5.5
    09
    Tad
    Written and illustrated by Benji Davies
    Sleep, Baby, Sleep
    5.3
    10
    Sleep, Baby, Sleep
    Written by Maryann Cusimano Love & illustrated by Maria van Lieshout

In this list, we've collected the best children's books about growing up. These books explore both fun and serious aspects of growing up. Some provide a perfect opportunity to encourage a child's dreams or help a child explore the question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Others are about things like becoming an older sibling, trying new things, and even potty training. Some books are popular titles you may recognize from your own childhood, while many will be titles you have yet to discover. We're confident these will soon become cherished favorites. Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for infants and toddlers. Picture books are great for toddlers through elementary school age children. Chapter books are recommended for kids from elementary through early middle school age. Our list can be filtered by book type, or you can peruse the entire list. You can also use our table of contents to jump to specific topics you're child might find interesting, like how growing up relates to friendship or how adventure is part of growing up. As you enjoy the list, please let us know what titles you would add to it!

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5.3
Me . . . Jane
5.1
The Darkest Dark
5.0
Small World
5.0
Toy Boat
5.0
So Big!
5.0
Bye-Bye Binky
5.0
When I Grow Up
5.0
Hundred Feet Tall
4.9
Max and Xam
4.8
friendshipsaying sorry
When I Grow Up
4.8
Lion Lessons
4.8
Looking for Yesterday
4.6
A Potty for Me!
4.5
Mad, Mad Bear!
4.5
The Happiest Tree: A Story of Growing Up
4.5
Big Boy Underpants
4.5
When I Grow Up
4.5
Over the Moon
4.3
Dotty
4.3
Someday
5.3
I Can Be Anything
5.1
Three Squeezes
5.1
You Are New
5.0
Potty
5.0
The Road Not Taken
5.0
Lola Dutch When I Grow Up
5.0
Where Bear?
4.9
Dragon Meets Boy
4.8
All of Baby, Nose to Toes
4.8
Stay, Little Seed
4.8
Big Girl Panties
4.8
Made for Me
4.6
Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty
4.5
The Little Blue Cottage
4.5
Beard Boy
4.5
I Sleep in a Big Bed
4.5
Baby Tree
4.5
Outfoxed
4.3