Top 10 Stuffed Animal Friends Books

    Hop Along Boo, Time for Bed
    6.2
    01
    Hop Along Boo, Time for Bed
    Written by Mark Sperring & illustrated by Mandy Sutcliffe
    The Little Rabbit
    6.0
    02
    The Little Rabbit
    Written and illustrated by Nicola Killen
    Lion's Lullaby
    5.8
    03
    Lion's Lullaby
    Written by Mij Kelly & illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
    Harry and Horsie
    5.8
    04
    Harry and Horsie
    Written by Katie Van Camp & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
    The Best Bear in All the World
    5.8
    05
    The Best Bear in All the World
    Lionheart
    5.8
    06
    Lionheart
    Written and illustrated by Richard Collingridge
    Brave Enough for Two
    5.7
    07
    Brave Enough for Two
    Written and illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    5.7
    08
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    Written by Margery Williams & illustrated by William Nicholson
    Corduroy
    5.6
    09
    Corduroy
    Written and illustrated by Don Freeman
    Bear in the Air
    5.5
    10
    Bear in the Air
    Written by Susan Meyers

My son has a stuffed dog he absolutely adores—Rufus. Rufus is an excellent adventurer, a champion owie kisser, and an all-around faithful pal that makes any situation feel safer for my son. He comes on every trip and a couple of weeks ago when he got lost we almost had to replace him... good thing he turned up at the bottom of a bucket of train tracks just in time. Stuffed animal friends are such an integral part of many young childhoods that we thought they deserved a special list all their own, so if you're looking for some excellent titles about stuffed animals this is the list for you! This list contains some age-old classics you're probably already familiar with, such as The Velveteen Rabbit; some more recent hits, like Knuffle Bunny (by Caldecott-winning author/illustrator Mo Willems); and some hidden gems you may not have heard of before, like Lionheart, that nonetheless deserve a very special place on your shelves. We've also covered a variety of topics on this list. To name a few, there are children's books about lost stuffed animals (Harry and Horsie), books about bedtime companions who smooth the transition to sleep (Hop Along Boo, Time for Bed) and books about courageous friends who accompany us on adventures (Brave Enough For Two.) Because stuffed animals can be a comfort across a wide variety of ages, this list includes board, picture and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3. Picture books are enjoyable across the entire age spectrum, but are generally geared towards children ages 2 to 6, and chapter books are recommended for readers ages 7 to 10. Feel free to filter to a single book type or browse the list in its entirety. We've confined ourselves in this list to books just about stuffed animals, so if you're looking for children's books about dolls or some gems in children's literature about toys in general, check out our list of the best children's books about toys: https://bookroo.com/books/topics/toys. The eternal words of The Skin Horse sum up the depths of feelings these stuffed animals friends can elicit from the young and young at heart: "Real isn't how you are made... It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." Without further ado, jump right in and discover some new favorites!

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5.3
comfort objects (binkies, blankies, thumb sucking, etc.)
Ollie's Odyssey
5.3
Knuffle Bunny
4.8
father-daughter relationshipsstuffed animal friendslost and found possessions
Where's My Teddy?
4.5
Monkey and Me
3.5
Moonlight Bear
I Know a Rhino
Tell Me About Your Day Today
Loved to Bits
5.6
The Best Kind of Bear
5.4
Doggie Gets Scared
5.1
Horrible Bear!
5.0
No Fits, Nilson!
4.8
Mimi and Bear in the Snow
4.5
Baby Baa Baa!
4.0
Night Play
3.5
Sharkee & the Teddy Bear
Elmer and the Lost Teddy
Bun Bun Button
5.3
The Bear on the Stair
5.1
Gideon & Otto
4.9
Have You Seen Duck?
4.8
Turtle and Me
4.0
Sam and Jump
Winnie-the-Pooh
Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!
Little Fox in the Forest
6.0
CookieBot! (Harry and Horsie Adventures)
5.5
Bear's Scare
5.3
Henry & Leo
5.2
Poppy's Best Paper
5.0
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark
5.0
Dragon Meets Boy
4.8
Never Ever
4.6
The Backup Bunny
4.0
I Don't Like Koala
4.0
Sophie's Animal Parade
3.3
Bunny Boo Has Lost Her Teddy
Ella and Monkey at Sea