Best Books for Babies

Updated November 1, 2023
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Global babies
Meet babies from around the world in this best-selling celebration of global heritage! First in the photo-illustrated Global Babies board book series. From Guatemala to Bhutan, vibrant color photographs embrace our global diversity and give glimpses into the daily life,...
I am a baby
Allen, Kathryn Madeline
"I am a baby, this is my crib, this is my high chair, this is my bib." Photos of happy babies and words that encourage make this an irresistible read-aloud for every child and family. From the author of the critically acclaimed A Kiss Means I Love You and Show Me Happy...
B is for baby
Atinuke
Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, creators of the award-winning Baby Goes to Market, pair up again for a bright and beautiful first book of words. B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba! One morning after breakfast, Baby...
Moo, baa, la la la!
Boynton, Sandra.
This raucous story about animals and the sounds they make, including three pigs who say "LA LA LA!" is a read-aloud favorite. Sandra Boynton's wildly popular, Moo, Baa, La La La!, features her lively and spirited text that introduces readers to animals and the noises they...
The very hungry caterpillar
Carle, Eric.
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and...
Tip tip dig dig
Garcia, Emma
A parade of colorful construction vehicles doing their work means plenty of joyful noise! From the crane that lifts, lifts, lifts to the bulldozer that push, push-pushes, to the steamroller that rolls, rolls, rolls, every machine here makes it own special sound. And the surprise ending,...
Where's Spot?
Hill, Eric
For more than three decades, children have been looking everywhere for Spot in this classic, first-ever lift-the-flap book. Is he in the piano? Is he under the stairs? After finding other familiar animals, there he is in his basket!  
Black white
Hoban, Tana
Share this book with the baby in your life. It's never too early to read together! From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling large format board book features thirty-four bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young...
Peekaboo morning
Isadora, Rachel.
A toddler plays a game of peekaboo, and you're invited to play too. First there's Mommy to find, with Daddy not far behind. Then Puppy comes peeking around the corner, and a favorite toy train brings the toddler to Grandma and Grandpa. Isadora's brilliant, joyful pastel illustrations capture the...
Where is baby's belly button? : a lift-the-flap book
Katz, Karen.
Where are Baby's hands? Under the bubbles! Where are baby's eyes? Under her hat! Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book.The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.
Peek-a-who?
Laden, Nina.
Scholastic Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids More than 2 million copies sold! "The exuberant illustrations in this guessing-game board book will enchant infants and toddlers."--School Library Journal ...
Hello, day!
Lobel, Anita.
What will baby's first word be Hello Sun Dog Cat Cow Owl Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals. Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time!
Leo can swim
McQuinn, Anna
Leo, Lola's little brother from Leo Loves Baby Time, is back in a new adventure at the pool.   Leo loves the water! Leo and Daddy go to swim class where they kick, bounce, splash around, and dive like little fish. Joining other babies and their caretakers in the pool is a...
Say hello like this!
Murphy, Mary
The creator of a Kiss Like This offers an exuberant concept book about the irresistible sounds that animals make. The perfect baby gift! Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. And who better than Mary Murphy to introduce their voices to the...
A book of sleep
Na, Il Sung.
When the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, everyone goes to sleep . . . except for the watchful owl! With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the...
Nighty-night
Patricelli, Leslie
Nighty-night, Baby! The cheekily charming tot goes through a typical nightly routine in a humorous bedtime book. Dinner is finished, the sun is setting, and Baby is getting ready for bed, sneaking in a naked dance before bath time. Then it's on to tooth cleaning, hair brushing,...
Touch your nose!
Pixton, Amy.
Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are: * Rip Proof-made of ultra-durable tight-woven material *...
Hello, animals
Prasadam, Smriti.
A charming introduction to ten of baby's best-loved animals, featuring high contrast black-and-white patterns. A glittering burst of colored foil brings a vivid splash of color to every page. With first words to join in with, this stunning book will captivate sparkly little babies everywhere!

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