We are all aware of how important it is to read; it teaches us to spell and use grammar correctly; it teaches us about the world we live in; it takes us on adventures and makes us dream – what would we do without our books! But that doesn’t mean to say that a baby or toddler is too young to benefit from books. As parents, your baby will hugely benefit from you reading to him. But it’s also important that the books are the right books for Baby; stories that will capture his interest and love of books as well as knowledge. Here are some helpful, wonderful books to get you started with Baby’s first library.
Table of Contents
- 30 Baby’s Books for A Bright Future
- 1. First 100 Animals
- 2. Corduroy
- 3. Close Your Eyes
- 4. Goodnight Moon
- 5. Kitten’s First Full Moon
- 6. The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
- 7. Gossie
- 8. Pat The Bunny
- 9. Nativity Flap Book
- 10. Very Hungry Caterpillar
- 11. C Is for Coco: A Little Chick’s First Book of Letters
- 12. How Santa Got His Job
- 13. The Runaway Bunny
- 14. The Giant Jam Sandwich
- 15. I Kissed the Baby!
- 16. Noodle Loves Bedtime
- 17. Baby Faces
- 18. Toes, Ears & Nose!
- 19. The Family Book
- 20. The Big Shiny Sparkly First Words Book
- 21. I Know a Rhino
- 22. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- 23. The Snowy Day
- 24. The Mitten
- 25. Little Blue Truck
- 26. Anne Of Green Gables
- 27. Baby’s Very First Noisy Nursery Rhymes
- 28. Baby’s Very First Lullabies Book
- 29. Bedtime Songs: 10-Button Children’s Sound Book (10 Button Sound) Board book– September 1, 2016
- 30. Jiggle, Jiggle, Sing & Giggle: Children’s Sound Book (5 Button Sound) (Early Bird Song Books) Board book – August 1, 2016
- Encouraging Baby to Be A Reader
30 Baby’s Books for A Bright Future
By Roger Priddy
What a wonderful book this is. Inside you will find pictures of real animals, divided into sections for pets, polar animals, wild animals, etc. It makes distinctions between similar types of animals, like the gorilla, orangutan, and chimpanzee. It’s superb for little ones to learn about nature and animals, especially if you teach them the sounds as you watch. A real favorite for little ones.
By Don Freeman
The adventures of a somewhat shabby but beloved teddy bear who needs to find a home as well as a shiny button for his overalls. He does find them and he also finds a friend, Lisa, who sees him at a department store one day and buys him with her savings.
By Kate Banks
A story about a mommy tiger who yearns for her little cub just to settle down and get off to sleep; to have dreams full of exciting adventures. She also assures him that she will always be there when he wakes up, explaining to him that the dark is just the other side of the light. A wonderful story that encourages a child not to be afraid of the dark.
By Margaret Wise Brown
This is all about a little rabbit, who is preparing for his bedtime, and how he says goodnight to all the things in his room and all the things outside his bedroom window. “Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light, and the red balloon …”
By Kevin Henkes
Poor Kitty – in this beautifully illustrated book, Kitten sees a full moon for the very first time and thinks it is a big bowl of milk! Naturally, he wants to get to it and begins a wonderful adventure to reach it. She comes home to find a lovely real bowl of milk waiting just for her.
By A.A. Milne
The sheer adventures of Winnie and his friends! All you do is open this book, start to read and enjoy watching the wonder on your little one’s face, how he gets under Winnie’s spell. It’s full of excellent language, full of adventure and teaching children all about building friendships. Keeps children longing to hear more.
By Olivier Dunrea
Gossie is the most delightful little gosling who loves wearing her bright red boots. She wears them each and every day. But one day, they just disappear. She searches everywhere for them –under her bed, on the other side of the wall, and even under the hens. At last she finds them on the feet of another yellow gosling! A real hit.
By Dorothy Kunhardt
An old favorite, this book was published in the 1940s. Highly suitable for Baby because it’s a touch-and-feel book. There isn’t really a story as it offers of whole collection of inter-active actions that Baby or the toddler will love imitating. It’s a to-do book, doing things like looking in the mirror, smelling the flowers, etc. Such fun!
By Sam Taplin
This is truly a delightful flap book and ideal for introducing little babies and toddlers about the birth of Baby Jesus. It is absolutely beautifully illustrated and has flaps for little ones to lift and discover. Your little one will follow the Three Wise Men as they journey towards Bethlehem and they follow a bright star to get there.
By Eric Carle
This is a book that your child will find impressionable. It’s the story of a hungry and tiny little caterpillar is weak and insignificant and how he eats his way through all the healthful fruits and other foods. Eventually how this weak little caterpillar transforms itself into a magnificent butterfly.
By Sloan Tannen
Babies and toddlers will love these playful colorful rhymes teaching kiddies all about numbers and counting in fun, engaging ways.
By Stephen Krensky
How Santa tries all sorts of other jobs because nobody wanted him to deliver presents when he was young, dressed up in his red suit. But that was until the elves helped him.
By Margaret Brown
Cute little Bunny runs away from his mom in a game of playing hide-and-seek. But children love it because the wonderful mommy finds her special little bunny all the time. Reassuring words especially for little babies and toddlers.
By John Vernon Lord
Oh dear, 4-million wasps have come into a town and who can help? It is Bap the Baker who comes to the rescue with his clever ideas.
By Mary Murphy
A real favorite this book! It’s idea for the early weeks of a baby’s life because it is mainly in black and white with the odd splash of color. There aren’t a lot of words. All about a bunch of animals enjoying celebrating a baby’s birth.
By Marion Billet
Each page of this book is about Noodle and his mother, with plenty of colorful pictures. Baby will love the element of touch and feel.
By DK Books
This book shows pictures of different babies all making different faces, like happy, sad, crying, etc. Excellent for helping with your baby’s social development. Babies love the soft squishy cover to put in his mouth whilst teething!
By Marion Dane Bauer
A wonderful book for the older baby, because it helps him to identify the different body parts in such a fun way.
By Todd Parr
Such an ideal book that teaches children about different types of families. And this book does it in funny accepting type of ways.
By Willabel Tong
What a good book for teaching that learning is actually such fun! And there’s plenty to do from this book – answering questions, special illustrations and flaps to flip.
By Charles Fuge
A little girl enjoys friendship time with her rhino and giraffe friend and other adventures.
By Bill Martin
A colorful book teaching a child about the fantastic animal kingdom as he spots a horse, a frog and a bright yellow duck.
By Ezra Jack Keats
The Snowy Day is about a young boy discovering what pleasure he gets from playing in fresh snow that has fallen. It’s a wonderful story about tolerance.
By Jan Brett
Nicki has white mittens, and one drops in the snow without him knowing. But the woodland animals from small to large try to crawl into it with very funny results for the little ones.
By Alice Schertle
This little truck goes ‘Beep! Beep! Beep!’ because he has got stuck in the mud while he is helping another truck. But lucky Blue; he’s got animal friends who help him out!
By Jennifer Adam
Nothing like starting early by introducing your toddler to classics such as Anne of Green Gables. Let Baby explore what Anne and her friends get up to, and in such lively color. Next are some wonderful sound books for baby and toddlers to experience and to imitate. Remember that when you read to your child, you are using lots of different emotions and you are expressing sound. This develops emotional and social development. When you read to Baby, you are inviting him, allowing him to either point, touch or look. All these things promote his social development and his thinking skills, Baby improve his language skills just by imitating the sounds as he recognizes pictures.
By Fiona Watt
Tiny hands will so enjoy pressing the buttons on the brightly-colored board book so that the child can hear tunes of his all his favorite nursery rhymes. What about ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and more! Vibrant pictures will appeal to a baby and toddler as he ‘sings’ along.
By Stella Baggott
What a great musical sound book this is! And it has been specifically designed to gently lull a baby to sleep. Listen to lullabies such as ‘Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Rock-A-Bye-Baby’, a gentle and soft ambiance is added as Baby starts to nod off to sleep. It has low decibel sounds as well as a stop function button.
By Scarlett Wing
This book offers baby the chance to express himself through music; at the same time building his fine-motor-skills and reinforcing his literacy and language growth. This book ensures that bedtime is special.
By Scarlett Wing
Baby will love singing along to his favorite play-time songs! All the lyrics are accompanied by vibrant illustrations while matching audio buttons play the tunes. Baby learns fine motor skills by pushing the buttons.
Encouraging Baby to Be A Reader
The best ways of ensuring Baby grows up to love books and to be a reader is to have his book collection in his room and to see other books around in the house. This means when he is old enough himself to crawl to his toy box he already understands what books are about and has them in his mix of activities. Don’t forget to pick up your own book and read as well, because then Baby has an excellent role model as well! Reading is power.