Baby Book Recommendations

Susie McGee
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Baby books are important for our children's development. We should begin reading to our children as soon as they are born, if not before! Sometimes, however, we just don't know which books are appropriate as our babies grow into toddlers and then become school-aged. The following book recommendations will help you choose some great books to enjoy with your child.

Infant Book Recommendations

Should you read to your infant even though she really doesn't seem to understand anything you are saying? Absolutely! As you read and talk to your newborn, you are modeling the basis of communication and giving her lessons in language. It is so important for you to do this. Even though her little eyes might cross as she attempts to focus on the pages of a book during the first few weeks of her life, you are instilling a life-long love and fascination with books. Infants love black, white, and red objects, so look for books that mainly feature these colors for the first few weeks.

Baby Einstein Books offers a great selection for babies of all ages.

Ages Three Months and Up Book Recommendations

As your little on grows, he'll discover the world of colors. No longer will black, white, and red hold his attention. He'll want to look at brightly colored objects and books. He'll also love touching pages with different textures and lifting flaps to see what is hidden underneath. He may be fascinated with books about animals and/or other babies, and he may love learning about the ABCs. Some great book recommendations include the following:

  1. ABCs of Art by Julie Aigner-Clark
  2. All Aboard (Fisher-Price Little People)
  3. At the Zoo (Mandy Stanley)
  4. Baby Animals (Nicola Tuxworth)
  5. Baby Bunny (Touch the Fuzzy Ears) by Summer Durantz
  6. Barney I Love Animals! By Gayla Amaral
  7. Bear Loves Opposites by Cary Rillo (Bear in the Big Blue House)
  8. Bob's Busy Saw by Barry Goldberg (Bob the Builder)
  9. Can We Go? By Janelle Cherrington
  10. Classic Animal Rhymes (The Real Mother Goose)
  11. Clifford's Puppy Days by Norman Bridwell
  12. Diggers and Dumpers by Nicola Tuxworth
  13. Duck Egg Pop-ups by David Hawcock
  14. Eek-A-Boo: A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub
  15. Farm Animals by Nicola Tuxworth
  16. Fisher-Price Learning Colors by Soft Play, Inc.
  17. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  18. Harvey Horse (Bubble and Squeak Books) by Gaby Goldsack
  19. Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long
  20. I'm a Big Kid by Jack Medoff
  21. Jay Jay's Supersonic Storybook by Jodi Huelin (Jay Jay the Jet Plane)
  22. Kisses for Baby: Cloth Book and Wrist Rattle! By Emily Bolam
  23. Languages (Let's Explore, Baby Einstein)
  24. Let's Find Shapes by Vince Giarrano (Bob the Builder)
  25. Let's Spend the Day Together by Lauren Turnowski (The Wiggles)
  26. Listen! Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  27. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
  28. Little Engine That Could by Christina Ong
  29. Merry Christmas, Teletubbies by Joan Ferrigno
  30. Mother Goose (My First Library)
  31. Noah's Ark Board Books by Nicola Smee
  32. Nursery Rhymes (Well-Loved Verses to Share)
  33. Opposites (Magic Window, Pull the Tab Book) by Holly Mann
  34. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
  35. Peek-a-boo (Picture Me) by Deborah D'Andrea
  36. Pooh's First Day of School by Robbin Cuddy
  37. Quiet! By Paul Bright
  38. Rhyme Time (Book of Pooh) by John Barrett
  39. Santa's Workshop by Anne Thornburgh
  40. Sleepytime Farm (Fisher-Price)
  41. Spot Goes Splash! By Eric Hill
  42. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch Your Nose by Grosset & Dunlap
  43. Ten Little Lady Bugs by Melanie Garth
  44. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  45. Toys (First Picture Book) by Nicola Tuxworth
  46. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Peggy Tagel
  47. We're Counting on You, Grover! (Sesame Street Book)
  48. Wee Sing and Play (Book, Tape, and CD) by Pamela Beall
  49. Weebleville Talent Show (Weebles) by Monique Z. Stephens
  50. Winnie-the-Pooh's Giant Lift-the-Flap Book by A. A. Milne
  51. Yummy, Yummy Fruit Salad (The Wiggles) by Lauren Turnowski
  52. Zoo (Tiny Teethers) by Cathy Gale

Great Websites

Check out the following websites when searching for your favorite books!

  1. Scholastic
  2. Book Closeouts
  3. Fisher Price Books
  4. Amazon
  5. Books a Million
  6. Barnes and Noble
Baby Book Recommendations