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Great Books for Babies

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Are You a Cow? by Sandra Boynton
Readers respond to a chicken's questions about different animals and learn how great it is to just be themselves.
Bear Has a Belly by  Jane Whittingham
Repetitive, rhythmic text celebrates the body parts that humans and animals have in common. On each spread, large photographs feature animals and children of diverse backgrounds and abilities, focusing on a different body part each time. A final spread directed at caregivers shares age-appropriate enrichment activities.
Black White : A Baby's Very First Book by Tana Hoban
White illustrations against a black background, alternating with black illustrations against a white background, depicting objects such as an elephant, butterfly, leaf, horse, baby bottle, and sailboat.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color.
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Global Baby Playtime by Maya Ajmera
Babies around the world play in many different ways, clapping, pointing, smiling, and sharing--and learning about the world around them.
Hello, World! by  Amelia Hepworth
In this black-and-white high-contrast board book, babies can encounter nature and see a smiling sun, a cheerful flower, a happy bee, and a sleepy ladybug.
If You're Happy and You Know It by Annie Kubler
Clap along to the favorite nursery rhyme in this bright book by Annie Kubler.
Leo, Rise and Shine! by Anna McQuinn
Leo wakes up in the morning and follows his usual routine of breakfast and getting dressed until he is ready for a new day.
Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora
A toddler plays peek-a-boo throughout the day.
The Babies and Bunnies Book by John Schindel
Lots of things babies do, bunnies do too! See babies and bunnies nap, cuddle, jump, and play.
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
An ark full of silly animals watches the sun go down and then prepares for bed.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
The Wheels on the Bus by  Vanja Kragulj
"Moving from country to town, The Wheels on the Bus sends parents and their kids on an adventure that everyone loves to act out, from the wipers that go swish swish swish and the horn that goes beep beep beep to the people that go shh shh shh to the babies who cry wah wah wah. As they say, it's all about the journey, not the destination.-- Chew proof, rip proof, nontoxic, 100% washable."
Tummy Time. by  .
Tummy time is an important part of your little one's experience. Enjoy all the adorable tummy activities of learning ,cuddling and play.
Will Ladybug Hug? by  Hilary Leung
Ladybug is a great hugger. But will her friends let her hug? Find out in this surprising book all about consent.
Updated 04/08/2023