Books for Babies and
Young Toddlers

The books listed here are excellent examples of the types of topics and formats that are appropriate for babies and young toddlers. Books can go out of print quickly; if you are unable to find some of these books, ask your librarian to recommend similar titles.Books for Babies (Birth to 12 Months)
High-Contrast Books for First Few Months
• Blake, Michael. Baby’s Day. Candlewick, 2007. (Several others in series)
• Hoban, Tana. Black and White. Greenwillow, 2007.
• Linenthal, Peter. Look Look Outside! Dial, 2012. (Several others in series)
• Allen, Joy. Baby Sounds. Dial, 2012.
Touch-and-Feel Books
• Boynton, Sandra. Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy! A Touch, Skritch & Tickle Book. Little Simon, 2003. (Several others by this author)
• Johansson, Cecilia. Just Like Mommy. Little Simon, 2005. (Also Just Like Daddy)
• Katz, Karen. Baby at the Farm. Little Simon, 2010. (Several others by this author)
• Watt, Fiona. That’s Not My Puppy … Its Coat Is Too Hairy. Usborne Books, 2000. (Several others in series)
Baby Faces
• Adler, Victoria. All of Baby Nose to Toes. Dial, 2009.
• Global Fund for Children. American Babies. Charlesbridge, 2010. (Also Global Babies)
• Intrater, Roberta Grobel. Baby Faces: Eat! Cartwheel, 2002. (Several others in series)
• Miller, Margaret. Baby Faces. Little Simon, 2009. (Several others in series)
• Sami. Baby Flip-a-Face: Yellow Red Blue. Blue Apple, 2007. (Several others in series)
• Ziefert, Harriet. Begin Smart Baby Faces. Begin Smart, 2008. (Several others in series)
Point-and-Say Books, One Object Per Page
• Emberley, Rebecca. My Colors/Mis Colores. Little, Brown, 2000. (Several others in series)
• Graux, Amelie. I Love to Eat. HMH Books, 2012. (Also I Love to Sleep)
Rhymes and Songs
• Kubler, Annie. I’m a Little Teapot. Child’s Play International, 2007. (Several other song books by this author)
• Kubler, Annie. Pat-a-Cake. Child’s Play International, 2010. (Several other rhyme books by this author)
• Rescek, Sanja. Bounce and Jiggle. Child’s Play, 2008. (Several others in Baby Gym series)
• Yoon, Salina. Humpty Dumpty. Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Books for Young Toddlers
(12 to 24 Months)
Peek-a-Boo or Lift-the-Flap Books
• Broach, Elise. Seashore Baby. LB Kids, 2010.
• Cimarusti, Marie Torres. Peek-a-Moo! Dutton, 1998. (Several others in series)
• Ferri, Francesca. Peek-a-Boo Pets. Barron’s Educational, 2009. (Several others in series)
• Gunzi, Christiane. Who’s Hiding? In the Garden. Barron’s Educational, 2010. (Several others in series)
• Katz, Karen. Princess Baby on the Go! Schwartz & Wade, 2010. (Several others in series)
• Katz, Karen. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? (large board edition). Little Simon, 2009. (Several others in series)
• Katz, Karen. Where Is Baby’s Puppy? Little Simon, 2011. (Several others in series)
• Lewin, Betsy. Where Is Tippy Toes? Atheneum, 2010.
• Magsamen, Sandra. Peek-a-Boo, I Love You! Little, Brown, 2009. (Several others by this author)
Point-and-Say Books
• Dwell Studio. Go. Blue Apple, 2010. (Several others by this author)
• Jocelyn, Marthe. Ready for Autumn. Tundra Books, 2008. (Three others in series)Interactive Books
• Barry, Frances. Duckie’s Splash. Candlewick, 2006.
• Denchfield, Nick. Charlie Chick. HMH Books, 2007.
• Gillingham, Sara. In My Nest. Chronicle Books, 2009. (Several others in series)
• Horáček, Petr. Strawberries Are Red. Candlewick, 2001.
Touch and Feel, Textures, Unusual Shapes
• Horáček, Petr. Beep Beep. Walker, 2009. (Also Choo Choo)
• Katz, Karen. Beddy-Bye Baby. Little Simon, 2009. (Several others by this author)
• Priddy, Roger. F Is for Farm. Priddy Books, 2008. (Several others by this author)
• Siminovich, Lorena. I Like Vegetables. Templar, 2011. (Several others in series)
• Yoon, Salina. Peek-a-Love. Little Simon, 2010.
Rhymes and Songs
• Ackerman, Jill. Five Little Ducks. Little Scholastic, 2007.
• Asim, Jabari. Whose Toes Are Those? Little, Brown, 2006. (Also Whose Knees Are These?)
• Cruise, Robin. Only You. Harcourt, 2007.
• Ellwand, David. Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Silver Dolphin Books, 2010. (Several others in series)
• Katz, Karen. Shake It Up, Baby! Little Simon, 2009.
• Kubler, Annie. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Child’s Play International, 2002. (Several other song books by this author)
• Scholastic. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around! Scholastic, 2012. (Several others in series)
• Scholastic. Twinkle, Twinkle, Time for Bed. Scholastic, 2010.
• Wilson, Karma. Baby Cakes. Little Simon, 2006. (Also Baby, I Love You)
• Butler, John. Ten in the Den. Peachtree, 2005. (Several others by this author)
• Dwell Studio. Touch and Feel Farm. Blue Apple, 2009.
• Lobel, Anita. Hello, Day! Greenwillow, 2008.
• Root, Phyllis. Quack! Candlewick, 2005. (Also Hop!)
Everyday Life and Activities
• Allen, Joy. Baby Signs. Dial, 2008.
• Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama Nighty-Night. Viking Juvenile, 2012. (Several others in series)
• Fleming, Denise. The Everything Book. Henry Holt, 2000.
• Hubbell, Patricia. Pots and Pans. HarperFestival, 1998.
• Isadora, Rachel. Peekaboo Morning. Putnam, 2002.
• Lester, J.D. Grandma Calls Me Gigglepie. Robin Corey Books, 2011. (Several others in series)
• Nosy Crow. Noodle Loves to Eat. Nosy Crow, 2012. (Several others in series)
• Oxenbury, Helen. Clap Hands. Little Simon, 2009. (Several others in series)
• Patricelli, Leslie. Yummy Yucky. Candlewick, 2003. (Many other titles by this author)
• Powell, Debbie. Trucks. Candlewick, 2012.
• Rossetti-Shustak, Bernadette. I Love You Through and Through. Scholastic, 2005.
Easy Concepts
• Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Finger Puppet Book. Grosset & Dunlap, 2011.
• Doodler, Todd. What Color Is Bear’s Underwear? Blue Apple, 2011.
• Hill, Eric. Spot’s First Colors: A Touch-and-Feel Book. Putnam, 2011. (Also Spot’s First Shapes and Spot’s First Numbers)
• Katz, Karen. Baby’s Numbers. Little Simon, 2010. (Also Baby’s Colors and Baby’s Shapes)
• Karp, Ken. Will You Wear a Blue Hat? Scholastic, 2010.
• Kiely, Orla. Colors. Henry Holt, 2012. (Several others in series)
• Martin, Bill. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (board book edition). Henry Holt, 1996.
• Rey, H.A. Curious Baby: My First Book of Color. Houghton Mifflin, 2011.
• Schade, Susan, and Jon Buller. The Noisy Counting Book. Random House, 2010.
• Siminovich, Lorena. I Like Bugs. Templar, 2010. (Several others by this author)
• Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth. Planting Seeds. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
• Yang, Belle. A Nest in Springtime. Candlewick, 2012. (Also Summertime Rainbow)
• Yoon, Salina. Who Do I See? Robin Corey Books, 2011. (Also One, Two, Buckle My Shoe)
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