The 5 Best Books for Babies

Written by Pat O’Neill

Indestructible, un-tearable, chewable—books for babies have to go through a lot as they are being enjoyed (or devoured, as the case may be). Just because so-called baby board books are printed on thick paper doesn’t mean the characters or stories in them should feel like they’re made of cardboard. On the contrary, books for infants and toddlers need to be bright and playful, engaging and soulful. No pressure, Mom and Dad!

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Peek-A-Baby: Ocean, by Mike Orodan

Peekaboo! I see baby animals hiding in the ocean! Do you? Lift the flaps of this inventive board book to help each animal parent find their babies, from playful dolphin pups to a shy whale calf. Your littlest readers will delight in exploring life under the sea. Learn about every adorable baby animal and what special sound they make. This book takes a familiar game and turn it into a deep sea adventure.

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The Moon Sees You and Me, by Caleb Burroughs

Everyone needs a little comfort at bedtime. Especially when something is different and we need to be reminded that we’re loved and cherished always. Simple, lyrical language and soft, cozy images soothe and provide reassurance. This gem of a book teaches kids to remember that even when you’re apart, the moon sees you and me.

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Hello, World! Dinosaurs, by Jill McDonald

Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth? And that paleontologists work to fit dinosaur bones back together like a puzzle? This is how we know some dinosaurs were gigantic, like the Apatosaurus, who ate from the treetops. And how the small and speedy Velociraptor had feathers. It’s true! More amazing facts await in this fun (and toothy) title. 

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All Aboard! National Parks, by Haily Meyers


It’s never too early to start planning your young reader’s high school graduation trip! This board book will introduce your baby to the City of Lights from the comfort of your comfiest chair. It’s a big world out there. It’s time to go explore it.

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Color Me: Who’s in the Rain Forest?, by Surya Sajnani

Lots of creatures call the rainforest home: monkeys, sloths, jaguars and even chameleons (if you can spot them!). Splish and splash in the bath and bring black-and-white scenes to colorful life just by wetting the pages of this bath book. 

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