The 5 Best Books for Babies

Written by Pat O’Neill

Congratulations! Your little rockstar is finally here. Now what?

You may have to wait a few months to teach them to jam out on your guitar, but it’s not too early to share a great story. Rock out with pull-tabs, slobber-proof pages, and delightful textures that ignite cognitive development as much as they soothe the soul.

Party on, brain!

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

Explore the natural beauty of our national parks by train in this fun-filled board book. Wind through the Rocky Mountains and chug along the waterfalls of Yosemite as you take an abstract, beauty-filled journey with your future backpacker through the most unique terrain in North America. 

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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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