Congratulations! You know a BRAND SPANKING NEW HUMAN! At this stage, babies are just learning to explore the world around them - they pay attention to words spoken out loud, they are interested touching and gripping objects, and as well imitating common behaviors. We have board books, cloth books, and bath books that have a lot of color, objects, and very few words that rely on parent’s interaction with the child. Take a look at out Reading to Infants post to learn more about how to take the highest advantage of this imperative time in your little one’s life (psst... we recommend interactive reading!) .
Sweet Baby Feet by Margaret O'Hair
Oh, so sweet.
Bouncy Baby Feet!
Who can resist Baby's feet? In a gently humorous tale, follow along as Baby wakes up, gets dressed, eats breakfast, paints, runs, takes a bath, and exhausts Mama.
Simple rhymes and joyful illustrations capture the easy rhythms of a morning shared by a mother and child.
Author: Margaret O'Hair
Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter and Charles Santore
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR
Join Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca as these mischievous mice explore a beautiful dollhouse—only to discover that nothing is what it seems! Lavish illustrations with the finest details from New York Times bestselling artist Charles Santore capture the spirit of this classic tale, printed on sturdy board stock that will withstand years and generations of repeated reading and handling. This edition is a must-have for every child’s library.
Illustrator: Charles Santore
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
ALA NOTEABLE CHILDREN’S BOOK
He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.
What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
Baby Peekaboo! by DK Publishing
Babies will find a cuddly teddy, a big-eyed frog, a fluffy rabbit, a shaggy dog, a smiling dolly, and other fun toys hiding behind the flaps in Baby: Peekaboo!
Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, these chunky board books are just right for babies who love to explore shape and texture.
Happi Baby, Happi Mommy by Dena
Baby and mommy cook, nap, rub noses, and make joyful noise in this cute and cuddly happi board book, that babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are sure to adore! Dena's illustrations are highly recognizable and irresistibly cheerful. The rhyming text is predictably structured to engage the interest of the youngest readers, yet packed full of fun surprises! Who doesn't love mommy/baby time?
Nursery Rhymes Collection by Kate Toms
"Kate Toms Nursery Rhymes" is a wonderful new collection of favorite nursery rhymes combined with Kate Toms' beautiful, hand-stitched illustrations. This combination provides a lively and fresh interpretation of well-known nursery rhymes brought to life with illustrations full of whimsy and humor. This delightful book includes: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Hickory Dickory Dock, This Little Piggy Went to Market, Pat-a-Cake, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Three Blind Mice. This is the perfect collection for parents and children to share and enjoy together.
With charming nursery rhymes and hand-stitched illustrations, this Kate Toms book and CD set is sure to bring a smile to both young and old readers.
Pull the Tab: Farm by DK
In Pull the Tab: Farm yellow chicks, a black and white cow, a brown calf, a blue tractor, a red barn and more colorful surprises are waiting to be discovered as toddlers learn about life on the farm.
Make learning fun with Pull the Tab board books! Pull the Tab board books introduce first concepts like colors, first words, numbers and more with fun surprises hiding under every tab.
Children will love the guessing games from the pull-the-tab activities, while the lively, rhyming text is perfect for a grown-up to read aloud, and repeated phrases allow preschoolers to join in and make reading fun.
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
ALA Notable Children's Book for 1994
Bulletin Blue Ribbon 1994
Horn Book Fanfare 1995 selection
Parenting Magazine "Best Children's Books of 1994"
New York Public Library 1995 "Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"
"Good night, Gorilla," says the zookeeper. But mischievous Gorilla isn't quite ready to go to sleep. He'd rather follow the zookeeper on his rounds and let all of the other animals out of their cages. Little night owls can sneak along with Gorilla and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous goodnight romp. Practically wordless yet full of expressive art and hilarious, adorable detail, this book from Caldecott Medal winning author Peggy Rathmann is sure to become a beloved part of children's own bedtime rituals.
Author: Peggy Rathmann
Bib on, Bunny! By Annie Kubler
It's Bunny's meal time, and he's ready for a chat! There's a ready-made rhyming conversation in the book, and you can make up your own as well! Talking with your baby fosters the early development of basic language and communication skills, and promotes emotional closeness and wellbeing.
Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell
There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug!
Jules the kitten (also known in the MUTTS cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin'") knows that hugs can make the world a better place. So he makes a "Hug To-Do List"--with the endangered species of the world at the top--and travels the globe to show all of the animals that someone cares. From Africa to the North Pole to his own back yard, Jules proves a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give. With its gently environmental theme, this joyous story about sharing love is an ideal gift year-round.
Author: Patrick McDonnell
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to find a big, beautiful pumpkin in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin—in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log.... Where will they find one?
Author: Tad Hills