Best Books for Babies

Sharing Books with Babies

  • Pick the best time – when both of you are in the mood.
  • Bonding is most important – you don’t have to read every word – point to pictures and talk in an excited voice.
  • Watch baby – let baby play with the book and take a break if baby’s not having fun.
  • Cuddle – touch and love baby while sharing books.
  • Share books every day – it’s important, even if only for a few minutes.

Why Board Books?

  • They fit in little hands.
  • They have short, fun stories and activities.
  • They stand up to wear and tear.

Early Literacy for Birth – Two-Year Olds (PDF will open in new window)

Phonological Awareness

One, Two Buckle My Shoe Collins BOARD BOOK COL
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Collins BOARD BOOK COL
I Hear Oxenbury BOARD BOOK OXE
Eensy Weensy Spider Collins BOARD BOOK COL
Little Miss Muffet Pearson BOARD BOOK PEA
Hickory, Dickory, Dock Rescek BOARD BOOK RES



Ten Tiny Tickles Katz COUNT KAT
Mommy Loves Gutman BOARD BOOK GUT
Zany Zoo Doepker BOARD BOOK DOE
Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes Hindley E HIN
If You Were My Baby Hodgkins E HOD

Shapes/Letter Knowledge

Color Zoo Ehlert COLOR EHL
My First Look at Shapes E MY
ABC For You and Me Girnis ABC GIR
Winnie-the-Poohs ABC Milne ABC MIL

Print Motivation

Ten, Nine, Eight Bang BOARD BOOK BAN
Black on White Hoban BOARD BOOK HOB
Who’s There, Spot? Hill E HIL
Baby! Talk! Gentieu E GEN

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