There are so many amazing titles out there, but we have compiled a list of the 25 best baby books all new parents should have. From timeless classics to new favorites, we walk through some of the most engaging, most rich, and most heartwarming books you’ll find. And with such a comprehensive list, your baby’s new favorite book is sure to be on this list.
It’s a great find when you stumble across a book that MUST be read aloud to young children. We were so happy when “The Snatchabook” crossed our desk. Written by Helen Docherty, and illustrated by her husband, Thomas Docherty, “The Snatchabook”‘s rhyming text and beautiful watercolor characters is a must for your home library. It’s bedtime in Burrow Down and the woodland animals are ready for their bedtime story, but books are mysteriously disappearing. Wide-eyed, little bunny, Eliza Brown, decides to stay awake and catch the book thief herself. It turns out the books are being taken by a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story. There’s a happy ending to this sweet tale which is all about books and the joy of reading!
Have you ever been in a bad moooood? Mootilda is a wide-eyed cow that wakes up on the wrong side of the barn. She stumbles from one cow-tastrophe to another. With perfect rhyme and packed with terri-bull-y funny puns, Mootilda’s Bad Mood is sure to lift anyone’s melan-cow-ly mood.
Just picture it — the kids and you in the kitchen, holiday music playing softly in the background, your littles in small aprons on stepping stools helping you decorate sugar cookies you painstakingly made from scratch. You picture several hours of fun with engaging youngsters anxious and eager to not only help, but also enjoy every minute of the special bonding time.
When children discover a book that they love and want to read it over and over, not only is a memory being made, a life skill is being nurtured. Gifting children books for the holidays is the special treat that keeps on giving. To make the present even more special, consider including an inscription that reminds the young readers why the book, the experience or even that particular holiday season is something worth remembering.
It’s that time of the year where nothing’s more special than curling up with your loved ones (especially your favorite littles) and reading together over a warm cup of cocoa. Whether it’s “Goodnight Moon,” “Peter Rabbit” or some undiscovered new children’s book that delights your youngster, here’s some ideas on how to make your hot chocolate as special as the books you read together.
Henry is a perfectly happy dog, until a little bunny named Boo shows up while he is drinking tea and doesn’t leave. While he is annoying, having Boo around might end up being a very good thing for Henry. The child-like illustrations in Henry and Boo, bring a funny story to life with a great message about friendship. We hope you enjoy learning more about the author, Megan Brewis in our interview this month. Henry and Boo is her debut picture book.
Thing leads a simple life with his friends Cactus and Moose. But this wonderful, imaginary world gets shaken up when another Thing is spied through a telescope. Thing is anxious about what will happen when they meet. He even convinces himself the other Thing is dangerous and untrustworthy. The idiosyncratic illustrations bring a beautiful story to life with a great message about individuality, friendship, and not jumping to conclusions. There are plenty of potential friends out there if we just have an open mind and open heart.
When all your favorite littles are excited about Halloween trick-or-treating and costume parades, it’s challenging to switch up a time-honored tradition. However, there’s plenty of Halloween celebrating that kids and adults can do at home that keep the fun and spooky experience alive and well. Here’s five tips you can easily put together without much fuss.
Sharing what you have with others is an idea children should learn early. This theme is at the heart of Chris Saunders’s magical debut picture book, Wish. Constructed in imaginative verses and depicted with soft, dreamy illustrations, it’s a book that all young children will love. Wishes appear as little, bright circles. Fox is lucky enough to have found 3 wishes so he asks his friends, Mouse, Fox and Bear, what he should wish for. When they each share their deepest wish, it makes deciding what to wish for even harder.