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Best Books for Babies

Updated on February 9, 2013

Why Not a Book Gift for Baby?

It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Even before they understand the words, the sound of a parent's voice is soothing, and the time spent holding your baby close and reading to them is a stress reliever for both of you.

Books are also an appreciated and economical gift. Below are some popular baby board book which make perfect gifts to the newest newborn in your life. Whether you are buying them for your own child, or for a friend's newest edition, these books will be valued and enjoyed by all.

The colorful illustrations and clever lesson teaching of these Karen Katz books will delight parents and babies alike. Even when they are too young to understand the lessons, baby will love lifting the flaps and listening to these charming tales. Pick up either the box set for a convenient gift, or check out the individual titles below.

No child can resist the works of Eric Carle. His imaginative stories with colorful animal protagonists and delightful prose style will quickly become their favorites. Lucky for us, many of Eric Carle's works are now available in Board Book format, perfect for the youngest audience. You can't go wrong by picking a few of these for your favorite infant, and the enjoyment will last well into the toddler years.

Goodnight Moon Gift Set

by Margaret Wise Brown

This childhood classic in board book edition comes with a plush bunny that is sure to become your baby's favorite. Many of us grew up with this book, making sharing it with your children even more special. The repetitive lines will delight your child and they will be delighted as they start to anticipate the different characters they will be saying "Goodnight" to.

You can not go wrong with the classic Pat the Bunny series by Dorothy Kunhardt. These interactive books allow baby to pat a soft bunny, touch Daddy's scratchy face and try on Mommy's ring, among other delightful yet familiar activities. Popular with babies since it was originally printed in 1940, this book has spawned many follow-ups that will delight baby time and time again.

Do You Remember What Your Favorite Baby Book Was?

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    • jdwheeler profile image


      6 years ago

      Toby the Rock Hound. I recently found a copy on eBay and bought it to share with my little girl.

    • zillermil profile image


      7 years ago

      I love all of these. Our Pat the Bunny book is in pieces, it's gotten so much use.


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