Best Books for Babies 2014
Created by a panel of local librarians and child development experts this annual list is a nationally recognized guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers in selecting quality materials to share with babies birth to 18 months. For more information, visit:
Smiling babies and their caretakers promenade through a cheerful landscape that combines realistic elements with unusual patterns and textures.
Energetic paintings of various kinds of heavy equipment stretch across the pages of this sturdy board book accompanied by amusing interpretations of the noises they make.
High contrast illustrations present stylized images of familiar animals and objects; slight changes in texture add tactile appeal.
Crisp photos showcase baby girls from around the world who are 'beautiful, strong, bold and bright' and sure to capture the interest of the very youngest listeners.
Good Night, Trucks: A Bedtime Book
Colorful cartoon-style pictures feature eleven different kinds of trucks, focusing on what they do and where they go at the end of the day.
Soft black-and-white photos of babies face pages that combine playful pastel illustrations with short sentences describing the babies' actions. There are three other books in the Happy Healthy Baby series, Eat, Move and Reach and all four books are recommended.
Brief and basic, this colorful point-and-say board book shows photos of babies, blankets, books and bears among other familiar items associated with daily activities and bedtime routines.
Maisy's First Colors
Maisy and her friends enjoy their favorite yummy foods, featured in simple drawings with bright colors and described with brief rhymes.
My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts
A treasure trove of traditional rhymes and original content, this collection is decorated with old-fashioned watercolor illustrations.
A goofy-looking orange cat with big green eyes, Thumpy Feet is interested in the same kinds of things that absorb babies' attention: eating, playing, stretching and sleeping.