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Best Books for Babies 2013

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:

BestBooksforBabies.org

A Kiss Means I Love You

A Kiss Means I Love You

Explores the meanings of different actions, expressions, words, and sounds, from a kiss and a clap to a wave and a yawn.

Clare Beaton's Bedtime Rhymes.

Clare Beaton's Bedtime Rhymes.

Presents classic illustrated nursery rhymes with a nighttime theme.

Clare Beaton's Farmyard Rhymes.

Clare Beaton's Farmyard Rhymes.

Presents classic illustrated nursery rhymes with a farmyard theme.

Peepsqueak

Peepsqueak

A baby chick named Peepsqueak does not listen to the advice of Big Brown Cow, Big Sheep, Yellow Duck, and Baby Bunny, and tries again and again unsuccessfully to fly, until Old Gray Goose gets involved.

Trains Go

Trains Go

Trains grumble, roar, and squeak their way through this board book.

Look Look Outside!

Look Look Outside!

A baby looks outside the window and sees all sorts of interesting things, in a book with high-contrast black-and-white illustrations.

Sweet Baby Feet

Sweet Baby Feet

Simple, rhyming text celebrates baby's feet as they stretch, tap, and splash throughout a busy day.

Little Tug

Little Tug

Little Tug knows what to do when the tall ship, the speedboat, and the ocean liner need him, and at such times, he is indispensible.

Babies, Babies!

Babies, Babies!

Presents photographs of African American babies as they react to their day-to-day world.

Cradle Me

Cradle Me

Presents photos of Native American babies with varying facial expressions in their different styles of cradle boards.

Animal 1 2 3

Animal 1 2 3

Illustrates the concept of counting with animals of all different shapes, colors, and sizes, including elephants, giraffes, and swans.

Animal Spots and Stripes

Animal Spots and Stripes

Illustrates the spots and stripes of different animals, including tigers, dogs, frogs, and lemurs.