Friday, February 10, 2012

Book Suggestions for Babies

My 22 month old loves to read. We have a lot of books at the house but also add variety by checking some out from the library. For those who would like to know some books that your child should enjoy but that you also won’t mind reading, I will give some suggestions. I must add that some books (or nearly all) get old after you read them several times a day for weeks on end. That’s why rotating the books available can be beneficial for your sanity.

I will divide the book suggestions into two posts. One with board books for the younger child (approximately 0 to 15 months) and one with board and regular books (for 15 months +). My daughter is not yet two so I’m sure there will be plenty of other books I will be able to add to the list, not to mention that there are always new books being published. I will try to make a thorough (but not necessarily comprehensive) list to help you find new authors to read to your child.

Board Books (books for infants and young toddlers):

Susan Meyers – Everywhere Babies
Karma Wilson – Baby I Love You
Ole Risom & Richard Scarry - I Am a Bunny
Sandra Boynton (But Not the Hippopotamus, Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs, Moo Baa LaLaLa)
Margaret Wise Brown - Goodnight Moon
Karen Katz - Counting Kisses
Marilyn Janovitz - Baby Baby Baby!
Dorothy Kunhardt - Pat the Bunny
Chris Santoro - Open the Barn Door
Deborah Guarino - Is Your Mama a Llama?
Dawn Sirett: Baby Woof Woof!
Eric Carle - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle - Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
Joy Allen – Baby Signs
Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit: Show Me Your Ears!
Jane Massey - Let’s Play Peek-a-Boo!
Roger Priddy - B is for Bear

Click here for the toddler book list.

1 comment:

  1. MooBaaLaLaLa by Sandra Boynton has ALWAYS been one of Wyatt's favorites! We read it to him the first night we were home from the hospital and I promise that he looked at every single page transfixed! Since then we've moved on to Mater the Greater short stories and such, but Sandra Boynton's books still get pulled out several times a month. Great list!