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Your baby's brain is growing everyday and it is super important for children to be hearing stories and learning how books work!

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals

Mo Willems · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Mo Willems' introductory guide for new arrivals welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud. With a fun and heartwarming message, Welcome playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing...
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Pick books that can be touched or have different textures.

That's Not My Tractor

Fiona Watt · Usborne
Pages: 10
Format: Print book

A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little, white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.
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DK Braille: Counting

Dk Publishing. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 18
Format: Large Print Hardcover

Take a number and learn how to count with DK Braille: Counting.Explore tactile spreads in different textures to discover counting techniques with a book designed specifically for blind or visually impaired readers. The pages combine braille, large print, and high contrast photography with...
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Babies love faces. Pick some books that show faces of various ages and ethnic groups.

Global Baby Boys

Maya Ajmera · Charlesbridge; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

In this companion book to Global Baby Girls, appealing photographs of baby boys from around the globe celebrate diversity.,
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Global Baby Girls

The Global Fund for Children · Charlesbridge; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

Continuing in the tradition of best-selling GLOBAL BABIES and AMERICAN BABIES, GLOBAL BABY GIRLS puts baby girls from around the world in the spotlight, celebrating their strength, diversity, and potential. From Peru to China, from Russia to Mali, this board book features captivating photographs...
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Pick books that depict objects familiar to babies. One object per page is best. After naming the object, talk about it in a sentence. Your words and dialog are important too!

U is for Underwear

Jesse Levison · POW!
Pages: 26
Format: Print book

Artist and printmaker Jesse Levison brings style to the alphabet in U is for Underwear. Toddlers will keep turning the pages of this chunky board book featuring simple, vibrant, and graphic illustrations. Imbuing everyday objects with a sense of wonder, the bold artwork makes a perfect...
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Pick books with bright primary colors or books that have definite contrasts between dark and light.

Black & White

Tana Hoban · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 16
Format: Board book

It's never too early to look and talk together!

Perfect for babies from birth to age two!

This accordion style foldout book is sturdy enough to stand by itself, and it is just the right size for little hands.

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Colors

Roger Priddy · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 26
Format: Print book

Perfect for babies and toddlers, this charming board book features every color of the rainbow! With bright, easy-to-turn pages and two unique examples of each color, this book is an essential addition to any baby's library. The combination of colorful pictures and simple words will...
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Pick books that are interactive. Flaps or places to put fingers. Touching is learning at this age!

Get Out of My Bath!

Britta Teckentrup · Nosy Crow
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath, but she's not the only one. Her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join her, followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do? She sucks all the water into her trunk, of course!...
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Pat the Bunny

Dorothy Kunhardt · Golden Books

Baby's first book for over 75 years!

For generations, Pat the Bunny has been creating special first-time moments between parents and their children. One of the best-selling children's books of all time, this classic touch-and-feel book offers babies a playful and engaging...
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Share nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs with babies.

Tickle Time!: A Boynton on Board Board Book

Sandra Boynton · Workman Publishing Company; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

Sometimes kids just need a good tickle. Maybe your child is grumpy, or frustrated, or looking for a little extra attention. Well, we have the cure. Reach for Tickle Time!—and like magic, everyones bright and sunny and giggling again.Tickle Time! is the twelfth in Boyntons astoundingly...
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Lullaby

Langston Hughes · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

“My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. The award-winning illustrator...
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Tickly Toes

Susan Hood · Kids Can Press; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

This sweet board book by bestselling childrens book author Susan Hood uses playful, singsongy rhyme to capture a babys joy in discovering her or his own toes. The voice is that of a loving adult speaking directly to Baby. Those ten little piggies! Watch how they wiggle. We count them and kiss...
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Share cloth books or board (heavy cardboard) books with rounded edges.

Jane Foster's First Words

Jane Foster · Little Bee Books Inc
Pages: 26
Format: Print book

Introduce little ones to first words in this bold and graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster.In this striking and sophisticated board book, children will be introduced to Jane Foster's distinctive images accompanied by words, including ball, dog, car, sun,...
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National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Colors

National Geographic Kids · National Geographic Children's Books; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

In these 24-page board books, young children will learn important skills such as naming, sorting, counting, matching, as well as basics such as colors, letters, and numbers, through fun, interactive games and activities in these photographically illustrated titles.In this book, children...
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Don't force reading. If your baby is unhappy, pick a different time. Reading should be a quiet, pleasant, shared experience. Babies should get some reading several times a day - even if only for short periods.