10 Favorite Baby Books

A list of my 10 favorite books to read to read to your little ones.

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Jasmine Hekking

8/10/20233 min read

Hey there, moms and adorable bookworms!

Get ready for a cozy and exciting adventure into the world of baby books! I’m a mom who loves to cuddle up to her little one every night to read, I'm super pumped to share my top 10 favorite books for my little one. From educational wonders to fun-filled adventures, these books have stolen our hearts and brought endless joy to our home. So, let's gather 'round, snuggle in close, and dive into this delightful journey of early reading magic!

1. "Black on White" by Tana Hoban

  • Get ready for visual delights! High-contrast black and white illustrations that'll keep those curious eyes captivated and stimulated.
    This is a favorite baby book because its bold black and white pictures are perfect for little eyes. Babies love looking at the clear pictures, and it helps them learn about shapes and patterns while having fun. Isla loves staring at this book and it really catches her attention during tummy time!

2. "Global Babies" by The Global Fund for Children

  • It's a global party! Celebrate diversity with this heartwarming book featuring little ones from all around the world. it shares pictures of babies from all over the world. It's a special way to show children how diverse and connected our global family is, right from their earliest days. This is a simple and sweet book that is perfect for those sleepy night time reading sessions.

3. "Peek-a-Who?" by Nina Laden

  • This book brings so much joy to our little ones. Every page holds a surprise, making babies giggle with anticipation as they discover new animals and sounds. Its playful design and colorful illustrations make it a delightful way to engage their senses and introduce them to the joy of reading.

4. "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

  • This is one of my all time favorites from my childhood. It takes our little ones on an imaginative journey to a world of wild creatures and adventure. The beautifully illustrated pages and the story of a young boy named Max taming the wild things resonate with the boundless creativity and curiosity of childhood. It not only sparks their imagination but also teaches important lessons about emotions, empathy, and the comfort of returning home, making it a timeless favorite for both parents and children to enjoy together.

5. "Baby Touch and Feel: Animals" by DK

  • Isla can't get enough of this book and it's a parent favorite as well. It lets our little ones touch different textures and learn about cute animals. It's like a hands-on adventure that sparks their curiosity and senses right from the start.

6. "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown

  • This book is truly a magical part of our bedtime. The gentle words and pictures create a cozy feeling, helping us wind down and get ready for a peaceful sleep. It's a treasured tradition that makes bedtime a wonderful and comforting time for both parents and little ones.

7. "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney

  • An absolute gem among baby books as it beautifully portrays the boundless love between a parent and child. Through its heartfelt words and charming illustrations, it creates a warm and fuzzy feeling that lingers long after the story is over. This heartwarming tale is a must-read, reminding us of the incredible love that exists between families.

8. "I Love You Through and Through" by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

  • A book all about how much we love our little ones. The words and pictures work together to show that we love them completely, no matter what they do or how they feel. It's a heartwarming story that makes us feel happy and loved.

9. "Baby Einstein: My First Library"

  • You get the best of both worlds with this collection of books, it brings learning and fun together. With its colorful pictures and interactive design, it introduces babies to different topics in an engaging way, setting a strong foundation for their curiosity and love of reading.

10. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr.

  • This is another favorite from my own childhood that I love reading with my own daughter. The catchy words and bright pictures make it exciting to read, teaching us about colors and animals in a really fun way. It's a book we always enjoy sharing together.

So, my lovely moms, let the pages turn, the imaginations soar, and the cuddles overflow as you explore these fantastic baby books with your little ones. Happy reading, snuggling, and making precious memories!

With love and storybook dreams,

Jasmine