Books to Begin On For Babies and Toddlers
Most of these titles are arranged by the first letter of the author's last name in the Younger Children's Area.
Board books are in baskets. Library staff is happy to help you find books!
Prepared by Anne McLaughlin, Head of Children's Services
Welcome little Baby by Aliki
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Gorillaby Ruth Bornstein
Mitten by Jan Brett
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
What Am I? Looking through shapes at apples and grapes by Niki Charles
Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bedby Eileen Christelow
your ears hang low?by Caroline Jayne Church
Your new potty by Joanna Cole
What shall we do with the Boo-hoo Baby by Cressida Cowell
trainby Donald Crews
Bark George by Jules Feiffer
Everything book by Denise Fleming
for bed by Mem Fox
the boss, Baby Duckby Amy Hest
Spot by Eric Hill (series)
Construction Zone by Tana Hoban
by Tana Hoban
Her board books feature bright identifiable colors and objects. Her books of photographs introduce early concepts.
Pots and Pans by Patricia Hubbell
Making noise is fun.
Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long
A gentle rendition of the classic bedtime song.
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
A little girl and a little bear look for their mothers.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin
A classic that teaches colors and animals. Also, Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you hear?About sounds of animals.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
A rollicking alphabet rhyme.
Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice
Will Sam remember to feed the elephant?
Root-a-toot-toot by Anne Rockwell
A Rebus story about a boy with a flute followed by animals.
The New Baby by Mr. Rogers
Photographs of various families welcoming a new baby.
Going to the Potty by Mr. Rogers
Photographs of potty training.
Old Macdonaldby Amy Schwartz
This sing along features bold illustrations of farm animals
No, David by David Shannon
Guess what word naughty David hears all the time?
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
A guessing game of shapes and repetitive language.
Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
A baby duck loses track of her mother.
Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
Loving parents cheer up their son by turning him into a pizza.
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke
Minerva the silly chicken looks for a special hat.
Who’s Counting? by Nancy Tafuri.
A curious puppy explores the farm.
“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter
It’s so hard to wait for the pizza to arrive.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh
The white mice change colors to hide from the cat.
Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
A naughty little girl seeks attention from her busy family.
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
A young boy identifies animals on a rhythmic journey.
“More More More,” said the Baby by Vera Williams
Babies are shown love by different family members
Come With Me by Ashley Wolff
A boy introduces his new puppy to the great outdoors.
Only the Cat Saw by Ashley Wolff
The family cats sees a lively neighborhood at night.
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Rhyming tale of who’s taking a nap.
Piggies by Don & Audrey Wood
Irresistible illustrations accompany a fun finger play.
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