Great Books for Babies

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Asim, Jabari, 1962- author.

Children are invited to explore their toes by playing "This Little Piggy."

Atinuke, author.

"Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, creators of the award-winning Baby Goes to Market, pair up again for a bright and beautiful first book of words. B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba! One morning after breakfast, Baby's big brother is getting ready to take the basket of bananas all the way to Baba's bungalow in the next village. He'll have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds, and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. But what he doesn't realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle. Little ones learning about language will love sounding out the words in this playful, vibrantly illustrated story set in West Africa"

Barrett, Hayley, author.

A young couple snuggle and cocoon in their home with their brand-new baby.

Becker, Aaron, 1974- author, illustrator.

"I can only pick one? Aaron Becker, a Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator, explores a child's journey beyond the colors of the rainbow in this luminous follow-up to You Are Light." -- Back cover.

Boynton, Sandra.
Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.

A board book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy.

Lin, Grace, author, illustrator.

"Olivia searches the farmers market for something that will fill her basket. The apple is too small, and the zucchini is too long. What will fit just right? Engages young children in the math of spatial sense."-- Provided by publisher.

Manushkin, Fran, author.

Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.

Matsuoka, Tatsuhide, author.

A frog jumps. Boing! A kitten jumps. Boi-ing! A dog jumps. Boiyyyyyyoiingg! A grasshopper jumps, a rabbit jumps, then a snail uhm, maybe not. Mother and chick jump together, a fish jumps out of the water, and last comes a little girl to join the fun. I jump too-boing!

McQuinn, Anna, author.

Baby Leo loves the water, so his father takes him to swim class with the other toddlers.

Sammurtok, Nadia, author.

"Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik--the pouch in the back of a mother's parka used to carry a child--to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana's laughter."-- Provided by publisher.

Schaefer, Carole Lexa, author.

Baby and Nonna spend the day in the park, and what do they see? A squirrel, a grasshopper, and a pigeon!

Spillett-Sumner, Tasha, 1988- author.

A Native American woman describes how she loved her child before it was born and, throughout her pregnancy, gathered a bundle of gifts to welcome the newborn.

Tsiang, Sarah, 1978- author.

This board book explores the sensations babies feel when they explore their toes.

Summaries provided by DPL's catalog unless otherwise noted. Click on each title to view more information.

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