Best Books for Babies 2017

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Babies love books–and books are good for them, beginning at birth. Books provide lots of new words for babies to grow on and offer the chance to share cozy time with their favorite grown-ups. If you’re looking for good books to share with your baby, check out these titles,  selected by a committee of local librarians, child development experts and community members.

Blocks

Ruby has red blocks. Benji has blue blocks. But what happens when they won’t share?

Cars Go

Describes different cars and the sounds they make.

Clip, Clop

A horse trots, a rooster struts, and a pig rambles, in a book that identifies the sounds each animal makes when they move.

Wibble, Wobble

Click, clack and flip, flap–discover which creatures are making these sounds that you hear at the ocean.

Counting

Entries written in both braille and print, accompanied by tactile images, allow both sighted and unsighted readers to discover numbers and counting.

Shapes

Entries written in both braille and print, accompanied by tactile images, allow both sighted and unsighted readers to discover various shapes.

Leo Can Swim

Baby Leo’s father takes him to swim class with other infants.

Look at You!

Babies and toddlers will delight in seeing colorful photos of other youngsters expressing an array of emotions. Includes a mirror on the last page.

Sunrise, Moonrise

Day turns into night and some animals drift to sleep while others spring to life in this beautiful high-contrast board book.

You Are One

So much changes in just a year. From a tiny babe to the first steps toward toddlerhood, a baby grows and changes in leaps and bounds.