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2019 Best Books for Babies List Released

Each year since 2000 a panel of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts have curated a list of books perfect for sharing with the very littlest listeners. As in past years, the Best Books for Babies 2019 list includes titles that will delight and engage babies age birth through 18 months and their caregivers. This year’s selections help parents dip their baby’s toes into experiences that revolve around different animals, colors, shapes and cultures, as well as exploring different actions, expressions, words and sounds.

STEM: All Hands on Tech – Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play with Books and Apps

Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.