Best Books for Babies Publishers

Over the past 20 years, titles from more than 40 publishers’ imprints have been named to the annual Best Books for Babies lists. That said, several publishers do stand out.

An impressive 25 titles from Candlewick Press have been selected over the years, including three in this year’s list alone. From a classic collection of Mother Goose rhymes to sturdy and inventive board books, Candlewick consistently produces high quality books that meet the criteria established by the Best Books for Babies committee.

Simon and Schuster is the runner up, with 22 titles that have been featured. They range from early entries, like Sleepy Me, to Sunrise, Moonrise a boldly designed board book included on the 2017 list of Best Books for Babies.

Smaller publishers have made some big contributions too. Albert Whitman & Company has two charming books on this year’s list: I Am a Baby and Go Baby! Go Dog!

Both Charlesbridge and Star Bright Books have provided titles that enhance the diversity and inclusion of Best Books for Babies lists. Global Babies, Global Baby Boys, and Global Baby Girls, all published by Charlesbridge, offer vibrant photos of infants from all over the world. Star Bright has produced some similar board books as well as others that feature the work of non-U.S. creators.

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