Best Books for Babies 2010

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Each year since 2000 a group of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts has selected the ten Best Books for Babies published in the previous year. Occasionally lists have more than ten titles because a pair of titles may have been chosen to occupy a single slot.

The Best Books for Babies project highlights the importance of reading beginning at birth. Books selected will delight and engage babies age birth through 18 months and the adults who care for them. Best Books for Babies is a cooperative project of CLP, The Fred Rogers Company, and Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC).

Baby Woof Woof!

From fluffy kittens to cute puppies, babies will love meeting the baby animals in this chunky board book. Watch as they lift flaps and explore the shape and texture of the tactile tabs.

Carry Me

Introduces simple Spanish words and phrases that describe ways that babies are carried in various places throughout the world.

Clap Hands

A toddler learns to play hand-clapping games.

Daddy, Papa, and Me

A toddler enjoys a number of daily activities in the company of two loving fathers.

Hello Baby!

A baby encounters a variety of young animals, including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub, before discovering the most precious creature of all.

In My Nest

Layered die-cut pages allow a peek at all the colorful things that make up a little bird’s nest, and a folk-art style finger puppet ensures reading and playtime fun.

In My Pond

Layered die-cut pages allow a peek at all the colorful things that make up a little fish’s pond home, and a folk-art style finger puppet ensures reading and playtime fun.

The Little Dump Truck

A happy little dump truck, driven by Hard Hat Pete, hauls stones, rocks, and debris from a construction site to a landfill.

Posy

Posy the kitten has lots of adventures catching spiders, swiping crayons, tangling yarn, and cuddling.

Say Goodnight

Some babies have fun playing before they get ready for bed.

What Colors?

Simple text and illustrations introduce basic colors, represented by a variety of animals, including a yellow squirrel, a green giraffe, and a purple kangaroo.