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Best Books for Babies 2000

A group of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts selected the Best Books for Babies published in 1999. Share them with a baby in your life!


Photographs and simple text explore the world of babies and their needs.

Babies on the Move

Simple phrases and photographs show the ways that babies travel in different parts of the world, including baskets, blankets, sleds, and car seats.

The Baby's Word Book

Labeled pictures show babies and many objects–clothes, toys, body parts, food, and more–that are part of their world.

Flappy, Waggy, Wiggly

Simple questions lead the reader to guess what animal can be found when the page is turned.

Hello Lulu

Simple text and illustrations introduce Lulu and her family, Lulu’s pets, best friend, and new shoes.

Here Comes Mother Goose

Presents more than sixty traditional nursery rhymes, including “Old Mother Hubbard,” “I’m a Little Teapot,” and “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,” accompanied by illustrations of various animals.

Oh Baby! A Touch-and-Feel Book

Babies are pictured with tactile surprises–a furry teddy bear, a scratch-and-sniff flower patch, and a shiny mylar mirror–to stimulate developing senses.

Show me!

Show me your nose, is that where it grows? I’m gonna nuzzle that nose! Tom Tracy depicts a familiar game that is a favorite with babies and toddlers. Who can resist nuzzling noses tweaking cheeks and tickling tummies? Darcia Labrosse’s tender illustrations capture the simple fun of this gentle game with warmth and glee.

Sleepytime Rhyme

Illustrations and rhyming text conveys a mother’s love for her child.

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