Best Books for Babies 2001

A group of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts selected the Best Books for Babies published in 2000. Share them with a baby in your life!


The loving relationship between child and grandparent comes alive in this playful and engaging book by John Prater.  Don’t be surprised when young listeners want to hear it “again!”

Away We Go!

Simple, bright, colorful illustrations catalog the ways that people travel on the ground, in the water, and in the air.  Young listeners will enjoy pointing at the pictures and “reading” the brief rhyming text.

Brown Sugar Babies

Large, luscious photographs capture the love between parent and child while smaller snapshots show off the diverse beauty of these “Brown Sugar Babies.”

Cat's Play

Rhymed phrases combine with charming illustrations to present everyday activities enjoyed by a smiling young toddler and a plump friendly cat in this gently appealing board book.

Lulu's Busy Day

Lulu’s back and she’s busy enjoying the kind of day readers can relate to—drawing colorful pictures, playing in the park with a friend, eating dinner, enjoying a bubble bath and snuggling into bed.  Welcome back, Lulu!

Mother Goose Remembers

Delicate, detailed, embroidered illustrations decorate a collection of traditional Mother Goose rhymes.

Papa Papa

Attractive pictures of various parent-child animal pairs illuminate the many ways that fathers care for and protect their offspring.

What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby?

Baby doesn’t want food or toys or tub-time—so what does baby want?  Puzzled parents everywhere will appreciate this lighthearted look at just what to do with a bawling baby.

Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

Charmingly childlike illustrations in bright colors focus readers’ attention squarely on the babies pictured in this simple lift-the-flap board book.