Best Books for Babies 2004

A group of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts selected the Best Books for Babies published in 2003. Share them with a baby in your life!

Baby Day!

This cheerful look at a typical day in the life of a baby includes clever cut-paper illustrations of familiar clothes, toys, and household items as well as descriptions of everyday activities and fun.

Babies On The Go

Oversized, appealing paintings and engaging verse illustrate the variety of ways that animal and human babies and their parents get around.

The Baby Goes Beep

A baby makes various sounds as he explores the world around him.

Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!: A Touch, Skritch, & Tickle Book

This brief board book features cartoon-style illustrations of animals and offers young listeners the opportunity to feel different textures and make a choice about whether (or how many times) to “read it again.”

I Kissed the Baby!

Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled, and kissed the new duckling.

I Love Trucks

The young narrator of this engaging board book loves (and names) all kinds of trucks, from diggers to dumpers to his favorite—the ice cream truck!

¡ Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Favorite Spanish rhymes and their English adaptations are decorated with colorful, appealing illustrations. Those unfamiliar with the rhymes presented will find that the poetic language of the nursery is truly universal as they read the bouncy, soothing, and or just plain silly verses included here.

Rock-A-Baby Band

Strong rhythm, amusing rhymes, and energetic illustrations make this description of a group of musical tots a rockin’ read-aloud.

What Do You Say?

This bright board book presents a catalog of questions for babies to answer and enjoy. Expect plenty of enthusiastic meowing, mooing, and quacking when this book is shared.