Best Books for Babies 2009

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A group of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts selected the Best Books for Babies published in 2009. Share them with a baby in your life!

Baby Signs

This cheerful collection of basic signs illustrated with bright, simple pictures will encourage communication between babies and their parents while entertaining both readers and listeners.

Calm & Soothe

Sweet pictures and clear instructions accompany simple rhymes and lullabies, perfect for sharing with beloved babies.

Haiku Baby

Brief, imaginative poems are matched with cheerful illustrations to celebrate the natural world and introduce young listeners to poetic images.

Just Like You

A gentle reminder that adults serve as role models for their young children, this charming book catalogs the strengths that a young bear admires in his parents.

1, 2, Buckle My Shoe

Beautiful quilted pictures accompany this old familiar rhyme and offer buttons to count, shapes to discover and even a simple wordless story to follow.

Peekaboo Bedtime

Peekaboo is the perfect game for bedtime as this cheerful toddler demonstrates with the help of parents, grandparents and even pets.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Adorable infants smile, wiggle and play across the pages of this delightful book about the ways that babies from all over the world are different–and alike.

Toot Toot Beep Beep

Cars, trucks and vans of various colors and shapes speed, chug and glide through this imaginative look at a perennially popular topic.