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Books for Babies

Research has found that parents who start sharing books with their babies early on have children with better language skills. In addition, children whose parents begin sharing books with them early in life develop a greater interest in the enjoyment of books. (Public Library Association) So cuddle and love your baby as you read, and chant or sing the words from a book.  In doing so, you will lay a foundation for later reading success.

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library.

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by Linda Ashman
Illustrations and rhymes show how different animals carry their babies when they are on the move.
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by Keith Baker
Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.
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by Molly Bang
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby of a little girl going to bed.
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by John E. Barrett
Now that Ernie is too big for diapers, he has to learn to use a potty.
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by Byron Barton
Sam describes in loving detail his car and how he drives it.
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by Marion Dane Bauer
Lift the flaps to see which body parts are hiding underneath clothing.
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by Karen Beaumont
It's nap time at the farm, but one un-sleepy baby has a different plan...baby wants to dance.
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by Sarah Boynton
Introduces different textures, including a cow's fuzzy nose, a puppy's rough paws, and a duck's soft tummy. On board pages.
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by Sandra Boynton
A look at animals and the sounds they make. We all know that cows say moo, and sheep say baa, but we are surprised to learn that dancing pigs say la la la.
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by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.
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by John Butler
Baby animals in their natural environments are lovingly lulled to sleep by their parents.
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by John Butler
Guess who the parent is for nine baby animals. Includes pictures of each of their parents.
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by Rod Campbell
Each animal arrives from the zoo as a possible pet until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the contents of each package.
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by Eric Carle
See a variety of animals, each one a different color.
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by Eric Carle
Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
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by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Fold down flaps to discover who is playing peek-a-boo in the barnyard.
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by Lucy Cousins
Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home but loves one of them most of all.
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by Donald Crews
Trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
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by Lois Ehlert
Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.
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by Denise Fleming
While two kittens copy everything their mother does, their brother naps.
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by Mem Fox
As darkness falls, parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep.
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by Andrea Gabriel
As Mama bear puts her child to bed, she shares a lullaby about bears of the world.
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by Kathy Henderson
Despite the special clothes, food, and toys that are provided for baby, baby prefers to wear nothing, eat grown-up food, and play with the front door keys.
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by Eric Hill
Spot has been very busy, and it's time to get ready for bed. After a bath and drying off in his warm, fuzzy towel, Spot chooses a favorite book for a bedtime story.
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by Tana Hoban
Black illustrations against a white background depict such objects as an elephant, butterfly, and leaf.
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by Tana Hoban
White illustrations against a black background depict such objects as a horse, baby bottle, and sailboat.
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by Rachel Isadora
A toddler plays peek-a-boo throughout the day.
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by Karen Katz
How many kisses does a tired baby need to change her from crying into sleeping?
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by Karen Katz
Where are baby’s hands? Under the bubbles. Where are baby’s eyes? Under her hat!
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by William Lach
A simple rhyme about a baby's activities, such as drinking, napping, and hugging, accompanied by paintings, prints, and pastels by American Impressionist Mary Cassatt.
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by John Lawrence
A little chick shows that he can make the sounds of the animals in his neighborhood.
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by Susan Meyers
What babies do from the time they are born until their first birthday.
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by Margaret Miller
Color photographs of various facial expressions.
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by Margaret Miller
Color photographs of different objects on children's heads.
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by Mary Murphy
A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most.
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by Mary Murphy
Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled, and kissed the new duckling.
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by Katherine Riley Nakamura
Animal parents help their babies get ready for a night of good sleep.
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by Rebecca O'Connell
A baby makes various sounds as he explores the world around him.
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by Helen Oxenbury
A toddler learns to play hand-clapping games. On board pages.
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by Leslie Patricelli
A young child describes everything he can do with this blankie. On board pages.
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by Michael Rex
A variety of animals drive vehicles whose names rhyme with their own.
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by Nancy Tafuri
A goose tries out a few odd places to make her nest before finally settling on an old straw hat.
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by Ann Taylor
All babies love to be lifted, twirled, and held in loving arms. Now a rhythmic poem by nineteenth century poet Anne Taylor makes a delightful board book perfect for baby and parent to share.
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by Lisa Wheeler
Share a mother's lilting love song to her newborn as he turns into a toddler in a pleasing mix of English and Spanish lyrical verse.
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by Vera B. Williams
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.
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by Don Wood
Ten little piggies dance on a young child's fingers and toes before finally going to sleep.

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