Thursday, July 29, 2010

Best Books for Babies, Part I

There are so many good quality books for babies that it is hard to choose my top 10 - I have at least 100 favorite baby books!!! But for the sake of your sanity (and mine), I'll only list my top 20! Here are numbers 1-10, in no particular order (it was hard enough to narrow down my choices! I wouldn't dare begin to rank them!)

Goodnight MoonWhere's Spot? Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? [BROWN BEAR BROWN BEAR-BOARD BK]

 "More More More," Said the Baby Board Book (Caldecott Collection) Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Baby Board Books)Peek-A Who?

Moo Baa La La LaBaby Faces (Look Baby! Books)What's On My Head? (Look Baby! Books)

That's Not My Teddy (Usborne Touchy-Feely Board Books)

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  1. Oh my gosh, picking a top 20 is so hard!!! We actually gave away Goodnight Moon at our blog a week ago. Our goal is to get good literature into the hands of parents, teachers and CHILDREN.:)

  2. Jeannine - It was sooo hard to pick 20 but I thought my readers couldn't bare me picking my top 100 :)

  3. I'm so glad I found your blog! Those were some of my favorite too. I really wanted to include, "More, more, more said the Baby." I LOVE that book! I haven't read THat's not my teddy. I'll have to check it out!

  4. Jackie - I'm glad you found me too :) There is a whole set of books like "That is Not My Teddy" all with the same predictable pattern that babies/toddlers enjoy.
    Happy Reading!

  5. Thanks for great advice! here is one question... I read to my baby since she was just a few months old, and now, at 13 months, books are her favorite toys. Now, however, she prefers to take initiative, turn pages herself (out of sequence), look/point at pictures, naming things or asking me to name them for her. At the same time, she quickly gets impatient when I actually read from the book. The books we read are very short and simple - just a few sentences per page. I tried making the story even shorter and simpler; it sort of worked, but at the level she likes it, there is no story left: just interactive commentary to pictures. I understand she is still small, but I am a bit worried her current way of interacting with books will become a habit, difficult to unlearn. Can you think of a gentle way to get her to listen to the story, AS WELL as look/point, without annoying her? Thanks in advance!



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