Big-Fun Books for Babies & Toddlers

New Titles

  • Carpenter, Tad. Feelings! 2014.

    These colorful, playful books encourage interactive learning through prediction and repetition, but most importantly, they look really fun.

  • Church, Caroline. Ten Tiny Toes. 2014.

    Art and rhymes are combined in an adaptation of the classic song, "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," that reveals how ears wiggle and bellies giggle.

  • Edison, Erin. Knock It Down! 2014.

    This title illustrates the demolition of a building, and is in a board book format with movable parts.

  • Ford, Bernette. No More Biting for Billy Goat! 2013.

    It's Billy Goat's first day at school. Lost and lonely, he gets so frustrated he bites Piggy, Lambkin and Bunny! But with a little gentle guidance from sympathetic Ducky, he learns teeth are for biting food, not your friends.

  • Horacek, Judy. Yellow is My Color Star. 2014.

    Celebrates all the colors of the world, especially yellow.

  • Katz, Karen. Buzz, Buzz, Baby! 2014.

    In this adorable book, little ones can lift the flaps to reveal cute critters like ladybugs, caterpillars, ants and more.

  • Feeney, Tatyana. Little Frog's Tadpole Trouble. 2014.

    Although he has to share his mom and dad with nine new tadpoles, Little Frog learns to love being a big brother.

  • Parr, Todd. Doggy Kisses 123. 2013.

    Different types of doggy kisses represent the numbers one through 10, from one silly doggy kiss on the head to 10 perfect doggy kisses that say "I love you."

  • Patricelli, Leslie. Faster! Faster! 2013.

    A funny tale of few words about a day at the park and a ride on Daddy's back.

  • Powell, Sarah. Home Sweet Home. 2014.

    A pale blue owl helps readers discover the animals that live in different habitats. Lifting a flap reveals a smiling foursome of creatures, high and low: an eagle, moose, bear and wolf.

  • Scarry, Richard. Richard Scarry's Bunnies. 2014.

    This bunny-shaped board book features Scarry's cutest bunnies ever.

  • Verdick, Elizabeth. Cuddle. 2013.

    Babies snuggle up to blankets, stuffed animals, pets and people, depicting the many loving connections that can come from touch.

Classics and Modern Classics

  • Boynton, Sandra. Tickle Time! 2012.

    Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the importance of a good tickle.

  • Campbell, Rod. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book. 2007.

    Answering a child's request, the zoo keeps sending a wide assortment of animals until a family's perfect pet is found.

  • Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 1987.

    A hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself, goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.

  • Cimarusti, Marie Torres. Peek-a-Moo. 1998.

    Readers play peek-a-boo with a different animal on each page, guessing what it is, then lifting the flap to find out. Each animal has a different sound that becomes part of the peek-a-boo game.

  • Crews, Donald. Freight Train. 1978.

    Through powerful words and vibrant illustrations, this book will make every child feel that a freight train has just passed.


  • Marc Brown's Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together by Marc Brown. 2013. [J 398.8 BRO]

    This book gathers favorite read-and-play-along finger rhymes for the purpose of engaging and entertaining children, and introducing them to poetry.

  • Hello, Yellow! by Christianne C. Jones. 2007. [J 535.6 JON]

    Your child will see how colors can create different feelings, and how certain colors can seem "warm" (red, orange, yellow) or "cool" (blue, green, purple).

  • Red by Daniel Nunn. 2012. [J 535.6 NUN]

    Lively text and vivid images encourage readers to look for red things around them!

  • Alive and Not Alive by Gini Holland. 2008. [J 570 HOL]

    Photographs of similar items are paired— a bear and a teddy bear, a ladybug and an airplane— to introduce the difference between alive and not alive.

  • Little Poems for Tiny Ears by Lin Oliver. 2014. [J 811.6 OLI]

    This collection of poetry for toddlers celebrates the everyday things that fascinate them.

revised May 2014