Big-Fun Books for Babies & Toddlers

New titles

  • Anderson, Laura Ellen. Bunnies. 2015.
    Colorful illustrations with simple text on sturdy board pages help young readers learn about rabbits.
  • Arena, Jen. Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses. 2014.
    Everyone has kisses for Baby, from Mami and Papi to perro and gato. Using simple Spanish words, this charming read-aloud proves that love is the same in every language!
  • Benton, Jim. Piggy Paints. 2015.
    Piggy wakes up in the morning with the plan to paint all day, and he paints all kinds of things, including frogs, kitties and polka-dot pigs.
  • Bird, Benjamin. Batman Shapes. 2014.
    Follow Batman on his nightly patrol and learn all about shapes.
  • Braun, Sebastien. Can You Say It, Too? Woof! Woof! 2014.
    Demonstrates the different sounds pets make, in a book encouraging readers to lift flaps to identify each animal.
  • Dahl, Michael. Big Bed for Giraffe. 2015.
    Giraffe has outgrown his crib, and needs to graduate to a big-boy bed.
  • Dahl, Michael. Thumbs Up, Brown Bear. 2015.
    Since he is growing up, little Brown Bear decides it is time to give up sucking his thumb.
  • Davis, Sarah. My First Words. 2015.
    Encourage talking and build vocabulary with this fun first word-and-picture book.
  • Heller, Lora. Sign Language ABC. 2014.
    Each page teaches children the American Sign Language alphabet through a combination of letters, hand spelling and adorable illustrations.
  • Hill, Eric. Spot's First Shapes. 2015.
    Learning about shapes is fun with Spot!
  • Hills, Tad. Colors! 2015.
    Duck and Goose introduce the colors.
  • Katz, Karen. Roar, Roar, Baby! 2015.
    Young readers are invited to lift flaps to reveal such zoo animals as giraffes, hippos, pandas and tigers.
  • O'Connell, Rebecca. Baby Party. 2015.
    A baby party introduces toddlers to basic shapes.
  • Rojas, R.D. Baby Loves Sports: A High-Contrast Action Book. 2015.
    Promoting early eye development while helping babies make connections between images on a page and the real world, this title depicts two-color images of sports figures and balls on bold, single-color backgrounds.
  • Schindel, John. The Babies and Doggies Book. 2015.
    Babies and doggies love to do a lot of the same things.
  • Sido, Barbi. Big and Small. 2015.
    Mommy Penguin is big, and Baby Penguin is small! Turn the pages in the big book to match up the opposites with your favorite little friends.
  • Sirett, Dawn. Baby, What's That? 2015.
    With familiar first objects and sparkly pages, this book is the perfect start to baby's learning.
  • Stewart, David. Cars and Trucks. 2015.
    Black and white high contrast illustrations depict different types of cars and trucks.

Classics and modern classics

  • Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon. 1947.
    Good night to each of the objects in the great green room.
  • Feiffer, Jules. Bark, George. 1999.
    He meows, quacks, oinks and moos, but why can't George the dog bark?
  • Martin Jr., Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. 1989.
    An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
  • McBratney, Sam. Guess How Much I Love You. 1995.
    Every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.


revised May 2015