Big-Fun Books for Babies & Toddlers

  • Arena, Jen. Besos for Baby. 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!

  • Barrett, Mary Brigid. Pat-a-Cake. 2014.

    If you can pat a cake, why not a kiwi or a peach? How about a fuzzy caterpillar crawling on your knee? Join in as this well-known rhyme is expanded into a tactile exploration of a toddler's world.

  • Bird, Benjamin. Superman Colors. 2014.

    Superman guides the young reader through a universe of color.

  • Boynton, Sandra. The Bunny Rabbit Show! 2014.

    Say hello to 10 rabbits who like to dance, sing, jump and wiggle their noses in unison to entertain their audience, but anyone is welcome to join the chorus line after donning a pair of bunny ears.

  • Braun, Sebastien. Who Can Swim? 2014.

    Lift the flaps and join the fun. Turn the pages and fold out the flaps to see who can swim in this bright, interactive board book.

  • Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty's Tasty Treats: A Slide and Find ABC. 2014.

    In this interactive board book with slide panels, it's time for Bad Kitty's breakfast, and she has some interesting food choices that span the alphabet from ape to zebra.

  • Dodd, Emma. Always. 2014.

    In rhyming text, a baby elephant is assured of unconditional love.

  • Deneux, Xavier. Shapes. 2014.

    This book explores different shapes using simple, raised die-cut shapes on a left-hand page mirrored in the scooped-out forms on the right.

  • Edison, Erin. Knock It Down! 2014.

    A board book format with movable parts illustrates a building's demolition.

  • Ehlert, Lois. Lots of Spots. 2014.

    You and your child will enjoy this collection of poems about animal camouflage and adornment.

  • Fox, Mem. Baby Bedtime. 2014.

    After all the kissing, hugging, rocking and snuggling, there at last comes a time for sleeping.

  • Franceschelli, Christopher. Alphablock. 2014.

    Thick pages cut into the shape of each letter create a peek-through guessing game around the letter form itself.

  • Guion,Melissa. Baby Penguins Love Their Mama! 2014.

    A mother penguin stays very busy taking care of her many babies, and teaching them important lessons about things like sliding, waddling, preening— and love.

  • 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.

  • Holub, Joan. Play Nice, Hercules! 2014.

    Hercules is not as interested in "playing nice" as he is in playing strong! But when one feat of strength destroys his little sister's 12-piece tower, he must use his powers for good to restore the tower and seek her forgiveness.

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

    When young readers lift this board book's flaps, they'll see animals riding in trains, planes, trucks and more.

  • Krensky, Stephen. I Am So Brave. 2014.

    A toddler's growing comfort with things like hearing loud noises and being left with a babysitter are celebrated.

  • Lionni, Leo. Where? 2014.

    Mice discover such places as trees, boxes, shoes and mouseholes.

  • McPhail, David. Baby Pig Pig Talks. 2014.

    Baby Pig Pig's mother teaches him the sounds that other animals make.

  • McQuinn, Anna. Leo Loves Baby Time. 2014.

    Leo loves to go to baby time where he sings, plays and makes new friends.

  • Na, Il Sung. A Book of Babies. 2014.

    While baby animals are born— some with fur and some with scales, some with lots of brothers and sisters and some with none— a curious duck watches.

  • Palatini, Margie. No Nap! Yes Nap! 2014.

    Follow Mommy on her quest to settle Baby down for a nap as Baby dashes from family room to living room, both on the table and under it, even hiding in the laundry basket.

  • Roscoe, Lily. The Night Parade. 2014.

    In the Night Parade, children play and sing while their parents sleep.

  • Teckentrup, Britta. My Book of Counting: Explore, Discover, Learn. 2014.

    Children can learn all about counting with this fun book, full of bright, bold artwork! A lovable cast of animal characters takes young readers on a ride through numbers 1 through 10.

  • Wilson, Karma. Bear Sees Colors. 2014.

    While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

  • Zuckerman, Andrew. Creature: Baby Animals. 2014.

    See up-close-and-personal images of everyone's favorite animals.

revised January 2015