Ever year there are so many
new baby books for toddlers that come out — how on earth are you supposed to choose the right one for your young toddler or baby?
Don’t worry, here are the best new baby books of 2017 — all of which are sure to please your young reader!
Be sure to check out even more best new books from the present and past years!
You can find the best new baby books for toddlers at your local library or purchase them through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Perfect Books for Little Ones
Personally, I love giving books as gifts.
And I pride myself on being up on the best new baby books for toddlers to make sure I give just the right books as a gift.
Red Car, Green Car is a surprise-packed, imaginative way for pre-schoolers to learn about color, with clever acetate pictures that change at the pull of a tab.
From Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC’s
Tonight Show host!
Take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby’s point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.
The fun, offbeat humor, appealing artwork, and interactive die-cuts with a counting theme will have young readers gobbling up this title again and again.
Mo Willems’ introductory guide for new arrivals welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud.
With a fun and heartwarming message,
Welcome playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing such topics such as injustice, cats, friendship, and family.
This one-of-a-kind guide to the world is a must-have for infants and new parents alike.
With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will encourage preschoolers to celebrate having left those diapers behind!
A lilting read-aloud text and stunning pictures combine to make an irresistibly appealing picture book that follows these fascinating animal friends through the cycle of the year.
Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book engages readers in a game of hide-and-seek with Schrodinger’s famous feline.
With tongue firmly in cheek, the Baby Loves Science series introduces highly intellectual science concepts to the littlest learners.
From the team behind
My Grandparents Love Me comes a sweet celebration of the love between a parent and a new baby.
There is no love quite like the love between a parent and child.
This sweet meditation on all of the things a parent loves about his or her little one is illustrated with a variety of irresistible animal families.
From the #1
New York Times bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves!
Young readers will delight in the charming art, jazzy text, and in pulling the five sturdy pull tabs to make the different animals bounce, shake and bop as they dance to the Hippoppta Hula, Gator Mashed Patater, and more!
In this unforgettable, squeal-filled, tear-inducing love song to babies and how quickly they grow up, author Kelly DiPucchio’s heart-tugging rhyme meets the gorgeous, dimple-cheeked, multicultural babies of illustrator AG Ford.
With adorable scenes from the busy life of a baby — peekaboo, feedings, tantrums, giggles — and a final scene that reminds us how they become big kids all too soon, this is the ideal gift for any new parent and their child.
With humor, high energy, and Bill Martin Jr’s trademark rhythm and rhyme, young readers will learn to name parts of the body.
And the book makes a perfect exercise warm-up to start off a busy day of school!
This funny and reassuring look at a toddler rite of passage is ideal for little readers — especially those with a
tiny bit of trepidation about that first haircut.
It’s important to take care of your hair, even if you only have one!
As Baby can tell you, that hair gets washed when it’s dirty and brushed when it looks messy. But when it grows and grows, there’s only one thing to do.
Ladybugs, snails, and butterflies! Oh my!
This charming introduction to ten garden bugs, paired with friendly text and bold basic patterns, provides a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes.
The perfect companion for Hello, Ocean Friends and Hello, Baby Animals.
With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight.
One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest — so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!
New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Dyer teams up with award-winning author Carole Gerber to lead a band of marching babies all through town.
It was just an ordinary day at play group until Benny arrived.
With flute in hand and drums in tow, Benny’s love of music inspires the babies to get up and put on a show.
Toot! Toot! Whee! Benny and his band of babies are a sight to see!
Perfect for bedtime reading, car trips, playtime, or anytime,
Let’s Find Momo is part art book, part puzzle book, and all fun!
Look for Momo hiding on a farm, in a bookstore, at a construction site, and in other unlikely locations (the photos are also loaded with other hidden objects for kids and parents to find together).
This new casebound board book features animal opposites, such as a big shark and little fish, hard lobster and soft jellyfish, noisy lion and quiet mouse.
The easy-to-turn graduated pages have foil edges to give the book extra sparkle and shine, and there is added embossing to encourage little fingers to explore and develop fine motor skills.
With lively images from the lens of expert animal photographer Carli Davidson, this sturdy book is perfect for the very youngest readers — and fun for the whole family.
Shake, Wiggle & Roll, babies and toddlers will be moving and grooving with playful pups as they show off favorite doggie moves, from chomping and chewing to jumping and leaping.
Introduce little ones to their favorite things that go in this bold and graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster.
In this beautiful and sophisticated board book, children will be introduced to bold images of things that go, such as beeping buses, zooming rockets, and more!
Artistic and lyrical, this is a perfect introduction to the world of Beatrix Potter for very young children.
In this charming and whimsical board book, Peter Rabbit and his friends are lulled softly off to sleep.