When it comes to getting your baby or infant interesting in reading, there is nothing like cuddling up with these best new Baby Story Books.
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Best New Baby Story Books
1 Grumpy Bruce: A Counting Board Book (Mother Bruce Series): Long-suffering Bruce once again contends with an increasingly crowded household, this time in an original board book where young ones can count the never-ending party guests. Full of fun characters and humor, 1 Grumpy Bruce is just right for our littlest readers.
Dream Big, Little One: The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come. This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.
Made for Me: Perfect for dads of both boys and girls. Filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, “You are the one made just for me,” Made for Me is a winning presentation of tender moments that tie a father and his new child together–forever.
8 Little Planets: Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are.
Chomp Goes the Alligator: From the internationally bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes the story of a hungry little alligator who gulps his way from one to ten. Ten touchable textures, a sturdy chomping pull tab, and a grand finale pop-up are sure to engage the youngest readers.
You Are Loved: Welcome Wishes for New Babies: Perfect for baby showers, gender reveal parties, and first birthdays, You Are Loved extends the sentiments in Nancy Tillman’s bestseller On the Night You Were Born and tells children they are loved. With space and prompts for writing personal messages in the book, this volume is sure to be a special keepsake.
Steam Train, Dream Train: Dreamy illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this a beloved bedtime favorite for budding train enthusiasts everywhere. The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, and kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls (while zebras referee).
Big Kid Bed: Goodbye, crib. Hello, bed! Baby is happy to move on to the next phase of sleep furniture. There’s so much to do on a big, soft bed — lie on it, play on it, bounce on it! At bedtime, Daddy tucks Baby in, Mommy says good night, and there’s so much space, and the bed feels so . . . different. What now? Trepidation gives way to a good night’s sleep in a celebration of a familiar toddler ritual.
Where’s the Unicorn? Lift the felt flaps to discover four hidden magical creatures (a mermaid, a dragon, a fairy, and a unicorn), then find the mirror under the fifth and final flap! Parents love these books because they are stylish yet robust, and little readers adore them because they’re fun and easy to play with.
My First I See You: A Mirror Book (The World of Eric Carle): From beloved author-illustrator Eric Carle comes this brand-new interactive board book that features sweet text and shiny mirrors throughout—sure to endlessly entertain little ones!
This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer: Learn all about scientists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for inventors-in-training! Highlighting ten memorable scientists who paved the way, parents and little ones alike will love this discovery primer full of fun, age-appropriate facts and bold illustrations.
The Cow Said Neigh! A Farm Story: With silly farm animal sounds, clever rhymes, and adorable art, The Cow Said Neigh! will have kids of all ages laughing out loud as they celebrate the unique strengths in each of us.
I Love You Little One: This heart-warming book celebrates the loving relationship and special bond between parents and children, making it a fantastic gift and the perfect bedtime book for you to read and share with your toddler.
Car, Car, Truck, Jeep: This book is bursting with cars, buses, planes, trains, trucks, diggers–and many more Things That Go. And with a text set to the tune of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, vehicle-obsessed little ones will never want to put this book down!
The Goodnight Train Rolls On!: All aboard! This colorful companion to The Goodnight Train is leaving the station, with new nighttime hi-jinks and all the rhyme and rhythm that made the first book a bedtime read-aloud favorite.
Love, Mama: With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley’s debut picture book Love, Mama is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother’s love.
Here, George! With Sandra Boynton’s whimsical storytelling, and celebrated cartoonist George Booth’s one-of-a-kind illustrations, Here, George! is a sweet, quirky, and charming board book that’s a must-have for every collection!
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature: With simplicity and grace, Joyce Sidman’s poetry paired with Beth Krommes’s scratchboard illustrations not only reveal the many spirals in nature—from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies—but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape.
Where Does Pig Live?: A barnyard search-and-find book: Where Does Pig Live? is a novelty board book for toddlers that takes them around the farm to look for Big Pig’s home, and to meet lots of farm characters on the way. Slide the doors open, and lift up the flaps to discover who lives where, until, finally, Big Pig comes to a place that looks familiar, and smells like home!
Dig, Dump, Roll (Construction Crew): Diggers, dump trucks, rollers, and more — it takes a lot of big, noisy machines to build a school! Every young child who has ever gawked at a building site will gravitate to this exciting new entry in the kid-pleasing Construction Crew series.
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