Curl up with your favorite little one and enjoy these new
top baby books of the year!
Be sure to check out even more best new books from the present and past years!
You can find these top baby books of 2021 according to Amazon at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Destined to be a read-aloud favorite, Woodland Dance is a mystical, waltzing story from beloved author and illustrator Sandra Boynton, and a magical book to share with a magical child.
Woodland animals heed the call of the fox’s bugle to join the woodland dance in a moonlit glade, dancing all night to the music of the Woodland Dance Trio.
As the animals wander off to bed, the Trio plays one last piece to welcome the sun. A lovely, lyrical way to end, or start, the day.
Keep little ones busy with this fun-filled Busytown Seek and Find board book, featuring Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Roger Rhino, and more!
Richard Scarry's Busytown is a wonderful place, with so many things to see and do! Now children ages two to five can join the fun with this Super Silly Seek and Find board book!
Kids can search the busy full-color pages for their favorite characters and tons of hidden objects! A great way to introduce children to Richard Scarry's Busytown.
Introduce your toddler to 26 national parks found in the United States with this colorful alphabet primer.
Features of each park include popular animals, landmarks, and scenic views.
Have fun reading with your child as you come across letters such as: G for Grand Canyon National Park, L for Lava, O for Old Faithful, and Y for Yosemite National Park.
With playful text, bright illustrations, and sturdy pages, Mrs. Peanuckle's alphabet books will engage toddlers, and take them on an alphabet adventure through the natural world!
Mrs. Peanuckle takes on the outdoors and shares all her favorite animals, plants, and more in her latest tour of the ABCs!
From A to Z, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces toddlers to 26 different natural-world experiences.
With bold, colorful pages, strong graphic art, and exciting design, these simple nature words are sure to be a hit with budding hikers and curious young scientists.
Fans of cars and trucks will love this vehicle-filled book in the hit Hello, World! board book series.
Toddlers can learn all about all kinds of exciting machines, with easy-to-understand facts and bright pictures of fast, fascinating things that go!
n Nerdy Babies: Dinosaurs, follow our intrepid babies into the Mesozoic Era.
Experience the different shapes, sizes, and colors of the reptiles that roamed the Earth before us.
Plus, learn about how dinosaurs evolved over millions of years until becoming extinct in this simple text written in question-and-answer format.With bright artwork by Emmy Kastner,
Nerdy Babies is a series that the very littlest nerds will want to return to again and again.
Dive into a brand new Narwhal and Jelly story for the youngest readers!
A big, yellow blankie is one of Narwhal's favorite things; not only because it keeps Narwhal warm and cozy, but also because it's not just a blankie.
Narwhal can fold it into a hat, wear it as a cape (or a dress!) and even use it for a picnic with a best bud, like Jelly!
This charming board book celebrates the power of imagination and reusability, and is perfect for both fans of the Narwhal and Jelly graphic novel series and readers new to the world wide waters.
Join your favorite hippo, Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in this cuddly read-aloud picture book as she says good night to all her animal friends before snuggling up with her mama — encouraging your own child to drift off to sleep with their own bedtime routine.
From the superstar creators of My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! comes this vibrant, humor-filled board book—the perfect way to tell your loved ones you're bananas for them.
Do you love someone more than chickens love to dance? More than poodles love to prance?
Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time that calls for a little extra celebrating.
Babies all over the globe play in different ways.
They clap, point, wave, and touch. They play with balls, rattles, and blocks--and with other babies.
No matter how they play, they're learning about the world around them. Time to play, global babies!
Each page features adorable photos of babies from all around the world, making for the perfect baby-shower gift or first bedtime read for the toddler in your life.
Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating boys with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: "I am born to be awesome!"
From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive message that will make kids cheer.
It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!"
In this preschool tale from the world of Gossie & Friends, water-loving goslings Ruby and Rufus play on the pond come rain, sleet, snow, or shine!
Ruby and Rufus play at the pond every day. They swim in the rain. They swim when it's windy.
Nothing can stop this inseparable pair from doing what they love -- until one day, the pond turns to ICE!
Could it be that a frozen pond is twice as nice?
With graceful words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between a mother and her baby.
Award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls’s painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness.
Superstar illustrators celebrate the iconic Sesame Street theme song with stunning original art in this one-of-a-kind picture book!
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Sesame Street, beloved picture-book artists have each created an artwork interpreting a different line from "Sunny Day," the iconic Sesame Street theme song.
The result is a stunning tribute to Sesame Street and to the generations of children who have loved the show.
Anyone who opens this beautiful book will be inspired to imagine their own perfect sunny day.
Maisy is fixing Cyril's car, and she needs some help!
Roll up your sleeves and dive into this interactive board book that has push, slide, and play tabs on every spread.
Little ones can lend a hand by pushing and sliding the easy-to-use tabs to jack up the car, lower in a new engine, check the lights and wipers, and finally drive out of the garage.
This engaging story about teamwork, with its fun, inviting spreads, is ideal for imaginative play.
This board book version of Martin Luther King Jr. — from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series — introduces the youngest dreamers to the inspiring minister and civil rights activist.
Take a peek into the lives of sumo wrestlers in this adorable counting book!
Simple, charming scenes within the sumo stable let young readers practice numbers from one to ten, fifty, and one hundred, while they learn how sumo wrestlers do chores, practice, sleep, bathe, and eat together.
Each page features a Japanese word related to sumo culture, as well as the number in English and Japanese.
Counting to ten and learning to bake is a piece of cake with this cake-themed counting book that features a kid-friendly recipe!
Little bakers everywhere will love counting all the ingredients and steps that go into baking a cake, and then joining adults in the kitchen to practice measuring, mixing, decorating, and tasting!
Featuring catchy, rhyming text, irresistible art, and a kid-friendly cake and icing recipe, this sturdy board book is perfect for story time and snack time.
Hello, Little Fish! will have the littlest listeners gazing and giggling.
Little Fish is swimming in the sea and saying hello to all his friends. Who wants to come along and meet them?
First you’ll see brilliant fish in every color.
Then come Striped Fish, Spotted Fish, Ele-Fish, and Shelly Fish. Look out for Eye Fish and Shy Fish, Fly Fish and Sky Fish!
Best of all is Mommy Fish, who is always ready with a bunch of kisses.
But wait—who is Little Fish about to meet inside the mirror?
It’s bedtime for a drowsy little one, and the whole family takes turns to cuddle and sing this sleepy baby to bed.
One by one the baby’s sister, grandmother, father, and mother call on the winds, the clouds, the stars, and the moon to sail and rock and delight their little one until dreams take over.
With soothing language and deep, moonlit colors, author Atinuke and illustrator Angela Brooksbank reunite to evoke the warmth and tenderness of wrapping a child in nighttime’s embrace, as they celebrate the moments families share with their sleepy babies at bedtime.