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  Goodnight Moon (Board Books) 

Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

"Goodnight Moon", written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, is one of the best books for babies and toddlers. In this classic children's book, a little rabbit says goodnight to the moon and to all kinds of familiar things in his room. Soothing words and lulling illustrations make "Goodnight Moon" a very good picture book to read with children at bedtime. Babies and toddlers will enjoy this comforting bedtime story and the gentle rhyming words.


  Mice Squeak, We Speak (Board Books) 

Mice Squeak, We Speak

Tomie dePaola (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola, this delightful poem by Arnold Shapiro introduces animals and the sounds they make. With simple rhyming texts and bright pictures, "Mice Squeak, We Speak" is a good picture book for babies and toddlers.


  Jamberry (Board Books) 

Jamberry

Bruce Degen (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

In "Jamberry" by Bruce Degen, a boy and a bear have a lot of fun picking blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and all kinds of berries. The silly rhymes are fun to read aloud. The illustrations are detailed and lively. Babies and toddlers will enjoy this wonderful picture book.


  My Very First Mother Goose (Hardcover) 

My Very First Mother Goose

Rosemary Wells, Iona Opie (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Mother Goose

"My Very First Mother Goose" by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells is a collection of more than 60 Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Iona Opie does a wonderful job selecting the nursery rhymes that appeal to babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The typeface is large. The vivid illustrations by Rosemary Wells feature bunnies, cats and other animals. This Mother Goose picture book has won many awards, including ALA Notable Children's Books Award.


  Where Is Baby's Belly Button? (Board Books) 

Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

Karen Katz (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Human Body, Multicultural

"Where Is Baby's Belly Button?" is a favorite book for babies and younger toddlers. In this multicultural picture book by Karen Katz, babies and toddlers can lift the flaps to find out where are baby's belly button and others parts of the human body such as mouth, hands and face.

As with Karen Katz's other board books, "Where Is Baby's Belly Button?" has simple big text and engaging bold illustrations.


  Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book (Board Books) 

Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book

Karen Katz, Marion Dane Bauer (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Human Body

"Toes, Ears, & Nose" by Marion Dane Bauer and Karen Katz is a good board book to read with babies and toddlers. Karen Katz's bold and charming illustrations are well loved by babies and toddlers. This children's picture book is no exception.

Lift the flaps and discover toes, ears, nose and other body parts.


  Big Red Barn (Board Books) 

Big Red Barn

Margaret Wise Brown, Felicia Bond (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Rhyming Stories

"Big Red Barn" depicts a day in the life of farm animals. The story and rhymes by Margaret Wise Brown are gentle and sweet. Felicia Bond's illustrations are realistic and appealing. "Big Red Barn" is a great bedtime story for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


  More More More, Said the Baby (Board Books) 

More More More, Said the Baby

Vera B. Williams (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Family, Multicultural

"More More More, Said the Baby" by Vera B. Williams features multicultural toddlers and their parents or grandparents and shows the unfettered love between the family members. In three short stories, loving parents or grandparents play with and care for adorable toddlers. With bright pictures and colorful illustrations, this Caldecott Honor book will catch the attention of babies and toddlers.


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