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  Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book (Board Books) 

Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book

Helen Oxenbury (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

"Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book" is an oversize board book written and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, who has produced many wonderful picture books for babies. "Big Baby Book" is composed of five sections: "I Touch", "I See", "I Can", "I Hear" and "I am". The author uses single words and soft illustrations that show things that interest babies and things that babies like to do.


  Clap Hands (Board Books) 

Clap Hands

Helen Oxenbury (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books

In "Clap Hands" by Helen Oxenbury, multicultural babies clap hands, bang drums, and do other fun things together. Very simple texts and cute pictures make "Clap Hands" a good board book for babies to learn basic concepts.


  

Numbers (Baby Genius)

DK Publishing (Board Books)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Counting and Number

Big, clear, and bright, the uncluttered photographs, coupled with simple text, make "Numbers (Baby Genius)" a very good picture book to read with a baby. This DK Baby Genius board book can help a baby learn the concept of numbers and the names of familiar everyday objects. It is a good counting book for a baby.


  My First Real Mother Goose (Mother Goose) (Board Books) 

My First Real Mother Goose (Mother Goose)

Blanche Fisher Wright (Board Books)

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

"My First Real Mother Goose" is a good picture book to read with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. This sturdy Mother Goose board book includes favorite nursery rhymes, such as "Jack Be Nimble", "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" and "Jack and Jill".


  Playtime (Touch and Feel) (Board Books) 

Playtime (Touch and Feel)

DK Publishing (Board Books)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Five Senses

Your babies or toddlers can touch and feel a variety of textures in "Playtime (Touch and Feel)". Clear photographs and short sentences invite babies and toddlers to look and explore. "Playtime" by DK Publishing is a good board book for babies and toddlers to learn through the sense of touch.


  Time for Bed (Board Books) 

Time for Bed

Mem Fox, Jane Dyer (Board Books)

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

In "Time for Bed" by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer, all kinds of animals are getting their babies ready for bed. Babies and toddlers will like this endearing bedtime story with soothing rhyming texts and attractive illustrations.


  I Like It When . . . (Board Books) 

I Like It When . . .

Mary Murphy (Board Books)

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

"I Like It When . . ." by Mary Murphy is a story about love and sharing between family members. In simple warm words, a little penguin talks about the things he likes to do with a loving adult penguin, from holding hands to eating new things, playing peek-a-boo and kissing good night. Mary Murphy's illustrations are simple, bold and uncluttered. "I Like It When . . ." is a good picture book for babies and toddlers.


  Counting Kisses (Board Books) 

Counting Kisses : A Kiss & Read Book

Karen Katz (Board Books)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Family, Counting and Number

"Counting Kisses" by Karen Katz is another favorite children's book for babies and toddlers. A new baby receives love and kisses from all members of his family. This endearing picture book by Karen Katz is great for babies and toddlers with its simple text, bold colors and eye-catching patterns. "Counting Kisses" could be your toddler's first counting book. It is a sweet bedtime story for babies.


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