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Best Books for Babies

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Babies love books! They chew them, throw them, hide them and drool on them. But they also love being read to, and reading together can an opportunity for a peaceful cuddle or a welcome distraction.

Experts agree that reading to your baby from birth will have a positive impact on your child’s development. Even before your little one can understand the words, they will be taking in the new sounds and your tone of voice, as well as the bright colours and shapes on the page.

There are many different formats of baby books to choose from – from simple rhyming picture books to interactive touch-and-feel and lift-the-flap board books or elaborate pop up books. First baby books often feature strong colours and patterns and sensory elements to stimulate your baby's brain.

We have chosen some of our favourite books for babies below.

For more ideas, check out our list of early learning books for babies and toddlers and our favourite classic baby books here too.

Toppsta
2021-01-15
Best Books for Babies
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Don't Tickle the Tiger!

You mustn't tickle the tiger or you might make it roar... but that touchy-feely patch is ever so tempting! Little children will love pressing the touchy-feely patches to hear the animal sounds in this hilarious and charming book.

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E is for Elephant

Take a first look at the enchanting world of elephants in this beautifully illustrated board book for babies and toddlers.

Part of DK's illustrated animal alphabet series, E is for Elephant is the fifth picture book instalment, a perfect first non-fiction book for young children. The friendly, read-aloud text and delightful illustrations will have young animal-lovers smiling in no time as they learn new words about elephants that all begin with the letter "e".

Have fun with your little one by pointing to the colourful illustrations that tell the story of these amazing animals. Learn what baby elephants are called, what sound they make, and just how enormous elephants really are. Filled with simple, playful facts, E is for Elephant provides lots to talk about and lots to look at for curious, animal loving babies and toddlers everywhere.

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Poppy And Sam's Bedtime

It's the end of a busy day on Apple Tree Farm. Join Poppy and Sam as they say goodnight to all the animals, including Woolly the sheep, Curly the pig and Daisy the cow. With touchy-feely patches, flaps to lift and the Little Yellow Duck to spot on every page, this charmingly illustrated book is perfect for sharing with little ones at bedtime.

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Peek-a-Boo Baby: I Love You

Peek-a-Boo, the game that every baby loves to play, is brought to life in this fun, bright, lift-the-flap board book.

Young children learn best through interactive play and Peek-a-Boo Baby: I Love You helps parents and carers with this as they share this book with their baby sitting on their lap. Simple questions and adorable pictures of new baby friends hiding under the flaps will have babies squealing with delight as they play, point, laugh, blow a kiss and play peek-a-boo!

Also available: Peek-a-Boo Baby: Moo, Peek-Boo Baby: Zoo

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That's not my narwhal...

Meet five adorable narwhals in this exciting addition to the much-loved That's not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet narwhals with smooth flippers, fuzzy spots and sparkly horns. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

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Percy the Park Keeper

Learn to count with Percy the park keeper and his animal friends in this fun first concept book from highly regarded, award-winning author/illustrator Nick Butterworth.

Learning to count is much easier when you do it with friends, and in this book children will find all their favourite characters from Percy's Park! From one to ten, the pages are packed full with beautiful illustrations, also introducing toddlers to the natural world as they go along.

Based on the bestselling picture books by Nick Butterworth, including One Snowy Night, this simple and fun first concept book is perfect for nature lovers and the very youngest of Percy's fans!

Percy and his animal friends have delighted readers around the world for over thirty years!

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Peekaboo Love

Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread this beautiful book is packed full of fun! From Camilla Reid and Ingela P Arrhenius, the award-winning team behind the bestselling Felt Flaps Where's Mr? series. Connecting with faces and playing peekaboo is one of the first games that babies play. It's why the very youngest of children will love this cute love-themed book - and want to read it again and again. Also available: Peekaboo Cow, Peekaboo Apple, Peekaboo Bear, Peekaboo Sun

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Poppy and Sam's Noisy Tractor

The farm tractor has broken down! Can Poppy and Sam help to get it fixed? Press the buttons on each page to hear sounds that bring the story to life, including Rusty the dog barking, water splashing and Dolly the carthorse neighing.

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F is for Fox

Take a first look at the fascinating world of foxes in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book for babies and toddlers.


Part of DK's illustrated animal alphabet series, F is for Fox is the sixth picture book instalment, a perfect first gift for babies and toddlers. The friendly, read-aloud text and delightful illustrations will have young animal-lovers smiling in no time as they learn fun words about foxes that all begin with the letter "f".


Have fun with your little one by pointing to the colourful illustrations that tell the story of these furry creatures. Learn how foxes find food at nighttime, where they live in the forest, and just how fantastic they really are. Filled with simple, playful facts, F is for Fox provides lots to talk about and lots to look at for curious, animal loving babies and toddlers everywhere.

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Toppsta
2021-01-15
Best Books for Babies

29th December 2020

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Bone Music
Bone Music

BOOK OF THE MONTH: The new stand-alone novel from David Almond - Bone Music is a timely masterpiece that explores the connections between the past and the present, between civilisation and wilderness. For ages 12+

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