Michelle's sister is having her first baby! We are so excited to welcome Audrey Elizabeth into our family. Michelle put together a list of books she recommends for building a library for a new baby with everything from the earliest books that get babies interacting with the turning of pages, to story-time classics, and even a few to grow in to. Whether you are here looking for a gift for Audrey or your own littles we hope you find a new favorite in our list.
Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a deluxe oversized hardcover edition, illustrated in full color by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.
Puffin in Bloom: A collection of classics with stunning cover art by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.'s principal artist, Anna Bond, now available as an exquisite gift set! Featuring all four Puffin in Bloom classics with illustrated covers by Anna Bond in a charming keepsake box designed in her signature style.
By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself.
A classic, not to be missed.
In this beautifully illustrated sequel to the much-loved classic The Monster at the End of This Book, Grover, now with pal Elmo by his side, has heard that there’s something lurking on the last page of the book. Grover tries his best in all sorts of hilarious ways to stop the reader from turning the pages. But, Elmo, curious as always, slips by every wacky barrier.
The Dr. Seuss holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now a major motion picture from Illumination Presents – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch!
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?
Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.
“In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
lived twelve little girls
in two straight lines
the smallest one was Madeline.”
Soon to be a major motion picture!
Illus. in full color. A madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs to beginning readers.
A Naturally Better collection of classic children's tales!
Peter Rabbit . . . Naturally Better is back again, and this time he's brought some friends! Titles include: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Tom Kitten, and The Tale of Jemima Puddle- Duck. Perfect for holidays, baby showers, birthdays, collectors and more!
Here is a book babies can really sink their gums into. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles are printed on an amazing paperlike material that can’t be ripped, torn, or punctured. Indestructibles are 100 percent safe and nontoxic, and if they get too funky, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher.$5.95ISBN: 9780761168805Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Workman Publishing Company - May 22nd, 2012Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read. They are 100 percent baby-proof, chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof. Printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it—gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor— Indestructibles are the little books that could. They’re indestructible.$19.95ISBN: 9781402782831Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2012
Another beautiful book by renowned artist Robert Ingpen in the popular Sterling Illustrated Classics series. For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists--Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty--have enchanted children of all ages.$12.95ISBN: 9781419704192Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - November 2012$17.99ISBN: 9781419728365Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - June 19th, 2018$9.99ISBN: 9781423634089Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gibbs Smith - September 2013
The slithy toves and borogoves invite you to take an adventure through the tumtum trees in Jabberwocky: A BabyLit Nonsense Primer. Jennifer Adams cleverly pulls text from Little Master Carroll's original poem and pairs it with Alison Oliver's bright and cheery illustrations to create a whimsical tale.$9.99ISBN: 9781423640776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gibbs Smith - August 2015
From the creators of BabyLit(R) Every area of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train.$9.99ISBN: 9781423641810Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gibbs Smith - March 2016
The perfect lullaby for a magical midsummer night, and a beautiful way to introduce your little one to the Bard. Jennifer Adams' adaptation of Shakespeare's original lines and Alison Oliver's whimsical illustrations bring the world of fairies to life and will enchant little ones for years to come.$9.99ISBN: 9781423645955Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gibbs Smith - March 21st, 2017
Adams and Oliver team up again to teach literary-minded tots the importance of friendship in A Little Princess: A BabyLit(R) Friendship Primer. Each page introduces Sarah's friends with text from the original novel, A Little Princess, showing little ones that friends can be found in surprising places.$9.99ISBN: 9781423648055Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gibbs Smith - September 12th, 2017
BabyLit(R) is a fashionable way to introduce your brilliant baby to the world of classic literature.$7.99ISBN: 9781442434325Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little Simon - January 3rd, 2012
A playful favorite from Mem Fox is now a Classic Board Book!
After meeting a bevy of baby animals—including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub—the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all…itself, of course!
With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by Caldecott-$7.99ISBN: 9781442450707Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little Simon - August 28th, 2012
The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book!
A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another$9.95ISBN: 9781455623068Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Pel - October 28th, 2016
Gold/Honors Award Winner
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children's Products
The Big Read 2010
Recommended Reading List for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools$9.95ISBN: 9781459809574Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Orca Book Publishers - March 2016
The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.$5.95ISBN: 9781523501229Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Workman Publishing Company - August 8th, 2017Hug, kiss, nuzzle, snuggle, bounce, rock: There are so many ways to show your love to baby! Share the love on each spread with simple text prompts and adorable illustrations of baby animals and their families, from cats to bears to bunnies.
With over two million copies in print, Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read.$7.99ISBN: 9781534406629Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little Simon - December 26th, 2017
Celebrate all of the glittering stars in the sky in this tender Classic Board Book by acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee!
A star is how you know it’s almost night.
As soon as you see one, there’s another, and another.
And the dark that comes doesn’t feel so dark.
What if you could have a star?
Look very closely$12.95ISBN: 9781633224124Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Walter Foster Jr - February 6th, 2018ABC French is a gorgeously illustrated, engaging read that makes learning the alphabet and French words fun for the entire family. Learning French has never been more fantastique!
The book pairs each letter of the French alphabet with a French word and its English translation.$12.99ISBN: 9781786575289Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lonely Planet Kids - March 21st, 2017
Bring the French language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book from Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide and phrasebook publisher. Perfect for the whole family, First Words French features 100 words to use while travelling, from food and transport, to animals and weather.$8.99ISBN: 9781840596120Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Milet Publishing - December 2011
Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting more complex concepts that go beyond colors and numbers, titles in the series feature animals, fruit, home, and vegetables.$24.99ISBN: 9781328479754Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2018A 75th Anniversary edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's world-famous classic featuring a new cover and the history and making of this beloved story.
Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince.