These twenty books recommended for the nursery (infants to age three) are listed almost entirely in board book editions. Board books are ideal, so that youngest children can freely toss the books, grab them by the pages, chew on them when they’re teething, and begin to feel completely comfortable with books as part of their everyday experience. Of course, you may also want to buy the jacketed hardcover down the road (or keep a copy in the living room and in the nursery).
1
Goodnight Moon
You probably already know about Goodnight Moon. But a list of twenty must-haves ... read more
2
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A tiny hero makes a dramatic transformation in this interactive tale that teaches ... read more
3
Gossie
What toddler does not have a special something that he or she cannot ... read more
4
Everywhere Babies
Babies love to look at other babies, and this exuberant board book offers ... read more
5
Owl Babies
For children struggling with separation anxiety, this tale of three baby owls will ... read more
6
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
The title of this book suggests a mystery, and the clues on each ... read more
7
Chicka Chicka ABC
Learning the ABCs has never been as fun as with the 26 characters ... read more
8
Is Your Mama a Llama?
A baby llama named Lloyd asks each of his friends, “Is your mama ... read more
9
Goodnight Gorilla
If your youngsters resist bedtime, they will surely get a kick out of ... read more
10
Freight Train
Young train fans will want to follow these pages down the track, from ... read more
11
I Stink!
Part guessing game, part ABC, this action-packed board book will capture the attention ... read more
12
The Everything Book
This exuberant, colorful board book introduces animals and plants, numbers, colors and ABCs, ... read more
13
Will Sheila Share?
How many of us have tried to coax a three-year-old to share ANYTHING? ... read more
14
The Snowy Day
An African-American boy expresses all of the excitement of a new snowfall in ... read more
15
Olivia
Rarely has a toddler possessed as much personality as precocious Olivia. She is ... read more
16
The Three Bears
With bold, broad brush strokes and the bare essence of the story line, ... read more
17
Pete's a Pizza
What’s a child to do on a rainy day? After the boy hero’s ... read more
18
I Kissed the Baby!
You can feel the infectious joy that a newborn baby brings as you ... read more
19
Harry the Dirty Dog
If bathtime sends your youngsters scurrying, they will definitely identify with Harry, the ... read more
20
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
This title by two forces of nature in the children’s book field celebrates ... read more
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