0 - 18 Months

Unless otherwise noted, all books may be found on the baby-toddler board book shelves under the first letter of the author’s last name.

All of Baby Nose to Toes / Victoria Adler
Rhyming text celebrates all things about  a beloved baby.

I Love My Mommy / Giles Andreae (j Ea ANDREAE)
I Love My Daddy / Giles Andreae (j Ea ANDREAE)
Moms, dads, and children enjoy special times together in both these books.

Babies on the Go / Linda Ashman (j Ea ASHMAN)
Oversized paintings and verse illustrate the variety of ways that animal and human babies get around.

Mama’s Day / Linda Ashman & Jan Ormerod (j Ea ASHMAN)
Mothers in a variety of settings are shown bathing, teaching, and loving their babies.

Whose Toes are Those? / Jabari Asim
Bouncing rhymes and simple pictures encourage parents to admire their own babies’ “little piggies.”
Also Girl of Mine & Boy of Mine by the same author.

My Car / Byron Barton (j Em BARTON)
Young listeners will enjoy identifying familiar objects and appreciate the humor of the surprise ending.

Mother Goose Remembers / Clare Beaton (j Ea BEATON)
Embroidered illustrations decorate a collection of Mother Goose rhymes.

Baby Danced the Polka / Karen Beaumont
An baby jigs, polkas and cha-chas with the stuffed animals hidden behind the rhyming story’s flaps.

Sleepy ABC / Margaret Wise Brown  (j Ea BROWN)
Simple rhymes for each letter of the alphabet are illustrated with an array of toddlers saying goodnight.

Dear Zoo / Rod Campbell
Which zoo animal will be the perfect pet?

If You’re Happy and You Know It! / Jane Cabrera (j Ea CABRERA)
Animals sing different verses of this popular song.

What Shall We Do With The Boo-Hoo Baby? / Cressida Cowell
A crying baby doesn’t want food or toys or tub time–so what does he want?

Farmyard Beat / Lindsey Craig  (j Ea CRAIG)
The sounds of the farm animals create a lively beat that keep Farmer Sue, and the  farm animals awake.

The Neighborhood Sing-Along / Nina Crews (j 782.42 Cre)
A collection of songs, both familiar and lesser known, illustrated with photographs in a city setting.

Tomie’s Baa Baa Black Sheep / Tomie DePaola
Four traditional Mother Goose rhymes.

Just Like You / Emma Dodd (j Ea Dodd)
This charming book catalogs the strengths that a young bear admires in his parents.

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy / Denise Fleming
Depicts a number of animal babies sleeping as a mother puts her own baby to bed.

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes / Mem Fox (j Ea Fox)
Adorable infants show that babies from all over the world are different–and alike.

Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones / Claire Freedman (j Ea FREEDMAN)
Jungle animals prepare for sleep.

Tip Tip Dig Dig / Emma Garcia (j Em GARCIA)
A digger, mixer, crane and other heavy machinery work to turn a messy site into a place to play.

Book! / Kristine O’Connell George (j Ea GEORGE)
From wearing it as a hat to reading it to the cat, a little boy embraces many  different ways to interact with a book.

Global Babies / (j T GLOBAL)
Photographs of babies from different countries show how babies are loved  and cared for around the world.

Tuck Me In / Dean Hacohen
The reader helps tuck in baby animals at bedtime using pages with flaps to serve as blankets.

A Good Day / Kevin Henkes (j Ea HENKES)
This short tale follows four small animals, each of whose day takes a turn for the better.

1, 2, Buckle My Shoe / Anna Grossnickle Hines (j Ea Hines)
Beautiful quilted pictures accompany this old familiar rhyme .

Peekaboo Morning / Rachel Isadora
A grinning toddler enjoys a morning of peek-a-boo with Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, a friend, and even the reader.

Babies on the Bus / Karen Katz (j Ea KATZ)
The well-known song, with extra verses about babies.

Where is Baby’s Belly Button? / Karen Katz
A lift-the-flap book featuring–what else?–babies!

This Little Chick / John Lawrence (j Ea LAWRENCE)
A little chick shows that he can make the same sounds as some of the other animals in his neighborhood.

Look at the Animals / Peter Linenthal
Vivid black and white illustrations focus on familiar animals engaged in everyday activities.

Trucks Roll / George Ella Lyon (j Em LYON)
Boldly colored pictures accompany rhyming verse that describes the kinds of work done by trucks.

Hello, Day! / Anita Lobel
Animals greet the sunrise in their own unique voices, except for the owl who welcomes the night.

Papa Papa / Jean Marzollo
Pictures of parent-child animal pairs illuminate the many ways that fathers care for their offspring.

Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes / Salley Mavor (j Ea MAVOR)

Dig, Dig, Digging / Margaret Mayo (j Em MAYO)
A colorful collection of big machines.

Sleepy Me / Marni McGee (j Ea McGEE)
Familiar activities like reading, rocking, and good-night kisses lead up to a peaceful trip to dreamland.

Rock-A-Baby Band / Kate McMullan (j CD Kit MCMULLAN)
Rhythm,  rhymes, and energetic illustrations describe a group of musical tots.

I Kissed the Baby! / Mary Murphy (j Ea MURPHY)
A baby chick is fed, tickled, sung to, and kissed by admiring animal friends  in this endearing book.

I Like It When– / Mary Murphy
A lovable little penguin discusses and describes all the things he likes to do the most.

A Book of Sleep / Il Sung Na (j Ea NA)
While animals sleep at night,  a wide-eyed owl keeps watch.

Song of Night: It’s Time to Go to Bed / Nakamura (j Ea NAKAMURA)
Animals are lovingly tucked into bed.

Posy / Linda Newbery (j Ea NEWBERY)
Posy the kitten has lots of adventures catching spiders,  tangling yarn, and cuddling.

The Baby Goes Beep / Rebecca O’Connell
A baby beeps, flips, splashes, and smooches his way through the day.

Here Comes Mother Goose / Iona Opie (j Ea OPIE)
Wells’ pictures exude charm, making these old poems come alive for a brand new audience.

It’s My Birthday / Helen Oxenbury
The birthday child’s animal friends bring ingredients and help make a birthday cake.

Higher! Higher! / Leslie Patricelli (j Ea PATRICELLI)
The giddy glee of being pushed in a swing.

Little Bo Peep / Tracey Campbell Pearson
A wakeful toddler tosses her toy sheep from her crib in this amusing board book update of a familiar rhyme.

Hush, Little Baby / Brian Pinkney (j Ea PINKNEY)
The traditional song gains some new lyrics and an engaging background story.

Again! / John Prater (j Ea PRATER)
The relationship between child and grandparent comes alive in this playful book.

Calm and Soothe / Sanja Rescek
Sweet pictures accompany simple rhymes and lullabies, perfect for sharing with beloved babies.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site / Sherri Duskey Rinker (j Em RINKER)
When their work is done for the day, construction trucks make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Clip-clop / Nicola Smee
When Mr. Horse gives his friends Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck a ride, they urge him to go faster and faster.

Haiku Baby / Betsy E. Snyder
Poems and  cheerful illustrations celebrate the natural world.

Cheep! Cheep! / Julie Stiegemeyer
Three chicks have their  sleep  disturbed by the hatching of a new friend—cheep!

I Love Trucks / Philemon Sturges (j Em STURGES)
The young narrator loves (and names) all kinds of trucks, from diggers to dumpers to his favorite—the ice cream truck!

Simms Taback’s Farm Animals / Simms Taback
Guess which farm animal is hiding beneath fold-outs that reveal a succession of clues.

Whose Chick Are You? / Nancy Tafuri
As a young swan hatches the other animals try to figure out just who the little chick’s parents might be.

Ten Tiny Toes / Todd Tarpley (j Ea TARPLEY)
Ten tiny toes enter the world and, later, learn to walk, bop, and jump.

LuLu’s Busy Day / Caroline Uff
Lulu’s busy day includes drawing, playing in the park, eating dinner, enjoying a bubble bath and snuggling into bed.

Baby Cakes / Karma Wilson
Babies love their teddy bears.

So Big! / Dan Yaccarino
Clever foldout pages illustrate the traditional baby game “How big is baby” with a variety of animals and people.

Lullaby / Jewel (j CD Music JEWEL)

Napper’s Delight / Dean Jones (j CD Music JONES)

Putumayo Kids presents African Dreamland (j CD Music PUTUMAYO)

Sing Me to Sleep / Indie Lullabies (j CD Music SING)

Suggestions from the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children’s Department
Updated February 2013