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