Best Books for Baby

We’ve always maintained that books make excellent baby gifts, which is why I plan to devote the next few posts to my daughter’s favorites through the years. Let’s start with best baby books:

Goodnight Moon is always a classic. (On a related note, I tried to take Audrey to a stage production of Goodnight Moon when she was three and she cried all the way through it.)

Owl Babies. She still reads this one!

Goodnight Gorilla.

Hush Little Baby illustrated by Marla Frazee. Audrey still pages through and sings the songs as a part of her bedtime ritual. She’s done this most of her life now, so I think it qualifies as Audrey’s favorite book of all time!
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Top Ten Baby Board Books

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  1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    goodnight moon
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    The very hungry caterpillar
  3. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
    the going to bed book
  4. My Big Animal Book by Roger Priddy
    my big animal book
  5. pat the bunny (Touch-and-Feel) by Dorothy Kunhardt
    pat the bunny touch and feel
  6. Big Board First 100 Words (Bright Baby) by Roger Priddy
    first 100 words
  7. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood and Audrey Wood
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