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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Infant and Toddler Age Children, Ages 0-3


Reading to our kids has never been more important than now.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends through policy that pediatricians consult parents on the importance of reading aloud to children during the early years.  A jump-start on reading is a jump-start on language comprehension.


Children's Book Reviews for ages 0 to 3

Here at The Children’s Book Review we receive hundreds of books each month to review, and these are a few that have remained our absolute favorite infant and toddler books of all time.  Who could not forget Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown; and the little old lady, or the sneaky crew at the zoo in Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathman; and a fun story that teaches us there’s no point in trying to hide a red ripe strawberry, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Audrey and Don Wood.  Children love these tales, and probably quite a few adults too.

In this section of our online reading oasis, our infant and toddler book reviews  are appropriate and fun for any child age 0-3.  Books with good amounts of color and simple illustration are perfect for fine tuning our newest readers.  We have alphabet books, animal books, bedtime books, and beyond. Take a look at some of our current articles:

Best New Kids Books | August 2016

Best Selling Kids Series | July 2016

Return, by Aaron Becker | Book Review

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Books for Ages 0-3

Glasses, Ann Gwinn Zawistoski, is an adorable book that shows children the importance and benefits of wearing glasses.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate book store is acclaimed naturalist Jonathan London's Hippos are Huge!

From a bedtime book for the youngest readers, to a classic tale of bravery and transformation, these are the picture books that we feel represent the best of January.

I'm the Happiest, by Anna Shuttlewood, is an excellent example of how appreciating the good qualities of others can make you feel good.

Hungry Henry is a delightful story about a young boy named Henry who falls to sleep and begins dreaming. Not long into his slumber, he runs into a sheep made of blueberries and bananas who is basking in the sun.

Author Showcase Article provided and sponsored by Lindsey Craig The Children’s Book Review | December 17, 2016 In Our Tree Written and Illustrated by Lindsey Craig IN OUR TREE is a baby’s first science book. The die-cut holes allow toddlers to poke and peer into a mysterious world, their curiosity satisfied only by turning the sturdy page to discover a new animal, a new wonder. Rita Vigovszky’s illustrations capture the mystery of the jungle with her her use of deep greens and dashes of light, serving to make scarlet macaws and electric blue morpho butterflies all the more delightful for a child to find! Lindsey Craig is the author of the award winning books: DANCING FEET and FARMYARD BEAT both illustrated by Marc Brown. Her books have won numerous awards and been highly praised by Kirkus Review, Publisher Weekly and the New York Times Book Review; her awards include: NAAPA Gold Award Winner, Fred Rogers Best Baby Books 2011, Wilde Award Best Children’s Books, and inclusion in Texas 2X2 reading list. She has published numerous alphabet and beginning readers for CJ Educations, and recently produced her first science app SILLY SOLAR SYSTEM!. Her most recent books include the not-so-quiet OH SO QUIET!, and the colorful board books: TRY! TRY! TRY!

This month's best selling picture book is one of the titles we selected as a "Best New Picture Book" in November, How Do You Say? / ¿Cómo Se Dice?.

Love, hugs, and loneliness are the main themes you'll discover from our best-of-the-best picture book list that we feel represents the best of December.

This month's best selling picture book is one of the titles we selected as a "Best New Picture Book" in October, Be Who You Are by Todd Parr.

We've narrowed our best-of-the-best picture book list down to 13 picture books that we feel represent the best of November.

This series takes the everyday and makes it magical for parent and child.

An ode to mothers everywhere, Happy Mamas begins with this thought-provoking question: “What makes a Mama happy at the dawn of day?”

Lynn Plourde is the author of more than thirty picture books including her newest for 2016: Bella’s Fall Coat. Lynn has done hundreds of author visits to schools through the years.

OH! The Things You Can See In The Dark!, by Cathleen Francisco, is well suited for young pre-readers and younger readers looking for a different point of view on the world they have begun to explore.

These five family favorites selected by Beth Vrabel, author of A Blind Guide to Normal, are books that helped her family enjoy and navigate various stages of their family life.

Mamas and babies everywhere will delight in this happy romp – a perfect ode to Motherhood. Join us as we go on the Happy Mamas tour with acclaimed picture book author Kathleen Pelley.

We were recently honored with an interview with the incredibly talented Brendan Wenzel about his picture book They All Saw a Cat, which, we're happy to say, is the best-selling picture book from our affiliate store this month.

There are plenty of amazing picture books from well-known authors and illustrators releasing this month. We've narrowed our list down to 18 picture books that we feel are the best of the best from October.

Bob Shea (Dinosaur Vs. series) presents a new dynamic duo to love in Ballet Cat: the Totally Secret Secret.

These 2 Interactive Board Books That Encourage Being Active, I Can Dance and I Can Play, by Betsy Snyder, are highly recommended for all babies and toddlers.