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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

Magnets Push, Magnets Pull, by David A. Adler, is certain to provide hours of fun, and get your young physicist off to a great start.

7 New Release Picture Books We have 7 new picture book suggestions for you to read your way through.

Here are some of our favorite books and performances that my daughter would request over and over again.

Interactive as well as beautiful, An Alphabet in Bloom, by Nathalie Trovato, will help young readers build vocabulary, strengthen observational and critical thinking skills, and teach them about the natural world.

A bedtime story that encourages children to explore their imaginations and see the world through the eyes of others, tops off our best selling picture book list.

Readers are sure to be left fascinated and a little bit wiser after reading My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, by Paul Meisel.

Writer and illustrator Marty Kelley lives in NH. His picture book, Twelve Terrible Things (Tricycle Press), received a starred review in School Library Journal and a glowing write-up in The New York Times by none other than Lemony Snickett.

We have 15 new picture book suggestions for you to read your way through.

These 4 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of June 2017.

Welcome is full of humor, love, and baby-friendly stimuli.

Perfect for summer reading and Father's Day, Gaia Cornwall's delightful story, Jabari Jumps, is our best selling picture book this month.

Papillon is an adorable book with beautiful illustrations that make you want to reach in to the page and pet the fluffiest kitty around.

All children should read Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants! so they can learn its valuable lesson: if you don't worry about what others think and if you do everything in life with all your heart, then you will experience pure happiness.

Here are the five books that have inspired Victoria Kann's family and influenced them creatively.

Discover why Will Hillenbrand makes art, what inspires him, and the art medium he used to create his newest published book Share, Big Bear, Share!

Just in time for graduation season, the best selling picture book from our affiliate book store is The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin.

We have 20 new picture book suggestions for you to read your way through.

Introduce the youngest readers to the natural world, a literary masterpiece, a daddy-daughter treat, and colorful and captivating early concept board books.

If you thought that Dragons Love Tacos was as satisfyingly ludicrous as we did, then you and your fellow dragon/taco lovers are going to devour Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel with relish (or guacamole and mild salsa).

Here are five classic books Ruth Behar read and reread with her son, while her thoughts sometimes wandered . . .