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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

Dragons Love Tacos is so sizzling hot that, at the time of this review, it has been on The New York Times Best Sellers list for 163 weeks.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate book store is Percy, Dog of Destiny, which was selected as a Best New Picture Book in March 2017.

Animals, babies, and butterflies is what you'll find in these fun, new board books that we feel represent the best of April 2017.

We have 25 other new picture books suggestions for you to read your way through.

PUT MEETS PIG is absolutely enchanting. The two would-be friends are more alike than Pug wants to admit.

Review sponsored by Jeff Minich The Children’s Book Review | March 27, 2017 If I Could Climb Trees Written by Jeff Minich Illustrated by Renan Garcia Hardcover: 34 pages Age Range: 3-6 Publisher: Nuggies Inc. (2017) ISBN-13: 978-0996811576 What to expect: Dogs, different perspectives, empathy If I Could Climb Trees is a delightful story about a dog that wonders what it would be like if she were able to climb trees and experience the world as a different creature. The story opens with the dog thinking about what she could see if she was up higher in a tree and could be like a bird, a caterpillar, a ladybug, an ant or a squirrel. She thinks about what she would eat, how she’d move around in the tree and how she’d sleep. “If I could climb trees, I could see what the birds see…” As the story changes to the dog thinking about sleep, she then begins to imagine how other animals would dream about living life as a dog, and what they would do in her world. She thinks about how they would interpret her life indoors, with her furniture and her house and her food. And then she envisions what they would do if they had dog paws or a nose like her. “The bird

One of the best nursery rhyme books to come out in recent years, MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM is an excellent addition to any library, at home or at school.

In Dear Dragon, by Josh Funk, George and Blaise show us that we are all more alike than not!

This hilarious book will make kids and parents giggle.

Every night my husband and I read three books with our son, here are the five that we read most often

Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate book store is Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures, a Best New Picture Book in February 2017.

Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train, created with Sherri Duskey Rinker.

Bunny Slopes, by Claudia Rueda, is the perfect story to introduce your little one to the snowy sport of skiing.

3 New Release Board Books We are overjoyed that Flora's new story, Flora and the Chicks: A Counting Book, is accessible for the youngest readers in board book format.

The Children's Book Review | March 1, 2017 24 New Release Picture Books From a heartwarming story about finding the courage to make a friend, to an exuberantly colorful Lucy Cousins book, to a Newbery Medalist and Caldecott Medalist collaboration, to a story about courage and cultural legacy, our selection of best new picture books that release during March, will give you plenty of outstanding reading material! This is a star-studded lineup of children's picture book authors and illustrators; including R.J. Palacio, Helen Oxenbury, Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen, and Peter H. Rynolds

Jonathan London’s charming text and Andrew Joyner’s delightful art bring to life two lovable friends in this fun new series.

Pipsie and her turtle friend, Alfred, must finish their field trip scavenger hunt and find whoever stole their lunches!

I sit crisscross apple sauce on the floor and flip through these well-loved books, remembering the nights I read them to my kiddos. So many books hold these types of memories.

Aya and Bobby Discover Thailand perfectly illustrates the excitement of going on a plane trip to a foreign country and will help children prepare for each step of their journey.