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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:

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Books for Ages 0-3

They All Saw a Cat is Brendan Wenzel's debut picture book as both the author and illustrator. It is a celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination.

Catch Me the Moon is a sweet story about a girl and her very inventive grandfather. Catching the moon is no simple task, but somehow he finds a way to give his little granddaughter her greatest wish.

With every turn of the page, adventurous preschoolers will be delighted by the surprising sounds of many nighttime forest animals.

Ellen Potter was never one who fantasized about her wedding day. Instead, she daydreamed about the bookshelves of her yet-to-be-born children.

Mike Wohnoutka illustrated This is NOT a Cat. He has previously teamed up with David LaRochelle on the book Moo! (Bloomsbury), which was awarded ALA Notable Book, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a CBC Blue Ribbon Book, and several state awards.

Gareth Lucas studied illustration at Brighton and has been published internationally, often collaborating with his wife, who is also an illustrator.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate store is Hop! Plop!, a playful picture book about friendship.

Hot New Releases & Popular Kids Stories Oh, my! We have a truck load of amazing books to share with you during August.

Go inside the art studio of Amy Young, author and illustrator of A Unicorn Named Sparkle.

Tammi Sauer is a full-time picture book author who has visited hundreds of schools and spoken at various conferences across the nation.

Try! Try! Try! is an entertaining board book that encourages young readers to try new things.

Caillou, everyone's favorite preschooler, is back in this delightful collection of ten best-loved stories.

Jeanne Birdsall is the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class is her hilarious new picture book.

MAE AND THE MOON is a surprising and unique book that hits all the right notes for children and parents alike. Highly recommended.

Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is all about putting a new twist on the beloved, playing with expectations to step things up a notch.

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, by Emily Mackenzie, shows us that being different from your peers is perfectly fine

The Importance of Being Three is highly recommended for any little person turning the very big, very exciting number three.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate store is Serge Bloch's Reach for the Stars, an inspiring collection of idioms.

The picture books have it! What an abundance of cute, fun, and thought-provoking stories to choose from.

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4 a great book for children learning about world culture, or preparing for a trip abroad to France. Highly recommended.