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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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Best Selling Kids Series | July 2016

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Books for Ages 0-3

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.

Sophie la Girafe, or Sophie the Giraffe as she is commonly known in the US, is a worldwide phenomenon with good reason.

Annie the Star Student is a great choice for anyone looking for a book that provides an encouraging and positive school experience for children ages 3 through 6.

Mousequerade Ball: A Counting Tale, by Lori Mortensen, is an adorable counting book that rhymes along to a cute story.

Going to the Park is a book for every family that needs a little reminder to put down devices and to get outside together.

Kelly DiPucchio, author of Everyone Loves Cupcakes, selected these five family favorites that are meaningful to her family.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate store is It's Just So

32 New Release Picture Books From debut picture books to familiar characters starring in new stories, you'll be delighted, charmed, entertained, and humored.

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.