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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

The following picture books, all in their own unique way, provide reassurance.

A House That Once Was is timeless and has a magical feel to it that can be felt by both child and adult.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a moving book from our list 34 of the Best Picture Books of 2019, so Far: Because by Mo Willems.

Comforting and sweet, LITTLE BLUE CHAIR reminds children that everything we love comes back to us in one way or another.

5 Mindfulness and Meditation Books for Kids: If you're looking for books with child-friendly visualizations or methods for helping kids discover how they can slow down, breathe, become aware of their bodies both mentally and physically, and fall asleep and stay asleep easier, then this list of books is exactly what you're looking for.

If you are looking for something unexpected and fun to add to your summer reading list, The Pesky Fly is a catchy little story that would go down well pool-side with some sliced watermelon, while snuggled upon a soft towel.

ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy is a great educational app and learning resource for children ages 2–8. Read our review.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store (well

The Hug Me series of books, in particular Little Bunny and Little Bear, from the Chronicle Books series offer a fun, comforting reading time experience for young board book lovers.

Award-winning picture book author Jackie Azúa Kramer shares 5 children's books loved by her family!

From familiar nursery rhymes to learning social skills, here are 5 sweet board books that are wonderful for busy toddlers!

The Clever Things to Learn books are extremely interactive! These larger board books are not only eye-catching with the visually stimulating colors, they open a world of new concepts for toddlers.

come along with author Jenn Holt on this virtual book tour and be sure to enter the giveaway for a signed copy and one dozen pink golf balls and pink tees!

A great, fun, tactile, jam-packed, immersive adventure for all!

A gorgeously illustrated, imaginative tale, EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A TREEHOUSE is a pure delight.

Jasper & Ollie is Alex Willan's first book. His love of drawing led him to earn a BFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Based on look and shape alone, the Wonder Wheels books are like magnets for toddlers and preschoolers fascinated by anything with, you guessed it, wheels.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a book from our list 5 Books for Teaching Your Kids About Body Safety and Consent: Jayneen Sanders' My Body! What I Say Goes! 

Deborah Freedman is a trained architect who now works as an author/illustrator. She is the author-illustrator of Carl and the Meaning of Life.

The following books remind me of the promise that exists between the rising and setting sun, the too-hot for your feet pavement, and the cool, crisp chlorine-filled water.