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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 article 5 Books That Teach Kids How to Work Together was written by Mariam Gates, author of Yoga Friends: A Pose-by-Pose Partner Adventure for Kids.

Here are five family favorites that stand out the most to Lauren Abbey Greenberg, author of The Battle of Junk Mountain.

Here’s a list of adorable board books to snuggle up with, featuring fuzzy bunnies and curious chicks that will get you ready for Spring surprises. 

Back in January we selected Little Mouse's Big Breakfast as a best new picture book of 2018, this month it is the best selling picture from our affiliate store.

We have 10 excellent picture books to share with you this month.

The 3 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of March 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

Come and see Peggy Archer’s selfie with her picture book A Hippy-Hoppy Toad!

Which five words best describe your new picture book Honey? David Ezra Stein: Wanting. Waiting. Forgetting. Getting! Losing.

Choosing only five is impossible, but here are some Tara Luebbe's (co-author of I Am Famous) favorite picture books.

Xander’s Story, by Alejandro and Christopher Garcia-Halenar, tells the story of how one little boy, Xander, came to be the son of his two loving dads through surrogacy.

Just a few weeks ago, author Jennifer Adams shared a beautiful article with us: Empowering Our Children to Find Strength in Kindness. Topping off the list of best selling picture books from our affiliate store this month is Adams' empowering picture book, I Am a Warrior Goddess. 

These are books that have achieved “The Book As Art” award in my mind and are inspiring my work right now.

POOR LOUIE is a hilariously relatable book for children (and if they could read, pets!). Louie echoes what many children are sure to think as preparations are being made for a new addition.

It’s Raining Elephants is the collective name of Swiss duo Nina Wehrle and Evelyne Laube, who founded their own illustration studio in 2008. They have created several children’s books.

We have 10 excellent new release picture books to share with you this month.

3 New Release Board Books: The 3 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of February 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

April Stevens, author of The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley, selected these five family favorites.

Dashka Slater’s story is a Narnia-esque masterpiece for children. The Antlered Ship is an excellent introduction for little readers to the worlds of fantasy and adventure.

My First Beethoven is an excellent choice for introducing toddlers and preschoolers to classical music and, more specifically, the music of German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven.

Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the TouchThinkLearn series by Xavier Deneux (Chronicle Books).