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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

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.

The best selling picture book from our affiliate book store is a sweet story about changing the things that weigh us down into the things that lift us up, Whimsy's Heavy Things.

17 New Release Picture Books These are the picture books that we feel represent the best of February 2017.

The Environmental Pack: Little Reader Series, by Kyla Ryman, are delightful and engaging books for emerging readers.

Ruby Shamir, author of What's the Big Deal About First Ladies, selected these five family favorites.

"Glasses" is a positive book about babies and toddlers wearing glasses. Read all about it in this discussion with author Ann Gwinn Zawistoski.

Hello Kitty, everyone’s favorite Sanrio feline pal, is here to tell the story of two classic tales: Little Red Riding Hood and The Little Mermaid.