Our Best Picks for Early Readers
Find Books for Babies to 3 Year Olds
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends through policy that pediatricians consult parents on the importance of reading aloud to children during the early years.
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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What better way to learn a new concept than with an ABC book? These books attract readers of all ages with their unique take on the alphabet.
Bye-Bye Bully reminds readers that ordinary, individual kids have the power to change group bullying into friendship, support, and togetherness.
ALONE! is a wonderful book about friendship on your terms. Author and illustrator Barry Falls makes the characters bounce off the page!
Lucy Freegard’s adorable picture book, The Greatest Showpenguin, will resonate with so many young readers (and adults!). A fun story about finding yourself.
Nita’s Day: More Signs for Babies and Parents is not just for children. It serves as a great introduction to learn the basics of American Sign Language.
M is for Money is a fun and interactive way to explore beginning literacy and basic money concepts. Each page focuses on a letter and a money concept.
Tafana Caesar’s picture book, Carl the Capybara, is a fun and gentle way to teach young readers about stranger danger—and jungle animals.
With gentle humor and a bit of imagination, Santa’s Surprise: The Story of Bobby Lint reminds us that friends are not so much made as they are found.
Joseph Honor Patenaude’s The Bubble is a beautiful book with a positive message, perfect for shared reading and discussion.
In each of these picture books, your dragon-lover will see that through thick and thin, fire and fizzle, dragons can make the best of friends.