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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Stef Tousignant shares how her own experiences led her to create The Middle of the Night Book, a lovely introduction to bedtime meditation.
Thanks to the wonderful illustrations and the unique organization of the book, Creature Features offers a unique take on the much-beloved dinosaur books.
Pairs of People is a fun and uplifting approach to math—a fantastic follow-up to 10 Hidden Heroes, perfect for the classroom or home.
Ripley’s Missing Locket is an engaging and instructive way to help young readers think about family, possessions, and perspective.
Set in the golden age of classic Hollywood, Harvey’s Dressing Up the Stars tells the true story of one of the women who helped make the magic happen.
AudioFile’s Editors have five fun and engaging audiobooks for the youngest listeners. Read on to find five fun audiobooks to share with your little listener.
What makes a Sukkot to remember? Sukkah-Doodle-Doo! is both joyous and instructive—sure to get any reader in the sukkah mood.
iracle Times Two is a sweet and memorable story that provides young readers a wonderful way to identify love and acceptance within a family.
A sweet book providing a cheerful dose of positivity, Yes, We Are Together! goes beyond the “traditional” family and encourages readers to honor all families.
This would be an excellent book to read in class with a group of students, especially if someone there has life-threatening allergies.