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Baby’s Favorite Books

In honor of Read Across America Day, we gathered the Project Nursery team to discuss books for baby. These are some books that were favorites of our own babies so you can help build your baby’s library.

Obviously, babies aren’t ready to follow along with an elaborate story, but there are some key factors that make a book a success for baby. Just like babies love the game of peek-a-boo, they love books that offer the same element of surprise. Flap books are universally loved by babies as well, especially when their tiny little fingers can start opening the flaps. Any book with beautiful illustrations will be a hit with baby, and playful rhythms are a pleasure for parents to read and music to baby’s ears.

1. Peek-a-Who 2. Dear Zoo 3. Susan Katz Flap Books 4. Pat the Bunny 5. Goodnight Moon 6. Yummy Yucky 7. The Going to Bed Book 8. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar 10. Each Peach Pear Plum


What are your baby’s favorite books?

How to Encourage a Love of Reading - Project Nursery

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

[…] great books out there for kids. You can find some of the PN Team’s favorite books for baby here. Katy Mimari, of Caden Lane, also shared some of her favorite children’s books. Young babies […]


Monday 18th of March 2013

I saw this list of top 100 books for children. How many do you have? It would be nice to have them all for the kids!

lisacng @

Tuesday 5th of March 2013

I love Sandra Boynton books!

Ross Neytiri

Monday 4th of March 2013

For me, nothing and no one comes close to Beatrix Potter. Classic. I'm surprised she's not included in your selection here.


Wednesday 6th of March 2013

I grew up on Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit series. And those illustrations are still the best in my book.


Monday 4th of March 2013

So far, the most common baby books I've seen in Project Nursery's gallery are "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and Sandra Boynton's "Moo Baa Lalala"

Jacquiline Bertny

Monday 4th of March 2013

Not as common as Dr. Seuss, I'm sure :D