Looking for a good book for your child age birth through three? Check out these favorites from local librarians:
From Gwendolyn Haley, Spokane County Library District:
"More More More" Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams. Three different babies are lavished with affection by their families.
Lunch by Denise Fleming. Mouse is famished, and once he begins eating his colorful lunch, he can't stop!
My Very First Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie. Babies and toddlers love nursery rhymes, and this beautifully illustrated collection has all of our favorites.
Goodnight, Goodnight Sleepyhead by Ruth Krauss. Is it time for bed already? Then it is time to say goodnight to everything from dinosaur's toes to bear's nose.
Mommies Say Shhh! By Patricia Polacco. Animals make many different noises, and when they get too loud, mommies quiet them down.
Hello, Day! By Anita Lobel. What will baby's first word be? Hello? Sun? Dog? Cat? Cow? Owl?
I Went Walking by Sue Williams. A child goes for a walk and is joined by a farmyard full of animals!
From Sally Chilson, Spokane Public Library:
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle This is a great story to introduce animal and animal group names. Did you know that a baby kangaroo is a joey, mom is a flyer, dad is a boomer and the whole group can be called a troop, mob or herd?
Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee When Mr. Horse gives a ride to his friends, Cat, Dog, Pig and Duck, they urge him to go faster and faster.
How Do You Make a Baby Smile? by Philemon Sturges Animal parents try their best tricks to get baby to smile, laugh, and coo.
Good Day by Kevin Henkes. This gentle story takes a bad day and shows how good of a day it really is.
From Mary Ellen Braks, Spokane County Library District:
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton Toddlers will love to do-si-do around the barnyard with the farm animals.
I Love Trucks by Philemon Sturges From a yellow bulldozer to a red fire engine, truck lovers of all ages will enjoy this book of brightly colored trucks.
Ten Nine Eight by Molly Bang A father prepares his little girl for bed with a countdown to bedtime.
Time for Bed by Mem Fox In this delightful board book, all kinds of animals are getting for bed.
Where is Baby's Belly Button? Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this interactive board book.