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Baby Read-Alouds


These popular read-alouds are perfect for infants and young babies.






Murphy, Mary
JE MURPH

A giraffe kiss is very tall ? just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own.
Oxenbury, Helen
J BOARDBK OXENB

Dowdy, Linda
JE DOWDY

Simple, rhyming text explores different kinds of kisses.
Adler, Victoria
JE ADLER

Rhyming text celebrates everything about a beloved baby, from eyes to toes.
Katz, Karen
J BOARDBK KATZ

Presents lyrics to the well-known song, interspersed with additional verses about babies.
Fox, Mem
JE FOX

After all the kissing and the hugging and the rocking and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for sleeping.
DiTerlizzi, Angela
JE DITER

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the special love between a parent and baby, from button nose to tiny toes.
O'Connell, Rebecca
JE OCONN

Illustrations and simple text follow babies as they walk, crawl, ride in strollers, or are carried while enjoying a day with their families.
O'Connell, Rebecca
JE OCONN

A baby party introduces toddlers to basic shapes.
Gentieu, Penny
J BOARDBK GENTI

Photographs and simple text present a group of babies finding their feet, playing patty-cake, eating, hugging, and more.
Stickland, Paul
JE STICK

Artistic renderings of different kinds of bugs illustrate opposites. A large pop-up completes the story.
Baker, Keith
JE BAKER

Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.
Butler, John
JE BUTLE

In rhyming text, the reader is asked to mimic a variety of animal noises in preparation for a good night's sleep.
Oxenbury, Helen
J BOARDBK OXENB

Smee, Nicola
JE SMEE

When Mr. Horse gives a ride to his friends, Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck, they urge him to go faster and faster.
Katz, Karen
J BOARDBK KATZ

How many kisses does a tired baby need to change her from crying into sleeping?
Doepker, David
J BOARDBK DOEPK

Horacek, Petr
JE HORAC

Wake up with Flip the Penguin. Turn the pages to see how he spends his colorful day.
Fox, Mem
JE FOX

A baby encounters a variety of young animals, including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub, before discovering the most precious creature of all.
Lobel, Anita
JE LOBEL

Various animals greet the sunrise in their own unique voices, except for the owl who welcomes the night.
Harrison, Kenny
J BOARDBK HARRI

Harry likes to play hide-and-seek, but it's hard to hide a hippo! Little readers will love being in on the joke as they spot the formidable Harry. Harry the hippo is fond of hiding around the house and is sure he is hard to find. But his hiding places -- under the flowerpot, behind the doghouse, in a bubble bath -- aren't always quite right for concealing a hippo. Luckily, Harry loves to be found!
Bunting, Eve
JE BUNTI

All the animals of the barnyard community hurry to greet their newest member, who is just pecking his way out of an egg.
Pinkney, Brian J.
J782.42 PINKN

An illustrated version of the traditional folk song in which a father promises the world to his restless baby daughter.
Murphy, Mary
JE MURPH

Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled, and kissed the new duckling.
Murphy, Mary
JE MURPH

A lovable little penguin discusses and describes all the things he likes to do the most--from playing peekaboo to holding hands--in a new board book edition of the charming story.
Wheeler, Lisa
JE WHEEL

Baby and his family make some jazzy music.
Wild, Margaret
JE WILD

Baby Hippo is in such a rush to play one morning he forgets to kiss his mama, but strangely all the jungle noises seem to remind him.
McQuinn, Anna
J BOARDBK MCQUI

Leo loves to go to baby time where he sings, plays, and makes new friends.
Johnson, Kelly
JE JOHNS

Pictures and a simple rhyme celebrate babies, from their tiny toes to their round cheeks.
Cousins, Lucy
JE COUSI

Maisy the mouse and her animal friends cool off on a hot day in Maisy's wading pool.
Fleming, Denise
JE FLEMI

While two kittens copy everything their mother does, their brother naps.
Siddals, Mary McKenna
JE SIDDA

As snow begins to fall, a child counts the flakes, enjoying every one.
Polacco, Patricia
JE POLAC

Animals make many different noises, but when they make too much noise their mommies quiet them down.
Boynton, Sandra
J BOARDBK BOYNT

This raucous story about the sounds animals makeâ??including three pigs who say "la la la!"â??is just right for reading aloud.
Reiser, Lynn
JE REISE

Photographs and simple text portray interactions between babies and their toddler siblings.
Walsh, Melanie
JE WALSH

Looks at what pairs of animals have in common, despite their obvious differences, such as sharks swimming in the deep ocean and goldfish swimming in a bowl, both blowing bubbles.
Dodd, Emma
JE DODD

In rhyming text, a baby elephant is assured of being loved unconditionally.
Cruise, Robin
JE CRUIS

A parent describes everything there is to love about a child, from a stretch and yawn in the morning to dreams at night.
Weeks, Sarah
JE WEEKS

From morning to night, a young child playfully grabs and throws items, including a bathtime rubber ducky and snacktime raisins.
Isadora, Rachel
JE ISADO

A toddler plays peek-a-boo throughout the day.
Larranaga, Ana Martin
JE LARRA

Although they are different from each other and sometimes get mad at each other, Pepo the pig and Lolo the chicken are very good friends.
Wood, Audrey
JE WOOD

Ten little piggies dance on a young child's fingers and toes before finally going to sleep.
Murphy, Mary
JE MURPH

This lively split-page-format book shows how animals say hello with different sounds.
Fleming, Denise
JE FLEMI

Depicts a number of animal babies sleeping as a mother puts her own baby to bed.
Yaccarino, Dan
JE YACCA

Lift the flaps, in this lively version of your child's favorite game, to find baby animals that are so big.
O'Hair, Margaret
JE OHAIR

Easy-to-read, rhyming text explores the world of babies, as they do such things as point, scoot, rock, and hug.
Fox, Mem
J BOARDBK FOX

Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Church, Caroline
J BOARDBK CHURC

Mouth, ears, eyes, nose, arms, belly, legs, and ten tiny toes make one perfect, read-aloud story.
O'Connell, Rebecca
J BOARDBK OCONN

A baby makes various sounds as he explores the world around him.
Parr, Todd
JE PARR

Celebrates the love one person has for another, whether they are dancing or strolling, on snowy days and sunny ones, no matter what.
Walton, Rick
JE WALTO

A bunny mother explores all of the wonderful things she can do with her baby, from holding and hugging to feeding and dressing.
Miller, Margaret
J BOARDBK MILLE

Presents color photographs of different objects on children's heads.
Katz, Karen
J BOARDBK KATZ

Where are baby's hands? Under the bubbles...where are baby's eyes? under her hat!
Nichols, Grace
JE NICHO

A baby finally finds something to do that does not make everyone in the family tell him "No."
Tafuri, Nancy
JE TAFUR

Goose, Duck, Hen, Bird and the little chick, itself, cannot tell to whom a new hatchling belongs, but its mother knows.
Reiser, Lynn
JE REISE

Penny Gentieu's adorable photographs of real babies and their parents portray the warmth of that bond.