Reading to your baby or toddler helps develop important pre-literacy skills, it bolsters vocabulary, it buoys emotional intelligence, and it works wonders at stirring budding imaginations. Plus, reading together is an amazing bonding experience for you and your little one! Need help selecting the just-right books for your baby or toddler? Here’s help!

Must-Have Books for Babies & Toddlers

Letters, numbers, colors, animals, and more: These fundamental books work to build skills, bolster confidence, and bring joy to mini “readers.”

    Best Books for Babies & Toddlers By Age

    The best books for your baby or toddler will change as they grow. As you look to graduate from board books to simple picture books...and beyond here are some developmentally appropriate picks for every age.

    Best Toddler Books For Lesson-Learning 

    With your help, books can be wonderful tools to help children navigate emotions, relationships, and big changes. Allow these reads to be your side-by-side guide.

      Best Multilingual Books for Babies & Toddlers

      Looking to build a bilingual household? These books can help!

        Best Baby & Toddler Books That Celebrate Diversity

        If your kiddos bookshelf is peppered with characters that look, sound, and live just like them, you’re missing an important opportunity to expand their view of the world! Here are some books to help diversify your storytime.

            Seasonal Books for Babies & Toddlers

            What better way to celebrate a new season or holiday than with a brand-new book!

              Fun Baby & Toddler Books with Something Extra

              Check out these flip-the-flap books, audiobooks, and reads that make your tot wiggle, shout, and shake! 

                More About Baby & Toddler Reading, Literacy, and Language

                Bolster your child’s literacy skills with these expert tips.

                  Psst: While youre book shopping, dont forget books for you. Here are Dr. Harvey Karps best-selling books on raising babies and toddlers:


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