Top 20 Baby Books of 2018

Hey Loves! Thanks for stopping! If you’re looking for the top baby books in 2018, you’ve come to the right place. 

I remember when my 2 older kiddies were only babies; I would read to them every night. Reading created a calm atmosphere and became a significant part of our bedtime routine. I strongly believe reading to your baby is an important developmental exercise for your little one. Introducing letters, numbers, colors, images, language, inference, and object-word associations is essential to their developing minds. There are many wonderful, engaging books that I want to share with you! We gathered the very best baby books available for you to read to your children, in no particular order. Most of them are on my favorites list and others are highly recommended by other parents. I hope you enjoy this amazing list of children’s books!

Please let us know which books you chose in the comments below! Do you have a favorite? 


The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle

Eric Carle uses bright mixed-media collages with primary colors to illustrate a simple story about, you guessed it, a very hungry caterpillar! Great artwork, interactive book design, and delicious snacks!


First 100 WordsFirst 100 Words By Roger Priddy

Roger Priddy is back with another learning board book with bold colors and adorable pictures. In this one, he focuses on 100 simple first words for baby, inviting baby to play along and find the objects.



Goodnight MoonGoodnight Moon By Margaret Wise Brown

This is a classic baby book with adorable rhyming, beautiful and simple illustrations. It’s perfect for bedtime, and saying goodnight to the inside and outside world.



Brown Bear What Do You See.jpgBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? By Bill Martin, Jr.

Another beautiful Eric Carle illustrated book, with bold primary colors and adorable animals, the brown bear answers the question “what do you see?” as it journeys through its world.



Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.jpgChicka Chicka Boom Boom By Bill Martin, Jr.

This is a great book for teaching the alphabet in a fun-filled, rhythmic way. Watch as letters race each other up the coconut tree and fill up the top in an alphabet adventure!




1. Baby Signs.jpgBaby Signs By Joy Allen

Baby signing can teach your baby to communicate basic needs with simple gestures, teaching baby and parents about the interactive nature of communication beyond the spoken word.



Time To Get Dressed.jpgTime to Get Dressed By Elivia Savadier

Baby Solomon decides to get himself dressed, but puts his clothes on in very silly ways. This book about the spirit and independence of toddlers will certainly resonate with parents!



Numbers Colors Shapes.jpgNumbers, Colors, and Shapes By Roger Priddy

Roger Priddy is back with another board book filled with bold colors and adorable pictures of everyday things, this one focusing on teaching about numbers, colors, and shapes.



opposites.jpgOpposites By Xavier Deneux

With scooped-out die-cut pages that invite baby’s fingers to explore, this is a great hands-on multisensory book that will get baby thinking about opposites, like day-night, small-big, and heavy-light.




God Gave Us Two.jpg

God Gave Us Two BLisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant

This delightful sequel to best-selling God Gave Us You affirms a parent’s unchanging love for a child and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings.

Now that Mama polar bear has another baby in her tummy, Little Cub is bursting with curiosity. “Why do we need a new baby?” she asks. “If we don’t like the new baby, can we send it back?” 

GraceLaced.jpgGraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart By Ruth Chou Simons

GraceLaced is about more than pretty florals and fanciful brushwork—it’s about flourishing. With carefully crafted intention, this beautiful volume of 32 seasonal devotions from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons encourages readers in any circumstance to become deeply rooted in God’s faithful promises. 


On the Night You Were Born.jpgOn the Night You Were Born By Nancy Tillman   

“Detailed illustrations, paired with a warm message of unconditional love, make this bestselling board book a welcome addition to any child’s bookshelf.” – Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor. On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

3.Welcome Little One.jpgWelcome Little One By Sandra Magsamen

Welcome Your Little One to the World! On the day you were born, it was love at first sight. We welcomed you, little one, and held you so tight.

For parents, the arrival of a newborn child is an event that offers the promise of never-ending love. Filled with lively illustrations and heartfelt rhyming text, Welcome Little One allows parents and children to celebrate and cherish their bond.

4. Grandma Loves you.jpgGrandma Loves You! Board book By Helen Foster James

The birth of a baby is an opportunity for celebration far beyond the anticipation of the new parents. There are happy aunts and uncles, and, of course, delighted grandparents who can’t wait to meet the newborn. In Grandma Loves You!, Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. In warm and tender rhyme, long-awaited introductions are made. Grandma’s touching endearments reflect the sentiments of anyone who has welcomed a new member of the family. Brought to life in enchanting woodland scenes that seem to echo Grandma’s joy, Grandma Loves You! will be a treasured gift from generation to generation, celebrating one of life’s most important moments and relationships.

2. Berstein bear book.jpgBig Book of the Berenstain Bears by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain 

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS’ First Time Books® are all about new experiences children encounter in their early years. With good-natured wisdom, love, and gentle humor, these books ease the way for kids – and their parents – through these first times. Collected in this treasury are 5 Stories: The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berestain Bears in the Dark, The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter, and The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby.

I'm a big sister.jpgI’m a Big Sister  BJoanna Cole 

“Someone new is at our house,” begins this loving, reassuring celebration of brotherhood from trusted author Joanna Cole.

Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be.



The Family Book.jpgThe Family Book BTodd Parr

Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.



Big Brother Daniel.jpgBig Brother Daniel (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) by Angela C. Santomero

Daniel Tiger is learning to be a good big brother to Baby Margaret in this sweet shaped board book, based on a very special episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!

Daniel Tiger is so happy: He’s just gotten a new baby sister! Baby Margaret is very little, and she needs lots of care from Mom and Dad. But not to worry, big brother Daniel is here to help!

This adorable story is perfect for little ones who are about to become big brothers or sisters!

First 100 Board Book Box set (3 books).jpgFirst 100 Board Book Box Set (3 books) By Roger Priddy 

An attractive slipcase containing three of Priddy’s bestselling small, chunky board books – First 100 Words, First 100 Animals, and Number Colors Shapes. The books are an ideal size for little hands, and are perfect tools for building vocabulary and developing speech


The Berenstain Bears' New Baby.jpgThe Berenstain Bears’ New Baby Paperback BStan Berenstain  and Jan Berenstain

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to help a child get ready for a new sibling! Come for a visit in Bear Country with this timeless classic from Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Join Papa, Mama, and Brother as they welcome Sister into the family and adjust to life with a new baby.

Thanks for reading our suggestions for the best baby books in 2018. I would love to know if any of these baby books bring back childhood memories! Share your comments below… we would like to hear from you!

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