101 Books for Baby’s First Library

101 books for babies first library

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Reading is a great way to help your little one with development.

Learning through reading can take place through looking at the pictures, hearing your voice, watching your lips, and stimulating their brain before bedtime. Whether you are trying to start your baby’s first library or you were asked to bring a book instead of a card, here is a list of 101 children’s books that baby will love. Happy reading!

101 Books for Baby’s First Library

  1. Are You My Mother by P.D Eastman
  2. The Backyard Bug Book for Kids by Lauren Davidson
  3. Barnyard Bath by Sandra Boynton
  4. Bedtime for Baby Shark: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo by John John Bajet
  5. The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan
  6. Big Bed for Giraffe by Michael Dahl
  7. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
  8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  9. But Not The Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
  10. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  11. Chomp Goes The Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet
  12. Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
  13. Courdoroy by Don Freeman
  14. Curious George by H.A. Rey
  15. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  16. Disney Baby Board Book Set
  17. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  18. Ella WHO? by Linda Ashman
  19. The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
  20. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
  21. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  22. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
  23. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
  24. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
  25. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  26. God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  27. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
  28. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  29. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  30. The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
  31. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  32. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  33. Guess Which Hand by Hans Wilhelm
  34. Hello Honeybees by Hannah Rogge
  35. Hide-and-Seek, Baby Shark by John John Bajet
  36. Hi-Five Animals! by Ross Burach
  37. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  38. Hoppity Frog by Emma Parrish
  39. How Do Giraffes Take Naps by Diane Muldrow
  40. How to Put Your Parents to Bed by Mylisa Larsen
  41. Hug Me Little Bunny by Chronicle Books
  42. The Human Body by Stephanie Babin
  43. I Love You, Baby Shark: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo by John John Bajet
  44. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt
  45. If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
  46. If I were an Octopus by Jellycat
  47. I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb
  48. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by laura Numeroff
  49. I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
  50. Let’s Play by Herve Tullet
  51. Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle
  52. The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen
  53. Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  54. Look, Look by Peter Linenthal
  55. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  56. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  57. Made For Me by Zack Bush
  58. Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
  59. The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
  60. Mommy and Me Finger Puppet Board Book by Cottage Door Press
  61. Mon Petit Busy Day by Annette Tamarkin
  62. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
  63. Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
  64. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You by Dr. Seuss
  65. My Dad is Amazing by Hello!Lucky
  66. Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  67. Noisy Farm by Tiger Tales
  68. Oh Dear! by Rod Campbell
  69. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
  70. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
  71. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  72. The One, The Only Magnificent Me by Dan Haseltine
  73. Opposites by Scarlett Wing
  74. Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton
  75. Peek-A-Who by Nina Laden
  76. The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  77. Press Here by Herve Tullet
  78. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  79. See, Touch, Feel by Roger Priddy
  80. Shark Bite by Little Bee Books
  81. Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
  82. T is for Tiger: First Book of Animals by Laura Watkins
  83. That’s Not My Puppy
  84. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  85. There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
  86. Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett
  87. TouchThinkLearn: ABC by Xavier Deneux
  88. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  89. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  90. Waddle! by Rufus Butler Seder
  91. Wash Your Fins, Baby Shark by John John Bajet
  92. Welcome Little One by Sandra Magsamen
  93. When the World was Waiting for You by Gillian Shields
  94. Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz
  95. Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
  96. Where You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
  97. Will You Still Be My Daughter by Carol Lynn Pearson
  98. You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis
  99. You Are The Light by Aaron Becker
  100. You’re the Love in My Heart by Sarah Bradshaw
  101. Zoom, Zoom, Baby! by Karen Katz

If you’re looking for holiday books check out my post on Fall Baby Books You’ll FALL in Love With!

What do you think?

Did you see a book you’re interested in or do you have a favorite baby book that I didn’t mention? Let me know!

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4 Responses

  1. Ooh this is great! Saving this to refer back to – we are moving house and I’m putting up a new reading corner so would be great to get some new books!

    1. I love that! Once we moved from an apartment to our home, one of the first things I started to “build” was the library for the nursery!

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