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A Few Great Books for Baby

Some tips for reading to your baby:
1. Sturdy board or cloth books are best for young children, who love to grab and pull.
2. Read to your baby for short periods of time, serveral times each day. 
3. Choose books with bright and colorful pages. 
4. Take time while reading to snuggle with your baby. 
5. Reading with enthusiasm and expression is a great way to engage your baby.
6. Be sure to hold the book 7-8 inches away from your baby's face so they can see the pictures. 
7. Singing songs and chants is a fun way to enrich the reading experience. 

Some tips for reading to your toddler: 
1. Use board books until books with paper pages can be shared.
2. Use stories with sound, repetitive text, rhythm, and/or rhyme.
3. Show your child good book handling skills by modeling how to turn the pages. 
4. Different voices and sounds in stories is a creative way to engage your toddler. 
5. Read simple books to your child, many times throughout the day. 

Book Recommendations:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Come Along Daisy by Jane Simmons
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Animal Crackers by Jane Dyer
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Pat The Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Goodnight Max by Rosemary Wells 
Baby's Lap Book by Kay Chorao 
Pio Peep! by Alma Flor Ada
This Little Piggy and Other Great Rhymes to Sing and Play by: Jane Yolen
American Babies by Global Fund for Children
Baby! Baby! by Vicky Ceelen
Whose Toes Are Those? by SAMi
Big Yellow Sunflower by Nancy Tafuri
Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming 
Peekaboo Morning by Marie Torres Cimarusti
"More, More, More" Said the Baby by Vera Williams
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
The Everything Book by Denise Fleming
Baby Faces by Maragret Miller
Look at Baby's House by Peter Linenthal
Baby Signs by Joy Allen
Yellow Red Blue by SAMi
Black and White by Tana Hoban
Duckie's Splash by Frances Barry
Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!: A Touch, Skritch & Tickle Book by Sandra Boynton
Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long
My Car by Byron Barton

Information collected by Pennsylvania Libraries