Baby books children will love and learn with

26 September 2017

By Macmillan Children's Books

Reading is important, and so is learning, especially at a young age. We've created this list of our favourite books to help parents - expectant and new - stock their baby's bookshelf with books they'll love and learn from.

 

Getting Dressed

There's no better time to encourage children to start thinking and talking about the clothes they're wearing, and Getting Dressed encourages them in a way they understand: through funny imagery featuring animals and toddlers and language little ones will understand.

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Dear Zoo

A child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo send a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!

Rod Campbell's lift-the-flap book is a delightful modern classic that has been entertaining children and adults alike for over 35 years.
 

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There's An Owl In My Towel

Lift the flaps in this beautiful board book from a bestselling partnership, and then enjoy the special online song written and performed by Julia Donaldson.

There's an Owl in My Towel is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb

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Colours

Featuring ten amazing embossed pages, alternating between patterns and a host of friendly animals and objects, Colours is full of tactile fun.

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One, Two, Peekaboo!

See if you can find all the children are hiding! Are they in the tent, under the paintings or behind the books? Little ones will love to search high and low, while learning how to count from one to ten. 

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ABC Zoo

A is for animals... Z is for zoo. We know our ABC – do you? With this first alphabet book from Rod Campbell, children can learn both their ABC and the names of animals! Clearly presented, packed full of animals, there are flaps to lift and all sorts of fun to be had. 

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Baby's Very First Book: Faces

Featuring a mirror and crinkly pages to stimulate the senses of Little ones, this book, illustrated by Jo Lodge, is one that creates a sensory experience.

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Playtime Stories

With finger trails to trace, textures to touch-and-feel and little flaps to flip. Beautiful, warm illustrations will capture the imagination together with a gentle rhythmic text, these books help the adult to teach their baby about the world around them - at the farm, in the sea, and in the garden - and encourage language learning and communication with their little one.

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Night Animals

When we go to sleep, these animals wake up! Explore a meadow, farm, and garden at night and meet all kinds of nocturnal creatures, from the familiar housecat to fireflies, foxes, owls, and bats. Learn more about each one—including how they hunt and why the darkness isn’t a problem for them. Kids can push, pull, and turn interactive features throughout the book.

Also available: Sea Creatures, In the Jungle, Dinosaurs

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