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Baby's First Books

The Baby's Catalogue

It's never too soon to start enjoying books and reading - and these engaging baby books are the perfect places to start.

  • That's Not My Bear...

    Fiona Watt, Illustrator: Rachel Wells
    Usborne

    A different bear is introduced on each page of this colourful board book, but there is something not quite right about most of them.

  • Where's Spot?

    Eric Hill
    Puffin

    This adorable picture book about Spot the dog is the first in the Spot series

  • Each Peach Pear Plum

    Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Janet Ahlberg
    Puffin

    This classic book from author and illustrator team Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a real favourite with families

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle
    Puffin

    Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar deserves its reputation as a much-loved classic.

  • The Elephant and the Bad Baby

    Elfrida Vipont, Illustrated by Raymond Briggs
    Puffin

    One day, an elephant offers a baby a ride through the town, and the set off on a great adventure.

  • Orange Pear Apple Bear

    Emily Gravett, Illustrator: Emily Gravett
    Macmillan Children's books

    Emily Gravett's colourful yet sparse illustrations cleverly depict a bumbling bear interacting in many different and imaginative ways with the fruit mentioned in the title.

  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    Mem Fox, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
    Walker Books

    This charming first book is perfect for new arrivals.

  • Dear Zoo

    Rod Campbell
    Campbell Books

    This appealing story, in lift-the-flap, board-book format has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982.

  • The Baby's Catalogue

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg
    Puffin

    This book's packed with lots of baby pictures and baby items. It's great for learning and making up stories - this fantastic book will lead to lots of talk with your child.

  • Sometimes

    Emma Dodd
    Templar

    This is a warm book about unconditional love. A perfect book for encouraging children to do what they want with reassuring support.

  • Where is Maisy's Panda?

    Lucy Cousins
    Walker Books

    With bold, eye-catching primary colours (which are easy for the eye to focus on), simple rhymes and repetition, and a series of flaps to lift, this book should appeal to any or all of the senses.

  • Slow Snail

    Mary Murphy
    Walker

  • Baby Surprises!

    Sarah Davis
    DK

    • This book is chunky and easy for little hands to hold.
    • Have fun together guessing what's behind each flap and getting a few surprises!
    • A bright and colourful book with photographs of every day images.

  • Baby's Treasure Hunt

    Priddy Books
    Priddy Books

  • Baby's Day

    Little Tiger Kids
    Little Tiger Press

    Colourful, rhyming board book with photos of happy babies.

  • Baby's very first black and white book: Babies

    Illustrated by Stella Baggott
    Usborne

  • What a... Busy Baby!

    Rebecca Patterson
    Macmillan

    Great just before naptime!