Children’s book recommendations

Spring is here - a great time for new beginnings, new adventures, and maybe some new books? Here are some well-loved favorites as well as some newer releases, all perfect for your developing little bookworm. If you’re not shopping locally, don’t forget to use the Amazon links to support Little Wonders while you shop!


Books for younger babies:

Look! Look! by Peter Linenthal - This high contrast black and white board book (along with others in the series) will grab your little reader’s attention.

Hello Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam – Another series of high contrast books (with some sparkles just for fun) that is sure to be one of baby’s favorites.

Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton – Sandra Boynton’s cheerful rhyming books are fun for parents and children alike.

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman – The beautiful language and illustrations make all of Nancy Tillman’s books a joy to read.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle – This well-loved book has stood the test of time, as have all of Eric Carle’s classics.

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Books for older babies:

Colors ABC Numbers by Roger Priddy – This series of oversize board books features colorful pictures and corresponding words that are perfect to support language development.

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino and Steven Kellogg – A sweet little llama searches for a llama mama in this fun-to-read rhyming book.

The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski – Pilot Small is off on a flying adventure in this board book that’s perfect for any plane-loving little person.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney – A sweet book celebrating the love between parent and child, this is a much-loved classic like many of Sam McBratney’s books.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – A true classic, this rollicking rhyming book is as fun for parents to read as it is for children to enjoy.

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Books for toddlers:

All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund – Deb Lund’s fun-to-read books (including Dinotrain, Dinosailors, and Dinoplane) feature dinosaurs going on all sorts of rhyming adventures.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker – The perfect bedtime story for any truck-obsessed toddler, these trucks have worked hard all day and are ready for a good night’s sleep.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty – Perseverance and creativity are the order of the day as Rosie learns to celebrate her ingenuity with the help of a famous great-great aunt.

Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney – A little excavator discovers that sometimes being small is just what’s needed in this fun-to-read rhyming book.

Journey by Aaron Becker – The first in a trilogy, this beautiful wordless picture book follows the journey of an adventurous little girl who discovers the importance of friendship.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn – Chester Raccoon needs a little extra reassurance when he goes to his first day of school.  Perfect for separation anxiety and transitioning to pre-school.

We hope you enjoy these books as much as we do! Happy reading!

-Katie Jay