Top 10 Baby Books 2015-2016

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2015-2016 Best Books for Babies

baby in glasses reading book with math formulasThe first step toward strong reading skills is a love for books and reading in general, and the list of the best books for babies on this page can provide an excellent starting point. Books that are colorful, funny and interesting for little ones can foster a love for books right off the bat.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best picks in baby books (age 0-1 years) for the Christmas holiday season of 2015 and into 2016. Rankings are based on two factors – overall popularity and consumer ratings. These are the ones that are parents are specifically searching for the most, choosing over the rest and reading with their little ones.

For shoppers: For each of the baby books in the list on this page, links are provided to purchase the book online from a trusted and safe merchant – online resources are hand-picked for online availability, security and price. Links to reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
2. That’s Not My Snowman by Fiona Watt
3. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
4. You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book by Eric Carle
6. First 100 Animals by Roger Priddy
7. Animals (Baby Touch and Feel Board Book) by DK Publishing
8. Goodnight Moon Board Book by Margaret Wise Brown
9. Doggies Board Book by Sandra Boynton
10. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA Board Book by Jimmy Fallon

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1. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy

This year’s first pick among the best baby books is First 100 Words by Roger Priddy.

Getting little ones’ attention and interest into books is the first key to literacy – and getting them interested enough to match up words and concepts is also key. Roger Priddy is the master of this! “First 100 Words” is a wonderful board book that little ones can look at and read with parents or on their own.

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2. That’s Not My Snowman by Fiona Watt

That’s Not My Snowman by Fiona Watt comes in second among the top 10 baby books for 2015 and into 2016.

This book comes in a couple of different versions – the one shown on Amazon here is the “touch and feel” version, which is even more appealing to babies. Part of the fun with this book is for babies to spot the little mouse that appears on each page – fun!

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3. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

A repeated favorite makes it to #3 on the list.

I have seen this book on quite a number of “hot lists” of baby and toddler books for a couple of years now. This story about “Blue” the truck includes cute rhyming words and adorable characters. There is also a lesson included about helping others, which may or may not be over the heads of babies but is a great message no matter what.

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4. You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis

A huge hit among baby books for 2015 and into 2016 – next up on the list is You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis.

When my own little one was a baby and toddler, I used to sing him the song, “You are My Sunshine,” so of course I have a personal nostalgia attached to it. However – personal feelings aside – this book has strongly hit the “hot list” of baby books for this year. Adorable.

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5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book by Eric Carle

One of the most well-known baby books makes it to 5th among the “best of” this year – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book by Eric Carle.

Here is another book that brings back fond memories for me – reading with my little one. :) The Caterpillar is a hungry guy! He chows down through all kinds of food before finally submerging into cocoon and becoming a beautiful butterfly. I have no idea how any baby would NOT love this book.

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6. First 100 Animals by Roger Priddy

First 100 Animals comes in at #6 among the best books for babies 2015-2016.

At it again eh, Roger Priddy? Yes, I think it is safe to say that babies love animals – especially when they are colorful, cute and make some intriguing noises. :) Another masterful work from an incredible children’s author.

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7. Animals (Baby Touch and Feel Board Book) by DK Publishing

Next up – Animals (Baby Touch and Feel Board Book) by DK Publishing.

The main thrust of this book is its pictures with textures – babies love to come into direct contact with things to learn about them and this is a great way for them to do that! This repeated favorite among baby books might just be your little one’s favorite.

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8. Goodnight Moon Board Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Hitting the 8th position among this year’s best baby books is the Goodnight Moon Board Book by Margaret Wise Brown.

Picture this – you’re reading this book to your baby, he or she starts yawning and then drifting away into la-la land. Based on my experience, that is exactly the effect created by this book. With warm, appealing colors and a soft, relaxing theme, kids will love bedtime when parents read them this classic story.

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9. Doggies Board Book by Sandra Boynton

Ninth up on the list this year – Doggies by Sandra Boynton.

This book comes from one of my favorite children’s board book authors – she does this one up with absolute style. Adorable pictures of canine cuties, counting and plenty of laughs.

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10. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA Board Book by Jimmy Fallon

Managing its way to the final position among 2015-2016’s top ten baby books is Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon.

As of my last “baby books” list update, this book had just been released – and was all the rage. Guess what? It still is. Not only is this book a lot of fun for babies and toddlers, it is also a hoot for grown-ups who read it. After all, how many daddies do you know who want their baby’s first word to be “daddy?” :)

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 11/16/15.

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