2015 Best Books for Babies

Mother and baby reading a bookThe 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 0-2 years) for the summer and fall months of 2015 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. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon
2. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
4. Potty by Leslie Patricelli
5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
6. Animals Baby Touch and Feel Book by DK Publishing
7. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
8. Sesame Street – P is for Potty! by Random House
9. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
10. Bright Baby Colors, ABC, Numbers Book by Roger Priddy

1. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon


Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA (Hardcover)


Who woulda thunk? Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon comes in at the very top position among the top 10 baby books for 2015.

List Price: $16.99 USD
New From: $6.44 USD In Stock
Used from: $5.00 USD In Stock
Release date June 9, 2015.
Written by Jimmy Fallon, a Hollywood funny man with a knack for family-friendly humor, this book is about the secret struggles of fathers when encouraging their kiddos to say that first word… Dada. There is illustrated humor galore as these animal babies say everything BUT Dada. Perfect for first-time daddies-to-be.

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2. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy


First 100 Words (Board book)


Next up among 2015’s best baby books is First 100 Words by Roger Priddy.

List Price: $5.99 USD
New From: $1.39 USD In Stock
Used from: $1.39 USD In Stock
Sure, there are millions upon thousands upon hundreds and dozens of words, but this book is all about the first 100. Those 100 that your kiddo will learn, comprehend, repeat, and recognize before any other words, such as bear, ball, flower, dog, and baby. Features board pages and colorful pictures.

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3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board book)


A fun classic tale for babies – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle makes it to #3 on this summer’s list.

List Price: $10.99 USD
New From: $3.18 USD In Stock
Used from: $0.01 USD In Stock
Eric Carle is a household name around here. This book, one of my favorites, is about a very hungry caterpillar with a visible appetite that gnaws through (literally) almost every page. When the caterpillar is bursting with foods, he gets sleepy, curling into a cocoon to transform into a butterfly.

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4. Potty by Leslie Patricelli


Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books) (Board book)


Potty by Leslie Patricelli also manages a place among the best baby books 2015.

List Price: $6.99 USD
New From: $2.54 USD In Stock
Used from: $0.01 USD In Stock
Toddlers are interesting little people with logic, silliness, and odd questions galore. This book explores the toughest question of all…”Should I use the potty?” With loads of humor, Patricelli tells the tale of an adorable, curious little toddler tasked with making a potty-time decision. Great for pre-potty-trainers and parents alike.

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5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker


Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Hardcover)


Hitting 5th place among the top-selling and highly rated baby books for the summer of 2015 – Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

List Price: $16.99 USD
New From: $6.50 USD In Stock
Used from: $2.93 USD In Stock
Kids seem to be born with HUGE, MASSIVE, GINORMOUS imaginations, and it is up to us – the adoring caregivers, parents, guardians, and big siblings – to nurture those imaginations. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site finally answers the question, “What does the construction equipment do when the operators and construction workers go home?”

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6. Animals Baby Touch and Feel Book by DK Publishing


Animals (Baby Touch and Feel) (Board book)


Next up on the list – Animals Baby Touch and Feel Book.

List Price: $5.99 USD
New From: $1.67 USD In Stock
Used from: $0.01 USD In Stock
Babies and animals…yep, instant recipe for absolutely adorable. The Baby Touch and Feel Animals book is brimming with textures, colorful pictures, and padded covers for sensory-development and reading fun. Kiddos will learn all about new, cute animals cover to cover. Under each picture is the animal name and animal sounds.

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7. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown


Goodnight Moon (Board book)


Always a good choice in “nighty-night” books – Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown makes its way to #7 of book favorites for babies this year.

List Price: $8.99 USD
New From: $4.05 USD In Stock
Used from: $0.01 USD In Stock
Another favorite from my childhood. Goodnight Moon is about an adorable cutie who is stalling bedtime by telling everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – goodnight. As the child gets tired, the pages dim, until he says goodnight to the moon and drifts into dreamland. This is classic poetry with lullaby prose.

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8. Sesame Street – P is for Potty! by Random House


P is for Potty! (Sesame Street) (Lift-the-Flap) (Board book)


Sesame Street – P is for Potty! by Random House is a returning favorite among baby books for this summer of 2015.

List Price: $5.99 USD
New From: $2.37 USD In Stock
Used from: $2.37 USD In Stock
Written for youngsters who are learning the ins-and-outs of using the potty, this Sesame Street favorite is a mix of education for life skills and fun. Elmo is teaching his little sister about using the potty, and why using the potty is important. Includes over 30 flaps on 12 pages.

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9. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman


On the Night You Were Born (Board book)


9th up on the list – On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman.

List Price: $7.99 USD
New From: $3.73 USD In Stock
Used from: $0.01 USD In Stock
I love how loving and family-oriented this book is! On the Night You Were Born imagines what amazing things happens on the evening that a beautiful baby was born. Polar bears danced, winds whispered, and the whole world stood still. This is a bonding bedtime story for adoring, close families.

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10. Bright Baby Colors, ABC, Numbers Book by Roger Priddy


Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers (First 100) (Board book)


The final pick for summer 2015 top ten books for babies is another from Roger Priddy – Bright Baby Colors, ABC, Numbers Book.

List Price: $8.95 USD
New From: $4.49 USD In Stock
Used from: $2.20 USD In Stock
The aforementioned 100 words book was awesome, but this one centers on colors, alphabet letters, and numbers. With photographs and colorful illustrations, this book encourages kiddos to learn, comprehend, and expand their vocabularies from a young age. Roger Priddy rocks!

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 07/06/15.

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