Reading List
Book Suggestions for Baby

We're blessed to live in a family of book-readers! Baby's First Library is receiving many generous donations. This made us wonder, what books would you recommend to new parents? Would you please suggest a book? Make sure to tell us why you like it!

Baby's First Library

The following books are already in our library:

  • A Baby Sister for Frances , by Hoban, Russell
  • A to Z, by Boynton, Sandra
  • Amelia Bedelia (an I Can Read book), by Parish, Peggy
  • Baby Says, by Steptoe, John
  • Baby's First Bible
  • Bible Stories (8 book set), by Toast, Sarah (adaptations)
  • Blue Hat, Green Hat, by Boynton, Sandra
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle
  • Caps for Sale, by Slobodkina, Esphyr
  • Crictor, by Ungerer, Tomi
  • Doggies (A Counting and Barking Book), by Boynton, Sandra
  • First Graces, by Walck, Henry Z.
  • First Prayers, by Walck, Henry Z.
  • From Head to Toe, by Carle, Eric
  • Goodnight Moon, by Brown, Margaret Wise
  • Guess How Much I Love You, by McBratney, Sam
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Johnson, Crockett
  • Hymns for a Kid's Heart (Volume 1), by Eareckson Tada, Joni and Wolgemuth, Bobbie
  • I You Take A Mouse To School, by Numeroff., Laura
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Numeroff., Laura
  • If You Give a Pig A Pancake, by Numeroff., Laura
  • Jesus Loves Me (My First Treasury), by
  • Leo the Late Bloomer, by Kraus, Robert
  • Mirror Me! (a Baby Einstein Mirror Book), by Aigner-Clark, Julie
  • Moo, Baa, La La La!, by Boynton, Sandra
  • More Prayers, by Walck, Henry Z.
  • Mouse's First Christmas, by Lauren Thompson
  • Noah and the Big Boat, by Ward, Brenda C.
  • Olivia , by Falconer, Ian
  • Olivia saves the circus, by Falconer, Ian
  • On Noah's Ark, by Jan Brett
  • One fish two fish red fish blue fish, by Dr. Seuss
  • Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt
  • Peek-A-Boo Bedtime (a Picture Me book), by Wolf, Jackie
  • Pete's a Pizza, by Steig, William
  • Prayers for Little Hands (My First Treasury), by
  • Safari Splash (a Move-Along Bead book), by Weiss, Ellen
  • Ten Little Dinosaurs, by Schnetzler, Pattie
  • The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
  • The Creation Story, by Ward, Brenda C.
  • The Giving Tree, by Joyce, William
  • The Giving Tree, by Silverstein, Shel
  • The Little Engine That Could (easy-to-read version), by Piper, Watty
  • The Mitten, by Brett, Jan
  • The Runaway Bunny, by Brown, Margaret Wise
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, by Potter, Beatrix
  • The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, by Potter, Beatrix
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Potter, Beatrix
  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, by Potter, Beatrix
  • The Tale of Two Bad Mice, by Potter, Beatrix
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Carle, Eric
  • What Could I Be? (Kermit Soft Cloth book), by
  • Where The Wild Things Are, by Sendak, Maurice
  • William's Doll, by Zolotow, Charlotte
  • Book Suggestions

    Friends and Family Suggest These!

    Children's Books
    The Monster at the end of this Book (starring LOVABLE, FURRY OLD GROVER) By Jon Stone Recommended by: Shawn "MOTOWN" Morrison Quote:Although written in 1971, this book is a classic. Some say, "Motown, you're so wise...How did it happen?" I'm forced to tell them that it started with a deep theological book called "the Monster..." From that point on, I have been bent on loving, the lovable and Kevin with a beard. The Polar Express By Chris Van Allsburg Recommended by: Kristen Lanning, Desirae Diehl, Kearsten Rudd Runaway Bunny By Margaret Wise Brown Recommended by: Valerie Weiss Quote:It was my favorite book when I was little, check it out!! it's so cute! Some of my other favorites were Harry By the Sea by Gene Zion, and also The Stupids Step Out by Harry Allard. Martian Rock By Carol Diggory Shields Recommended by: Bill Kuhlman Quote:Fun story, fun pictures, fun for adults to read aloud. And there's a couple of pages at the back with facts about the Solar System. Good Night, Dinosaurs By Judy Sierra Recommended by: Bill Kuhlman Quote:Very charming bedtime reading Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type By Doreen Cronin Recommended by: Bill Kuhlman Quote:Baby's first primer on union organizing. Really, lots of fun for adults, and silly enough to make a three- or four-year-old giggle throughout. Home for a Bunny By Margaret Wise Brown Recommended by: Bill Kuhlman Quote:A classic from 50 years ago. Very simple story with a sweet ending. Adorable bunnies Old Turtle By Douglas Wood Recommended by: Bill Kuhlman Quote:This last recommendation is for a bit older kids, maybe four, five, or even older. That's because it's got some advanced themes and confronts much more serious actions and ideas. But it's a beautiful, beautiful book, and is all about diversity, tolerance, and getting along with and valuing those who seem completely different from you. And it's wonderfully illustrated in watercolors. I choke up every time I read it to Elizabeth. Guess How Much I Love You By Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram Recommended by: Karen Helmer Quote: One reviewer had this to say. "With endearing watercolors by Anita Jeram that capture a deep and tender bond between the characters, Sam McBratney's touching bedtime story seeks to measure the immeasurable: the love between a parent and a child." I know that when I read it, I loved it. Congratulations again, and God Bless. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel By Virginia Lee Burton Recommended by: Chris Hass Quote: "Kids love trucks. The artwork and the subject matter appeal to kids and adults alike." The Little House By Virginia Lee Burton. Recommended by: Katherine Hass. Quote: "This little house was not just a house, but a friend."
    Parenting Books
    Touchpoints By T. Berry Brazelton Recommended by: Bill Kuhlman