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My 10 Favorite Children's Books


Ever since our little Sebastian was born and we got home from the hospital, I started reading to him and it’s become one his favorite parts of the day. From books ideal for bedtime stories to peek-a-boo flap books,I had a carefully curated list of books that I wanted to introduce to him from a young age and also have displayed on his nursery shelves. These books have also played an important role in his bedtime routine and has become his cue to sleep.

To see all my favorite children's books, scroll down and also find links to where you can shop and have them delivered to you at no extra cost.


Bunny Roo, I Love You


"The world can seem like a big, bewildering place for new babies—fortunately, their mamas know just how to soothe and comfort them. Through enchanting scenes portraying all kinds of mama animals looking out for their little ones, the mother in this story reassures her baby, and young children everywhere, that their caretakers will always love them and keep them safe. This beautiful picture book has the feel of a classic and its heartwarming premise should make it a family favorite."


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Paris: A Book of Shapes


"Introducing Hello, World, an exciting new board book series that pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of cities around the world. Paris is a treasure trove of fascinating shapes: there are triangles at the Louvre Museum, rectangles at Notre-Dame Cathedral, arches at the Arc de Triomphe, and stars in a beautiful Parisian night sky. Explore shapes all over Paris in this gorgeous board book!"


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A Hug is For Holding Me


"A Hug Is for Holding Me is a sweet, cozy book about love and affection and invites children to engage with the natural world in a fresh, new way. Some hugs are tight and some hugs are snug . . . but guess who gives the BEST hugs?"


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Home



"Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists."


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Press Here


"An interactive picture book containing coloured dots and inviting the reader to use their imagination. When the reader rubs the dots they change colour, claps over the dots they grow, tilts the book and the dots slide around presenting a colourful array of images."


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Where's Mr Dog


"The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers!Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colorful felt flaps.In Where's Mr Dog?, you're on the look out for Mrs Cat, Mr Mouse, Mrs Rabbit and Mr Dog himself! Lift the final flap and there's a surprise mirror - always a hit with the little ones. Parents adore these books because they are beautiful but tough enough to withstand even the most enthusiastic of young readers. And children love them because they are just so much fun."


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear


"Vibrant artwork and favorite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to learning about colors. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric's colorful collage animals and simple repetitive language. The book has been printed in a sturdy board book edition - perfect for little hands!"


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The Hungry Caterpillar


"The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's story - the essential first book for babies - it has sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simple, hopeful story have helped it become the most read children's book in Britain. With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for babies and toddlers.In this sturdy board book format, your little one is safe to play and tumble with their copy. This new edition also comes with an extra tough cover, so it can stay beautiful for longer."


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Where's Mr Duck


"In Where's Mr Duck?, you're on the look out for Mrs Butterfly, Mr Frog, Mrs Worm and Mr Duck himself! Lift the final flap and there's a surprise mirror - always a hit with the little ones. Parents adore these books because they are beautiful but tough enough to withstand even the most enthusiastic of young readers. And children love them because they are just so much fun."


Buy it here.


1, 2, 3, To The Zoo



"This board book combines simple counting with Carle's unusual illustrations of animals. Early learners will find the whimsical pictures appealing as they learn the beginning rudiments of numbers and counting."


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