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Baby Books FAQs

Parents are advised to read to their children often and early. At about three to four months, it's a great time to start reading to your baby.

Babies don't understand what they are hearing when they are just three months old, but they are learning patterns of speech and intonation. They can also recognize pictures they see again and again.

Books for babies and toddlers are created with this in mind to create the best and most beneficial experience for your baby.

Don't be too worried that your baby would rather eat the book than look at the pictures and listen to the story. In fact, it's encouraged. Buy books your baby can see, touch, and feel, or try pop-up baby and toddler books and play peek-a-boo.

Babies are learning words, but they're learning shapes, colors, and textures, too. Even infants can start to become familiar with everyday objects before they are ready to learn the words for them.

Need some ideas for types of baby books to buy? Here are our recommendations:

And if your baby has a literal hunger for books, get them a book that is safe to be chewed on, like Hello Farm!

There are many best-selling baby books, new and old. Some best-selling baby and toddler books include:

  • Baby's First Spot & See
  • Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama
  • Goodnight Moon

For those who want to continue a family tradition, try books that are beloved across generations, like The Poky Little Puppy, a Golden Book first published in 1942.

Or your baby could join the tens of millions of children fascinated by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, who eats his way through a week of foods.There are 11 books in the Hungry Caterpillar series. Babies love them all.

Another popular baby book that will give you a dose of nostalgia is Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? which offers a fun, imaginary zoo experience.

Wondering where to buy baby books? Alibris offers 250 million books through a network of 4,000 booksellers in 65 counties.

Whether you are looking for good books for kids, books for teens and young adults, parenting books, or any other subject, you will find the book you want at a price you will love. For the best in value, service, and selection, choose Alibris.