Ten Book Picks for Welcoming Baby

Are you searching for a gift to welcome a baby? Is there a better gift than a book? Here are some favourites you can grow with and love for years.

Top Ten Baby Book Picks Graphic with book covers

Babymoon by Hayley Barrett, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

A gentle story that pays tribute to the wonder of a family’s first days with a newborn.


Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

A celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world.


The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

A mother’s steadfast love is at the heart of this classic, by one of my all-time favourites, Margaret Wise Brown.


Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

New babies can bring so much change. This tender and reassuring story might help.

(Speaking of change — to help ease this transition for an older sibling, check out these two heart-warming, laugh out loud funny books: How to Be a Baby…by Me, the Big Sister, and His Royal Highness, King Baby.)


Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Paul Howard

An ode to the joys of family and food — full, full, full of pleasures.


Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

It is Kitten’s first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes.


Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

An interactive, classic story that follows a baby through the day.


Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

A tale of boundless affection between a daddy and baby. (Illustrated by the brilliant Anita Jeram, who beautifully illustrated our potty book, Skip to the Loo.)


The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

A classic, funny, and heartwarming Little Critter book about welcoming a brand-new baby to the family.


The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

A celebration of the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children, now and forever.


And a few of mine (because I just can’t stop writing about babies…)

Little One, We Knew You’d Come, illustrated by Eve Tharlet

Celebrate the joy, wonder and absolute miracle of a brand new baby.


Found, Loved, and Near, illustrated by Jago

A trio of books to remind babies they are safe, and loved, and never alone (from the team that brought you The Jesus Storybook Bible.)


The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition, illustrated by Jago

This large, beautiful clothbound edition makes a perfect gift.


Even More Books for Babies

I can’t stop writing books for babies. Explore a few more.

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