Bar none, the best baby gifts that I ever received were children’s books. It was so fantastic to have something that I could read to the little one while nursing or rocking him to sleep. Granted at first, it was just a matter of the kiddo hearing the rhythm of my voice, but as he grew and started trying to pronounce words I found that he was drawn to those books I had been reading to him all along.
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Here are 50 Great Children’s Book Gifts Under $10, many under $5. Educational and easy on the wallet.
Animals (Baby Touch and Feel)
Black & White
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
First 100 Words
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story)
Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection)
Fuzzy Bee and Friends (Cloth Books)
God Gave Us You
Good Night, Gorilla
Gossie and Gertie (Gossie & Friends)
Guess How Much I Love You
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)
Happy Baby Colors
Happy Baby Words
Indestructibles: Baby Faces
Indestructibles: Jungle Rumble!
Little Blue Truck Board Book
Moo Baa La La La
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)
My First Counting Book
My Big Truck Book (My Big Board Books)
On the Farm (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)
On the Night You Were Born
One Duck Stuck: A Mucky Ducky Counting Book
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)
Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
Peek-a-Baby: A Lift-the-Flap Book
Sheep in a Jeep
Spot the Dot
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book
That’s Not My Dinosaur (Usborne Touchy Feely)
The Cheerios Play Book
The Foot Book (The Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners)
The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Wheels on the Bus (Classic Books With Holes)
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (Bright & Early Books(R))
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book
Touch and Feel: Farm (Touch & Feel)
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book
Where’s Spot? (Little Spot Board Books)
Have a look at 25 Great Things to Put in a Baby Shower Gift Basket for more ideas for gifts for new or expecting parents.
What a great list. I see several books that my little ones love. Thanks for gathering.
This list was so fun to put together. Brought back sweet memories!
I love children’s picture book (and you have listed about 5 of my favourites here!) and have kept all the best ones even though my kids are all teenagers, So I can’t believe I’ve never thought to give a brilliant book or two as a new baby gift. I always give clothes but then so does everyone else! I always wait till 1st, 2nd, 3rd birthdays and bombard them with books then – this is my new favourite idea!
Bonus is that sure makes the time feeding baby go by faster as well.
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner says
Great list! Pinning for future reference. Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link party!
Very glad to. thanks.