Peachy’s Top 5 Books for Baby

I love books! I have an extensive library in my room which grows all the time. Mommy and I try to make time for books every day. They are a lot of fun and everyone should have a decent collection of their favourites.

Whenever mommy holds a book, she talks a lot. I like to observe mommy talk. I listen while I watch mommy’s lips. Sometimes I like to move my mouth the same way mommy moves hers but for some reason, no sound comes out when I do it. I can get plenty of sound out of there at other times.

Some books are mostly story with a few pictures for me to look at. Other books are mostly pictures and have very little story. I don’t mind because mommy and I make up out own story from the pictures. Mommy points at things on the page and tells me about them. I like to point at the pictures too.

Baby girl in a Fisher Price swing

Story time?

There are some books that mommy doesn’t let me touch. Those books usually have a lot of story in them. I have to be a good girl while I sit with mommy and listen. Other books have thick pages and mommy lets me play with them. I love to turn the pages like a big girl. It makes me feel like I’m helping and I like to be helpful.

Books are an important part of my day and I can’t imagine being without them. For those who have not discovered a love of books yet, I have complied a list of some of my favourites. Each of these books are great for babies for various reasons. Try out a few and see if your love of books begins to bloom.

1. Sophie La Girafe: First Words

Sophie is an adorable giraffe featured on an entire collection of toys and books. I love the whole series of Sophie books! First Words was my first Sophie book and I am using it to represent the entire collection on this top five list.

These books are relatively small and have extra thick pages. They are perfect for little hands to explore. There isn’t much story, but the simple pictures are great for mommy and I to talk about. The easily recognizable Sophie shows up throughout the book and I love being able to find her.

2. Baby Einstein: Let’s Look

Here is another great book for exploring. This is an oversized book with thick pages that I can turn all by myself. This book is pretty big and my favourite way to explore it is by sitting on the floor next to mommy. It makes it easier for me to truly enjoy.

There is very little story but the colourful pictures are fun to point at. This look and find book gives you items to find on each page. Mommy and I search for the items but we make up some of our own games as well. I like to point out things that I find. I place my finger on the page, look at mommy, and yell Ba!

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I love all my Dr. Seuss books. I am still working on completing my collections. The latest addition was this book which I found under the Christmas tree. I am using this book to represent my entire Dr. Seuss collection.

This is not the kind of book that I get to explore with my hands. I look at the pictures and listen to the story while I sit with mommy on the couch. I generally prefer to get my hands on things, and sometimes I’m still tempted, but Dr. Seuss books have such a melodic flow that I’m almost hypnotized by the story.

4. Duck & Goose

The original Duck & Goose book inspired an entire Duck & Goose series which I am still working on completing. Each book features an individual adventure that Duck & Goose embark on. I am using the original book as a representative of the entire series for this top five list.

These board books are a good size for small hands and the colourful pictures are fun to explore. The stories are simple but cute, and with a positive message in each book. I like that each book features the characters of Duck and Goose. I enjoy being able to find them on the pages of different books.

5. Peter Rabbit

Daddy got me this book before I was even born because he remembered this story from when he was little. It was the first book that mommy ever read to me when I was just a newborn baby. I am now big enough to look at the pictures while mommy tells the story. The pages are too delicate for me to turn on my own, so for this book I need to be on my best behaviour.

My Peter Rabbit book is a part of a box set which contains 23 books about Peter and the other characters in his world. Each story can stand alone, but together they provide a glimpse into the secret lives of bunnies, hedgehogs, squirrels, mice, and other critters. Mommy and I have gone through the entire collection several times and each time we start over, we’re swept away to a different land.

There is my list of top five books. What are some of your favourites?

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66 thoughts on “Peachy’s Top 5 Books for Baby

  1. What a lovely selection there are so beautifully written:) I nearly cried when I read the bit about Peter Rabbit and dad buying it before Peachy was born, too cute:)
    Mainy
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • Thanks 🙂 I had actually never heard of Peter Rabbit until my husband told me about it. We saw the books at the store while I was still pregnant. Couldn’t not buy them. I`m glad we picked them up because they really are cute stories. Now they have a Peter Rabbit show on tv and all the characters from the books are there. We just discovered it and Peachy has been getting into it. But she has so many shows that she wants to watch that I have to be selective. Can`t let the tv raise her. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Awww, such a lovely collection of books. Our boy has only just started to really get into reading at bedtime but it is so hard to find ones that hold his attention long enough! He’s 20 months so he can’t quite grasp stories of much length but repetitive words and numbers lose their shine after say… ooo… 20 times?lol. May have to try some of these out… especially Beatrix Potter, what’s not to love?! #dreamandsparkle

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    • Peachy is just approaching 14 months. If she’s full of energy she won’t sit still either. But when she’s had a good playtime and is getting a bit tired she likes to snuggle up and listen to me read. Sometimes she changes her mind after a few minutes, and sometimes she falls asleep, but I just go with the flow. Maybe we’ll read three books in a row and maybe we’ll read just one page. If she’s had enough I stop and we continue the story later. That’s what bookmarks are for. Thanks for stopping by.

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    • We found the entire box set at a great price. I’m so glad my husband pointed it out when we saw it at the store. It has become a staple of story time. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I think reading to our little ones is so important, I’m forever adding to my girls’ library. The Peter Rabbit book is my favourite out of some great ones listed there, I loved it when I was little too! Thanks so much for linking up to #Blogstravaganza, hope to see you agagin next week xx

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    • I think reading is important too. I remember my mom reading to me when I was little and I used to love it. Not only did I like hearing the stories, I liked having that quiet time with my mom. I want Peachy to have those memories too which is why I started reading to her right from the beginning. She’s too little to understand but I want her to develop the habit of story time. It’s something we’ve always done so when I pull out a book she already knows what to expect. Thanks for reading.

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  4. There are some lovely recommendations here – we don’t have any of them in our collection yet!
    My little one loves the ‘That’s not my…’ series of books. She loves looking at and touching the sparkles or textures on each page.
    #EatSleepBlogRT

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  5. Thank you for the recommendations I think I will need to buy some of these for my baby as I don’t have a big enough collection of books for him. #BloggerClubUK

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    • Ideally I like to buy books that would transition well into older years. Most of these books would work but a few probably wouldn’t. That’s ok too. It’s good to have some just for baby. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. How fun! We have a huge collection, and I love to see how each child has their own favorites. My middle child loved the Sandra Boynton books, but the baby seems to enjoy Eric Carle books more. Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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    • Those two authors seem to be quite popular with the little ones. We have one Sandra Boynton book but I haven’t read it in a while. Maybe I’ll try it again. Thanks for reading. We don’t have any Carle books. I’ll try to hunt some down. Thanks for visiting.

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    • We have the alphabet book too. It was the first Dr Seuss book we got but Peachy was only about a month old at the time. The first one I read her when she was old enough to realize she was being read to was the Cat in the Hat and that’s the one she fell in love with. I haven’t read her the alphabet one in a while. I remember it had a nice flow to it and I think she would like that. I’ll have to pull it out and read it again. Thanks for visiting.

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    • I think so too. But Peachy also gets excited when she recognizes something. I read her a book, then let her forget about it for a while, and when I read it again she’s amazed that she knows the book. Some books are more memorable to her than others. Thanks for reading.

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    • So many people are recommending those books. I’ve seen them in stores but haven’t bought any. But so many people can’t be wrong. I’ll pick some up next time I spot them. Thanks for reading.

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  7. We read Goodnight moon so frequently (each night in bed) that I can recite it.Still 15 years later. I loved the very hungrary catapillar, we took Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? With us when we went to the zoo so we’d match the animals in the pictures with the real ones in front of us. #KCACOLS

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    • I like the idea of bringing the book to the zoo. Maybe we’ll do that when Peachy is a bit older. I’ve been meaning to pick up the caterpillar book for a while but I haven’t tracked it down yet. So many books and so little time. I think we might have Goodnight Moon. We try to switch up the books we read. I do reread them but it’s part of a bigger rotation. I think I’d go mad reading the same book every night. But then again, if that’s what it took to get Peachy to sleep, then that is what I would do. Thanks for reading.

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  8. I keep meaning to buy the peter rabbit books. I had them as a child and loved them. One of my friends bought Rory a soft peter rabbit book when he was first born and he loved it! In fact he still sits and looks at it now! #KCACOLS

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    • They really are great stories and they are so popular that you can find Peter Rabbit books and accessories everywhere. Maybe we’ll do a Peter Rabbit theme for Peachy’s room once she’s ready to move out of the nursery. But we’ll see what she’s into then. There is still time. Thanks for reading.

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  9. I love reading blog posts in the child’s point of view – just so cute! My son absolutely loves books as well! We have a Duck and Goose book that he is just obsessed with, I didn’t know there were others, definitely going to look into it. Thanks for sharing ❤ #KCACOLS

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  10. We 💕Love💕 Books too! I even signed up with Usbourne books just to feed our addiction! I haven’t heard of duck and goose before. It looks super cute!! We love peep inside series by Usbourne and The Gruffalo (and other Julia Donaldson books). So glad my kids love books!!! #kcacols

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  11. Sophie wrote a book…wow she has gone up in the world! We love Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit the classics are the best! My sons favourites were going on a bear hunt, guess how much I love you and each peach pear plum! Some fab reads! Thank you for linking to #KCACOLS we hope to see you next Sunday x

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  12. What a lovely top 5! It’s hard to pick just 5 books, but at the moment some of my daughter’s favourites are the Usborne Picture books 🙂
    #kcacols

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    • It is hard to pick just 5. There were many on the list that didn’t make the cut. I don’t think I’m familiar with those books. I’ll look into that. Always searching for good baby books around here. Thanks for visiting.

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