Best baby book gifts – The top 20 list
Every so often I do an order with Booktopia or Amazon for some of the following titles, which are my all-time favourites as book gifts for babies. I like to have a collection of baby books in my cupboard as sometimes books are out of print and hard to get. And sometimes people have babies when you least expect it…
I try to steer clear of the obvious baby book titles and go for some of the more obscure classics and modern day classics, and I also like to purchase a book for any older siblings from this list here.
For a new baby we normally purchase a hardcover ‘classic’ from the top list, and a couple of board books from this list here. It’s nice to have some keepsake books that are inscribed by the giver and it’s also great for bub to have some of their own board books that cannot be easily destroyed.
I add to this list all the time, depending on what lovely new books are published each year! You can see my list of books for toddlers here as well as all my updated lists for different ages and stages, including babies and toddlers, here.
Best baby books to gift
OK, there are more than 20 titles here … this title is a lie. Where I have reviewed a particular title I have linked to the full review.
‘Baby Bedtime’ Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Emma Quay.
‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’ Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Booktopia)
‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’ Mem Fox (Amazon)
‘Whoever You Are’ Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub
‘Goodnight, Me’ Written by Andrew Daddo and illustrated by Emma Quay.
‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ Janet & Allan Ahlberg.
‘When We Were Very Young’ A.A. Milne
‘Kissed by the Moon’ Alison Lester.
‘Magic Beach’ Alison Lester
‘Hey Baby!’ by Corrine Fenton
‘Rudie Nudie’ by Emma Quay
‘It’s Bedtime William’ by Deborah Niland
‘Possum and Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words’ by Bronwyn Bancroft