Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 0-18 months
If you’re looking for the ‘next book’ for a baby aged 0-18 months old, then these book recommendations from the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group have you covered.
The Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison Tait set up this fast-growing group and invited me on board as a moderator. It is the place to share your thoughts on books your little ones love, links to relevant children’s book reviews, and, of course, to ask the group for suggestions and recommendations about books for your child to enjoy next.
You can join here.
Please note, these lists are member-generated and not edited with my teacher librarian hat on! Some books may be more suitable for slightly older babies, but all are brilliant bedtime books.
Books for babies 0-18 months old
For more books for this age range see my post ‘Best Books for babies’
‘Max’ by Marc Martin
‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator).
‘The Noisy Book’ by Soledad Bravi
‘The Going to Bed Book’ by Sandra Boynton
‘That’s Not My … ‘ series by Fiona Watt, Rachel Wells
‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’ by Mem Fox, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
‘Dinosaur Roar!’ by Henrietta Stickland
‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell
‘Macca the Alpaca’ by Matt Cosgrove
‘Goodnight Moon’ by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
‘Blue Hat, Green Hat’ by Sandra Boynton
‘Under the Love Umbrella’ by Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd
‘Spot’ series by Eric Hill
‘Where Is The Green Sheep?’ by Mem Fox , Judy Horacek (Illustrator)
‘Aussie Toddlers Can’ by Magabala Books, Kim Delios (Photographer)
‘Construction’ by Sally Sutton, Brian Lovelock (Illustrator)
‘Noni the Pony’ by Alison Lester
‘I Went Walking’ by Sue Machin, Julie Vivas (Illustrator)
‘Monkey and Me’ by Emily Gravett
‘Kissed by the Moon’ by Alison Lester
‘My Cat Likes to Hide In Boxes’ by Eve Sutton, Lynley Dodd (Illustrator)
‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
‘Shh! We Have a Plan’ by Chris Haughton
‘Good Night Sleep Tight’ by Mem Fox, Judy Horacek (Illustrator)
‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
‘Moo, Baa, La La La!’ by Sandra Boynton
‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
‘Brown Bear’ by Bill Martin Jr, Eric Carle
‘Beautiful Oops!’ by Barney Saltzberg
‘Meg and Mog’ series by Helen Nicoll, Jan Pienkowski
‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle