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10 Books That All Babies Should Have

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It's never to early to start reading with your baby. Early reading helps babies to develop language and vocabularly and snuggling up with a book is a good way to entertain your baby too.

Here are the top 10 books that babies will love to have read to them - and you will love them too!

Is your favourite here? They are all wonderful books which children will enjoy up to and beyond 2 years old and parents won't tire of too fast either!

Related: 10 Books That All Toddlers Should Have

Sheep in a Jeep

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple is an adorable rhyming story with lovely illustrations about a foolish group of sheep taking an eventful journey. The series continues with Sheep in a Shop, Out to Eat, on a Ship, and Trick or Treat, but Sheep in a Jeep is the original and best.

This was pretty much my kids top favourite book to have read to them!

Peace at Last

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. A lovely story of a Father bear's thwarted attempts to get to sleep. It's amazing how much noise goes on at night!

I think many parents will empathise with parents in this book.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a book you probably read as a child and still love today. Sweet, funny and a classic baby book.


Peepo! by Janet & Allen Ahlberg. This book may be 40 years old, but it is a timeless classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. Look through the holes to spot details from the wonderful illustrations. 

Wibbly Pig Likes Bananas

Wibbly Pig Likes Bananas by Mick Inkpen is one of a series of Wibbly Pig books by the creator of Kipper. Wibbly pig likes to do things that young children will relate to like playing, opening presents and drawing. And he REALLY likes bananas.

Woolly's Walk

Woolly's Walk by Phil Roxbee Cox and Stephen Cartwright is nice tickle-along book with lots of different textures to explore as you join Woolly on his walk around the farmyard.

You can also play find the ducks! (We like ducks)

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell is another classic baby book, where a child wants a pet and asks the zoo to help. They send various animals, each more unsuitable than the last.

A funny book that is perfect for little animal lovers.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Mother and child affectionatly compete to show just how much they love each other. Ahhh! You might just well up slighly while you read it.....

Where's Spot?

Where's Spot? by Eric Hill. Spot the Dog is ever popular and this is his first ever adventure. Is Spot hiding under the flaps?

Babies love looking under the flaps in books - and anything that gets them excited about books is a good thing.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andrae ia a delightful book which tells of how Gerald the giraffe learns to dance inspite of his bandy legs and the mocking of the other jungle animals.

A lovely book about being yourself and carrying on despite discouragement from other people

10 Books That All Babies Should Have

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