Books for babies


Babies love to read books! Here are some of our top picks, all new to bookstores in the past year, including engaging animals, photos of a real infant in action and a Minnesota twist on a timeless classic.


Goodnight Loon

You’ll find the same charming rhythm and rhyming of the Margaret Wise Brown original in this delightfully localized board book by a Minnesota author and father of three. Canoes, snowshoes, hungry raccoons and more will take you and Baby to the north woods, where you’ll find “a rod and fish and Tater Tot dish,” “three fat walleyes eating rhubarb pies” and “little deer ticks and snacks on sticks.” 

By Abe Sauer

Illustrated by Nathaniel Davauer





See who’s hiding behind the flaps in this interactive board book? Seven adorable animals appear from behind their paws (double flaps that all pull down). And, best of all, there’s a surprise ending.

By Giuliano Ferri




Color for Baby

This set of four sturdy, accordion-format board books features more than 40 works by contemporary artists in four big, bold colors (red, green, yellow and blue). 

Curated by Yana Peel




Vincent and the Night

Babies love black and white, and this book delivers with lively drawings intertwined with images of a real baby boy, inspiring imagination, humor and whimsy on every page. The only downside is it’s not a board book!

By Adele Enersen