Top 7 Best Picture Books for Babies

These fun and vibrant picture books will delight babies with wonderful characters, stories and interactive elements. See below for the best picture books for babies.

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1. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury

This gorgeous rhyming book is perfect to share with babies at playtime, bedtime, or any time at all! They'll love exploring their ten little fingers and ten little toes, which can be played with, tickled, and used for waving!

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2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Other Bedtime Rhymes

This gorgeous touch-and-feel book features some of the most well-known and delightful bedtime lullabies, as well as lots of interesting tactile textures for babies to explore! It provides a wonderful, interactive reading experience, and the gentle rhyming verse will help babies to fall into peaceful sleep.

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3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat: Touch and Feel

Featuring stunning illustrations and exciting textures to explore, babies will love being introduced to Row, Row, Row Your Boat and many other much-loved nursery rhymes. This gorgeous touch-and-feel book provides a fun and tactile reading experience.

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4. Peepo!

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Babies will love the beautiful, traditional illustrations and gentle rhyming verse of this charming book. This much-loved classic is perfect for introducing babies to games of 'peepo' in a fun, sing-song way.

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5. Tales from Acorn Wood: Postman Bear

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Peek under the flaps and discover lots of amazing surprises that will delight and enthral babies. Bear has lots of letters to deliver and will need the help of readers to point out who will be the next animal friend to receive one!

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6. Nursery Rhymes

This wonderful set contains a book and CD featuring an assortment of traditional nursery rhymes that babies will adore. Sing along to Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Bo Peep, Goosey Goosey Gander and many more, whilst your baby explores touch-and-feel textures and delights in the gorgeous illustrations in the book.

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7. Dinosaur Rhyme Time

Valentina Mendicino

Discover all of your favourite nursery rhymes in this stunning bumper book, along with a cast of cute and cuddly dinosaur friends! Enjoy classic rhymes like Oh the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet, The Wheels on the Bus and many more. Babies will love looking at the colourful pictures and listening to this fun selection of rhymes.

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To find more exciting books to read to your new arrivals, check out our other fun baby books.

  • AAKQO 3 years +
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    If you're a bit rusty on the words to Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Bo Peep or Goosey Goosey Gander and other nursery rhymes, then this collection is a best buy! With gorgeous illustrations, touch-and-feel features and an audio CD, Nursery Rhymes is a lovely collection with tons of baby and toddler appeal.

  • AKQVF 3 years +
    3 years +
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    All your favourite nursery rhymes seen as never before with a cast of cute and cuddly dinosaurs playing the leading roles! With favourite nursery rhymes including Oh the Grand Old Duke of York and Little Miss Muffet, as well as singalong classics such as the Wheels on the Bus and If You're Happy and You Know It, children will love this adorable and unique collection - rhyme time has never been such fun! Contains: Row, row, row your boat; Oh, the Grand old Duke of York; Little Miss Muffet; Jack and Jill; Doctor Foster; One, two buckle my shoe; The Wheels on the Bus; Round and round the garden; Mary, Mary; Humpty Dumpty; I'm a Little teapot; If you're happy and you know it; Lavender's blue; Ring a ring a roses; Twinkle Twinkle and Rock-a-bye Baby.
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    Fans of Gruffalo team Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson's Fox's Socks will enjoy peeking under the flaps in this interactive board book about Postman Bear.

    Sturdy and handily sized, Postman Bear has lots of surprises waiting to tickle your toddler's sense of humour. Bear has so many letters to deliver to his friends and the interactive elements lets young readers point out who will be next animal character to receive one!
  • RRRB Babies
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    With exciting textures to touch and Dawn Machell's beautiful illustrations, this book will introduce children to Row, Row, Row your Boat and many other nursery rhymes.

    A brilliant touch-and-feel book that younger readers are sure to enjoy, it provides a fun, tactile reading experience. The padded board format makes it fun for little hands to hold.
  • TTLS Babies
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    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is one of the most famous lullabies and this touch-and-feel book helps bring the bedtime rhyme (and many others) to life.

    A padded board book, it has beautiful artwork from Dawn Machell and the various textures provide a fun and tactile reading experience.
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    Every baby is different, but in some ways they are very much the same. Each one has 10 little fingers and 10 little toes - to play with, to tickle and to wave...

    Written in flowing rhyme by Mem Fox and with artwork from We're Going on a Bear Hunt illustrator Helen Oxenbury, this is a lovely board book to share with little children during playtime, bedtime, in fact, any time at all!

    It will also make a great gift for any new arrival.
  • EPO2 Babies
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    It's hard to believe that Peepo! is over 30 years old - this story of a baby's day is as fresh as the day it was written.

    One of the best books ever published for babies, the Ahlbergs' wit and warmth shine from every page as the cheeky baby explores his world, with a new experience to be peeped at through the hole in each page.