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Board books:

A Book of Sleep – Il Sung Na – a perfect bedtime book

Hello Animals / Hello Bugs – Smriti Prasadam-Halls – great black/white pictures for baby staring

Anything Sandra Boynton, especially Dinosaur Dance and Moo Baa La La La

I Believe in Me – Lorie Ann Grover – lots of kids doing kid things

Baby’s First Words – Christiane Engel

Picture books:

Please Baby Please – Spike Lee – hilarious; there’s a butt! Can’t beat it.

Jamberry – a classic! Still great!

Don’t Hug Doug – Carrie Finison – but you can give him a high five right on the page!

Baby Goes to Market – Atinuke

Little Blue Truck – no kid I’ve met doesn’t love this

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Favorite children's books of mine are all oldies but goodies (I'm thinking of the ones I read with my son). Among them: The Velveteen Rabbit, Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends," Winnie-the-Pooh, The Jungle Book.

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