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2014 Best Books for Babies list released by Carnegie Library


Every parent knows two things when it comes to early education for their babies: that one can never begin too early in life to guide babies on their path to a well-rounded education, and that books can be a phenomenal means of doing so.

Created by a panel of local librarians and child development experts, the Best Books for Babies list is a nationally recognized guide for parents, teachers and caregivers to select quality materials to share with babies age birth to 18 months.

Best Books for Babies is a cooperative project of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, The Fred Rogers Company and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. The Best Books for Babies Committee strives to identify books that will delight and engage both babies and the adults who care for them.

This year’s selections help parents dip their baby’s toes into experiences that revolve around different animals, colors and shapes, as well as giving and asking for help, babies of different cultures, and exploring different actions, expressions, words and sounds.

All books on the Best Book for Babies list were published in 2013:

· Good Night, Trucks: A Bedtime Book by Brian Biggs

· Farm by James Brown

· Maisy’s First Colors by Lucy Cousins

· Global Baby Girls edited by Global Fund for Children

· Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin

· Diggers Go by Steve Light

· My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts by David McPhail

· Baby Parade by Rebecca O’Connell

· It’s Time to Sleep published by Priddy Books.

· Healthy Baby: Cuddle, Eat, Move, Reach, four titles by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

Parents can read this year’s Best Books for Babies book descriptions at and


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