It's no secret that reading is one of the best things you can do for your baby.
Reading to your little one—even from a very young age—stimulates brain development and strengthens the parent-child bond. Reading helps babies develop language skills and make sense of the world around them. Fostering a love for books is a gift your children will treasure for the rest of their lives.
It can be a bit overwhelming to start your baby's first library, so we've created a buying guide featuring the best of the best—20 classic and new titles that will take you from baby's first day to her first birthday.
1. Little Gorilla
"Once there was a gorilla, and everybody loved him. His mother loved him. His father loved him....even when he was only one day old, everybody loved Little Gorilla...But then Little Gorilla began to change."
This heartwarming story about how baby —and love—grows over the first year of life will give you all the feels. (We may or may not be crying as we type this...) And the amazing retro illustrations will never go out of style.
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