Best Baby Books: 0 to 3 years

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Looking for the most effective books for babies? Here we’ve got curated a list of 20 best baby educational books.

  • Books 1 to 3: ABCD
  • Books 4 to 6: Counting & Shapes
  • Book 7: Colours
  • Book 8: Scribbling
  • Book 9: Objects
  • Books 10 & 11: Body Parts
  • Book 12: Emotions
  • Book 13: Touch (Tactile)
  • Books 14 to 18: Concepts (like pairs, opposites etc.)
  • Bokks 19 & 20: Animals (and Sounds)
Books For Language Development
1.  A Is for Apple (Trace-and-Flip Fun!) (Smart Kids Trace-And-Flip)

Rating: 4.8/5 (
Price: Rs. 492

This book offers an engaging way for children to learn the alphabet. Each page features a capital letter that a child can trace with their finger, a flap to lift to find a surprise along with bright illustrations! The illustrations include cuddly animals and familiar objects.

2. ABC: A Child’s First Alphabet Book

Rating: 4.6/5 (
Price: Rs. 524

A beautiful book by Alison Jay will help your baby learn the English Alphabet. The bright paintings are perfect for toddlers. The paintings for each letter are detailed and have an interesting ‘treasure hunt’ kind of quality to them.

3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Rating: 3.9/5 (
Price: Rs. 186

Sing along, as the letters make their way up the coconut tree. Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault’s rhythmic lyrics and illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bright, bold colors make for a catchy way to remember the alphabet, both lower and uppercase letters. With non-tearable pages and rounded corners, this book will delight very young kids.


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Books For Introducing Early Math
4. Baby 123

Rating: 4.7/5 (
Price: Rs. 269

This board book features black-and-white photographs of babies interacting with objects that correspond to the featured number, 1 through 10. The object is in color and coordinate with the number featured, making the connection easy and understandable.

5. Best Counting Book Ever

Rating: 4.6/5 (
Price: Rs. 315

This classic book makes learning numbers fun and easy. Full of humour and beautiful illustrations, this book may indeed be the best counting book ever!

Books for Introducing Early Spatial Sense
6. My Very First Book of Shapes

Rating: 5/5 (
Price: Rs. 900.22

A book that teaches children the concepts of shapes through colourful illustrations. In this board book, the bottom half of a page matches the top half of the page. Children need to match the suitable pairs and will gradually understand shapes.

7. Baby Touch: Colours

Rating: 4.4/5 (
Price: Rs. 220

This book provides a great introduction to colors for young kids, with each page featuring a different color. There are bright pictures throughout the book, which teach colours such as red, blue, green, yellow and purple.

8. The Scribble Book

Rating: 5/5 (
Price: Rs. 658

A book that draws out your child’s inner artist. The Scribble Book encourages children to unlock their creativity by just picking up a crayon and scribbling .

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9. The Baby’s Catalogue 

Rating: 4.7/5 (
Price: Rs. 539

The Baby’s Catalogue by Allan Ahlberg is filled with easily recognizable objects. Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and prams – and lots of other fascinating things!

Books For Introducing My Body Parts
10. Eyes, Nose, Fingers and Toes

Rating: 4.1/5  (
Price: 417

This is a introduction to parts of the body and what they can do. From a blink of their eyes, to a wiggle of their shoulders, to a stomp of their feet, a group of toddlers joyfully explores the many ways to use their bodies.  

11. Where is baby’s belly button?

Rating: 4.5/5 (
Price: Rs. 250

Karen Katz’s adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for children to understand body parts in a playful manner.

Books For Social Skills Development
12. How Does Baby Feel?: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book 

Rating: 5/5 (
Price: Rs. 401

Baby wants milk and crackers.

How does Baby feel?


There are so many feelings that Baby can have! Little ones can lift the flaps to find Baby experiencing a range of emotions. 

13. Faces: Baby Touch First Focus

Rating: 5/5 (
Price: Rs. 182

Baby Touch First Focus contains a range of bright, happy characters and faces in high-contrast black, white and yellow colours. There is also a mirror at the end and ‘peepo hole’ on every page.

14. Touch, think, learn: Opposites

Rating: 4.3/5  (
Price: Rs. 604

This book provides an opportunity to explore the universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts such as opposites. TouchThinkLearn books give early learning new dimension to kids.

15. Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)

Rating: 5/5 (
Price: Rs. 476

Learning about opposites has never been more fun – or funny. Spaghetti is yummy, worms are yucky. Sandwiches are yummy, sand is yucky. With bold illustrations, the author humorously introduces concepts.

16. Quiet Loud

Rating: 4.3/5 (
Price: Rs.523

‘Sniffles are quiet, but Sneezes are loud, Thinking is quiet, Singing is loud’. With colourful illustrations, Leslie Patricelli humorously introduces opposites to very young children with comically dramatic effect.

17. Big Little

Rating: 4.7/5 ( 3.0/5 (
Price: Rs.565

Ladies are big, but ladybugs are little. Illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli’s spirited board book, stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites. The book has the same author as the previous two books in our list.

18. My Very First Book of Motion

Rating: 4.5/5 (
Price: Rs. 299
In this book, children can match each animal with the way it moves. Which animal hops? Which one waddles? These fun book is full of bright animals and is sure to be loved by your young one.

19. Dear zoo

Rating: 4.4/5  (
Price: Rs. 313

Dear Zoo is twenty-five years old, and still as popular as ever! And with an updated look, this children’s classic is sure to delight the new generation kids! With bright, bold artwork, Dear Zoo has the thick card pages, attractive colors and sturdy flaps making it perfect for small hands.

20. Moo, Baa, Lalala

Rating: 4.2/5  (
Price: Rs. 183

This raucous story about the sounds that animals make—including three pigs who say “la la la!”, is just perfect for reading aloud. This book features popular animal characters on thick board pages and is a favourite among children.

Tips for choosing good educational books:
  1. Be conscious of the age appropriateness of the books. Complicated feelings, emotions, storylines will not be suitable for infants and toddlers.
  2. Choose books with large and high quality pictures and illustrations. They play an important role in keeping the child engaged.
  3. Avoid books which can overwhelm the child with extreme emotions such as sadness or anger.
  4. Avoid books which directly or indirectly reference violence.
  5. Pay attention to the language quality in the books. Many English books in India are full of grammatical errors.
  6. Select stories that are relatable to the child. If you select a storybook that is set in the USA where they reference reindeers and snow, it may not connect with an Indian child.
  7. If your child is very young, getting him/her board books (which have thick pages) is a good idea.
  8. Lastly elect books that give a clean and distraction-free design experience to your child.
  9. Pay attention to the learning methodology before selecting an educational book.
  10. Select books that have conceptual depth rather than breadth.

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