For the next installment in our series of booklists, we thought we’d address books for one of my very favorite kinds of people: new babies!
The books listed below are the ones I reach for first when I want to read theologically with my 10-month-old son, and they’re also the same ones I buy over and over to give expectant parents and their babies. They are each well crafted, beautifully illustrated, theologically accurate, and developmentally appropriate for the youngest of readers. Next time you’re shopping for someone under the age of 2, be sure to check them out!
Perfect Books for a Baby Shower, Infant Baptism, or 1st Birthday
- Stories Jesus Told (this was recently republished!)
- The Big Picture Story Bible
- Read Aloud Bible Stories Vol. 1
- Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise
- He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Lastly, I would be remiss not to mention Honey for a Child’s Heart. If you’re buying gifts for a family who hasn’t yet discovered this treasure trove, by all means introduce them to it! Gladys Hunt is one of the best guides to the world of children’s literature, and she has much to offer parents who are new to that delightful world as well as those who are well acquainted with it.