With holidays and the time for gift-giving drawing nearer, it’s the perfect time to find some fun and engaging titles you’ll want to read aloud and share with brand-new readers. Reading together is a wonderful way to encourage a love of books in younger children, so we’ve gathered a list of titles that kids will be eager to add to their storytimes and bedtime reading lists. It’s never too early to get your little ones excited about reading, and we have the perfect group of books to entertain even the youngest of readers!

Babies in the Park Series

Babies in the Park series
Written by Kathryn O. Galbraith
Illustrated by Adela Pons

Spirited, rhyming text and colorful, graphic art take readers on a joyful romp through the park with an adorable and energetic cast of babies having action-packed days of play in a variety of seasonal activities.

Featuring diverse characters and highlighting early concepts like shapes and repetition, books in the Babies in the Park series will encourage your little readers to have an appreciation of nature and outdoor imaginative play. For this time of year, start with Autumn Babies or Winter Babies.

Buy Winter Babies through your local bookstoreBarnes & Noble, or on Amazon.

One Fox

One Fox:
A Counting Book Thriller
Written and Illustrated by Kate Read

One hungry fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl…three plump hens had better watch out! Rich and colorful illustrations plunge the reader into a dramatic and exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count on each page, learning to count from one to ten has never been so thrilling!

This stunningly gorgeous and surprisingly simple counting book with a gripping tale, great for early education and read-alouds with younger readers, has a hugely satisfying and surprising ending that’s sure to delight generations.

Buy One Fox through your local bookstoreBarnes & Noble, or on Amazon.

Stanleys Train

Stanley’s Train
Written and Illustrated by William Bee

It’s another busy day for Stanley and friends! Stanley’s passengers are boarding his train with a beach ball, a toy boat, and an inner tube. Where could Stanley’s train be headed? Off we go on another adventure! Choo, choo!

With bright illustrations, adorable characters, and a unique padded-cover format, William Bee’s Stanley series is perfect for young readers transitioning from board books to picture books.

Buy Stanley’s Train through your local bookstoreBarnes & Noble, or on Amazon.

Am I Yours PB

Am I Yours?
Written and Illustrated by Alex Latimer

A heartwarming story of community, family, and finding your way home

A group of friendly dinosaurs helps a lost egg search for its parents after it’s been blown out of its nest. But if the little egg is to be reunited with its family, first they must discover what kind of dinosaur lies inside. How can they tell what the egg looks like inside its shell?

This fun and unique tale featuring Alex Latimer’s signature bold art style will keep any little dinosaur lovers and fans of Are You My Mother? enthusiastically following along and guessing who is inside the shell.

Buy Am I Yours? through your local bookstoreBarnes & Noble, or on Amazon.