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Growing readers from birth

Babies love books, and it's never too soon to lay the foundations for a lifetime of reading. Usborne baby books are designed using the latest information from child-development experts and draw on the experience of parents and carers to create delightful books that will appeal to babies while helping their development.

Baby's very first books

Baby's very first black and white little library

Research shows newborn babies love high-contrast images and Baby's very first books feature bold illustrations along with simple words to help babies develop their vision and language skills. See all Baby's very first books.

Sharing books with babies

Read about the benefits of sharing books with babies, which include developing language skills and boosting the baby’s confidence, on the Scottish Book Trust website.

Dad reads Little book of little babies to his own baby

Click to watch a dad reading Baby's Very First Little Book of Little Babies
at the Scottish Book Trust website.

Baby's very first noisy books

Bath books

Little hands will love pressing the buttons to hear the sounds and songs in these enchanting noisy board books.

Click on a cover to listen to a sound clip and see inside.

Baby's very first touchy-feely playbooksBaby's very first touchy-feely playbooks

Baby's very first touchy-feely playbook Baby's very first touchy-feely animals playbook Baby's very first touchy-feely lift-the-flap playbook Baby's very first touchy-feely fingertrail play book

Each page of these touchy-feely books is designed to be visually stimulating with simple, eye-catching illustrations. Baby's very first lift-the-flap playbook also has flaps to lift and intriguing touchy-feely patches for little fingers to explore.

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That's not my owl... That's not my fox...

That's not my...

That's not my owl... is the latest title in the Usborne award-winning That's not my... series. Each book features simple, repetitive text and irresistible touchy-feely patches that little fingers will love to explore.

See all That's not my... books.

"The brilliantly simple concept is a winner with very young children, trusted by parents and still one of the best baby series on the market."

The Bookseller review of the series That's not my...

This month’s most popular books for babies

Usborne baby app on iPad

Baby's Very First Play App - Animals

The Baby's Very First Books series now has an app!

Babies and toddlers will love looking at the delightful images and tapping the screen to discover hidden surprises and sounds in the Usborne Baby's Very First Play App.

Hand-picked baby book collection

Bath books Baby's very first black and white book: Faces Little book of little babies Baby's very first black and white book: Babies Why babies love books
about babies

From the moment a baby is born they are seeking to make eye contact, and pictures of babies in particular are very relatable to them. Baby's very first books are full of cute babies, sleepy babies, wriggly babies and more - perfect for keeping your baby absorbed.

Read more about why babies love books featuring other babies at the Scottish Book Trust website.

Latest books for babies

Baby's very first noisy book: Trains

Baby's very first noisy book: Trains

A delightful, brightly-coloured musical book for babies, full of trains that chug and chuff along.


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Baby's very first touchy-feely musical play book

Baby's very first touchy-feely musical play book

A wonderful, colourful, musical touchy-feely book that will delight babies of all ages.


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Baby's very first noisy nursery rhymes "The perfect gift for any baby or toddler."

Progressive Pre-School Magazine review of Baby's very first noisy nursery rhymes
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