Books enrich the lives of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers throughout their critical first five years. Brain development and overall well-being (intellectual, emotional, social, physical development) are enhanced by a stimulating environment that includes caring adults and plenty of good quality books and interesting experiences.
Adults can learn how to share books effectively with babies and toddlers in order to make the most of the read-aloud time spent together each day. There are many excellent books available, in cardboard, cloth or fabric versions, which will delight young children and their parents.
The Best Children's Books of 2020 - NY Times
100 Favorite Books for Young Readers - NPR
Favorite Books of the Decade - Brightly
50 of the Best Kid's Books Published in the Last 25 Years