Books for baby: best new releases

Illustration from 'Thank You Mr Panda' by Steve Anthony

Resident bookworm Emma O’Donovan rounds up her favourite new book releases to enjoy with baby

9781408339824Sprinkle with Kisses: A Spoonful for Bunny by Emma Dodd 
Fun-to-explore tactile pages and a beautifully written rhyming story make this the perfect book for reading aloud together at any time of day. Utterly charming.
£6.99, Orchard Books 

FeltFlap_Lion_Cvr_FINALWhere’s Mr Lion? by Ingela P Arrhenius
The wonderful surprise ending of this hide and seek story will have babies chuckling with delight as they discover creatures hiding behind easy-to-lift felt flaps.
£6.99, Nosy Crow


Things That Go by Jane Foster
From beeping buses to zooming rockets, this makes a sweet gift for young fans of things that move. Its bold illustrations will captivate little readers.
£6.99, Templar Publishing


Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood
This beautiful depiction of a non-traditional friendship between a carrot and a pea will have both parents and toddlers in stitches. A lovely inclusive story about the importance of being kind.
£11.99, Two Hoots


Funny Faces by Mojca Dolinar
This innovative new series stimulates a baby’s developing vision with bright and bold, high-contrast illustrations. These fun and vibrant books are the ideal tools for early shared reading experiences.
£5.99, Pat-a-Cake


The London Noisy Tube by Marion Billet
London’s most vibrant sights, including the museums, are showcased in this delightfully immersive book. There’s a sound button to press, to engage small readers, and ‘spot Shakespeare’ feature on each page.
£7.99, Campbell Books


Not Now, Bernard by David McKee
This board book makes a classic addition to baby’s home library. Bernard seeks his parent’s attention as a monster wreaks havoc in the back garden; a witty tale about crying wolf.
£5.99, Andersen Press


Counting with Tiny Cat by Viviane Schwarz
A delightfully off-the-wall exploration of numbers with the help of a cat and several balls of yarn. The bold black and white illustrations will engage babies of every developmental stage.
£11.99, Walker Books

Dear-Zoo-35Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
First published 35 years ago, this perennial classic passes seamlessly from generation to generation. Your little one will delight in guessing which animals are concealed beneath the flaps.
£12.99, Pan Macmillan 


Thank You, Mr Panda by Steve Anthony
Mr Panda delights us all once again with his third lesson in good manners. After all, there’s nothing quite as rewarding as saying thank you. Exquisitely illustrated fun from start to finish.
£12.99, Hodder Children’s Books