Books for baby: summer holidays

books for baby
Illustration from 'The Safari Set' by Madeleine Rogers

Make this summer holiday the happiest with Emma O’Donovan’s selection of books for baby

The Safari Set by Madeleine Rogers
Set off on a sunny safari and meet the inhabitants of the savannah in this early learning animal adventure. Hippos, zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes are brought to life with a fun rhyming text and bold illustrations.
£4.99, Button Books

9780192747983_A-Home-for-GullyA Home for Gully by Jo Clegg and Lalalimola
Join gull-about-town Gully as he explores the big city looking for a home and ends up finding a family. A touching story about friendship and belonging.
£6.18, Oxford University Press


That’s Not My Plane… by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
Develop sensory and language awareness with this fun addition to a much-loved series. Plane illustrations with a variety of textures will be a holiday hit.
£6.99, Usborne Books


Bing: Eggy Heads
Join familiar friends Bing and Flop as they get busy making their very own cressy egg heads. This story is sure to inspire lots of craft activities over the holidays.
£5.99, Harper Collins


Maisy’s Bus by Lucy Cousins
Take a trip with Maisy the bus driver and all her friends as they head to the coast, in this bright, engaging board book.
£5.99, Walker Books


Noodle Loves the Beach by Marion Billet
Enjoy a day at the seaside with the adorable Noodle. Digging, splashing and having fun are what holidays are made for in this tactile tale with a rhyming story.
£5.99, Nosy Crow


Kiki and Bobo’s Sunny Day by Yasmeen Ismail
A beautifully witty exploration of feelings featuring confident Kiki and her shy friend Bobo. Will Kiki’s support help Bobo take the plunge and go for a swim?
£10.99, Walker Books


One Happy Tiger by Catherine Rayner
This first counting book for little ones exudes sunshine from every page. Help them learn number skills while falling in love with Tiger along the way.
£7.99, Little Tiger Press


Lift-the-flap and Colour: Ocean by Alice Bowsher
The perfect opportunity for little ones to start getting creative. The bold and simple line illustrations featuring underwater worlds provide the perfect canvas for toddlers to colour in.
£5.29, Francis Lincoln


Lois looks for Bob at the Park by Min Flyte and Gerry Turley
Take a jolly jaunt outdoors, searching under the flaps to help Lois find Bob. This quirky and vibrant book for young explorers is perfect for enjoying together in the garden or the park.
£6.99, Nosy Crow