Emma O’Donovan is here to brighten up your bookcase with the latest books for baby
Little Concepts: ABC French by Daniel Roode
Learning the alphabet and French words has never looked more fantastique than in this beautifully stylish book. Colourful and engaging illustrations bring this learning experience to life.
£8.99, Quarto Kids
A Tiny Little Story: Farm by Lisa Jones and Edward Underwood
A delightfully squishy cloth book full of bright farmyard characters. Perfect for the youngest readers.
£10.99, Nosy Crow
Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt
A jam-packed rhyming story about things with wheels, designed to be sung to the tune of Baa Baa Black Sheep.
Goodnight, Mr Panda by Steve Antony
A wonderfully anarchic observation of the importance of a proper bedtime routine and the mayhem that ensues if things aren’t done just right. Completely charming and full of fun. £12.99, Hodder Children’s Books
A Bear is a Bear (except when he’s not) by Karl Newson and Anuska Allepuz
Is he a squirrel? Is he a bird? Bear has woken up with some confusion over his identity. This is a funny and beautifully illustrated story about just being yourself.
£11.99, Nosy Crow
Splish, Splash, Ducky by Lucy Cousins
Embrace the inclement weather and embark on an outdoor adventure with Ducky and friends. A joy to share on a rainy day.
£11.99, Walker Books
A Lion is a Lion by Polly Dunbar
When a devilishly debonair lion comes to visit, he has mischief in mind. A wonderfully raucous read-aloud romp.
£11.99, Walker Books
Dino Duckling by Alison Murray
A touching reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Ugly Duckling, Dino Duckling’s differences are celebrated, but what will happen when his family fly south for the winter?
£13.32, Orchard Books
Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson and Tor Freeman
This madcap, laugh-out-loud counting book follows the misadventures of 10 sizzling fat sausages on a quest to escape the frying pan. Will they succeed, or will the cat, blender or plug hole be their downfall?
£11.99, Andersen Press
Ten Little Fingers and ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
A glorious celebration of diversity and those precious early parenting moments filled with lots of tickles and play. A perfect first baby gift.
£5.99, Walker Books