Reading along with the little ones is something that every parent looks forward to, but our picks of the 25 best baby books are fun to share even before they speak their first words! The adorable tales and colorful illustrations captivate even the tiniest tots, and hardly anyone can resist those awesome lift-the-flap books. Our list includes classics and newer picks that kids will love, and they're the perfect gift for expecting moms, friend's kids and (of course!) your own.
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