Whether you’re looking for a new addition to your child’s library or looking for a gift for a friend’s baby boy, we’re here to help you. There are a lot of baby books available so it can be challenging to find great books. We have collected a list of the best books for boys made for baby boys from ages 0 to 3.
What to Look for in Baby Books for Boys
Finding a great book for baby boys can be hard since there are a lot of options out there. Whether you are looking for a book for your kid or a gift for a baby shower, birthday, or holiday, you should look for baby books for boys with the following features.
Babies have a hard time grabbing things so make sure that you get a book that has thick pages that they can grab onto. The more durable the better because regular paper books will be torn to shreds by infant and toddler hands. Some books, especially those for newborns and infants, are labeled as indestructible so we recommend getting these books for younger children.
Bright, colorful images
Kids are more attracted to bright colors than muted blends and pastel colors so look for a book that has bright images. This will also make it easier for kids whose eyesight hasn’t fully developed yet. Choose books with large pictures, bold illustrations that are against a contrasting background.
Newborns, infants, and toddlers love when their parents read aloud to them. While their age will determine how much they are able to understand, parents should get books that they enjoy reading to their child and even ones that they can memorize to make the storytelling more engaging.
Baby Books for Boys
The following age-appropriate books have all been chosen by our readers and friends who have baby boys. These are great books to turn your baby boy into a well-read and well-rounded scholar.
Don’t Push the Button!
Don’t touch the button! Don’t even try! But who can resist? A fun read-aloud bedtime book, “Don’t Push the Button” will have your kids laughing and learning self-control. This screen-free fun for kids lets baby boys celebrate their curiosity with this silly monster book and it makes a great gift!
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings
Men typically try to hide their feelings, but this book helps young boys explore their natural feelings. This book teaches empathy and emotion which will help baby boys grow into caring adults. It is also a great book for children experiencing anxiety and extreme emotions, or who have been diagnosed with autism or as a Highly Sensitive Person.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This is a timeless book for both boys and girls that tells the story of a famished caterpillar who eats his way through a week of various foods. The 25th-anniversary edition comes with twenty-fifth anniversary edition comes with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.
Love You Forever
This book, first published in 1986, has sold over 15 million copies and tells the story of a mom telling her son that she’ll love him forever as long as he lives. It’s a great book to send your baby boy to sleep with.
First 100 Board Book Box Set
This box set of words for kids will teach your baby boy his first 100 animals, colors, numbers, and shapes, and words. It’s a great way for infants and toddlers to learn key concepts and words with these bright board books. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading that won’t be destroyed by young hands.
Pink Is for Boys
This beautiful picture book helps break down gender divides and stereotypes to empower young boysand their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. This book encourages young boys (and girls) to do what they love regardless of what other people think about it.
In sharp contrast to the first book above, “Don’t Push the Button!”, “Press Here” encourages the reader to push the button, shake it up, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next. This book teachers kids how to interact with the world around them and is great for infants, toddlers, and preschool age kids.
The Book with No Pictures
A book with no pictures might seem like a boring book for baby boys, but the trick is that every word in the book needs to be spoken aloud. Even with no picutres, it provides an engaging experience for both kid and parent. For kids who have learned it speak, it’s a great way to teach them sounds including words such as BLORK. Or BLUURF.
My First Big Book of Trucks
Regardless of gender stereotypes, there’s no denying that many baby boys love trucks. Even our friend’s boy always points to random objects and vehicales and says “truck.” This book of trucks is packed with a variety of trucks that kids can color to their heart’s delight.
Things That Go
Filled with colorful illustrations of things that go, this book will teach your baby boy about planes, trains, automobiles, and more. The large, tabbed pages make it an adventure to find things on each page.
My First Book of Feminism (for Boys)
Teach your baby boy to treat women with respect from a young age. The engaging, rhyming text make the compelling, age appropriate argument that girls and boys are equal. This book is intended for boys from ages 0-3.
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
Hugs are great and Tiny T. Rex’s friend needs one. But with short, stumpy arms, how is Tiny supposed to hug him. Join him on this incredible adventure to hugs.
ABC Science Book (S.T.E.A.M. Baby)
Teach your baby boy about science from an early age. This book explores the alphabet with fun, inspired science and technology themes ranging from Astronaut to Zoologist. Teaches basic scientific concepts and careers up to age 3.
Unique Books for Baby Shower
If you’ve been invited to a baby shower and are looking for a book for a baby boy, then the books below might be a better fit since they are meant for newborns.
Pat the Bunny
A cute book for parents who are interacting with their babies for the first time. The touch-and-feel book provides babies with a playful and engaging experience that is sure to create lasting memories for the parents. This special combo pack also comes with a stuffed bunny for the baby to sleep next to.
This indestructible book is perfect for newborns and teaches babies about all of the different types of faces from kissing and hugging to different skin tones. This is a great first book for baby boys.
Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest Book
Featuring soft flaps help develop hand-eye coordination and support fine motor skills, this book features fun rhymes and stories for babies. It contains 6 brightly colored pages with friendly characters in order to foster imagination and the idea of possible worlds.
Featuring thick pages in the shape of dinosaurs, this book will introduce babies to more than 20 different kinds of dinosaurs. As babies grow older, they’ll be able to touch the pages to try to guess the name of the dinosaur.
Another block book by Christopher Franceschelli, this book captures more than 24 construction machines. The die-cut shapes outline the different machines allowing babies to guess them.