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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Book List: Gifts for Newborns

When a new baby is born, what better gift to give than a book or two? Books make wonderful keepsakes and will be loved and read for many years. The KBR team has pooled their resources and compiled this list of favourite books to give at special times like this. Some are classics that have stood the test of time, while others are newer and will soon create their own memories. We hope you enjoy them and make this a 'go to' list whenever you want to find something particular to give.



1 2 3 of Australian Animals by Bronwyn Bancroft, Hardie Grant Egmont, $14.99, 9781760501860.

Boo! by Margaret Wild and Andrew Joyner, Penguin, $19.99, 9780670078073.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carl, Picture Puffin, $16.99, 9780141379500.

Classic Nursery Rhymes by Chris Riddell and Dorothy M Wheeler, Bloomsbury, $29.99, 9781472932389.


The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall, Harper Collins, $14.99, 9780732284350. (Read our review)

The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs, Harper Collins, $49.99, 9781460756218. 

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Harper Collins, $17.99, 9780064430173. (Read our review)

Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, Walker Books, $16.99, 9781406300406. (Read our review of the pop-up edition)

Hello Little Babies by Alison Lester, ABC Books, $14.99, 9780733339882.


Hug by Jez Alborough, Walker Books, $16.99, 9780744582734.

Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester, Penguin, $19.99, 9780670076758. (Read our review)

Mummy, Carry Me Please! by Jane Cabrera, Holiday House Inc, $32.99, 9780823444748.

My First Animalia by Graeme Base, Penguin, $19.99, 9780670077489. (Read our review)

My Sunbeam Baby by Emma Quay, ABC Books, $24.99, 9780733333552. (Read our review)

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss, Harper Collins, $9.99, 9780008385156. (Read our review)


On the Day You Were Born by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks, Allen & Unwin, $14.99, 9781760633004. (Read our review)

Possum Magic by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, Harcourt Brace & Co, $15.99, 9780152632243. (Read our review)

Rudie Nudie by Emma Quay, ABC Books, $14.99, 780733331732.

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, Harper Collins, $17.50, 9780064430180. (Read our review)

Smile Cry by Tania McCartney and Jess Racklyeft, Exisle Publishing, $14.99, 9781925335378. (Read our review) 

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury, Penguin, 24.99, 9780670072392. (Read our review)


The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Harper Collins, $19.95, 9780060256654.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, Penguin Random House $12.99, 9780723247708. (Read our review)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Penguin Random House, $16,99, 9780140569322. (Read our review)

The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester, Affirm Press, $19.99, 9781925475616. (Read our review)

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals by Mo Willems, Walker Books, $24.99, 9781406383584.

Where is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, Penguin, $19.99, 9780670041497. (Read our review)