Trust insightful tomes to lead the way on an expedition of first words, colors and more.
This pretty picture book is brimming with everyday objects your bub will love pointing out. Chronicle Books, $18
Every turn of the page reveals a new color and a bevy of bold and beautiful things (like blue skies and indigo whales) that sport it with pride. Little Bee Books, $9
Meet and greet
A delightful introduction to other languages that even the smallest fries can appreciate. Nancy Paulsen Books, $8
By the letter
What this playful pick lacks in words it makes up for in clever illustrations that walk readers through the alphabet. Little, Brown & Company Books for Young Readers, $18
Discover basic shapes that tiny fingers can trace and feel, thanks to contoured cutouts. Gingko Press, $13