9 Best Books for Baby Girls: A First Library Collection

Flora and the Flamingo and other books for baby girls

When a friend had her second child when I was away on vacation. By the time I got back, her registry had been picked over and there wasn’t much left for me to purchase. What is a bookworm to do? I had to figure out what are the best books for baby girls.

I decided to make the whole gift a new library. While there are adorable gender-neutral baby books and baby boy books, I wanted her to have some really girly options as well. We looked and found the best baby books for girls.

Looking for your own child? You might want to check out our reading readiness series to learn how the choices you make for your newborn can impact their reading skills.

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Adorable books for baby girls!

Best Books for Baby Girls

If I had a little Dream

If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden

I discovered this jewel of a book last year I cried like a baby the first time I read it and it has become my go-to book selection for any newborn regardless of gender. But it’s a great one for older kids too.

The story is a wonderful look at the world and how it nurtures us. It’s a pick for the best baby books because it is a keepsake you’ll cherish forever.

Flora and the Flamingo

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

I love the fact that this book has no words because it allows you and your child to make up the story together. Flora and the Flamingo dance together.

Your child can not only flip the pictures and dance with Flora. When you are done, you can put on some music and dance with your little one. This is one of our favorite interactive picture books.

Why We Love This Book: Wordless picture Books help with language development, Caldecott Honor-Winning book, wonderfully interactive
Appropriate for ages 1-4
Find this book in Educational Books for 2-Year-Olds / Wordless Picture Books / Baby Girl’s First Library

uni the unicorn

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This story about believing has beautifully illustrated pages saturated with color. Uni believes that girls are real despite what everyone else thinks and somewhere a little girl believes in her too.

This charming story is perfect for filling heads with imagination and magic. It is perfect for a list of baby books for girls.

I had a favorite dress

I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn

Every girl has a favorite item they just can’t live without. For the little girl in this story, it’s a dress. As the girl grows, the dress becomes a t-shirt, a tank top, a skirt, and more until, finally, she finds a creative solution to wear it every day.

Mitford at the fasion zoon

Mitford at the Fashion Zoo

The momma of the baby girl in question has some excellent style. I think she will love this satire of the fashion industry as much as her little one.

The Devil Wears Prada meets the animal kingdom in this charming tale about believing in your dreams and never giving up! We love this pick from baby books for girls.

A collection of books for baby girls.

Heartwarming Books for Girls

Dear Girl

Dear Girl: A Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal

This is my favorite pick in this list of books for baby girls. I absolutely love the message in this book which encourages girls to be true to themselves always.

This book is a love letter reminding girls to love themselves inside and out. It is heartwarming and wonderful in every way.

my brave little girl

Brave Little Girl by Hilary Duff

This is an adorable, heartwarming pick from our list of books for baby girls. I love the message in the book that the world is full of endless possibilities.

It is heartwarming and had me tearing up reading it every time.

Classic Books for Baby Girls

Guess How Much I Love you and more kids books about love

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

I love that this book is about a father and his son. The baby bunny is talking about how much he loves his dad who tells the baby bunny how much he loves him in return.  “I love you to the moon and back”.  Truer words are hard to find. We cannot think of a more perfect Father’s Day picture book.

Love you forever and more books for 2-year-olds

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

The words of this book run through my head and I cannot read it to my kids without crying at the end.  I adore this book for 2-year-olds about the unconditional love a mother has for her child. “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”

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