Baby's First Book LibraryCurated by Phaidon Editors

Price AUD$450.00 | Phaidon 100 Price CAD$400.00 | Phaidon 100 Price £230.00 | Phaidon 100 Price USD$300.00 | Phaidon 100 Price T300.00 | Phaidon 100

The perfect gift for a baby's first library, these books bring early-learning concepts to life via the visual arts. This thoughtful selection exposes the youngest book-lovers to renowned artists and enriching topics such as opposites, shapes, color, food, and art. An excellent start to an exciting bookshelf and a bright future!

How Old Am I?: This book showcases the faces and life stories of 100 people from around the world in numerical order, from a one-year-old to a centenarian, giving children a reference point for each age.

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.: Artist Yves Klein always thought about how he could surprise his audience. One day, he decided that he would only paint in one color – blue. This clever, quirky read-aloud biography was made just for kids.

Jackson Pollock Splashed Paint And Wasn't Sorry: A clever, charmingly quirky portrayal of painter Jackson Pollock – written especially for kids.

Vehicles Hide and Sneak: Truck, truck, truck... turtle! Spot the imposter on each page, in this handsome collection of vehicles and look-alikes. This interactive odd-one-out board book for the youngest readers features a favorite theme: transportation.

Food Hide and Sneak: One of these things is almost like the others... but not exactly the same. An artful and unusual odd-one-out board book for the youngest readers, featuring a much-loved theme: food.

My Art Book of Love: A tender and wise ode to love, illustrated with an expertly curated selection of fine art for young children.

My Art Book of Happiness: Emotions are part of every toddler's day – and now, part of their first art collection.

My Art Book of Friendship: Friends are an important part of every toddler's social life – and now, part of their first art collection.

Art This Way:  With this clever interactive book, kids can view artworks from the Whitney Museum's esteemed collection in a whole new way – an invitation to explore and discover.

Piles of Leaves: Dig through the leaf pile in this collage-inspired book with see-through pages.

Animals Are Delicious: An informative and entertaining illustrated exposé of three animal food chains – – animals are delicious… to other animals!

What’s Cooking?: A whimsical read-aloud of delicious answers to ridiculous questions about what can – and cannot – be done in the kitchen.

Growing Together:  A brand-new collection of refreshingly off-beat picture books from Taro Gomi, the best-selling author of Everyone Poops.

Undercover:  A clever and surprising picture-book approach to categorization and the art of disguise.

Twinkle, Twinkle, ABC: A musical mash-up for the toddler set that will bring them to their feet ... until it's time to sleep.

Something’s Fishy: This ice-fishing mystery features a grumpy penguin, a troupe of curious onlookers, and a surprise ending.

Rhyme Flies: Stunningly stylish art accompanies indulgent wordplay, ridiculous rhymes, and giggle-inducing punch lines. Suitcase... FRUITcase!

Little Bear Dreams: What do little bears dream about? Bright snowflakes perhaps? Or dark starry nights? Hot chocolate? Cold pizza? Straight horizons? And curly mustaches? A cozy and whimsical ode to polar opposites.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 300 × 235 mm (11 3/4 × 9 1/4 in)
  • Pages: 990 pp
  • Illustrations: 876 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838664701