Reach for the stars with these baby zodiac books


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When I worked in libraries, one of the things I quickly learned was that there are three types of hardback books: those for babies and toddlers, those for parents, and those that can be enjoyable for both the child and the adult. Most of it falls into the former category, although in recent years there has certainly been a slight increase in hardback books for adults (these are often gift books, whether oriented with parenting humor or the nerdery). The last category is one that I particularly like now as a parent myself and I think it strikes a good balance between “loving reading this to a child” and “loving reading this myself” without getting tired of. reread it 18 kajillion times. After buying a baby astrology book earlier this year because Why not, it made me realize that this oddly important – and new – category of baby books manages to balance “for baby” with “for parent.”

At least that’s what I tell myself as I hold a restless, stubborn, stubborn little Aries in my arms as I read to him. She loves being read to her, but she also looks forward to the next adventure as soon as I close the last page.

Astrology books for babies have grown tremendously over the past couple of years. The bulk of these series were released after 2019, with more on the horizon. Astrology was particularly in vogue during this same period, so it’s no surprise that interest in all things astrological signs has spilled over into baby books. These books take on a wide range of tones, both serious and light, and frankly I find the whole concept to be both equally.

And okay, I guess it’s time to admit that those baby zodiac books aren’t that “nice balance”. They’re for parents who can’t wait to gain a better understanding of their movements before they get big enough to truly express who they are. They are also aimed at parents who want to feel better about their work as parents and ask the stars for explanations.

They are also for parents who are just looking for a little laugh on these really tough days.

I grew up loving astrology, so I also like this emergence of a genre, even though reading multiple versions of a sign gives roughly the same conclusions. But the beauty of hardback books is in their illustration and clever language play, so each one brings their own magic to the table.

Find below a selection of zodiac books for babies to enjoy alone or with your little ones. Note that, as is the case with hardback books, authorship is not always clear, which means that it is not always possible to guarantee diverse authorship. There is a range of authors and perspectives represented, but it’s probably not as inclusive as it could be. Likewise, the emphasis in these books is on Western Astrology.

The good news is that art is fairly inclusive, something that I deeply appreciate while reading to my child.

Zodiac books for babies

Astro Baby Book Cover

Astro Baby by Michelle Tea and Mike Perry

This is the first book in the “Astro Pals” series written by Michelle Tea – yes, that one – and illustrated by Mike Perry, who did illustrations for Big city. You could throw this one under “certainly for adults,” but the neon kaleidoscopic illustrations will keep young readers enthralled. Astro Babies is a comprehensive zodiac book for babies, and the series itself includes an individual entry for each sign.

book cover dear little bull

Baby Astrology by Roxy Marj

Each of the signs is represented in this whimsical series illustrated by Marj. I took the Aries entry for my kid and it’s pretty smart. Written as a letter to the reader, you will learn about the best qualities of each sign followed by what a person who is that sign needs to work on in a soft and playful tone.

Intelligent Astrology Book Cover: Gemini

Smart Zodiac Signs by Alyona Achilova

This zodiac series takes on signs with a clever twist: Each book has an interactive element that spins the wheel, so young readers can engage with the page. Each sign is depicted and explores their characteristics, favorite types of hobbies, and personality traits that will help them excel as they grow older.

cover for small astrology catrinas

Little Catrinas Astrology by Mariana Galvez

Teach your smallest reader multiple topics at once with this bilingual zodiac book that depicts each of the signs with Day of the Dead icons. At the center of the book is Catrina, the iconic Day of the Dead symbol that reminds people of what they were during the celebration.

I like the idea of ​​marrying the Latin American tradition with the zodiac. It’s a standalone book, perfect for all the little signs.

baby scorpion book cover

A little zodiac book by Daria Harper and Anna Hurley

Using rhymed texts and bold illustrations, young readers discover what makes each of their zodiac signs so special. The books focus on the good points of each sign and what makes them unique.

blanket for baby's spirit and body: astrology

Baby Spirit Body: Astrology

Each sign is included in this unique volume, highlighting the broad concept of astrology, as well as the personality traits, symbols and colors associated with each. This book is one of four in the “Mind Body Baby” series, which includes a book on crystals, chakras and meditation (the first two perhaps go a little too far into “parenting” territory. ).

my first horoscope book cover

My first Rachel McAlister horoscope

The description for this standalone book on signs claims it was the first, but it isn’t. I’ll give it this, though: this is perhaps the best description. “This will certainly speak to parents who want to make sure their children don’t enter kindergarten without a full understanding of all that is heavenly and mystical.” I legitimately burst out laughing.

blanket for my stars: fish

My Stars: Pisces by Sterling Press and Lizzy Doyle

Lizzy Doyle illustrated one of my favorite hardcover books – Eight Little Planets – and Doyle’s style works for me and my child. It’s bright and fun. The “My Stars” series features a book for each of the zodiac signs and examines not only the qualities of each, but also the constellations themselves. This series also has an interactive element.

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Jen Neary and Kellie Lehman’s Zodiac Baby series

Still in release at the time of writing, this series is being marketed to parents rather than babies, but the baby animal illustrations will speak to young eyes. It’s light and rhyming, and this series includes blank spaces all over for personalization.

I’m a huge fan of the marketing for this one, noting that the cover is gorgeous for display or “shelf styling”.

Once you’ve run out of baby zodiac books and need more hardcover book ideas that maybe reach your youngest reader more than yourself (no judgment here anyway, folks) , why not dig into the best children’s books by age, must-read baby diaries or interactive logbooks.

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