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Birth to Five: Focus on the First Years: Baby Boosters

This is a photograph of the contents of a Baby Boosters Kit.

Baltimore County Public Library’s Baby Boosters Kits are collections of books and resources for use by parents and child  care providers.

Each kit has a unique theme that appeals to children and promotes reading readiness.


Each kit is housed in an easy-to-carry backpack and contains 8 children's board books on the particular theme, plus a parent resource book and a music CD or DVD.


Baby Boosters Kits are found at all BCPL branches.


You can request a specific kit free of charge at the Information Desk of your local Baltimore County Public Library branch or place a request for a kit directly from our catalog.


For a description of each kit or to connect directly to our catalog to place a request, select a link below:

All About Babies
This kit features fun books about babies and things they do.


All About Me
These self-concept books help a child learn body parts and develop motor skills.


Alphabet Antics
Letters dance across the pages and even climb trees in these books promoting early alphabet awareness.


Baby Animals
These books let children explore baby animals. Books feature a variety of animal babies such as pets, ocean animals, and wild animals.


Baby Signs
Learning simple signs can help babies communicate their wants and needs. Use the books and DVD in this kit to teach your baby signs for everyday activities, objects, and even to sing a song.


This kit helps young children explore the wonderful world of colors and includes high contrast books  that are just right for infants still learning to focus their eyes.


Books in this kit teach children about opposites, shapes, senses and other simple concepts.


Counting Fun
Learning to count is fun with lively stories featuring a variety of favorite animals.



Read about some friendly dinosaurs and all the things they do just like you!


Es Hora de Espanol!
Read some favorite stories presented in both Spanish and English. 


Exploring My Community
Read about familiar people, places and things in our communities.


This kit helps young children discover and find names for their emotions and includes simple books with colorful photographs of baby faces just right for the youngest child.


Going Green
Read about simple things we can do to help our enviroment.


Healthy Me
Read about taking care of our bodies and going to the Doctor.


Hide and Seek Animals
Young children love to play peek-a-boo, and they’ll love these lift-the-flap books and other fun stories about animals.


I Like to Eat

Read fun stories about something familiar to babies ... FOOD! 


It's A Small World

Read about people, places and animals around the world.


Me and My Family
These stories teach young children about family relationships and fun things they can do with their families. It also features touch and feel books that help them learn about objects they see and use every day.


Nighty Night
Going to bed can sometimes be scary for young children, but it’s easier with these books about settling down for the night. We’ve also included a book on getting your child to sleep so that parents get a good night’s rest, too.


On the Farm
Children will learn about farm animals as they "oink," "moo" and "quack" along with these stories.


Rhyming Fun
Rhymes and fingerplays teach young children fine motor and early literacy skills, but to young children it’s just plain fun!


Sing a Song with Baby
The stories in this kit feature classic children’s songs brought to life in colorful picture books just right for cuddling up and singing together.


Splish, Splash

This kit introduces children to the watery world around them.


Things That Go
Read about boats, cars, planes, trucks and trains… and traveling with children!


Last revised: May 23, 2013