Revived Book Club
If you want something a little different from the typical babies board book, try the artist series by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober. The rhymes are fun and the art is beautiful. The books won't make your child a prodigy, but they are entertaining poems set to beautiful pictures, which is what any good children's book should contain.
Based on this excerpt, I may have to buy Not So True Stories.
While tooling around the Chronicle site, I found a parenting book my husband might appreciate.