Board Books

Board books are always my most requested booklist! I know there are other deserving books that I miss, but these are the board books that have withstood the test of time in our home.

The criteria for an exceptional board book are slightly different from a child’s picture book since the needs of infants differ from older children. The best board books engage the senses, offer attractive rhymes, often use repetition, and/or introduce children to basic concepts.

All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Diggers Go by Steve Light, and others in series

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

I am a Bunny by Richard Scarry

Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

My First Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

1 is One by Tasha Tudor

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Peekaboo Baby by Camilla Reid, illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius

A Picnic with Monet by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober, and others in the “Mini Masters” series

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Board Books that Introduce Classic Literature

F is for Fairy Tale by Greg Paprocki

Cozy Classics: Emma and Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice by Jack Wang and Holman Wang

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