Best Board Books for Babies

These best board books for babies are perfect for other parents like me!

When my first sone was born, I couldn’t wait to start reading with him. But I quickly realized that some baby books were better than others.

Be sure to check out these other children’s board books for toddlers and infants.

You can find these must-have books for babies at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

25 must have baby board books for infants

Reading to babies is such an important ritual for their growth and development. Reading everyday :

  • teaches them about words, talking and communication
  • introduces them to building block concepts, such as numbers, letters, colors and shapes
  • builds vocabulary, listening and memory skills
  • gives babies information about the world around them

Why Board Books?

From simple stories with bright illustrations to interactive books with flaps and textures, board books are sure to capture your child’s attention and inspire their imagination.

  1. Our board book recommendations are perfect for children from infancy to 3-4 years old.
  2. They’re made of sturdy cardboard, so they can take a beating.
  3. They’re often shorter than typical children’s books – perfect for short attention spans.
  4. They’re filled with large words and vivid illustrations to keep your little one’s attention engaged.

For your new baby or for friends who have young ones, here are 25 must-have books for babies!


Mom Smarter!
Not Harder

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime.


    1. I bought Pat-the-Bunny for a worker a few years back-what a great beginning book. All these books look like very good ones to read to your children and start them on a lifetime of loving to read!

    2. I have a 13 month old baby boy and these 25 books will surely be a great collection and to read each night to my baby!

    3. It is nice to see a few classics I remember from when I was a kid. 🙂 I don’t have my own babies yet, but my best friend just had her fourth last week, so these are great ideas for gifts because there are a few they don’t have yet.

    4. Thanks for this article. I will be recommending these books to my younger sisters who have little ones.

    5. Brings back so many memories of when my children were younger. Reading is so important for children. A home without books is a home without imagination. Thanks for sharing your wonderful list Jenny and thanks for linking up today!

    6. I found you through Prowess and Pearls today. Love the post, and love love love children’s books. We love Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? and There’s a Wocket in my Pocket both by Dr. Suess 🙂 And if you are a Christian, the Jesus STory Book Bible is a MUST HAVE!! 🙂

      Thanks, and feel free to drop my blog at

    7. I love so many of these books. Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf!

    8. I don’t see Love You Forever on your list. You must check it out. I’m going to have twin grandchildren in October. I get to start all over again!


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *