Picking just 10
Favorite Board Books seems like an impossible task. But remembering the board books we read until they literally fell apart was easy.
These board books were read over and over, night after night. My boys carried them around with them. Fell asleep with them. And brought them to me to be read again.
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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.
are perfect for children from infancy to 3-4 years old. board book recommendations They’re made of sturdy cardboard, so they can take a beating.
They’re often shorter than typical children’s books – perfect for short attention spans.
They’re filled with large words and vivid illustrations to keep your little one’s attention engaged.
Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.
Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.
Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children.
Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there's a monster at the end of this book!
He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just have to see this monster for themselves.
Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this board book edition is the perfect size for little hands and great for teaching counting and days of the week.
In print for well over 50 years, this beautifully illustrated, gentle story has been a favorite Golden Book for generations.
This dreamy little book is like a hug and a kiss goodnight. Reassuring and loving, it's sure to become a favorite part of every child's bedtime ritual.
Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book.
In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
I like stars. Blue stars. Far stars. Shooting stars. I like stars!
All aboard for Dreamland! Hold on to your pillow because the Goodnight Train is taking off. Roll that corner, rock that curve, and soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and even ice-cream clouds.