Our Favorite Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

My little guy loves books. We read every day, and always before bed. He’s learning to turn the pages and will sit with his books by himself for a long while. They’re also great to take along in the car and to restaurants. Here are some of our favorite board books:
Joyce Wan Books
Beautiful, bright illustrations, sweet text. My son loves these. This is just a few of her books.
You Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan
Hug You, Kiss You, Love You by Joyce Wan
We Belong Together by Joyce Wan
Are You My Mommy? by Joyce Wan

Heads, Tails and Noses by Kidbooks
Cute, colorful and easy to read, but what my son and I LOVE about these books is that they have felt pieces that stick out from each page making it easy for him to turn the pages. 
Owl’s Forest Numbers
Jumbo’s Jungle Colors
Daisy’s Dinosaur Opposites
Pinky’s Farm: Moms and Babies

These books make learning to turn pages a snap. 

Interactive Books

Books with actions you can do together or pages for the toddler to lift flaps, push buttons or pull tabs.

Tickle Time by Sandra Boynton
Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
The Wheels on the Bus by Jerry Smath
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Colors All Around by Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Toon Car Road Trip by Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Lights On, Lights Off!  by Disney Junior
Pop-up Peekaboo: Things that Go
Pop-up Peekaboo: Woof! Woof!
Pop-up Peekaboo: Farm
Pop-up Peekaboo: Colors
Bedtime Books
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasam
Down in the Woods at Sleepytime by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest
Good Night America by Adam Gamble
It’s Time to Sleep My Love by Nancy Tillman
Reading every day–even at this age is vital–but how many babies sit still for an entire board book? On those high energy days we choose books with the fewest words. They are still learning book skills, such as holding the book up-right, turning pages and word boundaries. These are bright, colorful books with illustrations little ones love.
Books with one word per page: quick to read and
great for asking questions and pointing to things. 

BabyLit Books
Love, love, love these. What a great way to introduce your little ones to your favorite classics. Each book teaches an age-appropriate skill such as colors and numbers.
Huckleberry Finn A Camping Primer by Jennifer Adams
Pride and Prejudice A Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams
Frankenstein An Anatomy Primer by Jennifer Adams
Wonderful Wizard of Oz A Colors Primer by Jennifer Adams
Moby Dick An Ocean Primer by Jennifer Adams
Jungle Book An Animals Primer by Jennifer Adams
Alice in Wonderland A Colors Primer by Jennifer Adams 
Jane Eyre A Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams
Romeo and Juliet A Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams
Anna Karenina A Fashion Primer by Jennifer Adams
Dracula A Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams
Wuthering Heights A Weather Primer by Jennifer Adams
Sense and Sensibility An Opposites Primer by Jennifer Adams
Jabberwocky A Nonsense Primer by Jennifer Adams
Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles A Sounds Primer by Jennifer Adams
A Christmas Carol A Colors Primer by Jennifer Adams
Cozy Classics
My son loves the photos in these books. The doll characters are charming. 
Tom Sawyer by Jack Wang
Huckleberry Finn by Jack Wang
Pride and Prejudice by Jack Wang
Moby Dick by Holman Wang
Les Miserables by Jack Wang
Emma by Jack Wang
War and Peace by Jack Wang
Jane Eyre by Jack Wang
Oliver Twist by Jack Wang
Great Expectations by Holman Wang (coming out May 2015)
Les Petits Fairytales
One to two words per page, but you can easily expand them by retelling the stories in your own words and discussing the illustrations.
Beauty and the Beast by Trixie Belle
The Little Mermaid by Trixie Belle
Snow White by Trixie Belle
Cinderella by Trixie Belle
Sleeping Beauty by Trixie Belle
Rapunzel by Trixie Belle
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Trixie Belle
Little Red Riding Hood by Trixie Belle

More Beautiful Favorites:
On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia
Little Blue Truck by Alice Startle
Pigeon Books by Mo Willems Anything by Mo Willems you can find in a board book is great.
      Pigeon Loves Things That Go!
      Pigeon Has Feelings, Too!
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Doggies by Sandra Boynton
Gossie and Friends by Olivier Dunrea (board book gift set)

Tiger Tales
      Old MacDonald Had a Farm
      Hey Diddle Diddle
      Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Other Nursery Rhymes

*check back as I am currently adding to this post*

Silly Boynton books are always a favorite.
Always check Dollar Stores and Dollar sections at places like Jo-Ann’s and Target. We’ve gotten many wonderful board books there. 
Some of the fun books we’ve found at Target’s Dollar Spot.

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