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Board Books for Babies and Toddlers! These new board books will delight everyone.

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I’m a Little Snowman by Hannah Eliot
$6.99; Simonand Schuster.com
With adorable snowpeople and animal characters, this snowy story is perfect for parents and young ones alike.

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The Grinch's Great Big Flap Book by Dr. Seuss 
$12.99; PenguinRandomHouse.com
With a shortened rhymed text and over sixty Grinchy flaps for little fingers to lift, this super-simple, super-sturdy adaptation of the Good Doctor's beloved holiday classic is an ideal introduction to the story and a perfect gift for toddlers and preschoolers. 

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Five Little Dreidels by Jeffrey Burton
$6.99; SimonandSchuster.com
A Chanukah twist on “Five Little Monkeys”, little ones will love following five little dreidels on a fun-filled adventure.

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The Baby Loves Books Collection 
$23.99; AbramsBooks.com
This collection of bright and interactive board books presents key concepts to little ones. Baby will explore emotions with Making Faces; first words with Baby Loves; and opposites in Baby Up, Baby Down. With fun and adorable photography, these books are the perfect introduction to Baby’s world. 

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Summer Stroll in the City by Cathy Goldberg Fishman
$8.99; Workman.com

Take a stroll through the city in summer and experience the sights, sounds, colors, and smells of the multitude of different holidays we celebrate in the summer. From Bastille Day to the Fourth of July, everyone has a reason to celebrate. With simple rhymes, a counting pattern, and stunning papercraft art, this diverse board book is the perfect introduction to the cultural melting pot that makes the city so special.

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Why, Daddy, Why? by Tamara Girardi
$8.99; Workman.com

You know you’re a parent when it feels like you hear the word “Why?” a million times a day. In this adorable board book, a cuddly papa bear uses his cub’s naturally inquisitive nature to show the many forms of his love. From bear hugs to bubble baths and storytime snuggles, this daddy answers every question with the answer to why parents do, well, everything: love.

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Mommy’s Love by Ekaterina Ladatko 
$8.99; Amazon.com
This tender poem reinforces the message that no matter a child’s strengths or weaknesses, whether they succeed or fail, Mommy’s love never falters. With adorable art showcasing a variety of family scenarios that will be familiar to any parent, Mommy Loves You makes it clear that a mother’s love is unconditional.

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ABC Bedtime
$16.99; QuartoKnows.com
 
Through engaging but calming illustrations and text, ABC Bedtime provides an alphabet of ways to get kids to cooperate in getting ready for bed. This book is not only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for encouraging them to acknowledge that it's bedtime, get ready, and calm down their bodies and minds before going to bed. 

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Nom Nom Nom by Jeffrey Burton
$7.99; SimonandSchuster.com
With a menu on the left page and a hungry animal on the right, readers will delight in selecting different foods for the animal to try. Each animal has a gatefold flap for a mouth, allowing the animal characters to “eat” and say “NOM NOM NOM” as they chomp, chew, and crunch every dish served.

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My Mighty Marvel First Book Collection 
$64.99; Amazon.com
Jump into action with Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, the Hulk, and Iron Man! Learn all about their abilities, friends, and alter egos in six bright and bold board books, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds in each book make for fun-filled reads perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike.

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100 First Words for Little Californians
$9.99; Amazon.com
Eureka! Introducing 100 First Words for Little Californians, a state primer for kids learning their first words! Forget apple and dog. Little Californians are ready to move from ABC to PCH and other California-specific words like the Industry, traffic, and animal style (if you know, you know). Packed with hilarious illustrations and 100 words every Cali-born baby should know (before any others, of course), 100 First Words for Little Californians is the perfect board book for families who call California home.

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Strut, Baby, Strut by Amika Kroll
$8.99; SimonandSchuster.com
From baby to toddler to big girl to teen to young lady, and finally, a confident woman, this lyrical, rhyming story teaches little girls to reach high, be bold, and love big at any and every stage of their life. Full of inspiring life lessons every parent strives to teach their child from day one, this story, written for little girls everywhere, is about growing up, loving yourself, and embracing your womanhood.

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Jungle Night by Sandra Boynton
$7.95; Workman.com
Takes us through the night jungle to hear the distinctive gentle snore of each animal: “Listen to the tiger: ZEEE-ZOOO-HAAA. Listen to the cheetah: CHEE-CHEE-TAAAH.”

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Bananas For You 
$7.99; AbramsBooks.com
Do you love someone more than chickens love to dance? More than poodles love to prance? Full of eye-catching illustrations, pun-derful humor, and an extra dose of silliness sure to make little ones giggle with every page.

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Hello, New Friend!
$8.99; SimonAndSchuster.com
Meet the adorable characters from the runaway hit preschool show CoComelon in this tabbed board book!

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PJ Masks Heroes Everywhere: A Lift the Flap Adventure
$12.99; PJMasks.com; SimonAndSchuster.com
Catboy and Owlette try to keep up with magically teleporting Gekko in this interactive lift-the-flap novelty book based on PJ Masks, the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior.

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ABC Dance! An Animal Alphabet by Sabrina Moyle
$7.95; Workman.com
Teaches the youngest readers how to count from one to ten and recite the alphabet with flair.

 

Updated: November 2022

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