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BEST BOARD BOOKS

Story time.

A reader is born!

 

That doesn't mean that you need to leave behind a trail of torn pages.  Sturdy board books are a great bet for eager little hands. 

We've put together a selection of board books that can stand the test of time (and toddler wear-and-tear!).

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Touch the Brightest Star

Greenwillow Books

 

MSRP:  $15.99 (typical retail $8)

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  4 – 8 Years

 

Why We Love It

Captures the magic of nighttime. Wonderful, interactive text. Wave to the sun, wish on a star, and rub the owls.

 

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Wherever You Are

Feiwel & Friends

 

MSRP:  $12.49

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  4 – 8 Years

 

Why We Love It

A wonderful reminder to children of how very loved they are. Whimsical illustrations. Rhyming text that tugs on the heartstrings.

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Where's Spot

Warne

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  Baby – 3 Years

 

Why We Love It

Is Spot inside the piano? In the closet? Under the rug? Great lift-the-flap fun. Reinforces spatial concepts.

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The Gruffalo

Dial Books

 

MSRP:  Typical retail $8

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  3 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

Clever mouse outwits the animals of the deep, dark woods and then keeps his nerve when he encounters a real life gruffalo. Engaging, rhyming text. Beautiful illustrations.

 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Philomel Books

 

MSRP:  $10.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  0 – 3 Years

Why We Love It

Eric Carle's rich, innovative illustrations. Classic story of a ravenous caterpillar who transforms into a butterfly. Caterpillar literally eats its way through the book thanks to die cuts.

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Goodnight Moon

Harper Festival

MSRP:  $8.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  0 – 4 Years

 

Why We Love It

This quiet goodnight book is the perfect ending to a busy day. Settle in for slumber as the little bunny wishes everything in sight a good night.

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That's Not My Tractor

Usborne

 

MSRP:  $13.50

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  0+

 

Why We Love It

The fun of touching the textured pictures in search of the right tractor. Simple text. Bright pictures.

 

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Guess How Much I Love You

Candlewick

 

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  0+

 

Why We Love It

Endearing tale of Big Nutbrowne Hare and Little Nutbrowne Hair trying to describe how much they love one another.

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Dear Zoo

Little Simon

MSRP:  $6.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  1 – 4 Years

 

Why We Love It

Lift-the-flap fun. The silliness of corresponding with the zoo to find the perfect pet. A classic with staying power.

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Good Night, Gorilla

G.P. Putram's Sons

 

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  2 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

Delightful, nearly wordless tale of spirited (and mischievous!) animals escaping the zoo to snuggle up for the night in the zookeeper's home.

 

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The Wide-Mouthed Frog

Dial Books

 

MSRP:  $14.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  2 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

The exuberant fun of the vibrant, large-scale pop-up pictures. This simplified version of the classic tale of a proud big-mouthed frog ends with a splash!

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Corduroy

Viking Juvenille

MSRP:  $6.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  3 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

Corduroy's sweet adventure  through a department store on the way to finding his forever home. Lovely message of acceptance.

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How to Dinosaurs go to Sleep

Blue Sky Press

 

MSRP:  $6.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  PreK - K

 

Why We Love It

A rhythmic, rhyming story about the all-too-familiar escapades of little dinosaurs who aren't quite ready for bed yet. Amusing illustrations. Spot the dinosaurs' names!

 

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Each Peach Pear Plum

Viking Kestrel

 

MSRP:  $6.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  3 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

Sweet interactive book. Engage littles by encouraging them to spot the hidden character in each spread.

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Jamberry

HarperFestival

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  0 – 4 Years

 

Why We Love It

Little boy and bear embark on a berry extravaganza in this classic pick. Amusing pictures and delightful wordplay.

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Dinosaur Zoom!

Nosy Crow

 

MSRP:  $11.79

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  2 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

Features Penny Dale's trademark rhythmic text and beautiful illustrations. Story comes together with a surprise birthday party for the littlest dinosaur.

 

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Little Simon

 

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  2 – 5 Years

 

Why We Love It

Joyful refrain full of bravado. Join one family's adventure as they overcome obstacles on their great bear hunt. Lovely story of adventure, imagination, and surprise.

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Little Blue Truck

HMH Books

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  0 – 3 Years

 

Why We Love It

Fantastic rhyming text, teamwork message, lively illustrations. Join Little Blue Truck and animal friends on a jaunt down a country road that illustrates the power of friendship. Beep! Beep!

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Barnyard Dance!

Workman Publishing

MSRP:  $6.95

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  1 – 4 Years

 

Why We Love It

The bouncy beat. Dance along with the animals in this lively board book that includes sliding sheep, scrambling chicks, and twirling pigs.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Little Simon

MSRP:  $7.99

Mfr. Recommended Ages:  1 – 4 Years

 

Why We Love It

Classic alphabet book with a touch of rowdiness. Meet you at the top of the coconut tree!

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