15 of the Best Board Books

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I’ve read a lot of board books, good and bad. Babies and toddlers love board books so when picking out books to buy just remember you will probably have to read this book over 50 times. Not all board books are created equal so here are some board books that I love and don’t mind reading a million times.

Pajama Time
by Sandra Boynton

Belly Button Book
by Sandra Boynton

Boynton’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1
by Sandra Boynton

(Do you see a pattern? Pretty much any book by Sandra Boynton is going to be excellent.)

Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?
by Dr. Seuss

Some Bugs
by Angela DiTerlizzi

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Dear Zoo
by Rod Campbell

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

by Nina Laden

First 100 Words
by Roger Priddy

Good Night, Gorilla
by Peggy Rathman

Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown

Where’s Spot
by Eric Hill

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr.

Harry the Dirty Dog
by Gene Zion

The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats

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  1. Great list! I remember many of these from my own childhood and have a few for my boys currently. There are still a bunch we need to add to our collection though!

  2. Thanks for these suggestions! I read to my son, Artie, every night and going through the ten books we have is getting old. Reading to our children is so important so I will try some of these books soon!

  3. Oh my heart! What a great list. So many of these books are from my childhood so I’m over here overdosing on nostalgia. We have a lot of these and we love love love the Eric Carle collection- we had a hungry Caterpillar themed birthday party for my 1 year old. Reading together becomes so much more fun when it takes you back to your own childhood!

  4. Great selection of books! I LOVE board books, even still for my destructive 2 & 3 year olds. I have some of these and have found other great options in our public libraries. I particularly love the Dr Seuss books but the longer versions are even better ?

  5. These are great books, our daughter will love these. Lately she has been into learning how to read which is awesome. Thank you for sharing this post.

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