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The best board books for babies are ones that last a long time and inspire creative play. Board books are often your child’s first introduction to reading and in many cases they will hold onto the books for years. Ready to start your baby on a lifetime journey through books? Begin with these board book favorites.
Best Board Books for Babies
There are always new books for children available but I find that many of these books are classics that are much loved every year. There are so many great board books that it was hard to come up with a short list. I love books that are interactive so many of these have flaps and other things to entice your child. This list contains affiliate links.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Parragon Books
- Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
- Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz
- Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
- Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
- Touch and Feel Farm by DK Hill
- Are You a Cow by Sandra Boynton
- Big Enough for a Bed by Apple Jordan
Many of the best board books for babies listed above are available as kindle or hardcover versions if your child is a little bit older. My very favorite book in this list is probably Fox in Socks although I read it as a hardcover book when I was a little bit older. Touch and Feel Farm lets your child explore the different textures as you read them the story. All of the books listed above have gorgeous full color illustrations to capture your child’s attention.
Do you have a favorite board book from your childhood? Or do you have a favorite that you’re reading to your child now?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 21-year-old son and 25-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies and play games. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.