Monday, May 26, 2008

Over 'Goodnight, Moon' - Best board books for babies

Our favorite board books:

Hug by Jez Alborough

Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton (gets a special endorsement from Big Friend's ma)

Big Red Barn Board Book by by Margaret Wise Brown

The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book by Eric Carle

Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews

Jamberry by Bruce Degen (the rhythm of this book is really jazzy and the illustrations keep even older children interested)

Touch and Feel: Pets (or any Touch and Feel book) by Nicola Deschamps

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino. "You are right about that: I think your mama must be a bat!"

Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book by Karen Katz

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. You know, I have never liked this book, but I am a member of a miniscule minority in this regard.

Baby Faces by Margaret Miller

Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books) by Leslie Patricelli

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathman. These two books by Peggy Rathman are almost wordless but high on interwoven detail. They both work for a large age range.

Peekaboo Kisses by Barney Saltzberg

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? by Dr. Seuss

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw. Very simple but funny and with a great rhythm plus terrific colored pencil illustrations.

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina. The monkeys say "chee chee chee!".

Dinosaur Roar! by Henrietta Stickland and Paul Stickland. The winner and all-time champion favorite little-kid book in our house.

Tails by Matthew Van Fleet. A new entry in the canon. Lots of touchy, wiggly, shiny features.

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! by Mo Willems

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