february 2019 Best Board Books

Updated Apr. 25, 2019
Sloth Slept on book
#1
Sloth Slept on
Written and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Who's that sleeping in our tree? When a group of kids finds an animal happily napping in their backyard, they set out to discover what it is and where it belongs. As they search and search--never noticing the posters and articles about a sloth that's fled the zoo--they finally discover the identity of the snoozing creature. When sloth wakes up, it's in for a BIG surprise!

Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest book
#2
Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
Written by and illustrated by Ian McAllister
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

In this photographic board book, readers are introduced to the baby animals born each spring in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Ten Magic Butterflies book
#3
Ten Magic Butterflies
Written by Danica McKellar and illustrated by Jennifer Bricking
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Fairies, butterflies, and magic help to make this math-focused board book from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Goodnight, Numbers" and star of "The Wonder Years" positively enchanting! Full color.

Farming book
#4
Farming
Written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Explore the world of a farm in this popular nonfiction board book, adapted for our youngest readers.

Flip, Flap, Find! Counting 1, 2, 3 book
#5
Flip, Flap, Find! Counting 1, 2, 3
Written and illustrated by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Curious preschoolers will love peeking through the pages to see who will hatch from each egg, in this counting, flip-the-flap, animal counting book. There are eggs to count from 1-10, then flip the flap to find out whose eggs they are. A clue encourages children to guess who the babies will be: "I have a green scaly tail. Who will hatch from my eggs?" says the mommy chameleon. Intriguing cut-through holes in the flap reveal further clues, with eyes or tails peeping through. Whether insect, fish, reptile or bird, there's a whole wonderful world of animals and their eggs to discover and count in Flip, Flap, Find Counting Eggs--from one fluffy flamingo all the way through to ten beautiful butterflies.

We All Sleep book
#6
We All Sleep
Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and illustrated by Sally Morgan
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.

My First Fairy Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears book
#7
My First Fairy Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Written by and illustrated by Marion Cocklico
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

What is Goldilocks doing in the bears’ house? Li the flaps, pull tabs, and roll objects aside to discover Goldilocks as she eats the bears’ porridge, accidentally breaks a chair, and falls asleep in Baby Bear’s bed!

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn book
#8
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn
Written and illustrated by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Meet the colorful unicorns as they explore a magical kingdom in this cute baby board book with flaps to lift and pop-ups to enjoy. Join Moonbeam the purple unicorn as she searches for a friend in the enchanted forest and Sunshine the yellow unicorn as she discovers a secret castle. Which unicorn is hiding behind the colorful rainbow? Lift the flap to see! A magical addition to the best-selling Pop-up Peekaboo series, this read-aloud children's book encourages first learning by introducing little ones to colors and adorable characters. Both parent and child will have fun turning the pages, lifting the flaps, and playing peekaboo. The perfect gift for preschoolers, this book is certain to make them giggle in delight! This sturdy baby book is ideal for preschool play and will keep toddlers entertained time and time again.

If I Were a Bear book
#9
If I Were a Bear
Written by Shelley Gill and illustrated by Erik Brooks, Shelley Gill
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

From the author and illustrator of If I Were a Whale, comes this colorful, rhyming board book that playfully features bears found in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Toddlers will love this fun introduction to bears, in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares facts about these amazing animals in an imaginative way. If I were a polar bear my ears would be small, my feet would be furry, I'd have barely any tail at all.

The Three Little Pigs book
#10
The Three Little Pigs
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The Three Little Pigs is a traditional fairy tale perfect for reading with children aged 3 to 5. This story has been loved around the world for over a century and remains a family favorite for parents looking for fairy stories. When the three little pigs decide to leave home, they build houses made of straw, branches, and bricks, but which house will stay standing when the big bad wolf tries to blow them down? The charming illustrations in this fairy tale picture book are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones, and the large-format is ideal for sharing and reading together at bedtime.

If I Were a Bird book
#11
If I Were a Bird
Written by Shelley Gill and illustrated by Erik Brooks
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

From the author and illustrator of If I Were a Whale, comes this colorful, rhyming board book that playfully features birds found in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Toddlers will love this fun introduction to birds, in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares facts about these amazing animals in an imaginative way. If I were a bird you know what I'd try? Flying wing tip to wing tip in a forest flyby! I could be an ebony raven, wind lifting my wings, tumbling past treetops, upside down of all things.

My First Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs book
#12
My First Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs
Written and illustrated by Gwe
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Help the three li le pigs stay safe from the big bad wolf! Children are invited to li aps, pull tabs, and roll objects aside as they help the li le pigs build their houses of straw, wood, and brick.

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