june 2019 Best Board Books

Updated Jun. 19, 2019
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True book
#1
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Brigette Barrager
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn! The Land of Unicorns is in trouble -- it has been raining and raining for what seems like forever. This is a big problem because there are only three ways that unicorns can get their magic: from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows, and from the sparkle of believing. Luckily, Uni the Unicorn has always always always believed...that little girls are REAL. Join this very special unicorn and the little girl who believes right back as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and all who live there! Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to revive this world glowing with possibility and hope that is the stuff of childhood fantasies.

Open the Preschool Door book
#2
Open the Preschool Door
Written and illustrated by Christopher Santoro
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A lift-the-flap board book all about preschool from the creator of OPEN THE BARN DOOR and OPEN THE GARAGE DOOR! Little preschoolers will love lifting 11 fun flaps to find a smiling teacher, a playground, a class pet, and much, much more in this bright and engaging board book. With a simple story and colorful and inviting illustrations, this is the perfect way to introduce the youngest of students to a preschool classroom.

Squishy Squashy Lion book
#3
Squishy Squashy Lion
Written and illustrated by Jenny Copper
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Squish and squash the lion as you read the rhyming story and discover all the things that Lion loves to do. Perfect for interactive play, for shared reading or for reading alone, these delightful, touchable books are full of fun!

Kissed by the Moon book
#4
Kissed by the Moon
Written and illustrated by Alison Lester
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-5

May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong. Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby’s wonder at our beautiful world. From Australia’s favorite picture-book creator, Alison Lester, comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

Squishy Squashy Panda book
#5
Squishy Squashy Panda
Written and illustrated by Jenny Copper
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Squish and squash the panda as you read the rhyming story and discover all the things that Panda loves to do. Perfect for interactive play, for shared reading or for reading alone, these delightful, touchable books are full of fun!

Good Night Bath Time book
#6
Good Night Bath Time
Written by Mark Jasper, Adam Gamble and illustrated by Suwin Chan, Adam Gamble
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Bath Time highlights bubble baths, bathtubs, sudsy soap and shampoo, bath toys including rubber duckies and toy boats, fluffy towels, and more. Get ready to splash around in this charming board book! Children like to recognize their favorite bath-time rituals and may learn some new ones--while being lulled to sleep in traditional bedtime story fashion. Bath time has never been so much fun. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes. Scrub-a-dub-dub! This exciting board book takes young readers through the steps of bath time, all while lulling them to a quiet sleep.

Woodstock, Baby! book
#7
Woodstock, Baby!
Written and illustrated by Spencer Wilson
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A far-out counting board book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! On August 15, 1969, one of the greatest events in rock history took place . . . Woodstock! Now, a rhyming text and groovy illustrations combine to create a bright and lively counting board book commemorating the 50th anniversary. Little rockers will love counting everything from peace signs and guitars to bell bottoms and bands. This out-of-sight adventure is perfect for flower children of all ages. Peace, love, and board books, baby!

Good Night Colors book
#8
Good Night Colors
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Colors features a yellow school bus, green rainforest, turquoise waves, rainbow-sprinkles, crayons, a red fire truck, white snow, purple grapes, painting colors, blue and pink cotton candy, eye colors, orange clownfish, and more. This educational and colorful board book pairs everyday objects with an array of colors, making it fun and easy for young readers to understand the world around them through a classic bedtime story. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes. Experience the rainbow with every turn of the page in this enriching bedtime board book!

Future Astronaut book
#9
Future Astronaut
Written by Lori Alexander and illustrated by Allison Black
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Ground Control to Major Baby: Could you be an astronaut? Does baby have what it takes to become an astronaut? That's an affirmative, Houston! Discover all the incredible ways that prove baby already has what it takes to become an astronaut -- from growing healthy teeth to eating from plastic packs to working in small spaces. Includes lots of fun astronaut facts to help prepare little ones for takeoff! Future Baby is an adorable new board book series that takes a playful peek into an assortment of powerful careers and shows little ones how their current skills match up with the job at hand. With Future Baby, babies can be anything!

My Preschool book
#10
My Preschool
Written and illustrated by Anne Rockwell
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A little boy takes part in many activities at preschool, from cheerful hellos in circle time, to painting colorful pictures and playing at the water table before snack time, and sharing toys with new friends. The best part of saying good-bye at the end of the day is that the little boy knows he will come back tomorrow. In her signature style, Anne Rockwell captures a child's preschool experience with warmth and reassurance.

Born in the Wild book
#11
Born in the Wild
Written and illustrated by Lita Judge
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

What do grizzly bear cubs eat? Where do baby raccoons sleep? And how does a baby otter learn to swim? Every baby mammal, from a tiny harvest mouse "pinky" to a fierce lion cub, needs food, shelter, love, and a family. Filled with illustrations of some of the most adorable babies in the kingdom, this awww-inspiring book looks at the traits that all baby mammals share and proves that, even though they're born in the wild, they're not so very different from us, after all!

Fishy Fishy: A Changing Picture Book book
#12
Fishy Fishy: A Changing Picture Book
Written and illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Fishy, Fishy is an entertaining numbers novelty book full of surprises. By pulling the tab on each spread, you can change the acetate picture and add another character to the image—add a friend for the dog, another animal to the rocket, and many other fun reveals. With lively text and colorful illustrations, it is a great way to introduce the concept of counting to young children. Previously published titles in the series are Red Car, Green Car and Dinosaur Galore!

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