march 2019 Best Board Books

Updated Mar. 21, 2019
My Love is For You book
#1
My Love is For You
Written by Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Marilyn Faucher
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

A beautiful board book that weaves the purity, strength and endlessness of love with simple joys of nature.

One Yellow Ribbon book
#2
One Yellow Ribbon
Written by and illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

A wordless board book that follows the journey of one yellow ribbon as it transforms into many other objects.

One Patch of Blue book
#3
One Patch of Blue
Written by and illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

A wordless board book that follows the journey of one patch of denim as it escapes from a pair of pants and transforms into many other objects.

Cat and Mouse book
#4
Cat and Mouse
Written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

This charming book about a cat and a mouse features cut-outs that help teach young readers about prepositions in a fresh, innovative way. The perfect place for a mouse is inside a cozy, warm house, but a cat lives there too, and once the cat sees the mouse, a chase ensues. As the cat and mouse scurry about--on top of a chair, inside a box, outside a window, through a hole--young readers will learn about important prepositions that help them understand where one object is in relation to another. At the end of this colorful chase, the cat and mouse curl up together and nap until they're ready to start the whole thing again. Britta Teckentrup's eye-catching, simple illustrations are cleverly enhanced with cut-outs that help reinforce the words, providing a unique and fun interactive experience that teaches young readers about basic prepositions.

Good Night Sharks book
#5
Good Night Sharks
Written and illustrated by Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Sharks features great white sharks, whale sharks, spinner sharks, blue sharks, hammerhead sharks, leopard sharks, mako sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, thresher sharks, angel sharks, blacktip sharks, cookiecutter sharks, and more. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes. Young divers will explore the fascinating world of sharks while learning about different species and their watery environments.

Pride Colors book
#6
Pride Colors
Written by Robin Stevenson
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

In this photographic concept book, babies and toddlers are introduced to the PRIDE flag and the meaning behind each color.

At the Firehouse (a Tinyville Town Book) book
#7
At the Firehouse (a Tinyville Town Book)
Written and illustrated by Brian Biggs
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

In Tinyville Town: At the Firehouse, join Dexter and Firefighter Charlie on a guided tour of the Tinyville Town firehouse. See where the firefighters store their gear, where they eat and rest, and find out what happens when the alarm rings!

All of Us book
#8
All of Us
Written and illustrated by Alice Melvin
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

All of Us tells the simple tale of a family coming together to celebrate a special birthday.

Big Little Hippo book
#9
Big Little Hippo
Written and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Little Hippo is the youngest in his family . . . and the smallest. Smaller than his parents, his siblings, and all his friends, too. And even though his mom promises he'll grow, he wants to be big RIGHT NOW! But when he helps a creature even tinier than himself, Little Hippo learns that it's the size of his heart that counts most of all.

I Am book
#10
I Am
Written and illustrated by Alice Melvin
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

I Am is a wonderful introduction to emotions and feelings for the very young, helping little ones to visualize situations and giving them words to express themselves.

The Fruits of Your Labor book
#11
The Fruits of Your Labor
Written and illustrated by Andrew Tobin
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-18

The Fruits of Your Labor is a board book that explores the size progression of a baby in the womb in relation to a fruit or vegetable. Beginning at the size of a sweet pea and growing to the size of watermelon, each week of pregnancy is documented as a watercolor painting next to a fun, and also true fact about that specific fruit or vegetable, mixed with a playful quip. With its endearing illustrations and droll humor, The Fruits of Your Labor makes a perfect gift for both new babies and expectant mothers.

Dragons Are Real! book
#12
Dragons Are Real!
Written and illustrated by Holly Hatam
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This Mythical Creatures board book offers babies and toddlers a glimpse into the colorful, whimsical world of dragons. Discover what makes them so magical! Moonlight and courage and sparks, oh my! That's what dragons are made of. Did you know that dragons don't just breathe fire...they sneeze it? Or that they love to barbecue--even their vegetables? Fantasy lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of "facts" about these Mythical Creatures in Holly Hatam's (#1 New York Times bestselling illustrator) unique new series. Look for Unicorns are Real, too!

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