8 Children's Books About Eyes

Updated Jan. 18, 2019
Eyes book
#1
Eyes
Written by Michael E. Smith
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Did you know animal eyes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors? Read this picture book to your kids and explore the uniqueness of eyes.

Nancy Drew 51: Mystery of the Glowing Eye book
#2
Nancy Drew 51: Mystery of the Glowing Eye
Written by Carolyn Keene
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When Nancy Drew eagerly agrees to help her lawyer father solve the mystery of the glowing eye, she has no way of knowing that it will involve the kidnapping of her close friend Ned Nickerson. A puzzling note in Ned’s handwriting set Nancy and her friends Bess and George on a hazardous search for a bizarre criminal. From their base of operations, the Emerson College campus, the three girl detectives and Ned’s college pals follow a maze of clues to locate the kidnapper’s hideout and rescue Ned. Not only is Nancy greatly worried about Ned, but also she is alarmed by the high-handed methods of a woman lawyer who tries to take the case away from her. Readers will follow Nancy’s exciting adventures as she unravels this dangerous web of mystery.

Who's at the Window? book
#3
Who's at the Window?
Written and illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Quick—who’s at the window? Could it be a drooling, hungry WEREWOLF? No! Turn the page and you’ll find a nest of adorable baby birds. Nothing is what it first seems in Agnese Baruzzi’s fun novelty book, which has a die-cut windowpane that shows just a glimpse of what lies beyond. Children will love this guessing game that’s full of surprises!

Hello, World! My Body book
#4
Hello, World! My Body
Written and illustrated by Jill McDonald
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. (“How many fingers can you count on each hand?") It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! It’s a Circle book
#5
Ripley's Believe It or Not! It’s a Circle
Written and illustrated by Ripley Publishing
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-5

Following on the heels of the delightful ODDphabet and Wacky 1-2-3 board books, kids 0–5 can learn their shapes with Look! It’s a Circle (But Not Just a Circle!). Basic shapes are fun to identify, but they also show up in real life. Enjoy seeing these shapes become fun and sweet reminders of things we see and do every day with a few of the same silly characters from ODDphabet and Wacky 1-2-3. The Look! It’s a Circle board book features original illustrations from Ripley’s cartoonist John Graziano. Weird, wonderful, and all true…Believe It or Not!

Don't Blink! book
#6
Don't Blink!
Written and illustrated by Tom Booth
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Think you can win a staring contest against an elephant? What about a gorilla, a cheetah, a fox, or an alligator? What about all them—AND a bunch of their other animal friends—at the same time? You're about to find out! Whatever you do DON'T BLINK! Readers will enjoy testing their own staring skills against a vibrant assortment of characters in this interactive picture book from talented new author Tom Booth.

Baby Loves the Five Senses: Sight! book
#7
Baby Loves the Five Senses: Sight!
Written by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners. Baby loves the five senses! Accurate enough for experts, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science of vision, light, and color. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two as well.

Way Down Below Deep book
#8
Way Down Below Deep
Written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by David Sheldon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Swim with the ocean's most secret creatures! What mysteries lurk at the bottom of the ocean? Discover some of the world's most fascinating animals, such as anglerfish, luring prey to a toothy doom with a siren's light; vampire squid, peering forth with red eyes; and sea cucumbers, filtering food from the water passing through their bodies. Follow the lanternfish as he lights the way down to the mysterious deep, where whale worms sprout from bones and all varieties of jellies float free. Children will learn about these bizarre bottom-dwellers through clever rhymes and captivating drawings that bring this sunless land to light. Fun, sometimes silly, facts and images accompany each rhyming marine description.

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