Everyone knows how big I am on books and reading to babies. This is my third post on reading to younglings and the encouragement it gives them as they grow and their minds develop. I love reading to my son and I think it creates such a curiosity in him and adds to the growth of his vocabulary and imagination.
In this section of the Baby Buying Guide, I will give you a list of 20 of the best board books you can get for your baby and introduce you to the Amazon Prime Book Box for babies from age 0 Months through 2 years old.
The Truth Is…
I take reading to babies so seriously because as I’ve mentioned before, when they miss out on this part of the learning process it creates a problem later on. Both of my sisters had kids and neither one of them read to their kids as babies. Both of their kids needed speech therapy. I think this is partly due to missing out on the language development reading gives.
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Opposed to that, I wanted to try a different method and began reading to my baby when he was still in my tummy. In turn, my son is 22 months and already forming sentences, repeating words, and playing by himself using his imagination. It just shows how much reading to babies starting from the beginning can have such an impact on them.
Take it from me mommies, you don’t want to have to deal with the heartache and pressure that comes along with putting your child in speech therapy. It would much rather be a better option to start reading to your baby from birth and get them used to the idea of books and loving the story telling.
Help the build their vocabulary, imagination, and language development. When a toddler can voice to you what they need and want, it gives them such a sense of pride and independence.
The Best Board Books For Babies
#1 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd – In this classic of children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. I love this book. It’s one of my favorites!
#2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – After 50 years this book is still going strong. Absolutely love it. Carle’s classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a beautiful butterfly.
#3 First 100 Words by Roger Priddy – Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs and words to look, talk about, read, and learn. I think my favorite is the padded book cover and the bright vibrant colors in the pictures. This is a great book to sit with your little one and point and pronounce words and let them repeat it back to you.
#4 The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna – Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down. I love to use this book to change voices with the different characters coming out and watch my little boys face light up as if he’s watching a play. It’s so much fun for him and me.
#5 Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees – This is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. We’re so happy when he finally gets to follow his dream.
#6 I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt and Cyd Moore – A mother and child discuss how the mother’s love would remain constant even if her child were a smelly skunk, scary ape, or bug-eating green alien. This is another one of my favorites as the pages are filled with the love of a mother and her child asks over and over again only to get the same answer.
#7 That’s Not My Monster by Fiona Watt and Racheal Wells – The bright pictures with patches of different textures are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches. My son’s favorite patch is on the last page when he finally finds his monster.
#8 Itsy The Clever Spider by Susie Linn – This heartwarming story is about a clever spider who is on a mission only to have a change of pace from someone one he wouldn’t expect. I love the courage in this story and think it’s a great story to teach little ones about being ambitious.
#9 Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton – This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say “la la la!” This is serious silliness for all ages. This whimsical and hilarious book features nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters. It’s a joy to read with my little one and I’m sure you’ll love it too.
#10 Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz – Mommy and Baby can now count and cuddle as they hug and read about Baby’s day of fun in this book ideal for even the youngest reader and it’s the cutest story as they go through their day counting hugs.
#11 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and George and Doris Hauman – This classic story is now in a lap-book format. The story has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original Hauman edition. Toddlers can cheer on the little blue engine and that “can-do” attitude that keeps her chugging along. This book can teach even the littlest one to have determination.
#12 Monster Trucks by Anika Denise and Nate Wragg – Readers will delight in this lively read-aloud story with a clever and surprising twist at the end. It’s perfect all year-round! This board book edition is perfect for the youngest monster and truck fans. I bought it for Halloween but found that we can read it any time and it’s just a joyous book to have. Your child will definitely enjoy this one.
#13 Hello Ninja by N.D. Wilson and Forrest Dickison – Whether they’re dancing nimbly through the tropics or hobnobbing with the king of France, ninjas large and small will love this new story from bestselling author N. D. Wilson. It’s the perfect story for quieting down at bedtime.
#14 If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul and David Walked – In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup “kiss and then HOWL”? Would Bear and her cub “kiss and then GROWL”? But what about Sloth and her baby? They move soooo slooowwwww . . . they’re sure to be kissing from early evening until long after everyone else is fast asleep!
#15 I Love You To The Moon And Back by Tim Warnes – The sun rises, and a bear and cub begin their day together. They splash in the water, climb mountains, and watch the shimmering sky. They show their love by touching noses, playing chase, and of course, hugging. A sweet, gentle rhyme, perfect for sharing with a special little one!
#16 Dinosaur Dance by Sandra Boynton – A brand-new board book about dancing dinosaurs from this beloved and bestselling author. She really has a knack for children’s stories and that shows in her work. This lively prehistoric bunch as they get everyone’s tails shaking for a feet-stomping good time.
#17 You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis and Caroline Jayne Church – This book has become well-known and well-loved by parents and children everywhere. Using the uplifting chorus, this board book with a foil cover is perfect for everyday.
#18 Look, Look! By Peter Linenthal – This is the ideal first board book for babies just beginning to look and learn. It’s full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies.
#19 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin and Eric Carle – A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
#20 Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell – This classic lift-the-flap book has been a favorite with toddlers and parents ever since it was first published in 1982. Babies love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has. With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of favorite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child’s bookshelf. This was one of the first books we had in our library.
Ok, That was probably a lot to read, huh?
I wanted to make sure I shared some books that are in my library that I think you will love for your baby. These are some best books out for your toddler right now and some of them are beloved classics.
Prime Book Box Subscription
Now that you’ve gotten through my list of the best baby board books ever, I want to tell you about the Prime Book Box for kids. If you are like me and love to read to your little one, this is the perfect monthly subscription for you. I love that it takes the hassle out looking for new books for my son and I get something new for him every month.
At only 19.99 a box, you can choose whether you want to receive your subscription every 1, 2, or 3 months. I decided to go with receiving my box every two months. It’s great because babies love repetition and this is the perfect way to read the books you already have and throw a few new ones in the mix now and then.
The best part…. The books you receive in your box will be discounted 40% off the list price. You can’t beat that. For the Baby – 2 year subscription, you’ll receive 4 books in your box and at just 5$ book, that’s a steal because I’ve seen some prices for these books.
I really think this could be the best solution for new moms wanting to build a library of books for their babies and toddlers. This is how I have now built a library of over 50 books. I just love baby books.
Each box features books that Amazon customers love and their Amazon Book Editors couldn’t forget. The Editors read thousands of books every year to find selections your baby reader will enjoy again and again. You’ll discover new releases, classics, and hidden gems tailored to your reader’s age. Sounds great, right? It’s amazing for the price and free shipping.
I hope you decide to take advantage of such a great offer and you liked my list of baby books for your baby library. I would love to hear from you. Do you have any of these books already? If so, what’s your favorite. Drop me a comment and I’ll make sure to reply.
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