Anything by Eric Carle or Sandra Boynton
Where is Maisy
Where’s my Baby
Who said Moo
Open the Barn Door by Christopher Santoro
This is a small, chunky flap book that little hands can handle, and babies love to hear, (and make,) the farm animal sounds.
Splash by Flora McDonnell
Another charming book about a clever little baby elephant.
Baby Beluga by Raffi
If you don’t know the Baby Beluga song, you should download it. Kids love it, and this boardbook has sweet illustrations.
The Wheels on the Bus by Raffi
Another great Raffi song brought to life through a board-book. Both Crazybaby and Pip love this one because the illustrations are hugely entertaining.
Where is Baby’s Belly-Button by Karen Katz
Babies love lift-the-flap books, and Katz’s books have huge flaps and appealing pictures. Crazybaby started enjoying them at about 6 months and still likes them at 15 months.
Time for Bed by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer
This is a classic bedtime board-book for babies. I love reading text that rhymes and this verse is particularly lovely. Mem Fox writes about animals going to bed and Jane Dyer tenderly illustrates animal mums tucking-in their babies for the night.
Week Eight:(missed this week)
Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
Another classic book that has stood the test of time. Very little text and very interesting illustrations that provide a lot of opportunity for discussion. This is a great book for babies who don’t have the attention span for books with more text, and it’s funny too!
123, Maisy byLucy Cousins
This is a visually appealing counting book for kids. The pages foldout and are a bit complicated for young babies, but kids over a year old can handle it. I’m not sure if it’s technically considered a board book because the pages are made out of heavy card instead of board, but our girls both love them.