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10 Board Books Beloved by My Baby Boy #pb10for10

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The Reflect & Refine and Enjoy & Embrace Learning Blogs are hosting their annual picture book extravaganza today.

Today’s the day… it’s time for PICTURE BOOK 10 FOR 10, an event co-hosted by Cathy Mere and Mandy Robek.

Isabelle seemed to love being read to more than Ari does. While Isabelle munched on her board books more than her baby brother, Ari likes to turn his board books upside down, crawl on them, and smack the pages as he’s being read to. Despite his babyish (He is a baby, after all!) reading habits, he does have favorite board books! Here are ten board books the little man in my life loves to listen to (and flip through) right now.

  1. Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter (Barefoot Books, 1998) –> Great rhyming and adorable illustrations.
  2. Hair by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick Press, 2017) –> This is the first book Isabelle learned to read to Ari so, naturally, he loves it!
  3. I Love You, Little One by Patricia Hegarty and Thomas Elliott (Tiger Tales, 2017) –> Sweet, loving rhymes made even cuter by touch-and-feel pages.
  4. I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay (Barefoot Books, 2004) –> Stunning illustrations match the soothing cadence.
  5. In My Forest by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich (Chronicle Books, 2010) –> The plush baby deer on every page delights my little guy.
  6. Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions photos by Molly Magnuson (Abrams Appleseed, 2017) –> It has a mirror on the final page. Need I say more?
  7. My Little Cities: New York by Jennifer Adams and Greg Pizzoli (Chronicle Books, 2017) –> A favorite way to prep the little guy for his first trip to Manhattan.
  8. Peek-a Moo! by Nina Laden (Chronicle Books, 2017) –> Cute rhymes, bold illustrations, and another mirror!
  9. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star illustrations by Yu-hsuan Huang (Nosy Crow, 2015) –> An interactive book that mommy sings is always a hit.
  10. Where is Baby’s Yummy Tummy? by Karen Katz (Little Simon, 2011) –> Squeals of laughter come from every flap that’s lifted.
Ari’s Board Book Stack

8 thoughts on “10 Board Books Beloved by My Baby Boy #pb10for10

  1. The board books fly from the bookstore, so donations are well-received! I don’t need them anymore as you know but noted a few of these for future gifts, Stacey, like Peek-A-Moo, looks like a wonderful one. Thanks!

  2. Oh, Stacey, board books are a new staple in my life. And I can’t believe that I don’t know any of these titles. Time to visit a bookstore. Jack has Peek-A WHO (same author).

  3. I don’t know any of these titles either. We’ve been out of the “board book” stage for a while, but still have some favourites go back to.

  4. There are so many great board books. When are kids were little there were many books with photos of children. My kids could look at the faces for hours. I don’t see many books like that any more. Looks like mirrors, flaps, and touch & feel pages are a hit these days.

    Stacey, thanks for joining the conversation.

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