Best Board Books for Babies

A Listmania! list by Kate "Bay Area Mama" (Berkeley, CA USA)
 
The Owl and the Pussycat
1.  The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
The list author says:
  "A gorgeously illustrated version of the well-known Lear poem -- read so many times in our house it was the first poem my 3 year old learned by heart."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

Jamberry
2.  Jamberry by Bruce Degen
The list author says:
  "A boy, a bear and a big berry adventure. Another old standby with fun illustrations and a clever beat."
$6.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)

Good Night, Gorilla
3.  Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "My kids like a bit of the dramatic, and read with flair this tale of a renegade gorilla who frees the zoo animals is a sure crowd pleaser."
$4.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
4.  Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books) by Leslie Patricelli
The list author says:
  "A humorous comparison of what tastes good and what's worth skipping -- add in your own sound effects for emphasis and you'll have a gigglefest on your hands."
$5.47   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

Busy Doggies!: A Busy Animals Book (A Busy Book)
5.  Busy Doggies!: A Busy Animals Book (A Busy Book) by John Schindel
The list author says:
  "This simple tribute always delights my little dog lovers."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

I Went Walking
6.  I Went Walking by Sue Williams
The list author says:
  "A sing-song story of a child making friends with animals - we don't get tired of this one."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Is Your Mama a Llama?
7.  Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
The list author says:
  "Okay - so we're suckers for rhymes. This one tends to get stuck in our heads, but still we keep going back for more."
$4.97   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

Sheep in a Jeep
8.  Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
The list author says:
  "Along similar lines ... the story of some distracted sheep who wind up in a heap."
$4.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)

We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)
9.  We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books) by Michael Rosen
The list author says:
  "Another fun one only improved with dramatic flair -- it gets a little repetitive for the grown-ups but the kids go nuts for it."
$5.01   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)

The Napping House
10.  The Napping House by Audrey Wood
The list author says:
  "Good ole Audrey Wood knows how to tell it -- with a nice eye-opening twist at the end!"
$5.47   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear
11.  The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
The list author says:
  "And here's an adventure in sharing for an inventive little mouse."
$13.33   Used & New from: $0.37
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mr. Gumpy's Outing Board Book
12.  Mr. Gumpy's Outing Board Book by John Burningham
The list author says:
  "The illustrations caught my eye in a little independant bookstore in Portland and it's been a favorite ever since."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Animal Orchestra (Little Golden Treasures)
13.  Animal Orchestra (Little Golden Treasures) by Ilo Oreans
The list author says:
  "Tibor Gergely's illustrations are timeless and delightful. Plus this is a light-hearted lesson in musical instruments!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Fire Engine Book (Little Golden Treasures)
14.  The Fire Engine Book (Little Golden Treasures) by Tibor Gergely
The list author says:
  "More Tibor ... for your little firefighter ..."
$4.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Come Along, Daisy!
15.  Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
The list author says:
  "Here's one for the little ones ... the dramatic adventures of Daisy Duck - find out what makes Daisy SHIVER!"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Wheels on the Bus (Raffi Songs to Read)
16.  Wheels on the Bus (Raffi Songs to Read) by Raffi
The list author says:
  "We like our Raffi in small doeses, but this was a classic before he came along and the sweet illustrations make this a favorite."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Baby Beluga (Raffi Songs to Read)
17.  Baby Beluga (Raffi Songs to Read) by Raffi
The list author says:
  "Okay -- a little more Raffi -- there's a reason everyone knows this song -- it is catchy and cute. Can't beat that for baby books."
$4.76   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

One Hungry Monster : A Counting Book in Rhyme Board Book
18.  One Hungry Monster : A Counting Book in Rhyme Board Book by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
The list author says:
  "Another rhymer that doesn't make us moan and groan when the kids pull it off the shelf. We find ourseves making up our own additions ..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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The Snowy Day Board Book
19.  The Snowy Day Board Book by Ezra Jack Keats
The list author says:
  "A sweet sweet story of one child's solo snow exploration. Can't get enough of it."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

Bus Stops
20.  Bus Stops by Taro Gomi
The list author says:
  "A simple story of a day in the life of a bus, by the super-fantastic author of "Everyone Poops!""
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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James Balog's Animals A to Z
21.  James Balog's Animals A to Z by James Balog
The list author says:
  "Who woulda thunk one of our baby's first words would be "VICUNA!" Great photos and not your standard set of animals. A breath of fresh air for an ABC book, if you ask me."
$7.15   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Miss Spider's New Car
22.  Miss Spider's New Car by David Kirk
The list author says:
  "The vivid pictures and sound effects make this story of Miss Spider's search for the perfect vehicle a treat!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Professor Pipsqueak's Guide to Birds (Chunky Flap Books)
23.  Professor Pipsqueak's Guide to Birds (Chunky Flap Books) by Cynthia Alvarez
The list author says:
  "Not the sturdiest flap book, but this is one of our favorites. We like the fact that the animals are all REAL!"
Used & New from: $5.05

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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)
24.  Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books) by Al Perkins
The list author says:
  "And what would a list of baby board books be without at least one Dr. Seuss ... hard to pick though."
$3.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

Pete's a Pizza Board Book
25.  Pete's a Pizza Board Book by William Steig
The list author says:
  "Steig's classic has inspired countless hours of the silliest cooking and eating of small children that you can imagine."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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