20 Board Books That Won't Bore You Or  Your Baby

A Listmania! list by Judy Zimmer, The Universal Grandma (New York City)
The list author says: "Are you bored by most board books? I have read more than I can remember and so have created my list of fun, clever and non boring board books. This list may save your sanity."
The Going-To-Bed Book
1.  The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "The inspired silliness hooked me and toddlers love it as well."
$3.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (684 customer reviews)

Look, Look!
2.  Look, Look! by Peter Linenthal
The list author says:
  "The little ones are drawn to it and the graphic stylized look kept me interested."
$4.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)

Rockin' Babies
3.  Rockin' Babies by Jenn Berman
The list author says:
  "This is a newcomer but it is so funny and clever it ranks high with me and my little reading group. I must admit I laughed more at this than any other board book ever."
$7.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Hippos Go Berserk!
4.  Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "This counting book is charming, silly, counts backward as well as forward and entertains while doing it."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
5.  GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins) by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "Hysterical adventure, especially in the zookeepers bedroom."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Peek-A Who?
6.  Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
The list author says:
  "Love the edgy illustrations and (spoiler alert) the mirror at the end, as do the kids."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (504 customer reviews)

Global Babies
7.  Global Babies by The Global Fund for Children
The list author says:
  "Babies love to look at babies and this is such a diverse and amazing group that I did too."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Tails
8.  Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
The list author says:
  "They enjoy all the things they can do and I'm crazy about the peacock tail"
Used & New from: $25.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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Black on White
9.  Black on White by Tana Hoban
The list author says:
  "Accordian style book that mesmerizes babies very little ones. I like the black and white look and being able to close my eyes for a few seconds while they entertain themselves."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book
10.  The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book by Eric Carle
The list author says:
  "I never got "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" but this is charming with a great message about being who you are."
$8.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Diapers Are Not Forever (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)
11.  Diapers Are Not Forever (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) by Elizabeth Verdick
The list author says:
  "This may plant the seed and then you can move on to other potty books."
$7.15   Used & New from: $0.03
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Curious George Four Board Book Set
12.  Curious George Four Board Book Set by Margret Rey
The list author says:
  "Who doesn't love Curious George and I'm very into the man in the yellow hat."
$14.68   Used & New from: $1.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews)

Dear Zoo
13.  Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
The list author says:
  "Love to watch the chubby little hands lift the flaps and the book is very cute."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (522 customer reviews)

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Airplane Flight!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure
14.  Airplane Flight!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Susanna Leonard Hill
The list author says:
  "A must if you're taking them on an airplane and even if you're not it has the flap factor."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
15.  Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books) by Leslie Patricelli
The list author says:
  "They love to say Yummy and Yucky and it is useful to teach them not to eat worms. Made me smile."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Motown: My Girl - Book #1 (Motown Baby Love)
16.  Motown: My Girl - Book #1 (Motown Baby Love) by Charles R. Smith
The list author says:
  "Love this whole series with photos illustrating the great Motown songs. My grandkids are the only ones who love my singing."
Used & New from: $0.59
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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My Granny's Purse
17.  My Granny's Purse by P. Hanson
The list author says:
  "If they're girls and over 3 this is a winner. Lots of stuff to take out and try on. Beware however, they will soon want their own purse and Garnny will of course have to buy it:)"
Used & New from: $12.76
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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The Carrot Seed Board Book
18.  The Carrot Seed Board Book by Ruth Krauss
The list author says:
  "I read this classic to my own kids and still enjoy it and its message of perserverance and believing in yourself."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Mouse Paint/Pintura de raton Bilingual Boardbook (Spanish and English Edition)
19.  Mouse Paint/Pintura de raton Bilingual Boardbook (Spanish and English Edition) by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The list author says:
  "Teaching colors in English and Spanish. I learned and so did they."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Bear on a Bike (A Barefoot Board Book)
20.  Bear on a Bike (A Barefoot Board Book) by Stella Blackstone
The list author says:
  "Great illustrations and fun story."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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