Classic Baby Board Books For Any Nursery

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The list author says: "Books that have stood the test of time for a reason."
Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
1.  Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book) by Dorothy Kunhardt
The list author says:
  "All my boys loved this book."
$6.41   Used & New from: $0.89
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (671 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Goodnight Moon
2.  Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "Another all time classic. The first five hundred times I read it, I hated it and then suddenly it just clicked. Now I love to read it to the boys because it is so dreamy and soothing."
$13.84   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,703 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
3.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The list author says:
  "Bright, colorful pictures and delicious things to eat- this is why you see it on so many lists!"
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
4.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
The list author says:
  "Parents may not care for repetitive books, but kids sure do! Great way to teach kids animals and colors."
$6.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,042 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street)
5.  The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street) by Jon Stone
The list author says:
  "So glad they made this classic into a sturdy board book. My absolute favorite from childhood!"
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Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
6.  Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) by Sandra Boynton
The list author says:
  "Hard to pick one Sandra boynton book, but I think this is her best. Clever and engaging."
$6.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (376 customer reviews)

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
7.  The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
The list author says:
  "An adorable book and great illustrations."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (401 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Look, Look!
8.  Look, Look! by Peter Linenthal
The list author says:
  "Very young babies are just transfixed by black and white pictures. Great first book."
$4.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)

GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
9.  GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins) by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "This is the sweetest book. Very few words, so you can narrate it yourself to your baby. All my kids wanted to read this every night."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Baby Faces
10.  Baby Faces by Dawn Sirett
The list author says:
  "I don't know of any baby who doesn't get a big charge out of looking at other babies. Another fave of all four boys."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

4 Baby Einstein Mini Board Book Set : Dogs / Cats / Babies / Birds (Baby Einstein Chunky Miniature Board Books)
11.  4 Baby Einstein Mini Board Book Set : Dogs / Cats / Babies / Birds (Baby Einstein Chunky Miniature Board Books) 
The list author says:
  "These four chunky board books totally enthralled my children- especially the babies one and the bird one. Look for them used."
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Very Busy Spider, The
12.  Very Busy Spider, The by Eric Carle
The list author says:
  "Another all too familiar board book, but it is a classic because it teaches animals and sounds through great illustrations and repetition."
Used & New from: $3.54
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The Runaway Bunny
13.  The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "When I saw this  on the movie/play Wit, I started bawling. It's a mom book. I could read it when the babies were very young or when they were closer to three. In between, they got squirmy! Enjoy, you moms!"
$14.07   Used & New from: $0.55
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)

My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon
14.  My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The list author says:
  "Get the board book version for babies and toddlers. My sons love to point at all the different objects in this book and I like the retro content."
$10.07   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

The Napping House
15.  The Napping House by Audrey Wood
The list author says:
  "A fun and way less annoying take on "this is the house that jack built". Again, beautiful illustrations."
$14.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Books)
16.  Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Books) by Al Perkins
The list author says:
  "Get the board book version. This book is just awesome. Enough said."
$6.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)

Peek-A Who?
17.  Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
The list author says:
  "A big favorite with the boys."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (624 customer reviews)

The Carrot Seed Board Book
18.  The Carrot Seed Board Book by Ruth Krauss
The list author says:
  "Totally epitomizes trueAmerican hard work and optimism."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Noah's Ark
19.  Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins
The list author says:
  "My kids loved to point out all the animals in this colorful story. I also like how Lucy Cousins does not make this biblical story insipid just because it's for children."
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Little Blue Truck big book
20.  Little Blue Truck big book by Alice Schertle
The list author says:
  "Just a cute, lovingly drawn story. My two year old hands it to me all the time to read."
$21.94   Used & New from: $13.19
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,039 customer reviews)

Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
21.  Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry by Polly Dunbar
The list author says:
  "Because every classic set must have a book of poetry! This is a lovely book."
$16.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Three Bears
22.  The Three Bears by Byron Barton
The list author says:
  "Great intro to a classic story! Love the bright, simple pictures. And, of course, ya gotta do all the voices!"
$13.59   Used & New from: $0.47
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

A Children's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
23.  A Children's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Linda"(Illustrator) Bleck
The list author says:
  "Just the right amount of nursery rhymes to hold young attention. Sturdy book and fun illustrations."
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A Children's Treasury of Mother Goose
24.  A Children's Treasury of Mother Goose by Linda Bleck
The list author says:
  "Ditto on this one. Great way to begin nursery rhymes with your children."
$9.32   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Owl and the Pussycat
25.  The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
The list author says:
  "Classic poem and lavish illustrations make this a must-have."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

Madeline
26.  Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The list author says:
  "I prefer the board book option for destructive toddlers! Love little Madeline!"
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.64
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

I Love You As Much...
27.  I Love You As Much... by Laura Krauss Melmed
The list author says:
  "Again, prefer the board book. Another one that is constantly on baby lists, but it is really a beautifully drawn book and great to read to young children."
$6.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Jamberry
28.  Jamberry by Bruce Degen
The list author says:
  "Fun classic to read alound to young ones!"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

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