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  • Writer's pictureErin Luring

My Favorite Board Books

Invite children's books into the home that are soft, gentle, beautifully illustrated, and memorable.

High-Quality Children’s Books

(Board Books)

Ages 0 – 4

Animals – Fiction

· My Friends by Taro Gomi

· Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

· Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

· Splash by Flora McDonnell

· Off We Go! by Jane Yolen

· Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

· Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins

· Hello Baby! by Mem Fox

· Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

· The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri

· The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Parent (Mother) Connection – Social and Emotional, Safety, Family, Love

· Hush, Little Horsie by Jane Yolen

· On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott

· All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

· Mama’s Milk by Michael Elsohn Ross

· Mama, Do You Love Me? By Barbara M. Joosse

· I Love My Mommy Because… by Laurel Porter-Gaylord

· Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

Gentle Bedtime Stories

· Time For Bed by Mem Fox

· Good Night, World by Willa Perlman

· The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Social and Emotional – Friendship

· The Umbrella by Jan Brett

· Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

· Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day

· Clive and his Art by Jessica Spanyol

· Clive is a Waiter by Jessica Spanyol


· Roadwork by Sally Sutton

· Hello, World series by Jill McDonald

· Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward

· The Water Hole by Graeme Base

· Birds by Kevin Henkes

· A is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC by Analisa Tripp

· Curious Critters Series by David FitzSimmons

Seasonal (Winter)

· Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

· Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer

· The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

· Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes

· Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett

· Winter in the Forest by Flip-a-Flap Surprise

· Let’s Play in the Snow by Sam McBratney

· The Hat by Jan Brett

· Snow by Shulevitz

Seasonal (Autumn)

· The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

· Autumn in the Forest by Flip-a-Flap Book

Seasonal (All Seasons)

· Listen, Listen by Phillis Gershator


· Little Poems for Tiny Ears by Lin Oliver (not a board book but age appropriate)

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