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Children’s Board Books

The Most Popular Children’s Board Books in my house over the years.  It has been awhile since my children were babies or at least it feels that way.  I was recently going through all of our books to look for donations and I came across many of the board books that I have read so many times I have lost count.  They are now beat up and worn but well loved and will not be donated as I have visions of reading them to my grandchildren.

Here are the favourites in our house.  The first set is very near and dear to my heart as they are the books that I read to my eldest when he was in my womb.  I remember feeling him kick as I read it to him.  My favourite was Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill and Charles Fuge.

Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball

What is not to love about cute, little wombat as he grows and learns.

Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill and Charles Fuge published in 2005 by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Found You, Little Wombat by Charles Fuge and Angela McAllister published by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Swim, Little Wombat, Swim by Charles Fuge published by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Little Wombat Books

The next one is dear to my husband as it was the first book he bought for our eldest too.

Snap! Snap! by Rich Cowley published in 1996 by Firefly Books Ltd.

Snap, snap!

A simple board book of animals and their sounds.  Example:  Crocodile snap snap

In our house we also loved the Spot Series by Eric Hill

Spot Series

A staple for all 3 children that provided countless hours of laughter and bonding was Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton.  That silly turkey just can’t put his clothes on the right part of his body.  Young kids love that.  They think it is so silly.  It is a great book to introduce colours and body parts.

Blue Hat, Green Hat

We love Walter Wick I Spy books in our house and the little board book I Spy Little Christmas by Jean Marzollo with photographs by Walter Wick is no exception.  I found the larger books too visual stimulating for toddlers but this little book was the perfect combination of rhymes and the search of find of just a few items.

I Spy Little Christmas

Two of my daughter’s favourite board books so far have been Stripy Horse Time for Bed by Jim Helmore and Karen Wall published in 2011 by Egmont UK, Ltd and Les Petits Fairytales Series of books.  We have signed them all out of the library at some point this past summer.  Right now we have Sleeping Beauty by Trixie Belle and Melissa Caruso-Scott and illustrated by Oliver Lake.

With Stripy Horse, we follow him through his day and tuck him into bed.  A great bedtime story with this cute, bright stripy horse.

Stripy Horse Time for Bed
Les Petits FairyTales: Sleeping Beauty

The Les Petits Fairytales Series introduces its young readers to the well known tales in a simple board book format. Readers are introduced to only one or two words per page. The characters are depicted in what I consider to be a toddler like height and these books are bright and colourful.  My daughter is almost four but loves these books and are her favourite to sign out from the library.

These are just some of my kids favourite board books over the years.  We are slowly moving to pictre books, early readers and chapter books but these will have a special place in our home.  Do your kids like any of  same ones?  I would love to hear about their favourites.  Please share with me in the comments.



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