our favorite board books
I love books and I love lists. I love books of lists and lists of books. While talking with a friend the other day, she asked me to name some my favorite books for children, I happily said, “I’ll make a list!”
I’ll start first with board books.
Below is our go-to list of tried and true books for the very young. Who knows how many times we’ve read and re-read these classics to Sam and now to Peter. Over the past three years, it seems as though these stories and their characters have made themselves at home in our little family. And through this, we’ve realized that as much as we have read these books for the enjoyment of our children, we’ve been reading them for ours as well.
- Ahlberg, Janet & Allan. Each Peach Pear Plum
- Ahlberg, Janet & Allan. Peek-A-Boo
- Boynton, Sandra. Barnyard Dance
- Boynton, Sandra. But Not the Hippopotamus
- Boynton, Sandra. Moo, Baa, La La La!
- Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon
- Brown, Margaret Wise. The Red Barn
- Campbell, Rod. Dear Zoo
- Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- dePaola, Tomie. Tomie’s Little Mother Goose
- Degen, Bruce. Jamberry
- Dunrea, Oliver. Gossie
- Fox, Mem. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
- Fox, Mem. Time for Bed
- Guarina, Deborah. Is Your Mama a Llama?
- Kunhardt, Dorothy. Pat the Bunny
- Lluch, Alex A. Animal Alphabet ( a wonderful book for long trips in the car or plane)
- MacPherson, Elizabeth H. A Tale of Tails
- Martin, Bill Jr. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- Meyers, Susan. Everywhere Babies
- Perkins, Al. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
- Rathmann, Peggy. Goodnight, Gorilla
- Schertle, Alice. Little Blue Truck
- Seuss, Dr. The Foot Book
- Seuss, Dr. Hop on Pop
- Seuss, Dr. Dr. Seuss’s ABC
- Seuss, Dr. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
- Shaw, Nancy. Sheep in a Jeep
- Sutton, Sally. Roadwork
- Wood, Don & Audrey. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
If you were to add one or two to this list, what would they be?