Great Board Books for Toddlers- Top Ten Tuesday

I have mentioned before that we love books around here. I though I would share a few (well 10) of Silas’ current favorites.


  1. Hug (Jez Alborough): This has been a favorite for all three of my kids. One of Lily’s first words was BoBo and Silas pretty much has two words, more and hug. There is pretty much only one word in this book and that is “HUG” but it is absolutely delightful.
  2. Dear Zoo (Rod Campbell): Silas loves this book! He loves anything to do with animals and this one has the added benefit of flaps to pull open. The story is adorable and the illustrations are super cute.
  3. Moo, Baa, La, La, La, (Sandra Boynton): You absolutely can’t go wrong with Sandra but we love this one (again) for the animals. What can I say. When your son only has two words you rely on a lot of animal noises. He is a genius with animal noises.
  4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Eric Carle): Hmm….clearly we have a theme when it comes to books Silas loves. We are trying to work on colors with this one a bit too. We aren’t getting anywhere, but it can’t hurt right? boardbook2
  5. Goodnight Moon (Margaret Brown): Simply a classic. I love listening to Silas try and do the “hush…..”
  6. Time for Bed (Mem Fox): This has always been my favorite bedtime story. Again with the animals, but this story is so sweet and I love the pictures. We get to practice all our favorite animal noises!
  7. Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli): I could truly not love this author more. We have a ton of her books so it was hard to pick the one I like the best. But Silas seems to like this one. Probably because it centers around food, his favorite subject.
  8. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? (Karen Katz): We are currently very big into naming body parts (outside of animal noises and food). Which is leading to a lot of poking in the eye. This one helps us cover all the major ones. And like some of the other authors mentioned, you can’t go wrong with Karen Katz. boardbook3
  9. Hidden Hippo (Joan Gannij & Clare Beaton): I reviewed this book a while back and it is still a favorite. You are supposed to find the hidden hippos in the book, but Silas just wants to find the monkeys. He has a bit of a thing for monkeys. Which is perfect cause I call him my little monkey.
  10. My First Book of Animals (Joanna Bicknell): Um the title should say it all. Animals? Check. More animals? Check. Even more animals? Check, check. ‘Nuf said. 

What board books do your toddler’s love?

This post was linked up to Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda.


  1. Love your list! We read quite a few of these books at our house too! Thanks for sharing your favorites! : )

  2. Good list, my kids have a few of those. Keep meaning to get the Goodnight Moon though, I’ve heard good things about it.
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  3. We have a BIG stack of Sandra Boynton’s board books, and you can tell how well-loved they are just by looking at them! Also, since my son’s name is David, we have two “Diaper David” board books by David Shannon, the author of, “No, David!” Those are popular choices, too! Oh, and anything with trucks or trains or tractors, since my son is all-boy. :-)
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  4. love the book moo baa la la la! we like books that rhyme or have a rhythm. good list!
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  5. We’re huge fans of Dear Zoo and Moo, Baa, Lalala! My 20 month old also loves Caps for Sale, Ten Little Ladybugs, and anything with Elmo! Great list, thanks!
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  6. I just did a post with some of our favorite books, too! It seems we have some of the same: my son loves all of the Sandra Boynton books; you’re right, you just can’t go wrong with them! And Goodnight Moon was my daughter’s favorite for about a year. We were introduced to Dear Zoo at the library and had to get a copy, it is too cute! Wonderful list! Here’s the link to my list if you are interested: http://theresjustonemommy.com/?p=308

  7. Great list. We love books here too. I am going to have to look for the belly button one. My Princess is obsessed with belly buttons. :)
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  8. I love love love Eric Carle books!!

  9. I once picked up Yummy & Yucky at the B&N checkout & read it aloud to my mother. We laughed so hard. Even the employee was amused. :)

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