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Great First Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

A selection of great board books to share with babies and toddlers.

Cover of You Are Getting Sleepy
Monica Mikai

"Tick-tock, peek at the clock...It's time for sleep, sweet baby!" A sweet and rhyming text for all little ones getting tucked in to sleep! Beautiful illustrations enrich each page.

Cover of My Hair is Like the Sun
St. Clair
Tabitha Brown

In rhyming text, this book celebrates the natural hairstyles of African American children, encouraging them to see themselves reflected in the wonders of nature.

Cover of The Making of Butterflies
Zora Neale Hurston &
Ibram X. Kendi
Kah Yangni

Find out why butterflies were made in Zora Neale Hurston's stunning and layered African American folktale retold by #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi and illustrated by Kah Yangni.

Cover of Little Dumplings
Jekka Kuhlmann, Krissy Kuhlman, and
Haley Hazeli
Manita Boonyong

A board book celebrating dumplings from all over the world. A fun introduction to global food and eating for your baby.

Cover of Alma Head to Toe=Alma de p

Alma is known for her iconic stripes--but there's more she'd like to show you! She has arms, hands, and fingers for patting a pet bird--as well as legs, feet, toes, and one adorable belly, below her ever-present heart.

Cover of Hey, Baby Girl!
Andrea Pinkney
Brian Pinkney

Brimming with love and affirmation, this sweet board book shows bright brown baby girls and little ones everywhere that they can do anything. With bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney and tender, charming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney, this inspirational ode is the perfect way to offer confidence at the earliest stage and show all little girls that they can change the world!

Cover of I’m Still Up!

 A soothing and humorous bedtime story with a baby who is still up! This is the ideal board book for baby to read before lying down to sleep

Cover of The Babies and Bunnies Boo
Molly Woodward

Lots of things babies do, bunnies do too! See babies and bunnies nap, cuddle, jump, and play. Inviting and fun  photographs illustrate this playful board book.

Cover of Give Me a Snickle!

A photographic board book that celebrates words made up to express love and joy.

Cover of Me and the Family Tree
Boston Weatherford
Ashleigh Corrin

As a young girl reflects on her family, she notices how she resembles various family members as well as how she is unique. Bold illustrations and inviting text.