Board Books - 2021 Favorites

Our 2021 Gift Guides contain our bestselling books of 2021, some staff favorites and some fun new titles we think you'll love. These Board Books have the thicker cardboard pages and are perfect for babies and toddlers.

Monster Clothes (Daisy Hirst's Monster Books) By Daisy Hirst, Daisy Hirst (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daisy Hirst, Daisy Hirst (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536215281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - July 1st, 2021

Clothes can be tricky for all of us, but especially for toddlers. This funny little book about monsters and their clothes shows us it’s ok to wear what we like, even if that means wearing everything at once. For little fashion icons aged 1+.

- Clare


You Are Home By Mackenzie Porter, Xin Li (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mackenzie Porter, Xin Li (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534496088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - August 31st, 2021

With the strength of a parent’s love, a child will never be too far from home. You Are Home is a heartwarming board book about watching your child grow through the years, giving a bit of your heart to them with every step they take. Perfect for newborns and up.

- Viviana


Hello Hello By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781797202655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2020

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. The bright and appealing collage illustrations and simple rhyming text make this a board book that will grow with a young child.

- Clare


Where's Spot? By Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399240461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Warne - June 30th, 2003

A classic and a Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. 


The Snowy Day Board Book By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780670867332
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996

A classic and a Mr Mopps' bestseller for 2021, this charming book has always been great as a gift for winter holidays. We also have the large size board book in stock at the store.


Let's Find Momo Outdoors!: A Hide-and-Seek Adventure with Momo and Boo By Andrew Knapp Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - May 25th, 2021

If you know the Very Good Dog Momo from his first seek & find board book, then the loveliness of this sequel won't come as a surprise. Momo and his friend Boo are now hiding outdoors, waiting for you to find them. A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021.


Goodnight, Veggies Board Book By Diana Murray, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diana Murray, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358452119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - April 13th, 2021

A great winding down bedtime book where we say goodnight to lots of cute vegetables. With the added bonus of friendly veggies and seeing where thet grow and sleep. A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021.


Together By Mona Damluji, Innosanto Nagara (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mona Damluji, Innosanto Nagara (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781644210840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - October 5th, 2021

The new book illustrated by Innosanto Nagara, author of 'A is for Activist' and 'Counting on Community'. This celebrates the power of collective action. Look out for disability rights activist Addy Barkin in the illustrations, he's credited as the inspiration for this wonderful book.

- Clare


Woodland Dance! (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523514687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 28th, 2021

New from Sandra Boynton, this has been flying off the shelves in the last few months of 2021. 


A B See By Elizabeth Doyle, Elizabeth Doyle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Doyle, Elizabeth Doyle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481436991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - July 21st, 2015

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. Intricate illustration and plenty of vocabulary building to be had here.


Stack the Cats By Susie Ghahremani Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419727061
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 8th, 2018

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021.


Let's Look at... Colors: Board Book By Marion Deuchars Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781786277770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurence King Publishing - August 10th, 2021

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. Splodges of color match themselves with fruit in this stylish color primer.


Count to LOVE! (A Bright Brown Baby Board Book) By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338672398
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cartwheel Books - October 5th, 2021

Brian Pinkney's signature dynamic illustration shines in this family fun counting rhyme.


We Are Better Together By Joyce Wan Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338681406
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cartwheel Books - November 2nd, 2021

A super-cute celebration of togetherness with a gentle surprise with each page turn.


Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (First Conversations) By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593382639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. Simple, direct and unpatronizing, this board book about race is a must have.


Solar System With Ellen/El Sistema Solar Con Ellen By Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Citlali Reyes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781947971400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lil' Libros - March 24th, 2020

A very cool bilingual astronomy book featuring Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to travel into space. A Mopps' bestseller in 2021.


The Wheels on the Garbage Truck (The Wheels on the...) By Jeffrey Burton, Alison Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeffrey Burton, Alison Brown (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534442467
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - September 10th, 2019

Garbage trucks have to be the most popular kind of truck, because I get asked for books about them all the time. This is a sweet rewording of the Wheels on the Bus for all those fans.

- Clare


Construction Site: A Push-and-Pull Adventure (Little World) By Ladybird, Samantha Meredith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ladybird, Samantha Meredith (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780241514849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ladybird - September 7th, 2021

This new series from Ladybird books has great easy slide elements for interactive fun. Plus I just love the female truck driver on the front cover.

- Clare


Animals (Multilingual Board Book) By Motomitsu Maehara Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781736226445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blue Dot Kids Press - October 19th, 2021

One of a series of new board books from a new local publisher. Collage animals illustrate the animal's name in SEVEN different languages, including Hindi, Spanish, Chinese and Esperanto. other books in the series are about plants and ocean creatures.


Global Baby Playtime (Global Babies #7) By The Global Fund for Children Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623542986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - October 12th, 2021

New from the Global Fund for Children in 2021.


Cats Say Nau By Philip Bunting Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781760505622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Hare Books - September 1st, 2021

Lots of kids know their animal noises, but do they know them in multiple languages? And what does the snail say?


A to Z Menagerie: (ABC Baby Book, Sensory Alphabet Board Book for Babies and Toddlers, Interactive Book for Babies) By Suzy Ultman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzy Ultman (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781452177113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 8th, 2019

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. A cool and quirky ABC book with interactive sliding panels.


Does a Firefighter Fly a Rocket?: A Mixed-Up Lift-the-Flap Book! By Danielle McLean, Brian Fitzgerald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle McLean, Brian Fitzgerald (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593373996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A Mopps' bestseller from 2020 and 2021! This book has sturdy flaps and many opportunities to yell NO!!! 

- Clare


Pop-up Peekaboo: Under the Sea (Pop-Up Peekaboo!) By DK Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465473165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - June 5th, 2018

A Mr Mopps' bestseller of 2021. A more sturdy kind of pop-up book for littler hands. This one has an amazing pop-up octopus.