Board Books: Staff Picks

So Many Feelings By Larissa Honsek Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781641706490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - August 2nd, 2022

My favorite board book of 2022. It's such a simple idea: little lumps of clay with googly eyes tell us how they feel. These creatures have expressive eyebrows, goofy teeth and stick-figure arms and hands, but it's the posture in their little bodies that really makes me laugh and reminds me of big toddler feelings."

- Clare


Give Me a Snickle! By Alisha Sevigny Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459828704
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 12th, 2022

Kids love it when grown-ups say something silly, and this book is full of silly words, like 'snickles,' 'huggles,' 'sniggles' and 'higgles.' They're all just other ways to say that cuddles are 'the best feeling ever.' Joyful photographs of kids with their grown-ups show us all kinds of smiles too."

- Clare


Chameleon's Colors By Harriet Evans, Jo Rooks (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Harriet Evans, Jo Rooks (Illustrator)
$9.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781680106169
Published: Tiger Tales - February 23rd, 2021

This colorful chameleon queen will guide you through all her colors with some great chunky cutouts just right for little hands.

- Clare


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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - July 1st, 2021

Who among us has not known a toddler who put their underwear on their head? This is a funny and ridiculous book about little monsters and their reactions to clothes. Little kids (and me) find this hilarious.

- Clare


Ocean Animals (Multilingual Board Book) By Motomitsu Maehara Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781735000558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Dot Kids Press - May 4th, 2021

This is the first in a series of beautiful board books with collage art of one single thing and the word for that thing in SEVEN different languages around it. Very cool for the young linguist and their grown-ups.

-Clare


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
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593373996
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A really fun call and response board book with robust chunky flaps and dynamic illustrations. Little kids love it when grown-ups say something that is super silly, like "Does a Firefighter fly a Rocket? No! An Astronaut flies a rocket!"

- Clare


Mail Duck (A Mail Duck Special Delivery): A Book of Shapes and Surprises By Erica Sirotich Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419739897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Appleseed - April 21st, 2020

It's unusual to see a lift the flap book which also has a story and simple concepts like shapes at the same time. Just delightful.

- Clare


Follow Your Dreams, Little One (Vashti Harrison’s Little Ones #3) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - September 29th, 2020

A popular bestseller at Mr Mopps'. Perfect for baby showers.

- Mopps


Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison’s Little Ones #1) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - October 16th, 2018

A popular bestseller at Mr Mopps'. Perfect for baby showers.

- Mopps


Old MacDonald Had a Truck By Steve Goetz, Eda Kaban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Goetz, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$8.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781452181769
Published: Chronicle Books - August 13th, 2019

The MacDonalds have a lot of trucks on their farm, it looks like Mrs MacDonald is building something pretty epic. I love reading aloud this Old Macdonald remix. My favorite part is the Dump Truck, "with a Dump Thump here and a Dump Thump there, here a Dump there a Thump, everywhere a Dump Thump."

- Clare


Jane Foster's Dinosaurs (Jane Foster Books) By Jane Foster Cover Image
$8.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781499809053
Published: little bee books - May 21st, 2019

Jane Foster's colorful patchwork style illustration is really fun and the bright colors hold small children's attention well. There are lots in this series, but this is my favorite because there just aren't that many dino baby books.

- Clare


Love Makes a Family By Sophie Beer Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525554226
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2018

It's great to have a diverse families book, which isn't just about diversity. There's plenty to talk about in these bright and dynamic illustrations, above and beyond the short and sweet text. Lovely.

- Clare


Let's Find Momo!: A Hide-and-Seek Board Book By Andrew Knapp Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781594749582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - April 18th, 2017

A Mopps' bestseller, maybe because Momo is adorable and seek & find books are fun. But maybe because this is also a color matching book.

- Clare


We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books) By Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator), Michael Rosen Cover Image
By Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator), Michael Rosen
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689815812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - October 1st, 1997

A classic read aloud. Don't worry, nothing bad happens to the bear, or to the cheerful family sploshing, swishing and stumbling to find him!

- Clare


One of These Is Not Like the Others By Barney Saltzberg Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823445813
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 5th, 2021

A different kind of "odd one out" book where one of these is not like the others, but it always works out for the best. Some good lessons here, but funny too.

- Clare


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

This is one of the most beautiful alphabet books I've ever seen. Each letter is made of derailed and realistic illustrations of objects, animals or people that start with that letter. Plus the illustrations are slightly raised, so it's a tactile experience to trace the letter. 

- Clare