Top Ten Baby Board Books

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Books are the perfect green baby shower gift. Unlike some plastic gizmo that winds up broken in a landfill after a couple months’ use, books can be passed from child to child and cherished for years. Here are Amazon’s top-selling board books:

  1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    goodnight moon
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    The very hungry caterpillar
  3. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
    the going to bed book
  4. My Big Animal Book by Roger Priddy
    my big animal book
  5. pat the bunny (Touch-and-Feel) by Dorothy Kunhardt
    pat the bunny touch and feel
  6. Big Board First 100 Words (Bright Baby) by Roger Priddy
    first 100 words
  7. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood and Audrey Wood

    the little mouse the red strawberry the big hungry bear
  8. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram
    guess how much I love you
  9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
    brown bear brown bear what do you see
  10. Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
    peek a who

Out of this list, my daughter has enjoyed Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar since she was about three months old.  Two other board book favorites around here are Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman and Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. What are your children’s favorite board books?


  1. Each Peach Pear Plum. I can’t remember the authors’ names, but it was my favorite as a young child and I can’t wait to read it to my baby!

  2. Dr. Suess Dr. Suess Dr. Suess!!!

  3. LOL – oops… I meant Seuss… must need more coffee! 🙂

  4. I would add “The Runaway Bunny”. My kids used to love to find the bunny and his mom on each page.

  5. In addition to the above, a few more I found at the library:

    Beep Beep (Petr Horacek) — My daughter LOVED this simple book about a car ride to Grandma’s.

    Please, Baby, Please (Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, Kadir Nelson) — Wonderful sense of humor and illustrations about a day with a toddler.

    Goodnight Goodnight Sleepyhead (Ruth Krauss, Jane Dyer) — We read this together every night until the library made me give it back. 😉

  6. My daughter loves Peek a Who. It was the first book that she would “read” to us. She also loves any Dr Seuss books.

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