Board Books: Ages 0-3

1, 2, 3 To The Zoo - Board Book
Carle, Eric
Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle
Item No. 9780399230134
$7.99
10 Little Rubber Ducks - Board Book
Carle, Eric

Ahoy! All aboard for a world of learning and fun!

Ducks overboard! shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight--and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10, commented School Library Journal in a starred review. Beautifully composed illustrations, said Booklist. As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays, agreed Publishers Weekly.

This board book edition with sturdy pages is perfect to share with toddlers. Note that this edition does not include a squeaker at the end.

Item No. 9780061964282
$8.99
Ball for Daisy BD
Raschka, Chris
Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.

Item No. 9780553537239
$8.99
A Birthday for Cow
Thomas, Jan
Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking the best birthday cake EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck weren't hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. (Sheesh!) With all this silliness going on, how will they manage to throw Cow a spectacular birthday party? Well, as it turns out, crazy Duck just might have had the right idea all along!
With sturdy pages and rounded corners, this board book is just perfect for gifting. The laugh-out-loud story from Jan Thomas features spirited illustrations that toddlers will adore, rowdy repetitions, irreverent dialogue--and a hilarious twist at the end!
Item No. 9780544174245
$7.99
A Book of Babies Board Book
Na, Il Sung
When the flowers begin to bloom
and the world starts turning green,
animals everywhere are born . . .
including the noisy ducklings!

From the creator of A Book of Sleep and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit comes a beautiful book of baby animals. Travel with the curious duck and visit babies around the world on their very first day of life.

The Boston Globe calls Il Sung Na's art "so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare."

Item No. 9780553507799
$6.99
Busy Year
Lionni, Leo
A charming exploration of the seasons with some of Caldecott-winner Leo Lionni's beloved mice.

In January, two mice, Willie and Winnie, make a new friend: a tree. The tree tells them her name is Woody, and the mice promise to visit her all year round. As the months tick by, Willie and Winnie watch Woody soak up the rain, bloom buds into flowers and leaves, and bear fruit. By the end of the year, Willie and Winnie know they've made a forever friend who has taught them all about the seasons.

Originally published in 1992, this board book classic from Caldecott Award winner Leo Lionni is the perfect read year-round.

Item No. 9780593301883
$8.99
A Color Of His Own - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect for a board book edition to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.

Item No. 9780375810916
$7.99
A is for Activist (Board Book)
Nagara, Innosanto
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers

"Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds--full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike."--Occupy Wall Street

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

Item No. 9781609805395
$11.95
A Little Book About ABCs
Lionni, Leo
A new board book for the youngest fans of Leo Lionni--inspired by his bestselling books and perfect for baby showers and anyone looking for an alphabet book to help teach the little ones in their lives the ABCs!

Discover alligators, beautiful butterflies, chunks of cheese, and lots more in this delightful alphabet book inspired by the works of legendary children's book author-illustrator Leo Lionni. With sturdy pages and colorful collage-style artwork, this ABC board book is perfect for boys and girls ages 0 to 5.

Item No. 9780525582281
$8.99
A Little Book About Spring
Lionni, Leo
A new board book for the youngest fans of Leo Lionni--inspired by his bestselling books and perfect for Easter and springtime reading!

Spring is a time of budding trees, chirping birds, and croaking frogs. Discover these and more wonders of spring in this delightful board book inspired by the works of legendary children's book author-illustrator Leo Lionni. With sturdy pages and colorful collage-style artwork, this spring-themed book is perfect for boys and girls ages 0 to 5.

Leo's Lionni's Friends is a series of fresh, fun board books inspired by the classic works of author and illustrator Leo Lionni to introduce his work to a new generation of readers.

Don't miss there other books in the series:

A Little Book About Colors
A Little Book About ABC's
A Little Book About 123's

Item No. 9780525582274
$8.99
A to Z
Boynton, Sandra
Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.
Item No. 9780671493172
$5.99
ABC Cats: An Alpha-Cat Book
Newman, Leslea
A beguiling array of felines from A to Z makes learning the alphabet the cat's pajamas.

Adorable cat with eyes of gold.
Baby cat just two weeks old.

From curious to elegant, grouchy to inquisitive, rowdy to tangled to . . . well, unusual (who says cats don't swim in the tub?), these twenty-six charming felines interact with oversize alphabet letters on rhyming spreads. Author Lesléa Newman and illustrator Isabella Kung offer a cat's-eye concept book that makes the ABCs go down easy--and is sure to inspire many a repeat viewing.

Item No. 9781536209945
$7.99
ABC for Me: ABC Baby Signs
Engel, Christiane
Just because your little one can't speak yet doesn't mean they can't communicate! ABC for Me: ABC Baby Signs features 26 of the most helpful signs.

ABC Baby Signs is a charming third installment in Christiane Engel's illustrated ABC for Me series, following in the footsteps of ABC Yoga and ABC Love.

One of the worst things for a parent is when their baby or toddler is distressed but can't communicate what's wrong. However, while they may not be able to speak yet, they can still gesture! That is where ABC Baby Signs comes in. This colorful book features twenty-six of the most common, simple baby signs, such as "all done," "more," and "please," to teach babies and toddlers basic ways to communicate with their hands before they can verbalize their needs.

ABC for Me: ABC Baby Signs features one sign per letter of the alphabet in a cute rhyming story. Adorable illustrations, and sweet, illustrated demonstrations make learning fun for kids and their parents alike!

With endearing illustrations and mindful concepts, the ABC for Me series pairs each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams and healthy living. Other books in this series include:
  • ABC Yoga (2016)
  • ABC Love (2017)
  • ABC Mindful Me (2018)
  • ABC Earth-Friendly Me (2020)
  • Item No. 9781633223660
    $16.95
    Adventures with Barefoot Critters (Board Book)
    White, Teagan
    Everyone's favorite critters are back for another romp through the alphabet in this adorable board book.

    Join a charming cast of animal characters as they explore the alphabet in a simplified version of Teagan's beloved Adventures With Barefoot Critters. From gathering honey to building cozy campfires, the friends make the most of every activity, both enjoying the great outdoors and staying snug inside. Learning the alphabet is fun when adventuring with these critters, and children and adults alike will delight in Teagan White's sweet, nostalgic illustrations.

    Item No. 9781101919132
    $7.99
    All Fall Down
    Oxenbury, Helen
    Helen Oxenbury's delightful board books, featuring her sweet and cuddly babies at play, are back with a whole new look.
    Item No. 9780689819858
    $7.99
    All in a Day (Board Book Edition)
    Rylant, Cynthia
    This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers--the opportunities and chances that won't ever come again--and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.
    Item No. 9781419726125
    $8.95
    All the World (Board Book)
    Scanlon, Liz Garton
    This simple, profound, Caldecott Honor story is now available as a Classic Board Book.

    All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now.

    Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning until night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to the warmth of family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

    Now available as a Classic Board Book, this Caldecott Honor picture book written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee is perfect for the youngest of readers.

    Item No. 9781481431217
    $7.99
    Alphablock
    Franceschelli, Christopher
    With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I's ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F's fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter's physicality--angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. With Peskimo's animated, stylish visuals, this fresh ABC book encourages readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way. Note: illustrations have a retro feel, with imperfect variations in color and texture.

    Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.

    Praise for Alphablock
    STARRED REVIEW
    "All the parts together make an appealing and fun way for youngsters to interact with the alphabet, and for slightly older children to enjoy the clever artwork."
    --School Library Journal, starred review

    "The straightforward vocabulary, cheery vintage-style graphics, and neat incorporation of cut-out letters make for a sharply designed package."
    --Publishers Weekly

    "With a pleasing, retro feel, Peskimo's art uses bold colors in a slightly muted hue and the weathered look of woodblock prints... A visually captivating delight for careful little ones."
    --Kirkus Reviews

    "While it's graphically sophisticated enough to please adults, little children can happily flip through this book on their own."
    --The New York Times

    "The baby, toddler or nursery-schooler who tears the gift wrapping off Christopher Franceschelli's Alphablock may think that she has just opened a toy, for how lively and tactile the thing in her hands will be."
    --The Wall Street Journal

    Awards
    Parents 10 Best Children's Books of 2013
    Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014

    Item No. 9781419709364
    $16.95
    An ABC of Equality
    Ewing, Chana Ginelle
    A is for Ability, B is for Belief, C is for Class. All people have the right to be treated fairly, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from. This bestselling book An ABC of Equality introduces complicated concepts surrounding social justice to the youngest of children.

    From A to Z, simple explanations accompanied by engaging artwork teach children about the world we live in and how to navigate our way through it. Each right-hand page includes a brightly decorated letter with the word it stands for and an encouraging slogan. On the left, a colorful illustration and bite-size text sum up the concept. Cheerful people from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities lead the way through the alphabet.

  • L is for LGBTQIA. Find the words that make you, you.
  • N is for No. No means no.
  • P is for Privilege. Be aware of your advantages.
  • X is for Xenophobia. Ask questions and you'll see there's nothing to be afraid of.
  • Celebrate your Differences, ask more Questions, share your Kindness, and learn to Understand the world.

    Item No. 9781786037428
    $15.99
    ABC of Families
    Williams, Abbey

    A is for Adoption, B is for Blended Family, C is for Co-Parenting. An ABC of Families celebrates families in every single shape and size, no matter what they look like or whom they include!

    Whether you have two dads, an adopted brother, three stepsisters, or divorced parents, every family is the perfect family. This important book helps the youngest children explore complicated concepts in an accessible, fun, and memorable way. Clear, simple language teaches kids about important concepts in a way that's easy to understand.

    Each right-hand page includes a brightly decorated letter with the word it stands for and an encouraging slogan. On the left, a colorful illustration and bite-size text sum up the concept. Cheerful people from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities in all different types of familieslead the way through the alphabet.

    • M is for Mom. The main gal(s) in the family.
    • L is for Lineage. Where is your family from?
    • T is for Traditions. The special things your family does together.
    • U is for Unconditional Love. The most magical kind of love!

    A sister title to the best-selling An ABC of Equality, this book shows us how to celebrate our differences, share kindness, and understand the world.

    Item No. 9780711256538
    $15.99
    And Tango Makes Three Board Book
    Justin Richardson

    The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is now available in a sturdy board book edition.

    At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

    In time for the tenth anniversary of And Tango Makes Three, this Classic Board Book edition is the perfect size for small hands.

    Item No. 9781481446952
    $7.99
    Animals Hide and Sneak
    Contraire, Bastien

    One of these things is almost like the others...

    Inspired by the picture book Undercover, a sixty-four-page masterpiece of spot-the-odd-one-out published in 2016, comes a series of odd-one-out board books for the youngest readers. Bastien Contraire creates spreads with four to eight images each - all of which belong together, except one that may resemble the others but has no business joining the lot. A teapot amongst sitting cats, a belt amongst snakes, and a feathered hat amongst birds are all hiding in plain site for the delighted toddler to discover giddily! Young readers will exercise skills of categorization and visual acuity in finding the 'poser', and bask in the preposterous silliness.

    Item No. 9780714874227
    $9.95
    Animals in the Sky
    Gillingham, Sara

    A graphically stunning introduction to constellations for the youngest readers, following the meteoric rise of global bestseller Seeing Stars

    This stylish, informative board book helps younger children identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations from The Great Bear to the The Southern Fish. Each constellation is introduced as a cluster of stars with its connected-line shape; readers then guess the animal through a series of read-aloud clues. A full animal illustration gatefold reveals the answer, accompanied by extra information about the constellation and its important stars. Perfect for bedtime stargazing!

    Ages 2-4

    Item No. 9781838660246
    $12.95
    Antiracist Baby (Board Book)
    Kendi, Ibram X
    A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
    Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
    Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.

    Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

    With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

    Item No. 9780593110416
    $8.99
    Apple (Board Book)
    McClure, Nikki
    The life cycle of an apple, illustrated by acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure

    This board book, featuring Nikki McClure's signature papercuts, follows the journey of a bright red apple--the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations--as it travels from tree to harvest to snack to compost and, finally, to sprout. In the opening spread, a ripe, red apple falls from a tree, and a man gathers it to take home. His daughter takes the apple to school for lunch, but mistakenly drops it after taking a bite. Left on the ground, we see the apple buried as the seasons change and children come and go on the playground above. On the final spread, the buried apple has produced an apple tree sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple's life.

    Item No. 9781419736315
    $8.99