BOARD BOOKS!

I love board books! They're sturdy enough to withstand repeated readings with a busy baby or toddler, with many wonderful titles available in the format. I put together a grouping of board books my son and i enjoy reading together. 

Close Your Eyes by Kate Banks; pictures by Georg Hallensleben
A beautiful bedtime book about a little tiger who doesn't want to go to sleep. The storyline evokes fond memories of another favorite book, The Runaway Bunny, but this imaginative story tells a tale all its own.

Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell
A heartwarming story by celebrated cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, featuring one of his signature characters, Jules the Kitten. Jules believes a hug can make the world a better place so he creates a "Hug To-Do List" and sets off on a journey around the world to show all the animals of the world a little love. 

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee"  
This Caldecott Honor book is a modern classic. In rhyming couplets, the book takes the reader around the world to see diverse families experiencing all the joys of the day, from collecting shells on the beach to sitting by the fire at night. 

Nest by Jorey Hurley
In spare, thoughtful prose and beautiful illustrations Nest follows a baby bird through the seasons. 

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for this charming, lyrical, and thought-provoking book which still feels entirely relevant today. The story features a little house in the country who becomes lost among big city expansion. The beautiful little house survives the seasons as the city grows around it... until one day it is so crowded by the bustling city it takes one person to step in and save it. 

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper; illustrated by Doris and George Hauman
A little train carrying toys, books and treats for children breaks down on the tracks. Who will step in to help -- a shiny new engine, a strong engine, or a little blue one?  This timeless tale uplifts and inspires, illustrating how even the smallest among us can make a big difference if we're willing to help others. 

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
If you were a kitten, might you think a full moon resembles a big bowl of milk? Kevin Henkes writes and illustrates a perfect picture book about a kitten's adventures with her first full moon.  

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The joys of playing in the snow!  In this Caldecott Medal Winner, a boy wakes up to discover fallen snow. He puts on a snowsuit and crunches through the snow, celebrating the magic of winter. Beautiful and timeless.

Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton
"Ooo Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little snuggle puppy, I love you."  There's no one like Sandra Boynton. Her whimsical, joyous stories are always a hit, and this one is a song about unconditional love, to be read and sung aloud together. A bedtime story sure to delight and warm hearts.