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Small Board Books

There is a reason babies aren't issued library cards. Prepare for your baby's books to be ripped, chewed, drooled on and worse. Board books are more durable (and edible) than other books, and smaller ones make it easy for you and your baby to snuggle and flip through together. In the early months, reach for books with simple, clear illustrations and rhyming phrases that you will enjoy reading over and over again with feeling. With too many great ones to name, here are some nm favorites.

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Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon

$9

By Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

$12

By Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

$8

By Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Peek-a-Who
Peek-a-Who

$7

By Nina Laden

Hey, Wake Up
Hey, Wake Up

$7

By Sandra Boynton

The Going to Bed Book
The Going to Bed Book

$6

By Sandra Boynton

Moo Baa La La La
Moo Baa La La La

$6

By Sandra Boynton

Clifford's Bathtime
Clifford's Bathtime

$4

By Norman Bridwell

Peekaboo Kisses
Peekaboo Kisses

$9

By Barney Saltzberg

Baby's Box of Fun: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Gift Set
Baby's Box of Fun: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Gift Set

$11

This box set packages favorite titles by Karen Katz, including "Where Is Baby's Belly Button?", "Where Is Baby's Mommy?" and "Toes, Ears, & Nose."

Corduroy's Day
Corduroy's Day

$4

By Don Freeman and Lisa McCue

Where Is Maisy?
Where Is Maisy?

$5

By Lucy Cousins

Good Night, Gorilla
Good Night, Gorilla

$8

By Peggy Rathmann

Baby Faces
Baby Faces

$5

By DK Publishing

Ten Little Ladybugs
Ten Little Ladybugs

$10

By Melanie Gerth and Laura Huliska-Beith

Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo

$7

By Rod Cambell

Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!
Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!

$7

Adapted by Tish Rabe from the works of Dr. Seuss

Who Lives in the Pond?
Who Lives in the Pond?

$7

This is a plastic Baby Einstein bath book by founder Julie Aigner-Clark and Nadeem Zaidi.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

$5

By Annie Kubler

That's Not My Teddy
That's Not My Teddy

$8

By Fiona Watt