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Best board books for kids

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 28-09-2006

That’s Not My Puppy

Author: Fiona Watts, Illustrator: Rachel Wells


Kids simply love the textures and the repetition. And, there’s nothing to tear like some interactive books.








Goodnight Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrator: Clement Hurd


An old classic, but even dads will find something poetic and mystical in the nighttime painted drawings.







Here Are My Hands

Author: Bill Martin, John Archambault, Illustrator: Ted Rand


A delightfully simple book of rhymes about parts of the body. The rhymes may get tiring after a while, but baby will love you tickling him as you name all the baby parts.







Go to Bed, Fred

Author: Alison Inches, Rollie Krewson, Illustrator: Lauren Attinello


You’ll find yourself saying “See you later Alligator” to all your work colleagues and making up new rhymes with your child. You don’t need the hand puppet for this to be a fun book, so a used copy is a good bet!  







One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Author: Dr. Seuss


A baby’s introduction (and your reintroduction) to the magic of Dr. Seuss – some may be disappointed though by the abridged length of this board edition.









Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Author: Bill Martin Jr., Illustrator: Eric Carle


This is a classic picture book–a dog-eared favorite on many children’s bookshelves. Each page has a new animal who nudges us on to discover the next animal.








Good Night, Gorilla

Author: Peggy Rathmann


Lots of great illustrations make this as an ideal title for the kids. They love it when you elaborate on the pictures to make the plot all the more exciting.






Ten Little Monkeys: Jumping on the Bed

Author: Annie Kubler, Illustrator: Tina Freeman


Kids will read this again and again… you’ll appreciate it only for the lesson you’ll repeat to them when you want them to stop jumping on the bed.








Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney, Illustrator: Anita Jeram


This is a beguiling bedtime tale about a young rabbit, searching for words to tell his dad how much he loves him. A positive love message for fathers and sons, not quite common in children’s books.