9 Board Book Recommendations | travelhappier at home
I love to get the book recommendations of others and thus feel a sort of moral obligation to share books that Jules and I enjoy reading. Plus, board books are the best! You can use them from birth, they are sturdy, and they are great to throw in your bag as a tool of distraction in a restaurant or on the plane. Here are 9 of our recent favorites:
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(1) Baby Loves Quantum Physics! by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan
A bright and curious girl in green teaches a science lesson with the help of a blue-eyed cat and a box. Jules and I both learned something new. I read criticism online that it was “too simple” but I thought it was short and sweet. We are totally going to check out the rest of the Baby Loves series. Yay! Baby Loves Quantum Physics! by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan.
(2) 8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie, pictures by Lizzy Doyle
Remember when there were nine planets? Poor Pluto. I guess you can’t feel toooo too bad for Pluto though. He gets Disney royalties and his name isn’t Uranus.
(3) Where’s the Unicorn by Ingela P. Arrhenius
Jules still loves lift the flap books, and this is an adorable one. In addition to lifting the felt flaps to “find” the named object, she also loves pointing out every object (cloud! star! unicorn!) Too much fun, and sooo freaking cute. Where’s the Unicorn? by Ingela P. Arrhenius.
(4) I Love You All Year Long by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Claire Keay
We’ve read this book to her since Jules was a tiny baby and she started to absolutely love it at around 18 months old. She recognizes the pumpkins when it turns autumn and the horses on the carousel - and she just loves pointing out the mama and baby on every page. This one’s a heartsplosion for mamas.
I Love You All Year Long by Steve Metzger.
(5) Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr, illustrated by Teagan White
(6) Press Here by Herve Tulliet
Press the yellow dot and watch what happens… it changes color, it multiplies, and it even gets bigger — it’s like magic! This creative and wonderful book (translated from French) is so simple and yet so fun. Just be forewarned - you’ll probably be asked to read it again as soon as you’re done.
Press Here by Herve Tulliet.
(7) Jane Foster’s Paris
(8) Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmwery
(9) Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
It’s a silly, repetitive story — but that’s the point. Jules loves wagging her finger as the doctor says “no more monkeys jumping on the bed!” It’s soooo cute!
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow.