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9 Board Book Recommendations | travelhappier at home

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.

this super adorable book is a cute way to introduce toddlers to the solar system. Fun facts about each planet are presented in rhyme (sometimes only sort-of rhyme), and it’s fun to learn new things!
8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie, pictures by Lizzy Doyle


(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

This one captures the wonderment of bringing home a newborn baby and the sweetness in acquainting yourselves with one another.
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

We got this book at the Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle on the way to Paris this summer. Each page offers a one-word introduction to a famous Parisian place, custom, or food accompanied by one of Jane Foster’s simple, eye-catching illustrations.
Jane Foster’s Paris.


(8) Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmwery

Our hero is the selfless little blue truck, who rescues a larger truck with the help of his farm animal friends. Delightful.
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.


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Niseko: Where to Eat, Stay, and Ski in Japan's Hottest Luxury Resort Town

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