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15 Must-Read Board Books for Baby

Over the past week Grayson hasn’t been well so we have really been taking it easy and laying low. One of Grayson’s favorite things is board books. If you put him on the rug and surrond him with books and toys, the first thing he goes to play with his books. He loves turning the pages with his little hands. He loves listening to us to read to him. His sisters love to snuggle him and read them too. Every night before bed part of our bedtime routine has always been reading a few books, I’m glad Grayson can enjoy this with us too.

We are book lovers in our home so I wasn’t surprised when Grayson followed along in our steps. After all, we practically have a mini-library in our home from buying children’s books for the last 10 years. But, he does have his favorites and a few he always seems to reach for when it’s time to read.

Take a look at just what books Grayson has in his library. You’ll find 15 of my favorite must-read board books for baby.

  • 15 Board Books to Buy for Baby 1 of 17
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    Click-through our favorite board books you'll want to add to your library. 

  • Pajama Time 2 of 17
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    Sandra Boynton is an all-time favorite in our house. But Pajama Time is one of those books you'll catch yourself singing from time to time. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $6.25

  • Dear Zoo 3 of 17
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    Grayson is fascinated as we lift the flaps to see what animal we will find. He loves trying to do it himself too! With over 2 million copies sold, Dear Zoo is sure to be a favorite. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $6.29

  • Goodnight Moon 4 of 17
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    An all-time classic favorite for all ages, Goodnight Moon is my favorite bedtime book. It is such a sweet story and I know every word by heart. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $8

  • Be Careful, Friend! 5 of 17
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    Grayson loves looking through the bright colored pages with the fun characters he knows from his favorite television show. This is one of his favorite books he constantly is looking through. 

    Buy it from Simon and Schuster for $5.99

  • My First Baby Animals 6 of 17
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    Passed down from his sisters collection, My First Baby Animals is filled with lots of pictures for those little eyes. With simple words it encourages him to listen as we point to each picture. 

    Buy it from Barnes and Nobles for $8.99

  • Where Is Baby’s Belly Button 7 of 17
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    Another book from author favorite Karen Katz, is a fun one to interact as you read and lift the flaps. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $5.39

  • Guess How Much I Love You 8 of 17
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    Another classic book all about a parent's love for a child. It is such a heart-warming classic and a book everyone should add to their collection. You can read it for years to come, starting from the womb. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $7.19

  • On The Night You Were Born 9 of 17
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    On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.
    It truly touches your heart and filled with sweet words. Grayson just listens as I read it as if he taking it all in - every word. 

    Buy it on Amazon for $7.19

  • In My Pond 10 of 17
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    We love the layered die-cut pages because they are so much fun as you take a peek at the colorful things inside. Your little one is sure to love the little fish on the cover. 

    Buy it from Chronicle Books for $8.99

  • Trucks 11 of 17
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    Because what little boy doesn't love a book about trucks. This baby touch and feel book is perfect for little hands to explore each page. 

    Buy it from Barnes and Nobles for $5.39

  • The Napping House 12 of 17
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    I remember reading this to my little sister when she was little and it was always a favorite of mine. The beautifully illustrated pictures go along with such a fun little story that you really can get into as you read it. I truly think Grayson loves listening to this one while his sisters listen along. 6.25

    Buy it from Amazon for $6.25

  • The Little House 13 of 17
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    "Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built."

    The Little House, winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1942 is a book from my childhood. I always loved the rosy-pink Little House on the hill in between the perfectly trimmed apple trees. 

    Buy it from Barnes and Nobles for $7.19

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 14 of 17
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    Another favorite from my childhood, I just love the alternating black and white and color illustrations. With every page you turn, there is always so much for Grayson to look at while I read. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $7.14

  • Good Night Gorilla 15 of 17
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    Good Night Gorilla has always made me giggle. Different from other board books, the rich colors really shine. It's a sweet, funny and eye-catching little book - all great things for a book baby will love. We have the lap-sized board book edition and Grayson enjoys looking at all of the great colors. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $7.14

     

  • The Runaway Bunny 16 of 17
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    Margaret Wise Brown brought us Goodnight Moon so you know The Runaway Bunny is sure to be a hit too. Another classic and sweet adventure featuring the cutest little bunny. 

    Buy it from Amazon for $8

  • Grayson Loves Books! 17 of 17
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    Just a little photo to show you how much Grayson really does love reading books. 

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