Here we go! I had been waiting with a couple of these to have enough to do a full post of board books and now I have far too many. Here are six board books worth picking up for the little one in your life or library:
Away We Go! by Chieu Anh Urban
Filled with bright colored vehicles made out of all sorts of shapes, this die cut board book is engaging and great fun. The words on the page ask you to find specific shapes, but there is no need to follow their lead. This is a great pick for librarians looking for a book that will have parents talking to their children about what is on the page. Perfect for little hands to explore too.
Everything Goes: Blue Bus, Red Balloon: A Book of Colors by Brian Biggs
Another charmer in the Everything Goes series, this board book focuses on colors. It follows all kinds of vehicles and the pictures tell a complete story while the text names vehicles and colors.
Hide and Seek by Taro Gomi
Wiggle by Taro Gomi
Gomi returns with two picture books with very different feels. Hide and Seek is a book that is clever and subtle, showing several very similar objects or creatures with one small difference. The humor is clever and the art is sophisticated. Wiggle is a book with a die cut hole for a small finger to fit through. Children get to use their finger as an elephant trunk, robot nose, and much more. This one is less clever and more physical. The two books should appeal to different children, but both will be appreciated.
My Mom Is the Best Circus by Luciana Navarro Powell
Light and filled with fun, this board book takes mom’s everyday duties and shows them as if she was performing in the circus. She juggles breakfast, tames wild laundry, can make you laugh like a clown, or be amazed like a magician. Cute and funny, this is a nice light board book sure to make moms nod along.
Pinwheel by Salina Yoon
Yoon has once again created a visually arresting board book for children. This book has wheels to turn that set the designs in motion, creating art that moves and changes before your eyes. It is almost kaleidoscopic at times. Beautiful and nice for little hands to turn.