2017 Top Board Books


Baby’s First Words by Stella Blackstone and Sunny Scribens, illustrated by Christiane Engel

The entire book is merry and bright, just right for all families to enjoy.

Before & After

Before & After by Jean Jullien

This book is silly and fun and will result in lots of conversation with little ones.


Cook in a Book: Pizza! By Lotta Nieminen

Make sure to have some baking supplies ready to make pizza with children after sharing this one. Yum!

Flora and the Chicks by Molly Idle

Flora and the Chicks by Molly Idle

A charming counting book sure to please.


Flora and the Ostrich by Molly Idle

Expect the youngest Flora fans to adore this one.

Hello Humpback!

Hello Humpback by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd

This is an exceptional board book that belongs in all public libraries.


Lines by Sarvinder Naberhaus, illustrated by Melinda Beck

A simple concept book about shapes that shows how our entire universe features squares and circles.


Opposite Surprise by Agnese Baruzzi

This is a board book that begs to be shared and talked about.

The World Shines for You by Jeffrey Burton

The World Shines for You by Jeffrey Burton, illustrated by Don Clark

A great book to share aloud with one or two children and discuss the pictures together. There is so much to explore here!