2018 Best Board Books!

2018 was a great year for board books! Here are my picks for the ten best board books of the year:

Ciao, Baby! Ready for a Ride Holi Colors by Rina Singh

Ciao, Baby! Ready for a Ride by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illustrated by Lauren Tobia (9780763683979)

A loving and warm look at life in an urban setting with a Hispanic family at its heart. – My Review

Holi Colors by Rina Singh (9781459818491)

Joyous and bright – My Review

Little Truck by Taro Gomi Opposite Surprise by Agnese Baruzzi

Little Truck by Taro Gomi (9781452163000)

Exactly what little ones will love! – My Review

Opposite Surprise by Agnese Baruzzi (9789888341375)

The illustrations are simple and bold and will lead to discussions about how they could be interpreted. – My Review

A Pile of Leaves by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin Shapes by Jacques Duquennoy

A Pile of Leaves by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin (9780714877204)

Clever and a delight to explore, this board book is like breathing crisp fall air in book form. – My Review

Shapes by Jacques Duquennoy (9782747086998)

This clever mechanism makes for a dynamic book that will have children wanting to make their own shapes too. – My Review

Toesy Toes by Sarah Tsiang Wee Beasties Huggy the Python Hugs Too Hard by Ame Dyckman

Toesy Toes by Sarah Tsiang (9781459813427)

The book has a simple format, bright colors and a rollicking rhythm that keeps the pace brisk and lively. – My Review

Wee Beasties: Huggy the Python Hugs Too Hard by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths (9781534410800)

One of those special board books that has a real story arc, this one is funny and filled with love. – My Review

You and Me by Rebecca Kai Dotlich You See, I See in the City by Michelle Sinclair Colman

You and Me by Rebecca Kai Dotlich (9781568463216)

These are images of a loving African-American family that celebrate being an older sibling. – My Review

You See, I See in the City by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illustrated by Paul Schmid (9781524715007)

A winning board book full of urban sights. – My Review

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