Our Best Board Books for Babies

By The Bookshop on the Green

By The Bookshop on the Green

Bright, cheerful stories to enjoy again and again in a dribble-proof format.

Peepo! (Board Book)

Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

£6.99 £6.50

"Here's a little baby, one two three. Stands in his cot. What does he see?" Perfection from Allan Ahlberg. Every nursery should have a copy.

Oi Frog! Board Book

Kes Gray and Jim Field

£6.99 £6.50

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

£6.99 £6.50

Be careful what you wish for! Every page is a new discovery, introducing animals in boxes and behind flaps. A joyful book to read together.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Pam Adams

£6.00 £5.58

A favourite for several generations now , this traditional rhyme is much-enhanced by the board book format which graphically illustrates the consequences of this old lady's disastrous attempt to treat herself after swallowing a fly. Fun!

My First Signs: BSL (British Sign Language)

Annie Kubler

£5.99 £5.57

It's never too early to find different ways of expressing yourself.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Eric Carle

£6.99 £6.50

A really lovely book for teaching colours and animals to small babies, with a surprise at the end.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

£7.99 £7.43

The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

£6.99 £6.50

This was my favourite book to read to my children, with a wonderful rhyming story from the great Julia Donaldson. It's about an adventurous snail, the impact of humans on the planet, and how little people can make big things happen. Full of hope - and this edition has buttons too :)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Board Book

Beatrix Potter

£6.99 £6.50

Nostalgic and wonderful. To be read whilst sipping camomile tea.

There's A House Inside My Mummy Board Book

Giles Andreae and Vanessa Cabban

£6.99 £6.50

With a comforting rhyme and relatable pictures, we think this is the best book for preparing a small child for the imminent arrival new baby in the family.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

£6.99 £6.50

"And he was STILL hungry!" Join in with the hungry caterpillar's feast - and see what he turns into. Classic.

Charlie and Lola: One Thing Board Book

Lauren Child

£6.99 £6.50

Who?: A Celebration of Babies

Robie H. Harris and Natascha Rosenberg

£5.99 £5.57

The Lion Inside Board Book

Rachel Bright and Jim Field

£6.99 £6.50

The Way Home for Wolf Board Book

Rachel Bright and Jim Field

£6.99 £6.50

Simon Sock Board Book

SUE HENDRA, Paul Linnet, et al.

£6.99 £6.50

That's not my panda...

Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

£6.99 £6.50

Rumble in the Jungle Board Book

Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz

£6.99 £6.50

The Huge Bag of Worries Board Book

Virginia Ironside and Frank Rodgers

£6.99 £6.50

Elmer's Weather: Tabbed Board Book

David McKee

£5.99 £5.57

Spot's Easter Surprise

Eric Hill

£4.99 £4.64

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