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Gift Guide: Board Books

Zakiya Jamal  //  Nov 23, 2020

Gift Guide: Board Books

The holiday season is here and what better gift to give than the gift of reading. Leading up to the holidays we'll be sharing the perfect books to give the young reader in your life. Today we begin with our youngest readers. Here are 10 board books to gift this season!

Little Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds

While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Little Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! In Peter's signature voice and style, this empowering board book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big!

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Sandra Magsamen

In the tradition of books like Guess How Much I Love You and On the Night You Were Born comes an expression of infinite love from "love guru" Sandra Magsamen. A perfect gift for new parents, baby birthdays, showers, graduations, holidays, and more, this sweet board book with rhyming text, pastel illustrations, and a built-in gift tag is the perfect way to remind little ones just how loved they are!

Slide & Surprise: In the Snow by Natalie Marshall

Who is perched high above the frozen tundra? A silent snowy owl. Who is leaving tracks in the snow? A white arctic fox! Uncover all of these hidden animals and more in Slide & Surprise in the Snow! Kids will love exploring different snowy habitats as they turn the thick, board book pages and pull the big tabs to discover adorable new creatures on every spread. 

Oh So Kind! by Joy Cho with illustrations by Angie Stalker

Every day holds lots of opportunities to be kind. And kindness can mean all sorts of things! Maybe you include someone and make a new friend, or encourage someone who is struggling. No matter what, you'll bring a little warmth into someone's day! Interactive lift-the-flaps will engage readers in this big-hearted book about being a good friend, neighbor, and family member!

Cuddle Me Goodnight from Scholastic Early Learners


With a different interactive touch on every page, Cuddle Me Goodnight introduces the youngest child to different baby animals, promoting language development, early literacy, hand-eye coordination, and adult-child interaction. Includes an embroidered patch on the cover!

Hello, Baby Shark illustrated by John John Bajet

Dive undersea and say hello to Baby Shark, Daddy Shark, Mama Shark, and more! Babies and toddlers with love holding, touching, and reading this adorable board book, featuring a soft felt shark fin embedded in the top of the book. Encouraging grasping and hand-eye coordination in the youngest readers, and with an irresistibly cuddly shark fin, this little board book is sure to make quite a splash!

Love from Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae with illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees

Celebrate love with Giraffes Can't Dance! Featuring modified art and text from the bestselling picture book, and a fresh trim size, Love from Giraffes Can't Dance is sure to delight readers of all ages. 

We Belong Together by Joyce Wan

An ode to all the pairs that go together as perfectly as a parent and their child, this adorable board book is the perfect companion and follow-up title to You Are My Cupcake. With a bright palette, irresistible art by Joyce Wan, and spot gloss and embossing on every spread, this is a surprising and imaginative way to show the special bond between parent and child!

I Love You Through and Through at Christmas Too by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak with illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church

We love our little ones through and through and especially at Christmas, too! Join our bestselling toddler and bear as we huggle and snuggle and wiggle and giggle during this loving holiday.

Future President by Lori Alexander with illustrations by Allison Black

Does Baby have what it takes to become president? Baby has our vote! Discover all the incredible ways that prove Baby already has what it takes to become the leader of our country! Includes lots of fun presidential facts to help foster curiosity and empower little ones to keep the peace, make a change . . . and lead the world!