Staff Favorites 2021: Board Books

This list was created by Denver Public Library staff to celebrate our favorite recently published board books. Enjoy!

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Brooks, Felicity, author.

"Delightful illustrations, irresistible finger trails and number lines combine to make this the perfect book to help young children learn the shapes of numbers, and how to count up to ten."-- Provided by publisher.

Buzzeo, Toni, author.

Presents six types of construction vehicles and information about who they belong to, how they work, and what jobs they perform.

Coat, Janik, author.

"In this oversize board book, young readers will learn about comparative adjectives via a very humorous parrot--from noisy and noisier, to messy and messier, to happy and happier when it finally finds a friend. As with the previous books in the series, Comparrotives features surprising touch-and-feel novelty elements throughout--making the comparatives concept easy and fun to learn."--Provided by publisher.

Elmquist, Laurie, author.

"A poetic board book that reminds baby of all the joys of living in a bustling big city"-- Provided by publisher.

Flinchbaugh, C. Hope, author.

"How can we help our smallest readers go from baby babble to pronouncing everyday words? The Baby Babble Series will gently encourage babies and toddlers to use their first words and sounds as building blocks for new vocabulary. This book (the second in this series) introduces the "C/K" sound with words like car, coat, and keys. Filled with textured material and flaps, this interactive board book invites babies to touch and feel each new word, providing kinesthetic, visual, and auditory sensory experiences that will develop their language skills and delight their hands, eyes, and ears with every turn of the page."--Amazon.

Huntington, Amy, author, artist.

Look, what can you see? Explore the outdoors, and follow a toddler and parent as they rewild an urban area with the help of their community. -- Back cover.

Huntington, Amy, author, illustrator.

Explore the outdoors and follow a toddler and parent as they take a rainy day walk and discover the sounds of nature.

Madison, Megan, author.

"While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice. This second book in the series begins the conversation on gender, with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion"-- Provided by publisher.

McDonald, Jill (Jill McDonald-Gomez) author.

Learn about cars and trucks in this board book.

Mottram, Dave, illustrator, author.

In this board book, with rhyming text, shaped like a steering wheel and complete with dashboard and buttons, toddlers drive the fire truck on its way to the fire.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.

This charming board book from the New York times best-selling and award-winning duo celebrates sweet baby love with bouncing, rhythmic text and whimsical illustrations.

Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977- author.

"Follow Tom as he teaches you how to be a dinosaur! Stomp your feet, swish your tail and join in the actions in this bouncy, rhyming picture book"--Back cover.

Singh, Rina, 1955- author.

"A photographic board book that features the sounds of heartbeats from around the world."-- Provided by publisher.

Sze, Gillian, 1985- author.

"Stunning illustrations complement this poetic lullaby that encourages young readers to rest their heads and be soothed to sleep"-- Provided by publisher.

Summaries provided by DPL's catalog unless otherwise noted. Click on each title to view more information.

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