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Board Books

December 2014

This recommended reading list provides a broad list of board books. Board books are books printed on more durable and thicker material than other books and are meant for use by young children and those who are less gentle with books.

To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through WolfPAC. Identification numbers for braille books begin with BR and large print books begin with LP. Happy Reading!

Preschool to Grade 2

123 Zoo by Puck
LP 2556
Offers illustrations of zoo animals in groups of one to ten, with a conversation starter for each illustration at the end of the book. Board book. Illustrated by R. D. Rojas. 2013.

ABC by Deborah Donenfeld
LP 2452
Practice naming the letters from A to Z and singing the alphabet song with your toddler with this colorful ABC book. Board book. 2012.

Baby ABC by Deborah Donenfeld
LP 2451
Black and white photographs of babies sporting colored objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet introduce letters as well as common vocabulary words. Board book.

Baby's World: A First Book of Senses by Grosset & Dunlap
LP 2454
This board book is filled with multiple interactive elements meant to stimulate the five senses. This book is perfect for babies 6 months or older and comes with textures to touch and feel and flaps to lift. A Sassy book. Tactile book. Board book. 2013

Clifford's Field Day by Norman Bridwell
BR 52090
Clifford comes along with Emily Elizabeth for Field Day at school. The big red dog bounces through the sack race, tries to jump over the hurdles in one leap, and even helps Emily Elizabeth win a tug-of-war. But when the coach tells Clifford that he is too big to play, Clifford finds a way to win our hearts, instead of a medal! A Clifford series book. 2012.

Fire Engine by DK Publishing, Inc.
BR 52183
Readers can feel different textures to explore items on a fire truck. A DK Touch and Feel book. Print/braille book. Tactile. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2012

Good Night, I Love You by Caroline Jayne Church
BR 52185
A young boy and girl prepare for bed by taking a bath, brushing their teeth, and reading a bedtime story. Print/braille book. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2012

Hello Fall! by Kabushiki Kaisha Sanrio
LP 2462
Hello Kitty and her friends enjoy the delights of autumn, from colorful leaves and pumpkins to football and hayrides. Board book. Illustrated by Jean Hirashima. A Hello Kitty book. 2013.

Humpty Dumpty by Salina Yoon
BR 52184
Poor Humpty Dumpty has a big fall, but this version ends with a happy twist that children will love! Print/braille book. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2012

Little Bee by Edward Gibbs
BR 52088
Simple rhyming text follows a bee through the jungle as a series of creatures, including a hungry frog, a mongoose, and a lion, flee from what frightens them. 2012.

Little Missouri by Judy Young
LP 2510
Fun rhyming riddles about the state of Missouri. Has a riddle on one page, and the answer on the next. Illustrated by Helle Urban. 2012.

Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop by Anna Dewdney
BR 52087
Llama Llama does exercises and performs such activities as hops, jumps, thumps, bends, taps, stretches, and bows. 2012.

Numbers by Roger Priddy
LP 2499
Introduces infants to numbers with pictures and simple words. Board book. Illustrated by Holly Jackman. A Hello Baby book. 2013.

Opposites by Xavier Deneux
LP 2459
Day, Night; Heavy, Light...an OPPOSITES concept book unlike any other. Tactile book. Board book. 2013.

Pantone: Colors by Pantone
LP 2461
Introduces children to 9 basic colors and 20 shades of each. Demonstrates the concept that one color name actually refers to a variety of dark, light, and in-between tones. Board book. Illustrated by Helen Dardik. 2012.

Peekaboo! by Taro Gomi
LP 2463
Through one die-cut hole at eye level, the reader can peek through each funny face using the book as a mask. 2013.

Shapes by DK Publishing, Inc.
LP 2453
From square, silky pillows to shiny stars, there are all sorts of textures to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages preschool learning. A DK Touch and Feel book. Board book. Tactile book. 2013

Up Close by Gay Wegerif
LP 2460
Close-up pictures of simple geometric shapes provide clues as to what animals a bigger picture represents. Board book. 2013.

Words by Roger Priddy
LP 2456
A high contrast book to share with your baby while she learns simple words. Features high contrast colors, shapes and patterns for early visual stimulation. Board book. Illustrated by Holly Jackman. A Hello Baby book. 2013.