Delightful classic literature board books

Want lớn raise a bookworm? A bookshelf packed with a phối of classics & new faves makes for blissful bedtime reading và is the first step khổng lồ raising a reader. Here, we’ve rounded up 19 storybooks that have been mesmerizing little ones for years, from tales about ravenous caterpillars khổng lồ mischievous bunnies. You’ll probably remember a few from your own childhood.

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Everywhere BabiesThis sweet book, available in sturdy board book and hardcover editions, celebrates beloved babies sleeping, eating và being snuggled. It’s a short, sweet read with vibrant illustrations of diverse babies that will mesmerize your little one.

Available at, $6.79

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThere’s a reason illustrator Eric Carle has his own museum. You could fill a little one’s library just with his brilliant, award-winning work, but if you only pichồng one Eric Carle book, pick The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It offers early exposure lớn counting & vibrant art that pops off the page. Plus, little ones love feeling the tiny holes the caterpillar has chomped through the strawberries and salangươi. Fun fact: Did you know a hole puncher provided the inspiration for this tale?

Available at, $6.89


Boynton’s Greakiểm tra HitsSandra Boynton’s joyful words and exuberant animals make story time extra fun. Instead of picking just one of her books, snatch up a copy of Boynton’s Greakiểm tra Hits, a collection that includes four of your kid’s soon-to-be faves, including Blue Hat, Green HatMoo, Baa, La La La. These books have sầu just the right kind of mixed-up, silly humor that toddlers love sầu, và the short & sweet language is perfect for tiny attention spans.

Available at, $15.99

Chika Chicka Boom BoomFair warning: You may find the catchy alphabet rhymes from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom running through your head long after story time is over. Poppy, bold illustrations and clever text introduce little ones to lớn their A lớn Zs.

Available at, $11.96

Goodnight MoonYour parents probably read you Margaret Wise Brown’s classic Goodnight Moon when you were a wee one. It’s the right length (short!) for baby bedtime reading, & the repetitive text is soothing. Plus, little ones love revisiting the rhythm of the bunny’s routine và bidding goodnight khổng lồ the pair of mittens & three little kittens.

Available at, $6.19

The Tale of Peter RabbitBeatrix Potter’s beloved book makes for a perfect first birthday gift. As your little one’s attention span grows, you can introduce mischievous Peter’s adventures in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden & delight over the sweet supper of blackberries and milk.

available at, $6.99

Guess How Much I Love sầu YouRemind your little one that you love sầu them to lớn the moon and baông xã by reading about the little nut brown hare & his papage authority. Older kids will love sầu mimicking the story and trying khổng lồ find as many big, big things as they can to lớn express their love sầu for you. Extra bedtime hugs guaranteed.

Available at, $10.27

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary TaleMo Willems’ story of a lost stuffed bunny hits trang chính for any little one who’s ever had a stuffie go missing. Knuffle Bunny stars bald-headed Trixie, who is every toddler, amid a mix of photos và dễ thương illustrations.

Available at, $12.24


Green Eggs and HamIntroduce your child to lớn Sam-I-Am, and khổng lồ trying new things, with Dr. Seuss’s classic Green Eggs và Ham. With any luck, it’ll inspire your toddler khổng lồ try a bite of spinach alongside scrambled eggs. Hey, it’s worth a try!

Available at, $6.69


Last Stop on Market StreetThis Newbery Medal winner is one of the new classics. Matt de la Peña’s story of a grandmother và her grandson riding the bus across town reveals the beauty in every day life in the thành phố.

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Available at, $9.39

Giraffes Can’t DanceGet out the tissues: This book sends a heart-warming message that our differences are valuable, one that kids are never too young to hear. It’s available as a sturdy board book that’ll st& up khổng lồ reading it over & over (& over) again.

Available at, $5.06

Llama Llama Zippity ZoomAnmãng cầu Dewdney’s short, simple Llama Llama books have sầu loads of baby and toddler superfans who’ve fallen in love sầu with Llama Llama’s never-ending energy and the story’s ear-catching rhymes. In this book, Llama Llama zooms around the playground. Others have sầu hlặng going khổng lồ sleep in red pajamas, learning lớn tóm tắt, và missing mama when he starts preschool.

Available at, $4.06

Say Hello!Follow Carmelita & her pup as they walk through their neighborhood in this new classic, which introduces little ones khổng lồ all the ways there are to lớn say hello.

Available at, $13.69

Good Night, GorillaZoo lovers flip over Peggy Rathmann’s tale of animals who follow the zookeeper home. The silly animals’ mischievous antics always tickle toddlers’ funny bones. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reading this one nightly.

Available at, $6.39

The Snowy DayEzra Jaông xã Keats’ Caldecott award winner shows his beloved character Peter exploring the snow-covered street outside his apartment. It’s a sweet, quiet story of life in the thành phố that little ones adore.

Available at, $5.29

A Child’s Book of PoemsIllustrator Gyo Fujikawa’s roly poly, chubby-cheeked little ones fill the pages of this collection of classic poems. Toddlers love sầu looking at the layered illustrations while listening to poems like “Winken, Blinken, and Nod” & the classic nursery rhymes that fill these pages.

Available at, $8.95

Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelVehicular-minded kids go nuts for Mike Mulligan & his steam shovel, Mary Anne. Author & illustrator Virginia Lee Burton tested her work on a tough audience, her own two sons, so you know it’s good.

Available at, $7.59

CorduroyThis classic tale of friendship between a teddy bear và his girl stands up to lớn multiple readings. Don’t be surprised if your child starts begging for a Corduroy of their very own.

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Available at, $4.80


The Little Red CabooseYou probably remember hardcover Little Golden Books from your days of learning the A-B-Cs. If you only pichồng one Golden Book for your baby’s bookshelf, make it The Little Red Caboose, the story of a hard-working train car that wants to be noticed like the big steam engine.

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