12 essential board books for babies

Each Peach Pear Plum

Each Peach Pear Plum

Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg

The classic children's game book. Thousands of children have enjoyed the Ahlbergs' pictorial guessing game--not only because the game is fun, but also because the pages contain action and humor and a sense of beauty. Full color....

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Moo, Baa, La La La!

Moo, Baa, La La La!

Sandra Boynton

This raucous story about the sounds animals make-including three pigs who say la la la! -is just right for reading aloud.

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Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

A new edition of Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book.

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 Read reviewWelcome To Country (Board book)

Welcome To Country (Board book)

Lisa Kennedy, Aunty Joy Murphy

An Aboriginal ceremony of Welcome to Country is depicted for the first time in a stunning board book from two Indigenous Australians.

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary and his friends go for a walk and meet tough tomcat Scarface Claw.

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Who Sank the Boat?

Who Sank the Boat?

Pamela Allen

Besides the sea, on Mr Peffer's place, there lived a cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a tiny little mouse. One warm sunny morning for no particular reason, they decided to go for a row in the bay ...   

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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Bruce Whatley, Jackie French

An all-time favourite now in an edition so durable that even Mothball the wombat would have trouble destroying it!    

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Alison Lester's ABC

Alison Lester’s ABC

Alison Lester

A charming board book edition of Alison Lester's classic Australian alphabet book. Affectionate and funny, Alison Lester's ABC gives a vivid picture of a child's daily adventures.   

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Owl Babies

Owl Babies

Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson

Three baby owls wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone, so they sit on a branch and wait. Darkness gathers and they grow anxious, but at last she returns and they bounce up and down with...

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Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime. Now with a beautiful gold stamp to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this classic story.

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Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes

H and Fox, M Oxenbury, Helen Oxenbury

From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here is a celebration of babies and the joy they bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!  

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Eric Carle

With coloured artwork and favourite animals, this is the suitable introduction to looking and learning about colours.

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