12 essential board books for babies

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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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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A Bit Lost

A Bit Lost

Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton's heart-warming story of a little lost owl in a gorgeous board book edition!

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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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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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Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish!

Lucy Cousins

Now in a board-book format, this splashy, fun-filled adventure by the creator of the beloved Maisy is a bright and buoyant read-aloud that pays tribute to all things fishy.    

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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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Can You Dance?

Can You Dance?

Sally Morgan

A new board book that will get toddlers and preschoolers up off their feet following the actions of the animals featured in the book!

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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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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

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

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Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox, 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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Rhymoceros

Rhymoceros

Janik Coat

A striking book of rhymes for early learners and discerning parents

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