You know you’re going to be reading them over and over (and over!), so you’d do well to make sure they’re fairly enjoyable to read, right?

By the time you have your first two-year-old, chances are good you’ve got a couple of these memorized line by line.

Everybody’s taste varies, but these are my very favorite board books to read aloud with my toddlers- the ones we never tire of. (Well, let’s be honest… the ones they never tire of…)

I’m generally looking for nice pictures, compelling text (or at least text that is not so dumbed down, I can barely tolerate it).

Some of these are works of art (Goodnight Gorilla– such a great book), others are just funny as heck (I laugh at Yummy Yucky every single time).

Some are beautiful (Mr. Gumpy, of course), and others are old standbys that everyone knows and loves.

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The best board books for toddlers:

Best Board Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
Hello Ninja
Good Night, Gorilla
Goodnight Moon
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child’s Play Library)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
Bear Snores On
Each Peach Pear Plum board book
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Peek-A Who?
Blue Hat, Green Hat
Ten, Nine, Eight Board Book
Whose Knees are These?
Kitten’s First Full Moon Board Book
Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book

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