The Children’s Book Review | September 20, 2018
4 New Release Board Books
Here are 4 new must-have board books. These are the titles we feel represented the best of June 2018. Ready. Set. Read!
Written by Ruth Spiro
Illustrated by Irene Chan
Publisher’s Synopsis:Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book showcases the use of logic, sequence, and patterns to solve problems. Can Baby think like a coder to fix her train? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Charlesbridge | June 5, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1580898843
Written by P.L. Travers
Illustrated by Mary Shepard
Publisher’s Synopsis: A practically perfect alphabet board book full of fantastic words from the whimsical world of Mary Poppins! Based on the 1962 classic edition. The ideal introduction to the magical nanny for the very youngest readers.
Mary Poppins, the beloved English nanny from page, stage, and silver screen, comes alive for the youngest readers in this full-color, fanciful alphabet board book. Each letter offers the opportunity for a poetic romp through the adventures from the novels. So fly in on the East wind for Exciting Escapades (with the letter E), and share this truly unique book with Mary Poppins fans old and new.
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers | June 12, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1328911186
Written by Karen LaReau
Illustrated by Brian Won
Publisher’s Synopsis: Kids will never see monsters the same way after this heartwarmingly sweet bedtime story that proves little monsters’ bedtime routines aren’t so different from everyone else’s.
Good night, Frankenbaby.
Lay down your green head.
Let’s loosen your bolts and tuck you in bed.
Good night, my Lochnessie.
We’ll swim when we wake.
Now let’s snuggle close in the deep, cool lake.
Great for Halloween promotions, but perfect for all year round, this clever bedtime story has just the right amount of heart, humor, and imagination to send kids to sleep with big smiles on their faces, and comfort knowing that the monsters hiding under their beds aren’t so scary after all.
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Cartwheel Books | June 26, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1338105599
By Roger Priddy
Publisher’s Synopsis: A chunky A to Z board book about some of the coolest dinosaurs for young enthusiasts who are fascinated by these incredible creatures.
Each page of Dinosaur ABC focuses on a different dinosaur, from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus. There are large photographs of lifelike models, simple facts, infographics showing their sizes, and pronunciation guides. Dinosaur-mad kids will learn about some of their favorites, such as Triceratops and Diplodocus, and meet some they’ve never heard of before, such as Nodosaurus and Yingshanosaurus. The text is aimed at young readers, and the facts are easy to digest.
All this adds up to a perfect first dinosaur book for preschool children.
Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Priddy Books | June 5, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0312526979
*Header image from ‘Baby Loves Coding!,’ written by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan (Charelsbridge, 2018)
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