Best New Board Books | April 2017
The Children’s Book Review | April 3, 2017
6 New Release Board Books
Animals, babies, and butterflies is what you’ll find in these fun, new board books that we feel represent the best of April 2017. Little fingers will delight in the colorful, thick pages and the interactive aspects of the books that offer sounds and special lift-the-flaps.
Written and Illustrated by Loryn Brantz
Publisher’s Synopsis: Feminist Baby likes pink and blue.
Sometimes she’ll throw up on you!
Feminist Baby chooses what to wear
and if you don’t like it she doesn’t care!
Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who’s not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!
Ages 0-3 | Publisher: Disney-Hyperion | April 11, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1484778586
Written and Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Publisher’s Synopsis: Cuddly Cow is ready for bed, but she can’t get to sleep anywhere! As she visits her farmyard friends, will she find the perfect place to get a good night’s sleep? Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Cuddly’s mooing.
Ages 0-3 | Publisher: Nosy Crow | April 25, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0763693251
Written and Illustrated by John Hutton
Publisher’s Synopsis: Play and learn with dogs of all colors, shapes, and sizes! Questions within the book provide a built-in tool for grown-ups to use while reading, encouraging little ones to expand on the story. This type of interactive reading, known as “dialogic reading,” is key to developing early literacy skills.
Ages 0-3 | Publisher: blue manatee press | April 4, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1936669547
Written and Illustrated by Laura Weston
Publisher’s Synopsis: A monarch butterfly’s life cycle comes to life in this beautiful lift-the-flap book.
An egg, a feast, a transformation . . .
The fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly is illuminated in this special lift-the-flap book with illustrations from printmaker Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the book’s many flaps reveal flashes of exquisite color. Watch the monarch butterfly’s metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to butterfly, then go on an incredible journey as it migrates for winter.
Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Big Picture Press | April 11, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0763693176
Written by Jennifer Adams
Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Publisher’s Synopsis: In this delightful series written by BabyLit author Jennifer Adams and illustrated by kidlit darling Greg Pizzoli, each book showcases a different city with lighthearted baby-appropriate text and ridiculously charming illustrations. Take a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple: cheer with the roaring crowds at Yankee Stadium, chug along peacefully on the Staten Island Ferry, wonder at the bright lights of Times Square, and say good night to the famous New York City skyline.
Ages 3-5 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | April 11, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1452153889
Written and Illustrated by Bob Bianchini
Publisher’s Synopsis: Charlie loves things that go—planes, trains, bicycles, scooters, and even spaceships! He also loves to share in the fun of each mode of transportation with his dad. But, for Charlie, the best ride of all is when his dad swoops him up onto his shoulders for a piggyback ride! The first in a fresh, new board-book series takes the evergreen concept of transportation and gives it a tender, loving twist. Perfect for new dads and Father’s Day promotions, Charlie Rides captures a child’s love for transportation while also affirming that the quality time shared between father and son is what means the most.
Ages 3-5 | Publisher: Abrams Appleseed | April 4, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1419722929