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Best New Board Books | June 2017

The Children’s Book Review | June 8, 2017

4 New Release Board Books

It’s easy to get little ones engaged with eye-catching and playful board books that are just right for little hands. These 4 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of June 2017. Tiny fingers will delight in the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, and peek-a-boo pages. Plus, you can introduce them to the wonderful world of animals with beloved Eric Carle.


Have You Seen My Lunch BoxHave You Seen My Lunch Box?

Written and Illustrated by Steve Light

Publisher’s Synopsis: From the creator of Have You Seen My Dragon? comes a colorful seek-and-find board book for the younger set.

It’s almost time for school, and one small boy’s things are strewn all over. Can he collect everything he needs in time to hop on the bus? Among the missing items are some pink socks, a purple robot, a green book, and more, all waiting to be spotted. Steve Light’s instantly recognizable pen-and-ink illustrations lend themselves impeccably to the board book format, and this eye-catching play on color is the perfect introduction to his stylish work.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Candlewick | June 13, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0763690687


A Stampede of Dinosaurs- An Opposites BookPicture Fit Board Books: A Stampede of Dinosaurs: An Opposites Book

Created by Roger Priddy

Publisher’s Synopsis: There are big, small, short, and tall dinosaurs stampeding across the pages of this colorful and humorous first opposites book. Learn opposites from the friendly dinosaur collections, from a team of tall dinosaurs to a huddle of short dinosaurs! On the turn of every page, there are raised shapes to touch, feel, and explore, and that neatly tuck into the shaped spaces on the opposite page. Offering a tactile and visual experience that your child will want to repeat time and time again, A Stampede of Dinosaurs is just right for little hands!

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Ages 3+ | Publisher: Priddy Books | June 13, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0312522988


Find Spot at the MuseumFind Spot at the Museum

Written and Illustrated by Eric Hill

Publisher’s Synopsis: Spot, the classic character and beloved puppy, is back for another lift-the-flap adventure! 

After a funny mishap with a dinosaur skeleton, Spot goes missing at the natural history museum. His friends search high and low, in some unexpected places, before finding him at last. This Spot adventure is full of surprises with all the fun and humor that has made the original Where’s Spot? a children’s classic.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Warne | June 6, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0141375960


My First Peek-a-Boo AnimalsMy First Peek-a-Book Animals

Written and Illustrated by Eric Carle

Publisher’s Synopsis: From beloved author-illustrator Eric Carle comes this brand-new peek-a-boo book that features an animal guessing game and lift-the-flaps throughout—sure to endlessly entertain little ones!

I have a long trunk
and big floppy ears
I roam in the grass
where I’ll live for many years

Peek-a-boo! There’s an elephant hiding under that flap! With all sorts of animals, lift-the-flaps, lively rhyming text, and Eric Carle’s bright, colorful artwork this charming new board book is sure to keep little ones busy. It’s a must-have for every Eric Carle collection!

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Ages 2-4 | Publisher: Little Simon | June 6, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1534401051


*Header image from the cover of Have You Seen My Lunch Box, by Steve Light

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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