Best New Board Books | October 2017
The Children’s Book Review | October 4, 2017
5 New Release Board Books
The 5 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of October 2017. Ready. Set. Read!
Written and Illustrated by Xavier Deneux
Publisher’s Synopsis: Featuring spreads with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cut-outs on their opposite page, this new TouchThinkLearn book offers the youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name—these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover a monkey and its jungle home by tracing the raised outline on one side, and the concave shape on the other! Related words on each spread offer parents and child a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.
Ages 2-4 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | October 24, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1452162881
Written by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Publisher’s Synopsis: Little one, whoever you are, wherever you are, there are little ones just like you all over the world…
This rhythmic board book by bestselling author Mem Fox, with colorful and whimsical illustrations by Leslie Staub, celebrates the diversity in our world and the fact that, inside, we are all the same–wherever and whoever we are.
Ages 0-3 | Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers | October 31, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1328895813
Written by Barney Saltzberg
Illustrated by Fred Benaglia
Publisher’s Synopsis: A musical mash-up for the toddler set that will bring them to their feet! … until it’s time to sleep.
Veteran children’s book author and singer/ songwriter Barney Saltzberg has created a classic sing-aloud book with enduring appeal! Though “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “The Alphabet Song” follow the same exact tune, never before has a children’s book mashed up these two quintessential songs of childhood. The lyrics are seamlessly woven together and enriched with cameos by high-flying birds, a twirling cow, a growling bear, a banjo, and a tree swaying in the wind. Benaglia’s whimsical art brings a Seussian feel and a visual narrative that leads the reader right… into… bed.
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Phaidon Press | Oct. 2, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0714875071
Written and Illustrated by Surya Sajnani
Publisher’s Synopsis: Moo, Cluck, Baa! The Farm Animals are Hungry is a wonderfully simple sound book with fun, noisy sound chips that help baby recognize familiar animal sounds, introduces older toddlers to descriptive words, and will make all readers look forward to their next meal.
Research has indicated that newborn babies love high-contrast images and respond well to them. This adorable new series from Wee Gallery features bold illustrations along with simple words to help babies develop their essential visual and language skills.
Ages 0-3 | Publisher: QEB Publishing | Oct. 19, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1682972090
By Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
Publisher’s Synopsis: Get to know a whole new herd of zoo babies in this darling picture book about colors and patterns from the creators of ZooBorns.com.
Calling all animal enthusiasts! It’s time to learn about colors and patterns with a crew of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, a zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest concept book ever to hit the shelves!
Ages 0-5 | Publisher: Beach Lane Books | Oct. 17, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1481431057
*Header image from Good Night, Baby Moon (DK Children, 2017)