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Best New Board Books | March 2018

The Children’s Book Review | March 31, 2018

3 New Release Board Books

The 3 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of March 2018. Ready. Set. Read!


LlamaphonesLlamaphones

Written and Illustrated by Janik Coat

Publisher’s Synopsis: Llamaphones, Janik Coat’s much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites and Rhymoceros, features witty words that sound the same but are spelled differently—and have different meanings. Like the other books in the series, this one features surprising novelties, including a touch-and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn.

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Ages 2-4 | Publisher: Harry N. Abrams | March 6, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1419728273


Black Bird Yellow Sun

Written and Illustrated by Steve Light

Publisher’s Synopsis: From the creator of Have You Seen My Dragon? comes an exploration of color that truly soars.

As a solitary black bird wings its way through the day, little ones are treated to a magnificent flight from one vibrant color to another. Inimitable illustrator Steve Light showcases a new style in this board book for the youngest readers. Children can journey with the graceful black bird and its tiny worm friend past orange leaves, through green grass, onto gray rocks, under pink flowers, and more before coming to rest beneath a brilliant blue moon.

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Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Candlewick | 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0763690670


DK Braille- LEGO DUPLO- FarmDK Braille: LEGO DUPLO: Farm

Written by DK

Publisher’s Synopsis: Explore the fun on the farm with LEGO® DUPLO® in this first custom braille LEGO® book for readers with visual impairment.

A high-quality LEGO DUPLO book with braille and tactile images for blind and partially sighted parents and children to share with their sighted family members. Produced in consultation with braille experts, this LEGO DUPLO board book explores LEGO DUPLO farm animals such as pigs and cows, and vehicles, such as tractors. It combines high-contrast colors with embossed images of the models for children to feel. Large-size text is printed alongside the braille, enabling sighted children to share the bonding experience of reading with their visually impaired parents, or for sighted parents to share with their visually impaired children.

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Ages 1-3 | Publisher: DK Children | March 6, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1465468550


*Header image from ‘Black Bird Yellow Sun’ by Steve Light (Candlewick, 2018)

For more of the best new board books for kids, follow along with our articles tagged with New Books for Kids, Books for Ages 0-3, and

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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