Best New Board Books | April 2018
The Children’s Book Review | April 30, 2018
4 New Release Board Books
The 4 colorful new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of April 2018. Ready. Set. Read!
Illustrated by Nicola Slater
Publisher’s Synopsis: A group of musicians is traveling to a café for a surprise celebration. Press the buttons to hear them play their instruments . . . and join in with the whole band at the end to wish one little otter a very happy birthday! With a flute, guitar, violin, and piano, plus a rousing “big band” chorus and a splendid light-up birthday cake, this delightful little book makes the perfect birthday gift.
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Nosy Crow | April 3, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0763699437
Written and Illustrated by Taro Gomi
Publisher’s Synopsis: Little Truck is setting out to explore! He’s going fast, climbing hills, and braving tunnels, being just the right amount of careful along the way. But no matter how far he goes, his caring parent is never far behind. This on-the-go board book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi is perfect for toddlers moving onwards and upwards to big adventures.
Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | April 3, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1452163000
Written by Jaye Garnett
Illustrated by Mattia Cerato
Publisher’s Synopsis: Explore all kinds of busy construction sites! Each scene features a pair of lift-a-flaps with peek-a-boo surprises. Inside the flaps, you’ll find additional tidbits about construction work.
Ages 1-5 | Publisher: Cottage Door Press | April 10, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1680522990
Illustrated by Sandra Magsamen
Publisher’s Synopsis: So going to sleep
is not just for you.
goes to sleep too!
In the tradition of soothing bedtime books like Goodnight Moon, this original new offering from Sandra Magsamen is perfect for snuggling up and showing your sleepyhead that everyone and everything goes to bed. Animals and fun surprises are waiting to be revealed under each spread’s sturdy lift-the-flap, and the final page features all of the animals cuddled up together, ready for sweet dreams.
This is a brand-new novelty board book from Sandra Magsamen, the bestselling creator of over 30 baby and toddler books, with sales of over 3 million copies worldwide.
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Cartwheel Books | April 24, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0545927994
*Header image from ‘Little Truck’ by Taro Gomi (Chronicle Books, 2018)