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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!


Happy Birthday to YouHappy Birthday to You!

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.

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Nosy Crow | April 3, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0763699437


Little Truck Chronicle BooksLittle Truck

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.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | April 3, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1452163000


Dig- Peek-a-Flap Board BookPeek-a-Flap Dig!

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.

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Ages 1-5 | Publisher: Cottage Door Press | April 10, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1680522990


Everybody Goes Nighty-NightEverybody Goes Nighty-Night

Illustrated by Sandra Magsamen

Publisher’s Synopsis: So going to sleep
is not just for you.
Everything, everywhere
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.

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Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Cartwheel Books | April 24, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0545927994


*Header image from ‘Little Truck’ by Taro Gomi (Chronicle Books, 2018)

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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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