New Board Books, 2021

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I’ve found some fun board book titles that are. new and worth checking out!

I hope you find some good new book ideas on this list for the babies and toddlers in your life.


What’s in Dragon’s Backpack!
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Christopher Lee
See what books dragon reads, the games and toys he brings to school, the food he loves like hot sauce and firecrackers, and much more in this adorable lift-the-flap book of surprises! 


Bananas For You!
by Sabrina Moyle, illustrated by Eunice Moyle
Both grown-ups and littles will love sharing this fun and playful read aloud filled with exuberant illustrations, dramatic lettering, and sweet, silly, rhyming hyperboles of love….”I love you more than a centipede loves boots. // I love you more than tubas love toots.


What’s In Unicorn’s Backpack
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Alyssa Nassner
Unicorn likes science, art, and games as you’ll see when you lift the flap on the pages of this charming board book. You’ll also see what food unicorn eats (rainbow chip ice cream) and take a peek at her homework. Sure to be a hit with toddlers and preschoolers.


Christmas in the Stable Touch and Feel
by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illustrated by Virginia Allyn
Lovely illustrations, tactile pages for touching, and simple, rhyming text invite readers to enjoy the First Christmas experience.Mary, weary. Joseph too. Ox and cow softly mooooo.” Touch the donkey’s fur, the scratchy straw, the baby’s blanket, and the sheep’s fur.


Meet Your School!
by Cindy Jin, illustrated by Melissa Crowton
As you walk around the school, lift the flaps to see your silly animal classmates learning and playing. It’s a great introduction to what you can expect in a school with classrooms, the cafeteria, the gym, and so forth.


Hello, Friend Hola, Amigo
by 123 Andres, illustrated by Sara Palacios
Gently narrated in English and Spanish rhyming text, this bilingual book based on a song encourages you to be friends with anyone— no matter the differences. It encourages children to remember we’re all the same.


The Jungle Book Layer by Layer

This classic story is simply told through the pages of die-cut, sturdy layers showing Mowgli growing up happy with the wolves then traveling through the jungle and having many adventures until he finally arrives at the human village.


Hungry Pets
by Carley Madden, illustrated by Natalie Marshall
Use the treats on ribbons stored in the envelope at the back to interact with the pets in the story. These pets are hungry and you get to feed them. Choose between these foods: a fish, carrot, watermelon, or a bone for your bunny, parrot, dog, and cat. How fun is that? Also in the series is a board book called Hungry Animals.


A Spring Stroll in the City
by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illustrated by Melanie Hall
Observe and count from one to ten things you’ll see in spring — straw sombreros, eggs in a bowl, matzo boxes, and more. Sweet pastel illustrations show multicultural scenes with diverse characters. I really love the illustrations in this title!


Hello Baby Animals Who Are You?
by Loes Botman
One by one, different baby animals introduce themselves to the reader.I’m a wobbly foal, says the baby donkey.” From lambs to owlets, this is a darling introduction to the names for baby animals.


Let’s Build a Playground
by Robert Pizzo
Kids are going to enjoy reading about the equipment needed to build a playground; equipment like a screwdriver, truss screws, and a cordless drill that help build things like a seesaw, fort, slide, and other playground equipment. If you like this book, don’t miss the next book in this series, Let’s Build a Highway.


Baby T. Rex Finger Puppet Book
illustrated by Victoria Ying
Help the blue Baby T. Rex be the biggest, baddest dinosaur ever. She stomps her feet and roars and roars but accidentally wakes up grandma. Whoops. What will Baby T. Rex do now? Well, it’s Baby’s bedtime so she’ll go to sleep.

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