Board Book Reviews

After a bit of thought, I’ve decided to make a separate page for our board books.  Initially I was reviewing them in the same order we received them, but that fell apart quickly.

This list has the board books we own in chronological order.  Those that are reviewed have a link to the review.  After reviews are added to this list, favorites are put in bold, while those we disliked have a strikethrough (but will still link to the review).  You can also browse through my board book reviews under the board book tag.

  1. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
  2. Snow by Carol Thompson.
  3. I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow. Not recommended!
  4. Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
  5. Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
  6. Baby Dance by Ann Taylor, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden.
  7. Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora.
  8. I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
  9. We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett.
  10. My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett.
  11. Jacob Lawrence in the City by Susan Goldman Rubin.
  12. Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell.
  13. The Story of Rosa Parks by Patricia A. Pingry, illustrated by Steven Walker.
  14. The Hip Hop Board Book by Martin Ander.
  15. Barack Obama 101 by Brad M. Epstein.
  16. Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin.
  17. Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin.
  18. Girl of Mine by Jabari Asim, illustrations by LeUyen Pham.
  19. Splash by Roberta Grobel Intrater.
  20. Global Baby Bedtimes by Maya Ajmera.
  21. Happy! by Pharrell Williams, photography by Amanda Pratt.
  22. Hola Jalapeno! by Amy Wilson Sanger.
  23. I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me by Sandra L. Pinkney, photography by Myles C. Pinkney.
  24. Baby Faces by Mallory Loehr, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton.
  25. A Little Bit of Soul Food by Amy Wilson Sanger.
  26. Good Morning, Baby by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrated by George Ford.
  27. Subway by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Karen Katz.
  28. Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan.
  29. The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer.
  30. Rain Feet by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell.
  31. Shades of Black by Sandra L. Pinkney, photographs by Myles C. Pinkney.
  32. Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooks, illustrated by Chris Raschka.
  33. Daddy, Papa and Me by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson.
  34. Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson.
  35. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardsen and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole.
  36. It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young.
  37. Music is… by Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Amy Martin.
  38. What a Wonderful World, based on the song by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss as sung by Louis Armstrong, illustrated by Tim Hopgood.
  39. Good Night Families by Adam Gamble, illustrated by Cooper Kelly.
  40. Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle.  See review for why we count this as diverse.
  41. This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub, illustrated by Daniel Roode.
  42. Little Artists Books by Niki Daly.  (Set of 4 mini board books, 3 are diverse).
  43. Every Little Thing by Bob Marley, adapted by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
  44. Pretty Brown Face by Andrea and Brian Pinkney.
  45. Loving Me by Debby Slier.
  46. Cradle Me by Debby Slier.
  47. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison.
  48. Diwali by Hannah Eliot, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan.
  49. Bebe Vamos A Comer!/Baby, Let’s Eat! by Stephen Lomp.  (Bilingual, Indestructible paper baby book, not a board book.)
  50. My First Baby Signs by Phil Coniliaro and Tae Won Yu.
  51. Corduroy by Don Freeman.
  52. Be Boy Buzz by bell hooks, illustrated by Chris Raschka.
  53. Good Morning World by Paul Windsor.
  54. Word Signs: A First Book of Sign Language by Debby Slier.
  55. Let’s Eat (ASL Babies) by Tina Jo Breindel and Michael Carter.
  56. Get Dressed (ASL Babies) by Tina Jo Breindel and Michael Carter.
  57. Outside (ASL Babies) by Tina Jo Breindel and Michael Carter.
  58. Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins, illustrated by Bryan Collier.
  59. In My Heart by Mackenzie Porter, illustrated by Jenny Lovlie.
  60. I Look Up To: Oprah Winfrey by Anna Membrino, illustrated by Fatti Burke.
  61. I Look Up To: Misty Copeland by Anna Membrino, illustrated by Fatti Burke.
  62. I Look Up To: Serena Williams by Anna Membrino, illustrated by Fatti Burke.
  63. I Look Up To: Malala Yousafzai by Anna Membrino, illustrated by Fatti Burke.
  64. Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illustrated by Isabel Roxas.
  65. Please Don’t Give Me a Hug! by Judi Moreillon, illustrated by Estelle Corke.
  66. Sleepy Time by Gyo Fujikawa.
  67. Exotic Fruit by Huy Voun Lee.
Thanks for reading along with us!  I hope this list inspires you to add diverse books to all areas of your collection!
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