Board Books From Buzz

A guest post from Grammie Buzz, who just happens to be a trained children’s librarian! Here are her picks for some great board books.

Mazen, right from the start, liked books.  What more could a writer grandma ask for? Here are some winners!

His mom and dad read this one with amazing gusto. Lots of clippity clopping along with happy chaos!

Clip Clop

Sturdy tabs help small hands turn the pages in Baby Colors.


Who doesn’t love a peek-a-boo book combined with rhymes and a surprise mirror at the end?

Peek a Who

Baby’s face becomes a fox’s: “Good night, my little fox,”  a candy: “Good night, my sweet,” a dumpling: “Good night, my little dumping,” and plenty of others in Good Night!

Good Night

Llama’s got all the cool moves!  Mazen is learning to zoom right along with him.


Delicious foods and familiar endearments are just the recipe in these two titles.

You Are My Cupcake

Babies adore looking at other babies. Voila!  Babies everywhere!

Babies Everywhere

Sometimes toddlers are lickety quick, and other times they are slow, slow, slow. Celebrate the concept of speed with Duck and Snail.
Quick DuckSlow Snail

Celebrities often miss the mark when they write children’s books, but Spike Lee and his wife are right on!  They capture the personality of a very determined baby.

Please Baby Please

Bathtime, lift-the-flap, and touch and feel splash together in these bright photographs.

Bathtime Peekaboo

Babies are babies all over the world!

Global Babies

And two classics!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See features the tissue paper collages of the beloved Eric Carle.

Brown Bear

And last but not least, meet the creatures who love Little Gorilla. And since this book ends with a first birthday party, Little Gorilla makes the perfect gift for that landmark occasion.


This grandma is on her way to the bookstore soon. I’m going to scout out some new books to add to my pile of presents.

What about you grandmas and moms and aunts and caregivers out there?  Any titles to suggest?

13 thoughts on “Board Books From Buzz”

  1. Some of Margot’s favorites are Baby Baby Baby! by Marilyn Janovitz (she picked that one out in the bookstore herself, and it continues to be a favorite); The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton (we read this one every single night – it’s become part of her cue that it’s bedtime); A Starfish: A Shapes Book by Bernette Ford and Britta Teckentrup (I think she likes the bright, simple graphics in this one); B is for Bear by Roger Priddy (touch and feel and texture and alphabet and pictures of kids/babies, also with a mirror in it near the end); and all of the BabyLit books we have (again, bright graphics in these – we have A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, and Jabberwocky and she loves them all).

  2. Sandra boynton books!

    a-z, hey wake up, barnyard dance, moo baa lalala, doggies, opposites,so many awesome titles! we love them all. tickle time,

  3. I’m such a sucker for kids books! My 2 yr old son loves: Goodnight Goodnight Construction site, both Little Blue Truck books, any counting books (Ten little ladybugs and Ten friendly fish), all the Llama Llama books (home with mama and mad at mama are favs), Stuck in the Mud, The Foolish Tortoise, and Steam Train, Dream Train. I could go on and on but those are current favorites. Books feel like part of our family…we read these books multiple times a day!

  4. Thanks for the list. We love to hear “Clip Clop!” at ‘story time for the very young’ at our local library.

  5. I love book recommendations for kiddos! My son is loving the classic Goodnight Moon right now. It’s really cute how into it he gets.

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