Baby Board Books

Availability

Price

$
$

More filters

  • Brown Baby Lullaby

    by Tameka Fryer Brown, AG Ford (Illustrated by)

    $8.99

    This #OwnVoices lyrical bedtime picture book is a must-have for every sweet brown baby.

    From sunset to bedtime, two brown-skinned parents lovingly care for their beautiful brown baby: first, they play outside, then it is time for dinner and a bath, and finally a warm snuggle before bed.

    With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times–bestselling and NAACP-Award–winning illustrator AG Ford, Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.

  • ABC Black History and Me: An inspirational journey through Black history, from A to Z
    $16.99

    ABC Black History and Me presents 26 historical concepts, events, and people—from A to Z—that are important in Black American history.

    From A is for Advocate to Z is for Zest, each letter of the alphabet is paired with inspirational historical concepts in this 9x9-inch board book. Along with the upbeat, rhyming text covering both well-known and more obscure topics, are colorful illustrations that promote an excitement and curiosity about Black American history. Covering trailblazers from A to Z but also chronologically, this book features a visual timeline with additional information for more in-depth learning on the people, places, and events discussed.

    From Harriet Tubman and Fanny Jackson Coppin to Amanda Gorman and Ketanji Brown Jackson, ABC Black History and Me covers more than 170 years in a short board book appropriate for the little ones. This book is not only perfect for getting toddlers comfortable with their ABCs, but also for reflecting on how we are all affected by this history and how even the youngest of children will affect the future.

    With age-appropriate concepts and visuals, ABC Black History and Me is a perfect discussion starter for the whole family. Even adults will find something to learn in this board book!

    The ABC for Me series presents a world of possibilities from A to Z and everything in between! For all little kids with big dreams, the endearing illustrations and mindful concepts in this series pair each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams, inclusion, acceptance, healthy living, and other key concepts important to emotional well-being. Other books in this series include:
     
    * ABC Love (2017)
    * ABC What Can She Be? (2018)
    * ABC Let’s Celebrate You & Me (2021)
    * ABC Bedtime (2022)

  • We Care: A First Conversation About Justice (First Conversations)

    by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Sharee Miller

    $9.99

    Based on the research that race, gender, justice, and other important topics should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism, this topic-driven picture book offers clear, concrete language and compelling imagery to introduce the concept of justice. This book aims to ground the idea of justice within the responsibilities and benefits of being part of a healthy community.

    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about tough issues from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.

    These books offer a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • Corduroy Takes a Bow
    $8.99

    Celebrate 50 years of America's favorite teddy bear with a brand-new, classically illustrated picture book by Academy Award winner Viola Davis.
     
    When Lisa takes Corduroy to the theater for the very first time, it’s so magnificent and exciting that he just can’t help heading out on his own to explore. From the orchestra pit to the prop table to the dressing rooms, Corduroy sees it all. Could there be a place for Corduroy on stage, too?
     
    Fifty years after this lovable, inquisitive teddy bear was first introduced to readers, he’s now the star of the show. Author Viola Davis uses her own experience as an Emmy, Tony, and Oscar Award-winning actress to imbue Corduroy’s adventure with all the magic of the stage. A beautifully illustrated tale with a classic feel, Corduroy Takes a Bow is sure to spark an interest in theater in children of any age.

  • Legends of Hip-Hop: Biggie Smalls: An Opposites Biography

    by Pen Ken, illustrated Saxton Moore

    $9.99

    Mic check! Learn your opposites with Biggie Smalls in the Legends of Hip-Hop board book series.

    In this accessible series perfectly crafted for babies (and adult fans), music producer Pen Ken and 3x Emmy Award–nominated animation director Saxton Moore introduce mini emcees to some of hip-hop’s biggest and brightest luminaries with fun facts about each rapper, organized by a teachable concept.

    In this book, children will meet Biggie and learn all about opposites!

    Check out other books in the series, including Legends of Hip-Hop: 2Pac and Legends of Hip-Hop: Queen Latifah.

  • The Old Truck
    $8.99

    A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.

    When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.

    After long days and years of hard work leave the old truck rusting in the weeds, it’s time for the girl to roll up her sleeves. Soon she is running her own busy farm, and in the midst of all the repairing and restoring, it may be time to bring her faithful childhood companion back to life.

    With an eye-catching retro design and cleverly nuanced illustrations, The Old Truck celebrates the rewards of determination and the value of imagination.

  • Run, Run, Run!
    $7.99

    Run, Run, Run! is a fun, fun, fun board book for on-the-go toddlers!

    It's time to run a race like no other! Finish line? Winning? None of that matters here. Exploring is the goal! In this colorful board book by bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi, follow the racer as he runs far past the finish line and through fields, a farm, a forest, and more. Toddlers will delight in turning the pages to find out where he will run, run, run to next!

    Ideal for fans of Taro Gomi and his popular children's books, including the classic Everyone Poops, My Friends, Little Truck, and Little Chicks, this board book combines irresistibly expressive artwork and energetic text to create a read-along story parents and kids will not walk but run to read again and again.

    PERFECT FOR ACTIVE TODDLERS: Not only do toddlers love to run—they love to run everywhere! This spirited board book gives little ones a glimpse of what it's like to run in cities, farms, forests, and more, letting them live out their dreams of running free with the whole world at their feet. It's the ultimate board book adventure!

    CELEBRATES THE POWER OF IMAGINATION: It's a toddler's dream come true: running (and running) everywhere! The youngest readers will delight in exploring a variety of scenes and reveling in the little racer's ideal race.
     
    A GREAT GIFT: This colorful, detail-rich board book is the perfect present for young ones just starting to walk and run. Not only will it inspire them, but it will help to redefine what winning means when experience is the goal! Great for baby shower, new baby, or child's birthday gift giving.

    Perfect for:
    * Fans of Taro Gomi and Everyone Poops
    * Gift-givers seeking a sweet and engaging board book
    * Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and storytime leaders who love sharing fun stories and vibrant art with babies and toddlers
    * Runners and joggers who want to share their outdoor hobby with the kids in their lives

  • Baby, Sleepy Baby
    $9.99

    “With a shimmering radiance and gentle tone, this title will be welcome in every children’s collection.” —School Library Journal

    Baby, happy baby, I’ll sing down the stars
    till they dance right into your room.

    It’s bedtime for a drowsy little one, and the whole family takes turns cuddling and singing this sleepy baby to bed. One by one the baby’s sister, grandmother, father, and mother call on the winds, the clouds, the stars, and the moon to sail and rock and delight their little one until dreams take over. Author Atinuke and illustrator Angela Brooksbank reunite for this gentle picture book—based on a song that Atinuke’s father sang to her in Nigeria—to evoke the warmth and tenderness of wrapping a child in nighttime’s embrace and celebrate the moments families share with their sleepy babies at bedtime.

  • You Are a Unicorn!: A Little Book of AfroMations (Afro Unicorn)

    by April Showers

    $8.99

    Tell your littlest unicorn just how unique, divine, and magical they are with this book of affirmations! And celebrate their inner unicorn with the first board book in the Afro Unicorn line. There is no one quite like you! You are a very special unicorn. You are an Afro Unicorn! This empowering board book is the latest installment from the Afro Unicorn line of books, which features stories about Black and Brown unicorns embracing their outer beauty and inner abilities. When Afro Unicorn creator April Showers realized that her favorite emoji—the unicorn!—was only available in white, she was inspired to create a more inclusive brand for children of color to celebrate how magical, unique, and divine they truly are. Don’t miss the other books in the Afro Unicorn series— A Magical Day We Are Afro Unicorns Divine Makes a Splash You are a Unicorn

  • Little Unicorn: Ten Minutes to Bed

    by Rhiannon Fielding

    $9.99

    Twinkle the unicorn has a knack for finding adventure…but will she get to bed on time? This delightful title from the TEN MINUTES TO BED series is now available as a board book! Running through the forest, Twinkle is off on an exciting, new adventure. But will she get to bed on time? Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, the ten-minute countdown to bed is at the heart of this enchanting story. This beautifully illustrated board book is the perfect length for sending little ones off to sleep.

  • Hey, Baby Girl!

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    $8.99

    A beautiful ode to all bright brown baby girls and the fifth title in the acclaimed Bright Brown Baby series -- from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney!

    Hey, baby girl. Go change the world!

    Brimming with love and affirmation, this sweet board book shows bright brown baby girls and little ones everywhere that they can do anything. With bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney and tender, charming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney, this inspirational ode is the perfect way to offer confidence at the earliest stage and show all little girls that they can change the world!

    This board book is part of the Bright Brown Baby publishing program, a celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families. And if you're looking for a gift-able picture book, be sure to also check out the beautiful picture book treasury, Bright Brown Baby, to read "Hey, Baby Girl!" alongside four more poems. Just-right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more! This is a perfect addition to every child's growing Bright Brown Baby bookshelf!

  • Bright Brown Baby

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    $18.99

    A rhythmic, whimsically illustrated celebration of Black and brown babies and the joy, tender moments, and boundless love shared between children and their caregivers, from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.

    Brown baby, born bright.

    Greet the world. Spread your light.

    Sparkling eyes blink hello.

    Bright brown baby, you will GO!

    Cuddle up with your little one, read aloud, and REPEAT: This gorgeous picture book treasury is sure to become your favorite storytime anthem. Dive into these five beautiful poems that celebrate the tender, cozy, early days between parent and child, and the exuberant joy of watching a brand-new life take shape. Warm, winsome, and welcoming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney exude joy and love on every page. Bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney rolls off the tongue and begs to be read aloud, in these poems that include "Count to Love," "Hey, Baby Girl!," and "Baby Boy, You are a Star."

    A celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families, this beautiful picture book treasury is the perfect gift item, bookshelf staple, and long-lasting classic in the making. Just right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more, this book is sure to be treasured for years to come.

    And if you're looking for a board book edition for baby? Each poem will also be released as a separate board book edition, with Count to Love out now!

  • I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids

    by Nyasha Williams

    $8.99

    This board book adaptation of the successful picture book, with 20k+ copies in print, is an empowering alphabet book of affirmations to inspire and remind Black children of their inner power, strength, and worth.​

    From A is for Afro, to J is for Justice, to R is for Rally, this alphabet book offers affirmations featuring Black children and role models to help children nurture and embrace their authentic selves and to enjoy the magic of childhood.

  • Hair Love ABCs

    by Matthew A. Cherry

    Sold out

    An alphabet board book inspired by the bestselling HAIR LOVE, from the original award–winning author and illustrator duo—and perfect for baby gift baskets.

    A is for Afro, N is for Natural, and W is for Waves. Letter by letter, follow Zuri and her father in their joy-filled journey through the kinks and curls of Black hair. 

    This 7x7 board book is perfect as a baby gift, for existing fans of HAIR LOVE, young readers embracing their natural hair, and toddlers learning their ABCs!

  • Let's Eat: Fruits and Vegetables from A–Z

    by Jacqueline Brooks

    Sold out

    Discover your ABCs through the fun world of fruits! With simple text and colorful illustrations, this is a perfect for book for teaching little readers early learning concepts for early development and sustained imaginations.

    Introduce your little readers to their ABCs through the tasty world of fruits! Simple text and colorful illustrations will keep your early learners engaged and curious to discover new foods and textures. This is a perfect first book for teaching little readers early learning concepts that are cornerstones for early development and sustained imaginations.

  • The ABCs of Baby's Needs: A Sign Language Book for Babies

    by Little Bee Books

    $9.99

    Teach your baby to communicate their basic wants and needs (with words and sign language), all as they easily learn the letters of the alphabet.

    Help your baby express themselves! This adorable board book teaches your little one the letters of the alphabet while also reinforcing phrases that communicate their basic needs. A is for All Done. B is for Bath. C is for cold. Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by a sign language guide to help non-verbal babies, making this the perfect gift for any family.

  • The Numbers Store: Sunday Adventures Series

    by Harold Green III

    $8.99
    This stunning, early-concept board book series features an intergenerational Black family over the course of a day at the local grocery store, as readers learn colors and numbers. 

    When Mom realizes there are zero eggs in the house, the entire family heads to the store to pick up more. Readers can join the counting fun as the family shops and adds more items to their basket--from three bananas to five plums--amid the backdrop of a bustling market. Publishing simultaneously with The Rainbow ParkThe Numbers Store studies numbers through the experience of an intergenerational Black family’s trip to the local grocery store.
  • The Making of Butterflies

    by Zora Neale Hurston and Ibram X. Kendi

    $9.99
    A board book reimagination of a story featured in beloved African American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's Mules & Men. Adapted by National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and Antiracist Baby Ibram X. Kendi, The Making of Butterflies follows the Creator as they make butterflies to keep the flowers company. Illustrated by mixed-media artist, Kah Yangni.
  • This Is Music: Strings

    by Rekha S. Rajan

    $9.99

    Make music with this hands-on introduction to the four instrument families—drums, horns, strings, and voice—in this board book series by a world-renown music educator.

    What do a guitar, a harp, and a piano have in common? They are all strings! This first introduction begins with a simple explanation of what defines a string instrument. Young readers are then invited on a global exploration of a variety of different stringed instruments and are encouraged to find strings of their own in the world around them. Includes a bound-in string to strum, and a visual glossary.
     
    Each title in the THIS IS MUSIC series features an interactive novelty musical element that invites the reader to "play" the book!

  • Legends of Hip-Hop: 2Pac: A 1-2-3 Biography

    by Pen Ken

    $9.99

    Mic check! Learn to count with 2Pac in the Legends of Hip-Hop board book series.

    Who is Tupac “2Pac” Shakur? One of the most accomplished and celebrated rappers of all time! Babies will learn where he was born, how many names he had, and about his acting career all while learning to count to twelve.

    In this sizable and sturdy board book, music producer Pen Ken and three-time Emmy Award–nominated animation director Saxton Moore introduce tiny readers to some of hip-hop’s biggest and brightest luminaries with fun facts about each rapper, organized by a teachable concept.

    Perfect for fans of The Story of Rap and B Is for Baller

  • Potty Party!

    by Dionna L Mann

    $7.99

    A potty party’s coming through! Celebrate the milestone of potty training with this energetic board book that features a diverse group of children as they ditch their diapers and flush like big kids do.

     
    Going potty can be a party for everyone! Perfect for all children, this book touches on the aspects of potty training, including feeling the need to go, sitting and waiting, and picking out underwear. Get down and celebrate at toilet time with this fun and imaginative board book.
  • Being Brave

    by Cindy Jin

    $7.99

    Celebrate the small and important choices we make to grow and be brave every day with this empowering board book.

    Filled with loving and meaningful life lessons, this inspiring board book shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to be grand or heroic. Whether you’re feeling sad, nervous, unsure, or left out, taking control of how you feel and being brave starts with listening to your heart.

  • Every Body: A First Conversation About Bodies

    by Megan Madison

    from $9.99

    *ships in 7-10 business days*

    Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body liberation should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery to introduce the concept of BODY LIBERATION. This book serves to celebrate the uniqueness of your body and all bodies, and addresses the unfair rules and ideas that currently exist about bodies. It ends with motivational action points for making the world more fair for all!
     
    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
     
    These books offer a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Board Book

    by Tonya Abari

    $9.99

    A celebration of Juneteenth for babies and toddlers!

    Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Board Book from Mudpuppy is a wonderful introduction to Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the United States on June 19th commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Colorful illustrations show various ways people celebrate the anniversary of freedom for all!

    • Celebratory Message – This book introduces young children to this important commemorative holiday and opens the door to understanding that not everyone was or is free.
    • Bright and Bold Artwork – Bright and colorful illustrations on 26 pages will make this a happy and rewarding experience for toddlers to experience and understand inclusion.
    • Perfect Size - Small 7” x 7” board book is just the size for little hands.
    • Great Gift Idea – This board book makes a wonderful gift for birthdays and special occasions all year through.
  • Big Red Fire Truck

    Ken Winslow-Max

    $12.99
    An interactive re-imagining of a 1990s classic!

    The bell rings in the fire house, there is a fire somewhere! Someone needs help. Open the doors and drive the big red fire truck across town. Put up the long ladder and aim the water hose at the flames to put them out. Jo Lodge has given new life to this classic picture book, by simplifying the story and introducing paper engineering. Toddlers will love to drive the fire truck through the city to save the day!

  • Together: A First Conversation About Love

    by Megan Madison

    $15.99

    A picture book edition of the board book about love, relationships, and families, offering adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Now in a hardcover picture book! Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.
     
    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like love, relationships, and families from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
     
    This fourth book in the series begins the conversation on love with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • Me and the Family Tree

    by Carole Weatherford

    $7.99

    Carole Boston Weatherford, a Caldecott Honor winner, creates a celebration of family roots in this uplifting tale about how one young girl sees her family history by looking into a mirror

    As a young girl reflects on her family, she notices how her own characteristics are similar to the people around her. She discovers these shared traits create incredible family connections, and they also give each person the opportunity to contribute to the family tree .  

    This heartfelt book celebrates the diversity of the people who love us and the joys of being connected to family!

    I’ve got my father’s mouth

    And my mother’s thick brown waves.

    I’ve got my uncle’s chin

    Though you can’t tell ‘til he shaves.

    I’ve got my brother’s ears

    And my sister’s big bright eyes.

    I’ve got my grandpa’s hands

  • Together: A First Conversation About Love by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, & Anne/Andy Passchier
    $8.99

    A beginner’s exploration of love, relationships, and families – the latest in the FIRST CONVERSATIONS board book series, which offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.

    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like love, relationships, and families from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
     
    This fourth book in the series begins the conversation on love with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • My Hair, My Crown: Board Book

    by Tonya Abari

    $12.99
    My Hair, My Crown Board Book from Mudpuppy features sweet rhyming words and bold, colorful illustrations that highlight a beautiful and diverse range of Black hairstyles. A surprise mirror on the last page encourages children to celebrate their own beautiful hair!
  • A Little Book About Activism

    by Courtney Ahn

    Sold out
    A little book with a big goal! This book aims to give kids the building blocks to develop strong principles of care, empathy, and community. Because you’re never too young to make a difference!
  • Grandma's Tiny House

    by JaNay Brown-Wood

    $7.99

    “A fine addition to book collections about families, food, counting, and joyous gatherings." —The Horn Book

    This sweet, rhyming-counting board book introduces young readers to numbers one through fifteen as Grandma’s family and friends fill her tiny house on Brown Street. Neighbors, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandkids crowd into the house and pile it high with treats for a family feast.
     
    But when the walls begin to bulge and nobody has space enough to eat, one clever grandchild knows exactly what to do.

  • Skin Again

    by bell hooks

    $7.99
    *ships in 7-10 business days
    From legendary author and critic bell hooks and multi-Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a way to talk about race and identity that will appeal to parents of the youngest readers—in board book edition.

    The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide.

    Race matters, but what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free.

    This award-winning book celebrates all that makes us unique and different and offers a strong, timely and timeless message of loving yourself and others.

    Don’t miss these other books by bell hooks and Chris Raschka!
    Be Boy Buzz
    Happy to Be Nappy
    Grump Groan Growl

Stay Informed. We're building a community committed to celebrating Black authors + artisans. Subscribe to keep up with all things Kindred Stories.