Board books shot up in popularity in the 2010s, and for good reason: Parents are reading to babies and toddlers earlier and more often — and Lord knows paper pages don’t last long in grabby little hands. Stay out of the book-repair business with these durable new titles!
If you don’t mind letting your baby see you cry (and why would you?), try this heartwarming exploration of the powerful bond between a mother and her child. The mom works outside of the home, and assures her daughter: “Though we’re not together, we’re never truly apart, because you’re always on my mind and you’re always in my heart.”
All ages • $7.99
Only slightly less unrelenting than The First Lady of Flight herself is the Ordinary People Change the World series, which supplemented its dozen-plus books for ages 5-8 with this toddler-friendly version and others about Abraham Lincoln, Jane Goodall, Martin Luther King Jr., Marie Curie and Walt Disney — and more on the way!
Ages 2-5 • $7.99
The Bedtime Classics series gives kids early exposure to great literature through simple, action- oriented text and beautiful, colorful illustrations. If this one proves a hit, you can follow it with versions of The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz and A Little Princess, with more coming soon.
Ages 0-3 • $7.99
Giggles are all but guaranteed from the Seussian silliness of this counting book. A series of enthusiastic animals join the tutu-appreciation party with lines like “I know a ewe with a new tutu,” and “We two tunas love tutus too!”