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The Best Board Books for 1 Year Olds

This collection showcases some of our favourite board books for 1 year olds. These fun and engaging board books make perfect gifts for a first birthday and will introduce little ones to all kinds of amazing adventures! These board books for toddlers are specially designed to withstand the enthusiastic handling of little hands, featuring thick, durable pages that are easy to turn. Filled with vibrant colours, simple illustrations, and often interactive elements, these books will help to develop a love for reading in the youngest readers.

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If It’s Christmas and You Know It . . .

Written by Katrina Charman Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
0-2
It's Christmas and it's time to celebrate in this festive sing-along book with sliders! Bring this board book to life as the little children take part in four fun Christmas activities. Pick a tree, bake a cake, sing a song and give a gift - with robust sliders that are…
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Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Dinosaur Dig!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
Dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! One dinosaur, who is digging a very big hole is joined by more and more dinosaur friends as they work on a huge construction project. But what are they building? It's a huge, splashy swimming pool... and…
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Noodle Loves to Eat

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2
Whether he's munching bread and jam in his highchair, or sharing a picnic with his toys, Noodle just loves to eat!
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Guinea Pig Party

Illustrated by Holly Surplice
0-2
Ten little guinea pigs have fun at a party, in this beautiful picture book with enormous child-appeal that makes counting fun. Count all the way down from ten and then back again with these unbelievably adorable guinea pigs. This book is a winning combination of a read-aloud rhyming text, based…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish

Written by Rebecca Harry
0-2
A touching tale about a little bunny with a big heart, featuring festive silver foil on every page! One snowy Christmas Eve, a small bunny goes in search of Santa to ask him to make her Christmas wish come true. She packs everything she might need for the journey and…
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Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Bizzy Bear is lending a hand at the fire station when he receives an emergency call summoning the team's help. Join the fire-fighters as they race…
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Books Always Everywhere

Written by Jane Blatt Illustrated by Sarah Massini
0-2
A joyful celebration books in all their glory! For the very young, books can be anything from a chair to a hat, but the best thing they can be . . . is a book! And it's never too soon to share a good book with your little ones. This…
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Tiny Tabs: Bunny Boo has lost her teddy

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
It's bedtime for Bunny Boo but she can't find her teddy anywhere. All families will identify with Bunny Boo's search for her favourite toy in this cute little bedtime book.
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Littleland: All Day Long

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2
This picture book for toddlers is perfect for developing speech confidence and building vocabulary! This colourful, busy book follows the little ones as they get dressed, eat breakfast, play in the garden, go shopping, visit the farm, take a bath, listen to a bedtime story and settle down for bed.…
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Slide and Seek: There’s a Panda in my Picnic

Illustrated by Jo Lodge
0-2
Bold, colourful artwork, quirky animals and a funny, alliterative text combine with an engaging sliding mechanism in this delightful series for toddlers. In There's a Panda in my Picnic! a series of weird and wonderful animals rudely interrupt the narrator's lunch. From the cheetah in the cheese to the anteater…
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A Lullaby for Little One

Written by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Charles Fuge
0-2
A beautifully lyrical lullaby illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist, Charles Fuge. At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, there's time for just one last game for little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit. All their woodland friends join in, too - woo-hoo! - but when little…
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Can You Say It Too? Arf! Arf!

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
0-2
Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of seaside animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.
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Get Out Of My Bath!

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
0-2
Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one... her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do?
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Happy

Written by Emma Dodd
0-2
A heart-melting animal story from Emma Dodd, with splashes of silver foil. Little owl loves playing games, trying new things and singing, but what makes little owl happiest of all? Why, when he cuddles close with his mummy and whispers, "I love you". With flurries of sparkly foil throughout and…
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Listen to the Music

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2
An internationally bestselling series of board books with amazing real-life sounds! What do the recorder, piano, violin, guitar, drum and xylophone sound like? Push the buttons to find out! Aimed at babies and toddlers, this ground-breaking series of interactive board books has a button on every spread, which plays one…
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Sound-Button Stories: Higgly Hen

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
An Axel Scheffler sound button book with a friendly, rhyming farmyard tale Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Higgly's noisy…
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Hush-A-Bye Bunny

Illustrated by Holly Surplice
0-2
A beautiful bedtime book for busy bunnies! It's time for Bunny to go to bed, but he doesn't want to leave his mummy and when he gets all tearful, Mummy Bunny knows just the rock-a-bye lullaby to comfort her little one. Hush-a-Bye Bunny is perfect for comforting sleepy little bunnies…
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Little Blue Truck

Written by Alice Schertle Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
0-2
Blue is the friendliest little pick-up truck on the road. When a big important dumper truck overtakes him and skids off the road, Blue tries his best to help, but soon he gets stuck too! Luckily, Blue has picked up lots of farmyard friends on his drive, and they all…
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National Trust: 123, A walk in the countryside

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
The second in a series of concept books created for the National Trust, this board book takes very young readers on an autumnal walk through the countryside. With beautiful illustrations from Ros Beardshaw, this elegant little book is a great way of bringing children closer to nature.
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Blocks

Written by Irene Dickson
0-2
Sharing is never easy when you're little! This playtime, Ruby has red blocks. Benji has blue blocks. They both build and build, until Benji takes one of Ruby's red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks CRASH to the floor. But look! Here comes Guy, and Guy…
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Animal ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
A is for Alligator, B is for Bear, C is for Cat... Fun first alphabet books for babies and toddlers! This sturdy board book introduces lots of first animals for toddlers. As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces,…
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Where’s Mr Lion?

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
An adorable new buggy edition of this bestselling baby book - with felt flaps and a mirror! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mr Lion?, you're on the look out for Mrs Giraffe, Mr Crocodile, Mrs…
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Lois Looks for Bob at the Park

Illustrated by Gerry Turley
0-2
  A brilliant board book series with bright artwork, big flaps to lift and quirky retro names to get babies, toddlers, and their adults laughing along! This is Lois. She's looking for Bob in the park today. Is that Bob, through the gate? No, that's Peggy! Peggy's playing with her…
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I See the Moon

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
0-2
A starry collection of favourite lullabies, rhymes and poems, perfect for sharing at bedtime Rosalind Beardshaw's charming artwork features wonderful natural scenes, with adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled to sleep. A sprinkling of silver foil on every page adds a little extra moonlight magic to this…
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Look, There’s a Tractor!

Illustrated by Esther Aarts
0-2
Follow the holes to read the story in this interactive farmyard adventure with a peekaboo hole on every page! In this bold board book series, little ones will love finding the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what the holes become. With a gentle…
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Hello Zoo

Illustrated by Nicola Slater
0-2
Big flaps on every page, holes to peek through, and a touch and feel ending make this a perfect book for inquisitive little hands! Come with Ludo as he knocks on the zoo's doors to ask his friends out to play! Soon, everyone's ready except for Minty the panda, who…
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Sound-Button Stories: Monty Monkey

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
0-2
An animal sound-button book with a friendly, rhyming tale - ideal for lively toddlers!   Join cheeky Monty Monkey as he causes chaos in the jungle! With a hilarious rhyming story, stunning illustrations, and a big sound button that children will love pressing again and again to hear Monty's monkey…
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The Winter Fox

0-2
Fox is so busy playing all summer long, that when winter comes he is cold, hungry and all alone. If only he'd listened to his friends...Can a Christmas wish make things right? With sparkly foil throughout, this tale of friendship is the perfect story to share on cold winter nights.
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A Book About Ottie Elephant in the Town

Illustrated by Melissa Crowton
0-2
Bridging the gap between novelty board books and picture flats, this adorable new series encourages little readers to engage with a central character and then follow a simple plot. With questions to answer (What can you see at the farm? What noises do the farm animals make?) and interactive elements…
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100 First Words

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Bestselling gift board book with flaps to lift on every page! Winner of a Junior Magazine Design Award, 2021! Toddlers just love a lift-the-flap book - the flaps catch their attention and help them to engage with the words and pictures on the page. And with beautiful artwork from homeware…
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Sing Along With Me! Incy Wincy Spider

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Neon Leon

Written by Jane Clarke Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
0-2
Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in. In this…
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Sing Along With Me! Sleeping Bunnies

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Meekoo and the Little Nursery

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Nicola Slater
0-2
A charming and interactive board book with five funny sound-buttons to press! Meekoo is going to nursery today and there's just so much to do. All little readers will love to hear the nursery sounds as the children play music, bounce the ball, and even flush the loo! But when…
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Peekaboo Bear

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread this beautiful book is packed full of fun! From Camilla Reid and…
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Sometimes Babies

Illustrated by Charlotte Trounce
0-2
A book about babies for a new baby - with a mirror on the final page! Babies change and babies grow. They're different every day. But you're the baby I love best, in every single way. There are so many different kinds of babies in the world . . .…
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Eggs!

Written by Katie Dale Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
0-2
Can you guess what's inside these eggs? Lift the card flaps to discover all kinds of baby animals! This book encourages children to count the eggs from one to five, while lifting the sturdy flaps to discover some surprising little creatures that hatch from eggs. Illustrated by the Waterstones Children's…
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Don’t Wake Up Tiger!

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
0-2
A delightful interactive picture book by internationally bestselling illustrator Britta Teckentrup, filled with colourful artwork and splashes of glossy texture throughout! Tiger is fast asleep but - oh dear! - she's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has…
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