Amazon recently released their picks for the top 100 books of 2013. Of those 100 books chosen, some are books for children. Here are the Top 10 board books of 2013 for babies and toddlers as chosen by Amazon. Whether you choose some or all of these books for the babies and toddlers on your Christmas list, books never go out of style.
"Alphablock" by Christopher Franceschelli (Harry N. Abrams) Each page is cut in the shape of a letter and lets kids and parents try to guess at what is hiding on the next page.
"Sophie's Busy Day" (DK Preschool) Different textures fill this board book about Sophie la girafe and her adventures.
"Rocket's Mighty Words" by Tad Hills (Schwartz & Wade) This board book version of Rocket and his adventures learning to read will delight little readers.
"Moby Dick: A BabyLit Ocean Primer" by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (Gibbs Smith) A board book introduction to one of the greatest literary works of all time. This book introduces littlest readers to the words and characters associated with Melville's classic.
"Sense and Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer" by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (Gibbs Smith) Perhaps the most sophisticated way to learn about opposites is with characters from Jane Austen's novel.
"My Favorite Shoes: A touch-and-feel shoe-stravaganza" by Julie Merberg and Georgia Rucker (Downtown Bookworks) Shoes, shoes and more shoes in all sorts of colors, textures and styles is sure to thrill show-lovers or create them.
"Giggle!" by Caroline Jayne Church (Cartwheel Books) Whether you call it a giggle, a chuckle or outright laughter, this simple book with accompanying giggle sounds will have everyone snickering.
"Moustache Up!: A Playful Game of Opposites" by Kimberly Ainsworth and Daniel Roode (Little Simon) The moustache craze hits board books in this fun book with moving parts.
"Put on Your Shoes!" by Dan Stiles (POW!) Every parent has struggled to get their toddlers to put on, and leave on, their shoes. This is a fun look at the experience.
"Wuthering Heights: A BabyLit® Weather Primer" by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (Gibbs Smith) There couldn't be a better classic tale to teach little ones about weather than Wuthering Heights. The storms and the wind along with sunshine and rain are all included.