Search This Blog

Unique Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

At the beginning of May, Independent Children's Publisher, Nosy Crow launched a new range of books with The British Museum. The range, aimed at ages 0-12, includes these two incredibly interesting and unique board books.

Filled with fascinating photos of items originating from all over the world and from throughout time, these robust first concept books are designed to introduce children to letters and numbers. Although aimed primarily at babies and toddlers, Mini Reviewer, Izzie (5) found the images very engaging and she desperately wanted to know all about the different items on each page. Fortunately we were able to scan the QR code to find out a little more - although apparently not enough for Izzie! She particularly liked the collections of different keys, dolls, beads and kites and was in fact more interested in the books than her two younger siblings!  Although they too enjoyed looking at the pictures; counting the objects; sounding out the letters; and, of course, turning the pages themselves. Below are just a few of the images we found to be the most eye catching:

With a mixture of such diverse artefacts and stunning artwork, these board books are a fantastic celebration of the different cultures, nations and people of our world. They are certainly not like any other books we have encountered for this age range and are ideal for exploring how we are all the same yet a little bit different.

Both these titles are available now (RRP: £6.99) together with two further titles, Colours and Opposites.

We'd love to hear what you think of this lovely collection, do leave us a comment below!

Until next time... HAPPY READING!
Kate & the Mini Reviewers xx

*Disclaimer: We received copies of these books for the purpose of review, however, all opinions are as always our own. This post contains affiliate links, click here to find out more.


  1. Lovely illustrations!

  2. These look beautiful and definitely not your usual alphabet and number books. I've got a new tiny nephew, so they would make a good present for him.

  3. I had a lot of board books when mine were little, a good option for little hands, the illustrations in these look fab. Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  4. I love the images in these books, so engaging #readwitbme

  5. Awww these look quite vintage and like the sort of books I was used to growing up. Love them.


  6. I want these for Snappy, they look amazing! #kcacols

  7. the illustrations look lovely. my son is 4 but think he would enjoy them like your girl did :) Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

  8. I love how bright and colourful they are - perfect for capturing little ones attention! #KCACOLS

  9. I love how bright and colourful they are - perfect for capturing little ones attention! #KCACOLS