Books with high contrast illustrations or simple photos
To look at people and familiar things
Between the ages of 9 months and 21 months, my twins would pull apart and destroy books. After throwing away many board books, we made books off limits for the twins, unless they were sitting down with an adult.
Thankfully now that my twins are two, they see the real purpose of books. They love to look at them and won't rip them apart anymore. But, of all the books that got destroyed, none of them were Usborne books. Usborne board books are so well made that they all survived this time period and even still look new! The first time you hold an Usborne board book in your hands, you will be sold on the quality!
When choosing a book for an infant or baby, look for board, cloth or vinyl books that will stand up to a lot of handling, and also makes turning pages easier for little hands.