Baby & Toddler
Booker T. may not quite be a kitten anymore, but he still loves a good board book.
Counting with Barefoot Critters is a delightful new book from local author and MCAD graduate Teagan White. The story takes place over the course of a day, with more and more friends joining in on the fun as the morning and afternoon pass, and evening sets in. Not only is this a whimsical way to learn about counting, this story is filled with cozy depictions of seasonal activities, fun hidden details, and is bound to delight readers of all ages with its relatable dialogue about valuing all friendships.
Calling all chefs! (Even those who might still be a little bit too small to use a real stovetop!) It’s time to make pancakes, and you’re in charge! This interactive board book is a fun and whimsical way for young readers to learn the basic concepts of how the food we eat is prepared, and how delightful it is to partake in something you have created. Mix, pour, flip and stack your tasty creation, and learn about what goes into one of the tastiest breakfast foods! What a treat! And, after a lot of practice here, and with help from a grownup, maybe you can learn to make real pancakes of your own someday soon!
There are no set rules, and no obvious answers to each dreamy illustration Messenger crafts across our Roman alphabet. From arched acrobats, all the way to billowy clouds, this unique ABC book inspires discovery. What can I see in the shapes of letters? Where will I find visual surprises? Young readers and older companions alike, bring an artist’s eye to every page turn. Imagination required.
Welcome to a busy day in Tinyville Town! Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a vet? Or a firefighter? Each brightly illustrated story gives a peek into the daily lives of some our most-valued neighbors. These board books are so stinking cute, you and your little one will love them!
In the land of waking dreams wander along through a whimsical journey of imagination and see where your dreams can take you. From riding through a forest on a unicorn, to exploring ancient lands on the back of a phoenix, join Emily Winfield Martin on a exquisitely illustrated journey through her world of make believe. In today’s hectic world take a minute to enjoy the land of day dreamers and let your mind and imagination drift off as you settle into a journey of imagination.
The city is a marvelous and bustling place, full of excitement and new things to see! So many people, so many treats, and so many ways to get from here to there! From the creators of Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock comes Cityblock, an interactive and delightfully detailed board book that gives young readers a fun insight as to what a day in the city can look like. Enjoy turning pages and flaps for surprising reveals as colorful scenes change and new sights are discovered around every corner!
Young sleuths will love figuring out the mysteries in this charming book. Each of the long, slim pages poses a question. Example: Who ate all the jam? The reader is presented with a lineup of characters and must determine which of them is responsible. (Hint: What’s that sticky stuff all over that bear’s fur?) Fun for kids and parents both, there’s also a handy answer key in the back if any of the cases prove uncrackable!
Ethan Long’s bright and bold illustrations hilariously demonstrate the concepts of in/out, over/under and on/off for toddlers. In three very short chapters, a pig, chicken, cow and goat stumble their way around the farm. Each chapter’s resolution is enhanced by a lift-theflap feature. The pages are not as thick as a traditional board book but are sturdier than most hardcover picture books. The durability is important because you’ll read it over and over again, giggling at the silly conclusions the four friends reach.
Here is a storybook of epic proportions. Playful cut paper images of unusual opposites pop in contrasting neutrals and touches of red. Different animals doing different things, and ordinary objects of extraordinary sizes invite little readers to ask: how do I see things? We all may get to wondering with Big Bear and little bear. Is it a Big Rock that little butterfly is fluttering from on account of a tiny viewpoint, or, what is the title of the tiny book little turtle just climbed all the way up the Big Ladder to find? Big Book, little words. Infinite imaginings.
From its surprising start and through to the last drop (of steaming soup!), this small book for small hands is a treat over and over. I want to follow these lively mice to the warm and whimsical world waiting outside their bedroom window. Accompanied only by essential twoword phrases, utterly scrumptious and carefully drawn pictures speak volumes to the adventure two friends seek in a day. Ruzzier has readers counting up, counting down, counting ducklings before (and after!) they hatch, and counting their lucky stars. One book / Two mice / Three cheers! A perfect number story.
Fall into the fanciful world of The Little Prince with these enchanting board books. Learn to count along with the Little Prince as you discover his world, and learn some French as you read about his home planet. He will introduce you to his beautiful rose and all the stars in the sky. Come along with the Little Prince for an unforgettable voyage.
A very small book about a very tall animal who is dance-challenged until he finds his muse. Enjoy this little board book with a small plush version of Gerald cleverly tucked into the box (sort of like buying a toaster that comes with two pieces of perfectly toasted bread), and inspire your listeners to believe that “We all can dance, when we find the music that we love.”
Minimal fuss, yet solid and strong as workers should be--this describes Hatanaka's red clothbound book appealing to little ones and adults alike. Capital letters A to Z are precariously placed, all doing their job of portraying occupational activities. Want Ads give clues for the 'applicants' who may need more training: 1.This job is a walk in the park. 2.Might be the only job that encourages monkey business. 3. Saddle up for a career in the fast lane! All in all, WORK is a well-planned adventure with a twist of guessing game--and a brilliant 'labor of love'!
This charming collection of four concertina board books is a tiny art gallery in your pocket. Organized into color collections (red, yellow, blue, and green) the pages are filled with works by 44 modern and contemporary artists such as Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, and Andy Warhol (to name a few). It's the perfect introduction to colors and shapes for babies, with lots for parents to enjoy along the way.
If you only buy one book this year, make it these three books! This cute box set combines board book versions of three classic favorites- The Little Engine That Could, Corduroy, and Goodnight Gorilla. The perfect start to any new baby's book collection, this trio of books proves that good things really do come in small packages.
An offshoot of the bestselling book Humans of New York, this little gem takes pictures of children all over New York City and shows them dancing, laughing, spending time with their parents, and a myriad of other things children partake in all over the world. Each individual picture tells a special story of that particular child, and shows readers that even though they may be little, they are all fierce in their own unique way. A lovely book that shows the value of individuality, Little Humans is my #1 pick for any little human in your life.
B is for booties! M is for meatballs! W is for Warthog! And most importantly…O is for Olivia! One of our favorite pigs is back in this all-new board book, and boy, she sure knows her alphabet! With signature illustrations we’ve come to know and love, readers are introduced to an all-new ABC book incorporating many of Olivia’s most favorite things into one. E is for excellent!
This is one beautiful concept book! In subtly humorous and completely wordless illustrations, the artists explore the ’before and after' of various items and situations. A flock of sheep becomes a skein of wool, a knitting project becomes a youngster’s red hat out in the snow. The forest before and after a fire rips through. Even the fates of the Three Little Pigs’ building strategies come alive in three 'before and after' spreads. Lots of opportunities for making up stories or simply noticing visual differences. Sturdy enough pages to be pored through again and again, beautiful enough illustrations to warrant multiple looks!