Baby & Toddler



A Book of Sleep Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375866180
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2011

Whether you are heading to a baby shower and need new gift ideas, or are expanding your own home library, look no further than these two lovely board books. Both are exquisitely illustrated, with one detailing the simple things in life that bring us happiness and the other celebrating something (sleep!) we wish for all new parents and babies. Two of my favorites!


My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 2016

Whether you are heading to a baby shower and need new gift ideas, or are expanding your own home library, look no further than these two lovely board books. Both are exquisitely illustrated, with one detailing the simple things in life that bring us happiness and the other celebrating something (sleep!) we wish for all new parents and babies. Two of my favorites!


Counting with Barefoot Critters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101917718
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - August 9th, 2016

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.  





Pancakes!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook in a Book) Cover Image
By Lotta Nieminen (Artist)
ISBN: 9780714872834
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

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! 





An Artist's Alphabet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763681234
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Published: Candlewick Studio - September 13th, 2016

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.   









I'm a Veterinarian (a Tinyville Town Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419721359
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 6th, 2016

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!   


Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101935224
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2016

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.


Cityblock Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419721892
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

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! 


Who Done It? Cover Image
By Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452141985
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

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! 








In, Over and on the Farm Cover Image
By Ethan Long (Illustrator), Ethan Long
ISBN: 9780399169076
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

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. 



Big Bear Little Chair Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452144474
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2015

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. 




Two Mice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544302099
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2015

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. 


Meet the Little Prince (Padded Board Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544709027
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 13th, 2015

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. 


Giraffes Can't Dance: Book and Plush Toy [With Giraffe Plush] Cover Image
By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545826174
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Published: Cartwheel Books - August 25th, 2015

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.”


Work: An Occupational ABC Cover Image
ISBN: 9781554984091
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 5th, 2014

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'!


Color for Baby Cover Image
By Yana Peel, Various (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763671242
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Published: Big Picture Press - September 9th, 2014

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.


My First Library Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448482880
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - October 30th, 2014

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.


Little Humans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374374563
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 7th, 2014

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.