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My Hair Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062897657
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Published: HarperFestival - June 23rd, 2020

A fresh and fun celebration of natural hair for babies and toddlers!

My Hair is the perfect introduction to an array of beautiful hairstyles for tiny naturalistas-in-training!

Known for her popular Black Queens and Black Kings coloring books for adults, Danielle Murrell Cox creates a colorful and bouncy board book to pair with favorites such as Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooksHair Love by Matthew A. Cherry; and I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley.

A great gift for baby showers, birthdays, and other special occasions!


Hello, Elephant! Cover Image
By Sam Boughton, Sam Boughton (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536210217
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Published: Templar - June 9th, 2020

Say hello to all your favorite savanna animals in this bright and friendly nonfiction novelty title.

Little ones will love meeting a whole host of friendly savanna creatures in this delightful lift-the-flap book. Sam Boughton’s vibrant animal illustrations bring facts to life with deft humor and memorable explanations. With plenty of flaps to lift and a fantastic double gatefold on the final spread, this book is sure to please young wildlife lovers!


Petra Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735267985
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Published: Tundra Books - June 2nd, 2020

The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, this stylish board book celebrates the power of believing in yourself.

Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird's nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she's flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island . . . and, eventually, a little girl's pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she's a rock, and this is how she rolls!


My Art Book of Happiness Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781838660826
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 27th, 2020


The third in an introductory series to fine art curated by theme for young children

Emotions are part of every toddler's day... and now, part of their first art collection! 35 full-page artworks from a variety of periods introduce emotions through one of the most important feelings of all - happiness. Each image is accompanied by a brief, tender, read-aloud text, and the work's title and artist's name are included as secondary material for true integration of narrative and information. It's a perfect introduction to this wonderful emotion for families of all kinds.


A Parade of Elephants Board Book Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062668295
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 19th, 2020


New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out!

An ALA Notable Book

This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing.

Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise!

With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.


Brown Sugar Babies Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368050296
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Publisher Marketing:

Bubbling brown sugar bubbles Baby's belly. Syrupy sweet sticky center shakes like a bowl of jelly.
Oooh, baby! This board book is sweet enough to eat. Infants, toddlers, and their older siblings will drool as they rejoice in the beauty of brown babies. Here, carob cherubs show all their true colors--everything from peanut butter to honey to cinnamon spice. Expressive photos and a mouthwatering rhyme encourage babies to find splendor in the many hues of their own skin.


Be Our Guest! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419743085
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 5th, 2020

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Join Gray Malin's menagerie of wild animals for a stay at the Parker Hotel--now available as a board book!

This story of a whimsical weekend away is filled with everything you'd expect from a sunny California vacation. There are tennis courts and a lemonade stand and a pool. But the other guests and staff you'll meet here are more than a little unexpected. . . . From superstar photographer Gray Malin, author of Abrams' bestselling Beaches, comes Be Our Guest!, Malin's first board book compiled from his series Gray Malin at the Parker. These photos have been a hit with parents decorating their children's rooms, and now they tell a story of adventure and imagination, with an extra helping of whimsy.


Dad By My Side Cover Image
By Soosh
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316438131
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Published: LB Kids - May 5th, 2020

A heartwarming celebration of the special relationship between a father and daughter from Instagram sensation Soosh.

Whether they're playing make-believe, making you smile, or warding off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond.

When Soosh first posted her initial series of images of a larger-than-life father and his adorable daughter on Instagram, fans from across the world immediately took notice with over 2 million views on a popular viral content website in a single week.

These illustrations now come together in a universally relatable story of familial love for parents and children to share.


The Sun Is a Peach Cover Image
By Sara Cassidy, Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459818675
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 5th, 2020

A young child walks along a country road into town where there's a parade on. The experiences of the day, and the child's eventual homecoming and bedtime, are chronicled and compared to the sun. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, yellow item on the page hints at the big golden ball in the sky.
Stunning illustrations by Jos e Bisaillon capture how imagination shapes the environment around us. This simple board book shows children that the way they see the world--by heart, mind and imagination--is just right. Revelling in metaphor, The Sun is a Peach encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.


The Babies and Kitties Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358164050
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

Jam-packed with colorful photos of adorable kittens and sweet babies, this rhyming board book celebrates all of the ways kids and cats are alike. A companion to The Babies and Doggies Book.

When you stop and think about it, babies and kitties do many of the same things: They nap, climb, and hide. They play and cuddle. Lots of things babies do kitties do too! With its brief rhyming text and full-color photographs, The Babies and Kitties Book is engaging for infants, a fun read-aloud for parents, and a treat for baby- and kitty-lovers alike. A companion to The Babies and Doggies Book.


Big Bear Hug (Life in the Wild) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781525303791
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 7th, 2020

A huge bear is wandering through the forest - but wait a minute! Who's that he's hugging? A beaver? And a moose? And a bird? And a tree?

Welcome to the world of Big Bear Hug, a contemporary fable about a bear who has an appetite for hugging everything in sight - even creatures that bears have been known to eat. One day, the benevolent bear meets up with a human. This human proceeds to do something the bear cannot understand: he raises his axe and begins to cut down a tree. Suddenly the bear doesn't feel like hugging anymore and must make a difficult decision on how to stop this destruction in his forest.

The environmental message of Big Bear Hug is both funny and powerful, while simple enough to engage very young children and show them the awesome power of a hug.


They Say Blue Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419740961
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 7th, 2020


Now available as a board book, the award-winning They Say Blue is a playful, poetic exploration of color and point of view
 
In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, we follow a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know; she hasn’t seen one.
Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at.

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator, author, and comics artist living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the co-creator, with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, of the young adult graphic novel This One Summer, which won a Caldecott Honor in 2015. She makes books and comics for people of all ages, including They Say Blue, a picture book about looking and thinking.


No Roses for Harry! Board Book Cover Image
By Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062972767
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Published: HarperFestival - April 7th, 2020

A classic picture book featuring the beloved Harry the Dirty Dog—now available in board book!

Harry is the not-too-happy recipient of a handmade sweater, and what makes matters worse is that it’s a sweater with a pattern of roses. Harry does everything he can think of to get rid of that sweater. But when it seems like he’ll never lose the sweater, an unexpected visitor helps him solve his problem…

This is an irresistible story featuring a classic picture book character, especially perfect for young dog lovers and fans of Harry the Dirty Dog.

For more fun with Harry the Dirty Dog, don't miss Harry by the Sea and Harry and the Lady Next Door. As Children's Books and Their Creators said about all three books: "There is a droll, seemingly effortless union of art and text in the Harry stories, a delicious mastery of everyday foolishness."


Good Night, Baboon!: A Bedtime Counting Book (Hello!Lucky) Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523507474
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 31st, 2020

Good Night, Baboon! stars one very cheeky baby baboon who’s just too jazzed to slumber as he bounces through a countdown of sleepy animals brushing their teeth, reading bedtime stories, until finally:
 
2 lazy llamas,
all tucked in snug.
Now look who’s ready for . . .
1 big hug!

 
With its vibrant art and cheerful rhyming text, plus a countdown from one to ten, the book is a joy for grown-ups and children to read aloud together.
 
Created by Eunice Moyle and Sabrina Moyle, the sister team behind the award-winning design studio Hello!Lucky, Good Night, Baboon! features the bright and appealing style that has made their previous children’s books bestsellers and their stationery and other products so popular across all ages.


An Alphabet of Hugs Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250240002
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 31st, 2020

Emily Snape's board book original, An Alphabet of Hugs is a read-aloud alphabet book and gift book for babies and toddlers.

There are so many different kinds of hugs: After-the-bath hugs, Everything will be okay hugs, You did it hugs, and ZZZZ-sleepy hugs.

There is a whole alphabet of hugs inside, with fun animal characters that will delight babies and toddlers.


My Suitcase: A Fun Book of Travel Cover Image
By duopress labs, Margie & Jimbo (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781950500079
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Published: duopress - March 31st, 2020

Join two siblings as they pack their suitcases for a fun trip!

My Suitcase is ready to go with all the things kids will need for time away from home: from shampoo and toothbrushes, to hats and clothes, to their favorite blankies and stuffed animals. Laugh along with the narrator as the kids also try to squeeze in some peculiar objects, like their pet goldfish, a tricycle, and more! Will they fit?

Each spread introduces a different category of items, such as toiletries, toys, or snacks, and all objects are brightly illustrated and labeled so that children know exactly what they’re seeing. The playful artwork and friendly, simple text make this book the perfect companion for little travelers, keeping them engaged on those long car rides or flights.


Your Nose! (Boynton on Board) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523510214
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 31st, 2020

You can tell everybody I told you so.
It’s the greatest little nose I know.


Starring a little fox child and a big fox parent, here’s a loving ode to terrific noses of all kinds. Your Nose! is a year-round valentine in the tradition of beloved Boynton board books like Snuggle Puppy. It’s a celebration of the love between a parent and child—and of the beautiful, boop-able noses we love.


Library Babies Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781947458758
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Published: duopress - March 31st, 2020

Here come the library babies, ready to give you a tour of their favorite local library!

There's no place more magical than a library, where adventures can be had both inside the pages of a book and out. Here you can find hidden nooks for reading, encounter new worlds during story time, and take the big step of signing up for your very first library card. From puppet shows to getting to take out towering stacks of books to enjoy at home, this joyful board book teaches every child that through books and libraries, the possibilities are endless.

And the fun doesn't end there: Library Babies includes oodles of activities and educational reading tips to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!


ABC Dance!: An Animal Alphabet (Hello!Lucky) Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523507467
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 31st, 2020

Dance through the alphabet from Aardvark to Zebra!

Hey! Is that your toe tapping? Well, go on! Strut your stuff!

Shake your boots with newts, lambada with llamas, and slide with sloths!

A lively romp through the alphabet with vibrant art and cheerfully rhyming text, ABC Dance! is a joy for children and grown-ups to read aloud together. Now get your dancing shoes on!