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Bee-bim Bop! Board Book By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063268029
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Published: Clarion Books - January 3rd, 2023

This rhyming picture book has been a story time staple here at Wild Rumpus since it first came out! Preparing beautiful food is a delight for all ages, and this book captures that beautifully. A trip to the store, a bubbling pot of rice, fresh green onions, and sizzling eggs will leave you hungry hungry HUNGRY for some BEE-BIM BOP!

Heather


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Still Stuck By Shinsuke Yoshitake Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419726996
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

We've all been there. You're in a dressing room, taking off a top that didn't quite fit, and suddenly, you can't get out of it. Now what? Is this your fate? Still Stuck is a ridiculous picture book all about the existential crisis of getting stuck in your shirt. How will you manage? What if the cat tickles your tummy? What if you get thirsty? Are there others out there who are stuck just like you? Translated from Japanese, this silly book never ceases to make me laugh.

Heather


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Bundle Up, Little Pup By Dori Elys, Elena Comte (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dori Elys, Elena Comte (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781665940788
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Published: Little Simon - September 12th, 2023

Winter is here and little pup is ready to play, but first he needs to bundle up by putting his hat and booties on. A fun board book to remind kids to keep warm while having fun outside. Even though you won't need to put on a coat for how warm this charming little story will leave you feeling!

Jess


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Where's Randolph? By Marianna Coppo (Created by) Cover Image
By Marianna Coppo (Created by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9782408046194
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Published: Twirl - October 3rd, 2023

Ready or not, here we come! What should a little one do on a snowy day inside? After a quick countdown, Randolph the bear plays hide-and-seek at home, though he’s not very skilled. Coppo’s cute book design allows young readers to identify Randolph’s hiding spots as they lift flaps that shed his endearingly meager disguises as a houseplant or a gift under the tree. Final pages turn the tables on readers. 

Kara


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Dragon's First Taco (from the creators of Dragons Love Tacos) By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593533178
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Published: Dial Books - September 26th, 2023

At some point in life, we all probably had our first taco, and life have never been the same since! Join our little dragon friend in this simple taco-shaped board book as the dragon is introduced to the magic of, you guessed it, TACOS! A fun book for an older sibling familiar with the book that started it all, Dragons Love Tacos, to share with a new sibling! 

Heather


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The Nose, Toes, and Tummy Book By Sally Nicholls, Gosia Herba (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sally Nicholls, Gosia Herba (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781499815412
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Published: little bee books - September 5th, 2023

Where’s your nose? BEEP! What about your jelly bean toes? Are they stinky or sweet?! Be super silly and discover all the kooky parts of the body with this vibrant and interactive book! Perfect for toddlers who would rather move around and play during storytime. Why not do both? The illustrations are so fun, there’s no doubt you’ll be ready for the dance party on the last page.

Beth


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We Love You as Much as the Fox Loves Its Tail By Masiana Kelly, Tamara Campeau (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Masiana Kelly, Tamara Campeau (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781772274769
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Published: Inhabit Media - October 10th, 2023

Although these Arctic animals live in the cold, this poetic gem is so full of warmth and love! It is the perfect welcome for a new baby, with peaceful rhyme and breathtaking illustrations galore. Masiana Kelly beautifully weaves in her First Nations culture and perfectly captures the absolute joy and wonder of celebrating a long-awaited little one.

Beth


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Purring, Rolling, Stretching By Chihiro Ishizu, Nanako Matsuda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chihiro Ishizu, Nanako Matsuda (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781797219929
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 1st, 2023

his adorable board book is paw-some for the cat loving parents looking to introduce their little one to their furriest member of the family. In fun, simple language (translated from Japanese) this sweetly sketched kitty will stretch stretch stretch, hop hop hop, and munch munch munch its way through the day. You'll be whisk-ered away to the sweet life of this pampered kitty!

Bo


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Whose Prints? By Kari Allen, Kim Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665929592
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Published: Little Simon - September 19th, 2023

This board book is perfect for anyone who loves to take a peaceful walk through the snow. On the walk we find many footprints belonging to creatures who, if you’re quiet and watchful, you may spot! With fun cutout footprints this book is perfect for a winter read and a fun game of guessing whose prints belong to who.

Mayah


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Gilbert the Ghost By Guido Van Genechten Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781605377155
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Published: Clavis - August 31st, 2021

This is one of my favorite board books hiding in our Spooky Shed. Gilbert is a ghost who is very different from his peers. Though his family and friends like that he's different, his principal at ghost school won't accept it. He banishes poor Gilbert until he learns to scare like a proper ghost. Instead, Gilbert learns to be comfortable in his own skin (sheet?) because being different is what makes him special.

Anna


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That's not my bat…: A Halloween Book for Kids By Fiona Watt, Rachel Wells (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fiona Watt, Rachel Wells (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781805316978
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Published: Usborne - June 27th, 2023

If you're looking for a Halloweeny twist to Pat the Bunny, look no further than this delightful flap book! Explore friendly bats' leathery wings, shiny noses and fuzzy bellies on each sweet-yet-spooky page! This book would be the perfect treat (not trick!) for your kiddo's first Halloween!

Bo


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Mothman Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book By Elias Barks, Zoe Persico (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elias Barks, Zoe Persico (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781948931281
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hazy Dell Press - July 26th, 2022

Cryptids have never looked so cute! This board book series takes adorable monsters to the next level. The books are filled with fun flaps and the most darling illustrations you've ever seen. Your kiddo will be hoping they run into these characters out in the wild, in the closet, and under their bed!

Anna


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Nessie Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book By Elias Barks, Zoe Persico (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elias Barks, Zoe Persico (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781948931298
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Published: Hazy Dell Press - July 26th, 2022

Cryptids have never looked so cute! This board book series takes adorable monsters to the next level. The books are filled with fun flaps and the most darling illustrations you've ever seen. Your kiddo will be hoping they run into these characters out in the wild, in the closet, and under their bed!

Anna


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Alien Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book By Elias Barks, Meg Hunt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elias Barks, Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781948931090
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Published: Hazy Dell Press - April 7th, 2020

Cryptids have never looked so cute! This board book series takes adorable monsters to the next level. The books are filled with fun flaps and the most darling illustrations you've ever seen. Your kiddo will be hoping they run into these characters out in the wild, in the closet, and under their bed!

Anna


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Oddbird By Derek Desierto Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250882813
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 6th, 2023

I'm a sucker for a book about a weird bird. This colorful board book is perfect for the weird bird in all of us.

Anna


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We Are Earthlings By Rachel Qiuqi, Rachel Qiuqi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rachel Qiuqi, Rachel Qiuqi (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665922401
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Published: Little Simon - March 7th, 2023

We Are Earthlings is so adorable and important! Instilling the significance of taking care of our Earth at an early age will benefit all the humans, animals, and plants living here; more so, it will encourage future generations to continue exploring the beauties of the natural world. A great reminder for nature lovers young and old.

Beth


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Peek-A-Boo Haiku: A Lift-the-Flap Book By Danna Smith, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danna Smith, Teagan White (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665926461
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Published: Little Simon - February 21st, 2023

In sweet, simple verse/ this lovely haiku board book/ shows cute nature scenes/ and reveals critters/ behind chunky, fun-shaped flaps/ on each charming page. Bright, gorgeous colors/ make each season come to life/ a feast for the eyes. For the baby who/ loves poetry from the start/ this book's sure to please.

Bo


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Lake Life with You By Cindy Jin, Andrés Landazábal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cindy Jin, Andrés Landazábal (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781665935142
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Published: Little Simon - May 2nd, 2023

We Minnesotans are lake life connoisseurs and know just how special spending time by the water can be. Canoeing, swimming, fishing, watching the sun rise and set, you name it; it’s always better with the people you love by your side. With soothing lines and warm illustrations, this is the perfect bedtime story for a trip to the cabin or a fun day at the beach.

Beth


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The Honey Bear Hive Shaped Board Book By Mudpuppy,, Jilanne Hoffmann, Erica Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735377516
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Published: Mudpuppy - January 17th, 2023

For as long as I can remember, the friendly silhouette of a honey bear in the pantry has been a comforting (and delicious!) staple in my home. So how CUTE is this honey-bear shaped book, explaining the way these sweet little containers make it to our tables! This board book is a first look into the farm-to-table concept, and a great example of expressing gratitude to our wonderful and necessary bee friends!

Heather


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Follow Me, Flo! By Jarvis, Jarvis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jarvis, Jarvis (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536229912
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

Little Flo is NOT about the status quo—she’s all about going with the flow, wherever it takes her. Little Flo likes to follow her own path and her own rules; when Little Flo follows her whims to her heart’s content, she finds herself in unexpected danger. She’ll have to remember Daddy Duck’s Follow Song to find her way back…This is a charming and colorful board book you’ll no doubt have a blast reading aloud!

Jenna


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When Stars Arise By E. G. Alaraj, Martyna Czub (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. G. Alaraj, Martyna Czub (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459835665
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 11th, 2023

When Stars Arise feels like a deep, contented sigh on a warm summer night. Full of rich watercolors and gentle rhyming verses about winding down at the end of the day, it’s the perfect bedtime read for little ones who have spent all afternoon exploring the natural world around them. This little story feels like being gently tucked into bed with crickets outside your window after a day in the sunshine. A great pocket-sized lullaby to pack for the cabin, or toss in a beach day bag.

Heather


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The Scary Book By Thierry Dedieu Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9783791374642
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Prestel Junior - September 15th, 2020

Bats, spiders, snakes, and scary pumpkins all live in this unique book as well as other spooky creatures. These critters all have secrets behind their spooky faces. Pull the flaps to find out! This board book is a fun, interactive way to share a spooky story for all ages.

Mayah


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10 Minutes till Bedtime By Peggy Rathmann Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399237706
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2001

This was my favorite bedtime story growing up! There are very few words and many colorful pictures! The child has 10 minutes until they have to go to bed, but within that short time so much happens. A group of cute hamsters make their way to the house and they have a series of tasks that they must complete before it's time to go. I had fun counting all the hamsters and finding each one on each page until it was my own time to go to bed.

Mayah


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Bye Bye, Binary By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780063215146
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Published: HarperFestival - May 24th, 2022

A tough-talking, mohawk-rocking baby joyously smashes gender norms with crossed arms and perfect sass. Boy or girl? WHAT'S IT TO YA?! I recommend reading the baby's commentary in the voice of Danny DeVito for maximum effect.

Bo


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Yoga Bunny Board Book: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids By Brian Russo, Brian Russo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Russo, Brian Russo (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063208940
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Published: HarperFestival - February 15th, 2022

This adorable board book has a great lesson that yoga and being more mindful has many benefits for everybody. Yoga Bunny helps his many friends with being more present and learning to calm down and breathe. This is a great first introduction to learning awareness and simple yoga poses that can help youngsters relax.
 
Mayah
 


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Cat's First Baby: A Board Book (Dog and Cat's First #2) By Natalie Nelson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692935
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Published: Quirk Books - March 1st, 2022

Every morning we open our store and we often wonder: what goes on inside our little critter friends’ minds? Well, in Nelson’s newest board book we learn what Cat’s first impression of the newest family member, Baby, is. With a hint of sassiness turning into lots of love, this delightful new board book is full of charm. A perfect gift for first-time parents!

Jess


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Welcome to Your World By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jaime Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536224115
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Published: Candlewick - March 15th, 2022

This charming and tender welcome to the world for babies is depicted in the vibrant colors of warm sunsets and lush jungles and the soothing pastels of moonlit nights and Arctic auroras. Gentle repetition is paired with lilting rhymes as mothers–human and animal–introduce their children to the world around them.

Jenna


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Sunrise Dance By Serena Gingold Allen, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452174051
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2022

These two companion books are just about the most beautiful flap books I’ve ever seen! Told in rhyme with sturdy flaps that reveal adorable woodland creatures frolicking on every page, these books are the perfect bedtime (or morning!) read for you and your little one.

Bo


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Moonlight Prance By Serena Gingold Allen, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452174068
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2022

These two companion books are just about the most beautiful flap books I’ve ever seen! Told in rhyme with sturdy flaps that reveal adorable woodland creatures frolicking on every page, these books are the perfect bedtime (or morning!) read for you and your little one.

Bo


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Bumblebee Grumblebee By David Elliot, David Elliot (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Elliot, David Elliot (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781776574025
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Published: Gecko Press (Tm) - February 1st, 2022

Get ready for some fun and creative word play! David Elliot combines simple yet beautiful watercolor illustrations with short, silly text. Follow a menagerie of adorable animals through the pages of this board book. A great tool for teaching kids the names of animals such as “elephant,” “hamster,” “pelican,” and many more.

Anastasia


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I'm Thinking of a Farm Animal By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536220179
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Published: Candlewick Press - February 8th, 2022

These adorable interactive books take us around the farm and through the jungles to discover all sorts of animals. Listen to the rhyming clues, then pull the slider to find the animal that each child is thinking of! Every page includes a secret extra surprise when the slider is pulled and teaches fun animal noises so you can moo and roar all the way through these two darling board books!

Claire


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I'm Thinking of a Jungle Animal By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Guillain, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536220162
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Published: Candlewick Press - February 8th, 2022

These adorable interactive books take us around the farm and through the jungles to discover all sorts of animals. Listen to the rhyming clues, then pull the slider to find the animal that each child is thinking of! Every page includes a secret extra surprise when the slider is pulled and teaches fun animal noises so you can moo and roar all the way through these two darling board books!

Claire


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Our Little Adventure to the Farmers Market (Our Little Adventures Series #2) By Tabitha Paige, Paige Tate & Co. (Producer) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781950968510
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Published: Paige Tate & Co - September 21st, 2021

Join Little Fox and his friends at the farmer’s market as they gather their favorite fresh foods, all for Owl’s surprise picnic. Not only does this tender story promote friendship and sharing, it provides extended learning opportunities for grown ups to explore with their little loved ones. Paige’s calming watercolor illustrations, paired with rhyme and charm, make this quaint tale a modern classic.

Beth


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My First Book of Houseplants (Terra Babies at Home) By duopress labs, Åsa Gilland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By duopress labs, Åsa Gilland (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781950500703
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Published: duopress - September 14th, 2021

This quirky board book is a fun first-look at houseplants for kids and future green thumbs. A perfect blend of humorous illustrations and charming art mixed with basic facts about types of houseplants and plant care, this is book is educational, interactive, and entertaining. From snake plants to peace lilies, this is a great introduction to the concept of plant care, and even has a step-by-step guide for readers to start their own houseplant project.

Jenna


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Woodland Dance! (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523514687
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 28th, 2021

Duh-DOOOO! I recently overheard a lovely customer say that every baby needs a Sandra Boynton book. I wholeheartedly agree...and this may be the best one yet. Fox blows her bugle to announce an exuberant night of dancing under the light of the moon and the Woodland Dance Trio plays until the sun begins to rise. With flowing rhymes and silliness galore, this is sure to be a new bedtime favorite.

Beth


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Dishwasher's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250753229
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

What do Dishwasher, Fridge, Oven, Washer, Dryer, and you all have in common? You all have a big job to do! Rumble, tumble, wash, and bake along with these googly-eyed appliances as they complete their tasks. These three board books are silly, straightforward introductions into the way things work, infusing curiosity and fun into the commonplace. Plus, did I mention they have actual googly-eyes?

Claire


Fridge and Oven's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250753250
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

What do Dishwasher, Fridge, Oven, Washer, Dryer, and you all have in common? You all have a big job to do! Rumble, tumble, wash, and bake along with these googly-eyed appliances as they complete their tasks. These three board books are silly, straightforward introductions into the way things work, infusing curiosity and fun into the commonplace. Plus, did I mention they have actual googly-eyes?

Claire


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Washer and Dryer's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250753267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

What do Dishwasher, Fridge, Oven, Washer, Dryer, and you all have in common? You all have a big job to do! Rumble, tumble, wash, and bake along with these googly-eyed appliances as they complete their tasks. These three board books are silly, straightforward introductions into the way things work, infusing curiosity and fun into the commonplace. Plus, did I mention they have actual googly-eyes?

Claire


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Bigger Than a Bumblebee By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062691651
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

At once gentle and awe-inspiring, intimate as a warm hug and expansive as looking up on a starry night, this book introduces us to wonders small and large—from a ladybug to the northern lights, a dandelion to a blue whale—and our place among them all. Filled with glowing illustrations, this tender picture book is a celebration of the natural world and of the love between parent and child.

Claire


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Circle Under Berry By Carter Higgins Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781797205083
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 14th, 2021

“Circle Under berry, berry over square.” This rhythmic joy is sure to be a hit with all the little ones in your life! Higgins writes an instant classic that pairs bold illustrations with helping kids learn their shapes and directions. This will definitely have your kiddos wanting to read this book over and over again!

Jess


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Sweater Weather By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062934147
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 19th, 2021

There’s a chill in the air and crisp leaves on the ground…it’s sweater weather! But how long does it take seven little bears to put on sweaters? Longer than there is light left in the day! Frolic along with a bear family caught in the frenzy of getting dressed for cold weather in this yarn spun with few words, a stitch of humor, and a heap of cozy seasonal fun!

Claire


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Turtle Walk By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062934130
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 6th, 2020

Follow a turtle family as they go on a long, sloooooow walk. Filled with sweet watercolor illustrations of a darling family traveling together, Turtle Walk is a story about taking in the scenery and enjoying time spent together. The journey may last a long time, but the memories made with each other last even longer. And all that traveling and patience may lead to a big reward!

Anna


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Night Wishes By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Jen Corace (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802854964
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

A good bedtime story never gets old, especially not one as imaginative and tender as this. Fans of Goodnight Moon will find themselves in a familiar atmosphere when they open Night Wishes. Items from a child’s bedroom share their perspectives of the night in a series of short poems. Enchanting illustrations and rhythmic verse roll the reader through a dream-filled slumber, returning to the bedroom when the night is through.

Claire


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Paper Peek: Animals By Chihiro Takeuchi, Chihiro Takeuchi (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536211498
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Published: Candlewick Studio - September 15th, 2020

Hop in your hot air balloon and journey around the world! Both children and parents will delight in this colorful search-and-find book. See if you can point out zebras in Africa, toucans in South America, and wild boars in Asia. Filled with cutouts and adorable animal prints, Paper Peek: Animals is sure to have readers going wild.

Anna


I Am!: Affirmations for Resilience By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593222799
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2020

Written by an early childhood social emotional learning educator, I Am! is a brilliant tool for building resilience. We all recognize the importance of giving children space to feel angry, sad, or frustrated. This book teaches that it is also crucial to give kids the skills to move on from those emotions, when they’re ready. Verbal affirmations and soothing embodied practices are paired with simple, brightillustrations. Everyone from toddlers to grown-ups will find strength in this book.

Kara