Staff Picks: Baby & Toddler

Back to Staff Picks


Staff Pick Badge
Me & Mama Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

From cover to cover, my daughter and I love reading this book together. It smells like cinnamon as our narrator tiptoes to find mama in the quiet rainy morning. Warm spice pervades, exuberant art tenderly taking us along organic moments of a treasured day. Mama is a marvel, honoring darling daughter’s curiosity and spirit. Never more than now does this gorgeous and tangible ode to child-parent devotion ring so true and so eternally sweet.

-Jesse


Staff Pick Badge
Turtle Walk Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062934130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
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


Staff Pick Badge
Night Wishes Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802854964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
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


Staff Pick Badge
Paper Peek: Animals Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536211498
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
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


Staff Pick Badge
Whose Bones?: An Animal Guessing Game Cover Image
By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (By (artist))
$12.95
ISBN: 9781838661519
Availability: Backordered
Published: Phaidon Press - September 16th, 2020

Skeletons accompanied by helpful clues invite little ones to guess which animals the bones belong to in this sturdy board book. Lift-the-flap pages reveal the mystery animals with colorful illustrations, along with fun facts like this one: “My skull is so big I could eat a pick-up truck. But I don’t.” Can you guess which animal that enormous skull belongs to?

-Drew


Staff Pick Badge
I Am!: Affirmations for Resilience Cover Image
By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593222799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
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


May We Have Enough to Share Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459816244
Availability: Backordered
Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 1st, 2019

Award-winning author Richard Van Camp wrote this book to express his gratitude for all that surrounds him and his family.


The Moon Is a Silver Pond Cover Image
By Sara Cassidy, Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459818644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 10th, 2019

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. The moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees. When they tend the cow, the moon is the milk at the bottom of the pail.


Wrinkles Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781838660161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Phaidon Press - September 25th, 2019

A lyrical, poignant ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world renowned photographer and public artist JR

This first-ever picture book by internationally acclaimed artist-photographer JR allows young readers to consider the lives and stories of the older people around them.


Who Am I?: A Peek-Through-Pages Book of Endangered Animals Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

Gorgeous nature photography introduces readers to endangered species in this picture book from Tim Flach
 
Who is that peeking through the page? Is it a giant panda munching on bamboo? Or perhaps a yellow-eyed tree frog hiding in a tropical forest?


Next to You: A Book of Adorableness Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807555996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2019

When it comes to new babies, friends, or other special people in your life, it's very important to let them know just how adorable they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Sweet, irreverent, but above all cute, this book is perfect for cuddling or gift-giving.


Apple Cake: A Gratitude Cover Image
By Dawn Casey, Genevieve Godbout (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786032157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 24th, 2019

Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun.


I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown, in a rocket ship made of glass and stone… I will love you till the cows come home.


Where Is the Green Sheep? Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780152067045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2009

There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?


You Can Be Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781943147403
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Innovation Press - October 9th, 2018

There are many ways to be a kid...

Active and entertaining characters drawn in the author Elise Gravel's signature style will elicit giggles from kids and adults alike as they highlight all the weird and wonderful ways to be a kid.


Orange Pear Apple Bear (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442420038
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little Simon - August 23rd, 2011

Destined to become a contemporary classic, this book has spare text and sweet illustrations but contains only five words: apple, pear, orange, bear--and there.


Rain! (Board Book) Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544880375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Clarion Books - March 28th, 2017

2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winner   *“Altogether delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review  One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing book, now in board book format, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper


First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Charlesbridge - August 14th, 2018

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story?


A Parade of Elephants Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062668271
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 25th, 2018

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!

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


Kiss by Kiss / Ocêhtowina: A Counting Book for Families Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459816213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 18th, 2018

One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four So many kisses and so many more. From bestselling author Richard Van Camp comes a delightful counting book that honors families and can be used to praise your little ones as they learn to count. Ten kisses from your sweet baby might not be enough to get you through this adorable book, so you'll just have to read it over and over


Who Eats What?: A Slide-and-Learn Book Cover Image
By Stephanie Babin, Kiko (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9782408004361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Twirl - August 7th, 2018

Discover match-and-learn fun for preschoolers: What does the frog in the garden eat? What does the pig on the farm eat? What does the bear in the forest eat? Young children will delight in sliding the panels to find out just what the 36 animals in this book like to eat, chew, and nibble on! They will also learn about the habitats of the various creatures.


Little Bear Dreams Cover Image
By Paul Schmid (By (artist)), Meagan Bennett (Designed by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780714877242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Phaidon Press - October 8th, 2018

A cozy and whimsical ode to polar opposites

Of what do little bears dream? Bright snowflakes perhaps... Or dark starry nights. Hot chocolate... Cold pizza. Straight horizons... And curly moustaches.

This gentle and imaginative tale takes readers on a journey of wintry opposites, including the expected and the unexpected.