Baby & Toddler

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897945
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 14th, 2018

Bear with me—I’m a brand new Grandma. Craving books that depict babies and their grandparents, I discovered a gem in this story about a modern Navajo family. Love is expressed on every radiant page as each family member (including a
Grandma) attempts to elicit a giggle, which will trigger the joyful First Laugh Celebration formally welcoming the baby into the community. Many similar global traditions are listed in the end notes, creating a culturally-rich gift perfect for anyone wishing to welcome a new baby.

Carmelle


A Parade of Elephants Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062668271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 25th, 2018

What could be so entrancing about one, two, three, four, five elephants marching? From front to back cover, nestled between endpapers of day and night, boldly lined but softly colored elephants play with words and spatial concepts just until their story is done. Round and round they go over page spreads—there is no fanfare to this parade, just careful craft to usher you sweetly into bedtime. Look to the stars trumpeted across the night sky; the reasons to love Kevin Henkes’s newest picture book are infinite.

Jesse


Cookies!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) Cover Image
By Lotta Nieminen (By (artist))
$16.95
ISBN: 9780714877730
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2018

It’s here! The fourth in the delightful Cook in a Book series! A risk-free way to “cook” with your little one while following a simple recipe that can be used in real life, too. Pull on tabs to crack an egg or remove a cookie sheet from the oven, spin wheels to mix, and more! This book gives you a surprisingly realistic experience, while still charming readers with its whimsical illustrations and creative interactive elements. A fun gift for both aspiring little bakers and their grown-up counterparts!

Heather


Kiss By Kiss/Ocètôwina: A Counting Book For Families Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459816213
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 18th, 2018

Adorable babies sharing kisses with a rich range of family members sure does make for a beautiful board book. Count to ten with these small smoochers as they snuggle up with siblings, parents, and grands alike in a bilingual Plains Cree and English format.

Kristen


Who Eats What? Cover Image
By Stephanie Babin, Kiko (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9782408004361
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Published: Twirl - August 7th, 2018

Starting off in familiar places like the home and garden, then traveling to the jungle and savannah, we find out the answers to one of nature’s most pressing questions: who eats what? With its bright illustrations and fun pull-tabs, little minds and
hands will be delighted by this beautifully designed, engaging book.

Hannah


Little Bear Dreams Cover Image
By Paul Schmid (By (artist))
$17.95
ISBN: 9780714877242
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 8th, 2018

Leave it to two adorable polar bears to make wintry landscapes cozy and inviting. Cuddle up with your favorite little human and discover the world of opposite delights making up little bear’s dreams: hot chocolate and cold pizza, straight horizons and curly moustaches. Sure to be a bedtime favorite!

Kristen


Will Ladybug Hug? Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338215601
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Published: Cartwheel Books - October 30th, 2018

Some baby books pose rhetorical questions with very predictable answers. These board books dare to add an element of uncertainty! What about the toothbrush scene? The ice cream dropped on the floor? Questions of ethics and/or hygiene may arise. Each of the three titles in Leung’s eye-catching series provides ample inspiration for baby’s first philosophical exploration.

Collette


Sweetest Kulu (English) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781772271119
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Published: Inhabit Media - April 6th, 2016

'Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you.’

‘Kulu’, in Inuktitut, is a term of endearment for a little one you love. Revel in the soft, sweet words of this bedtime poem, and soak in the vivid illustrations of this lush, Arctic landscape. Filled with beautiful animal friends and rich, descriptive language, ‘Sweetest Kulu’ is a gender-neutral story that is sure to bring comfort and wonder to readers of all ages.

Heather


A Book of Sleep Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375866180
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Published: 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!

Kristen


My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 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!

Kristen


Counting with Barefoot Critters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101917718
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Published: Tundra Books - 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.  

Heather

 

 

 


Pancakes!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) Cover Image
By Lotta Nieminen (By (artist))
$14.95
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! 

Heather

 

 

 


An Artist's Alphabet Cover Image
$17.99
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.   

Jesse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tinyville Town: I'm a Veterinarian Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781419721359
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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!   

Katie


Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination Cover Image
$8.99
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.

Julia


Cityblock Cover Image
$16.95
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! 

Heather


Who Done It? Cover Image
By Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
$15.99
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! 

Alec

 

 

 

 

 

 


In, Over and On the Farm Cover Image
By Ethan Long (Illustrator), Ethan Long
$15.99
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. 

Toffer