Baby & Toddler

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

This book never fails to make me crack a smile. Its fun prose and sweet sentiment remind us that love knows no bounds, and boy to these animals know it! Who doesn't want to imagine cows piloting a spaceship or yaks zooming down the highway? A rhyming story and zany illustrations combine to make one delightful read aloud.   

Paige


Where Is the Green Sheep? Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780152067045
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2009

Here are the red sheep, the bath sheep, the swing sheep and even the snorkel sheep...but where is that elusive green sheep? This gem has so many of the ingredients of a great read for babies and toddlers: humor, repetition, lilting rhythm and rhyme, and simple but whimsical illustrations that little ones can examine, point to and babble about. One of my favorite books to read with my daughter.

Leigh


You Can Be Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781943147403
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Published: Innovation Press - October 9th, 2018

Elise Gravel charms us again with a simple, yet sweet reminder to let kids be their authentic selves; better yet, her signature whimsical illustrations will be sure to make you giggle. This delightful little book teaches us that all ways of being are valid (except being rude or mean, of course). There are many wonderful ways to be a kid, so remember to just be yourself!

Beth


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

Using only the words orange, pear, apple, bear, and there, Emily Gravett has created a deliciously simple board book to delight your littlest readers! Follow along with the sweet watercolor illustrations, varying rhyme schemes, and silly bear/fruit combinations that make this book destined to be a modern classic!

Kara


Rain! (Board Book) Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544880375
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

Oh my, it's RAINING! This story shows the parallel lives of a curmudgeonly man and an energetic child during the same rainy day in the city. But what happens when the child returns the hat the man left behind? A lovely reminder of how simple shift in perspective can transform a gloomy day! Ribbit, splash!

Kara


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 / Ocêtôwina: 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