Summery Board Books

Animals in the Sky Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781838660246
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Published: Phaidon Press - March 18th, 2020

A graphically stunning introduction to constellations for the youngest readers, following the meteoric rise of global bestseller Seeing Stars

This stylish, informative board book helps younger children identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations from The Great Bear to the The Southern Fish. Each constellation is introduced as a cluster of stars with its connected-line shape; readers then guess the animal through a series of read-aloud clues. A full animal illustration gatefold reveals the answer, accompanied by extra information about the constellation and its important stars. Perfect for bedtime stargazing!


Hello Honeybees: Read and play in the hive! (Bee Books, Board Books for Babies, Toddler Board Books) Cover Image
By Hannah Rogge, Emily Dove (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452168920
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 19th, 2019


Unique board book transforms into a stand-up beehive!

Fly the bees through the story and play along in the hive: The youngest nature lovers will adore this ingenious board book that transforms into a stand-up beehive! Simply "fly" the two bee characters–attached to board book with ribbons–through the beautifully illustrated pages to visit a garden, tour the beehive, and see how honey is made. Full of playful and informative touches, this book is a sweet introduction to the hardworking honeybee that will have young readers buzzing to learn more.

  • "A great educational book that explains what honeybees do." –Book Riot
  • Fun and interactive book families can enjoy together
  • Author Hannah Rogge has written many craft titles and journals, and illustrator Emily Dove is a certified naturalist.

Fans of We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines with love moving the bees through the stand-up hive in Hello Honeybees.

Fun, interactive and educational introduction to the hardworking honeybee.

  • Interactive, fun, and engaging
  • Great family time book
  • Books for kids ages 3-5
  • Children's books for grades Preschool and up


Goodnight Loon Cover Image
By Abe Sauer, Nathaniel Davauer (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780816697038
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - August 1st, 2014

A charming retelling of a children’s classic in a distinctly Northwoods voice

 

There’s a loon, of course. And a Duluth pack. And crop art, Tater Tot hotdish, and, inevitably, deer ticks. The familiar green room is set on a pontoon, lit by the moon over a quiet lake. The childhood classic Goodnight Moon is transformed into a must-have for every Minnesota child’s bookshelf.

 

Written and illustrated by two fathers who value good rhymes and the power of simple, evocative illustrations, Goodnight Loon moves the story that so many parents know by heart into Northwoods territory. Author Abe Sauer and illustrator Nathaniel Davauer created this book as a tribute to the cherished favorite written by Margaret Wise Brown. Their faithful homage brings fresh life to a much-loved story.

 

The words rhyme, rock, and soothe with the same cadence as the original. Yellow canoes, snowshoes, and a hungry raccoon all make appearances in the room inhabited by a beaver in a sleeping bag and his voyageur companion. Illustrations inspired by the style of Goodnight Moon will give even the youngest child something to search for on every page. It is the perfect bedtime book for babies, children, and parents looking for a story written especially for their Northwoods little ones. And where else will you find walleye eating rhubarb pie?  


Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062417107
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 15th, 2015

Kevin Henkes's acclaimed national bestseller about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. This sturdy board book edition is perfect for little hands!

Kitten's First Full Moon is an acclaimed modern classic, from one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today. This memorable character and her suspenseful adventure are just right for the very youngest child. It is Kitten's first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night!

A concise story, large type, and luminescent pictures play second fiddle to the true star of this book: a brave young kitten who sets out into the world on a quest that leaves her bruised, bewildered, and hungry, but that ultimately leads her back home, where something special is waiting just for her. This perfectly sized board book edition introduces Kitten to a new generation of the youngest readers. 

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award


We're Going on a Bear Hunt: 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534454200
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Little Simon - October 15th, 2019

An award-winning classic celebrates thirty years with this keepsake board book edition!

We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one.

Will you come too? For thirty years readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favorite. Now fans of this classic story from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury can celebrate and share with this keepsake board book edition that has an updated, colorized cover.


The Watermelon Seed Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484712368
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

Greg Pizzoli's debut classic that playfully taps kids' worry about swallowing a seed is the perfect board book read-aloud!

 

Crocodile loves watermelon, but what will happen when his greatest fear of swallowing a watermelon seed comes to pass? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? Only one thing is certain: his wild imagination will have kids laughing out loud and begging for another read.

 

With perfect comic pacing, bold color and dynamic sense of design, three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli's picture book debut transforms this familiar childhood anxiety into a contemporary classic read-aloud perfect for fans of I Want My Hat Back.


Scratchie: A Touch-and-Feel Cat-Venture Cover Image
By Maria Putri, Maria Putri (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534437654
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Published: Little Simon - May 14th, 2019


Sharpen your claws—and scratching skills—with this adorable touch-and-feel book about a cat who loves to scratch everything…and wants you to join the fun!

Hi there, human!
I’m Scratchie the Cat
and I like to scratch stuff
to keep my claws super sharp.


Let’s scratch things together!

Join Scratchie the Cat to scratch touch-and-feel elements throughout this story. Rough door mats, grainy wooden tables, paper towels, cardboard boxes, and more give readers a claws-on experience as they innocently wreck Scratchie’s owner’s house (just like real cats)!

With touch-and-feel elements on every page, Scratchie even has the perfect ending, because there’s one more thing that loves to be scratched…Scratchie the Cat!


All Aboard National Parks: A Wildlife Primer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423642367
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 1st, 2016

From the creators of BabyLit(R) Every area of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train.

This new board book series written by the husband and wife team of Haily and Kevin Meyers and illustrated by Haily, celebrates the unique qualities of each city while employing a fun primer element to tell the story. These books will have you and baby seeing the world by train and will turn story time into a globetrotting event. Perfect as a souvenir or as part of a geography collection for brilliant babies, the All Aboard series will be pulling into your station next

Haily and Kevin Meyers are the husband and wife team behind the dazzling baby product line--Lucy Darling (lucydarling.com). Haily's design work can be seen on their unique monthly sticker designs, nursery art prints, baby memory books, and multiple baby products. Their work has been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Red Tricycle, Babiekins Magazine, Cool Mom Picks, KIWI magazine, Mollie Makes magazine, Fresh Style magazine, Mom Trends, HGTV Canada, and specialty baby shops worldwide. They live in Arizona.


Moo! Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780802738028
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - November 4th, 2014

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo! But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?

Pairing two talented creators who managed to tell a complete story with just one word—MOO—this imaginative story will have readers laughing one moment and on the edge of their seats the next, as it captures the highs and lows of a mischievous cow's very exciting day.


You Can Be Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781943147403
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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.

Short and sweet, You Can Be is a gentle reminder to embrace diversity in yourself and others, to be kind, and above all, to be YOURSELF.


Oh No, George! Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763676520
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Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2015

“An entertaining romp.” The Wall Street Journal

George is a dog with all the best intentions, and his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But it’s so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! Chris Haughton’s fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages—and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist.


Summer Days Fall Days Cover Image
By Kate Colley, Dale Nigel Goble (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459821064
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 24th, 2019

An introduction to the seasons, these flip books can be read forward, backward and upside down Created by award-winning graphic designer Dale Nigel Goble, with text by communications expert Kate Colley, Summer Days Fall Days and its companion title, Winter Days Spring Days, showcase the best of each season's activities in vibrant illustrations and rhyming verse.

 

Two books in one, toddlers and early readers will love seeing their favorite seasonal features in this exciting format.


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.


Goodnight, Rainbow Cats: (Baby Shower Gift, Bedtime Board Book, Children's Cat Themed Board Book) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781452182131
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 5th, 2019

It is time to say goodnight, which means that each colorful cat comes home to curl up in the big white house.
The youngest of readers will delight as each cat enters the house with the turn of a page, and one by one, the die-cut windows are infused with color. With reassuring warmth, charm, and an early-concept "colors" hook, this bedtime-themed novelty board book and its endearing cast of cozy cats offers a memorable and soothing way for little readers and their loved ones to say goodnight.

• Features 12 sweet, sleepy cats in every color of the rainbow
• A sweet bedtime book for kids
• Appealing to cat lovers of all ages

Fans of ThinkTouchLearnArtsy Cats Board Book, and ¡A dormir gatitos! will love this book.

This book is perfect for:
• Parents
• Bedtime book readers and gift givers
• Anyone looking for a baby shower or first birthday gift


You Are Light Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536201154
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Published: Candlewick Studio - March 26th, 2019

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light.

This is the light that brings the day.

Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light and enjoy the transformation as the colors in those circles glow. In an elegant, sparely narrated ode to the phenomenon of light, Aaron Becker follows as light reflects off the earth to warm our faces, draws up the sea to make the rain, feeds all the things that grow, and helps to create all the brilliant wonders of the world, including ourselves.


Hello Bugs, What Do You Do? Cover Image
By Loes Botman (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781782503835
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Published: Floris Books - March 15th, 2017

This bright and lively board book introduces young children to a range of minibeasts and their special characteristics.

Loes Botman's colorful and detailed illustrations bring the different insects -- including a butterfly, ladybug, beetle, bee and dragonfly -- vividly to life, and the simple concepts and words make these books perfect for exploring with young children.


Mrs. Peanuckle's Vegetable Alphabet (Mrs. Peanuckle's Alphabet) Cover Image
By Mrs. Peanuckle, Jessie Ford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623368708
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Published: Rodale Kids - September 19th, 2017

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet introduces babies and toddlers to a colorful variety of vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini. Perfect to read aloud, this vegetable buffet will delight children and parents alike with its yummy vegetable facts and vibrant illustrations. Learning the ABCs has never been so delicious!

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet is the first in a series of board books celebrating the joy of nature at home and in the backyard, from fresh fruits and vegetables to birds, bugs, flowers, and trees.


Bicycles Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823445578
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Published: Holiday House - January 14th, 2020

Pedal away with this board book introduction to bicycles!

For the toddler that loves anything that moves, this sturdy nonfiction board book is a perfect fit! Award-winning author Gail Gibbons depicts nearly 40 bicycles, with simple text about the history of bicycles and riding. Notes about safety and always wearing a helmet are included.

Don't miss Gail Gibbons' other exciting board book transportation titles, including Trucks, Planes, and Boat Book!

Acclaimed nonfiction author Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator" according to The Washington Post. These accessible, kid-friendly introductions to the world around us are now available in board-book form, simplified and formatted for the youngest readers and designed to spark their curiosity.


Boats Are Busy Cover Image
By Sara Gillingham (By (artist))
$9.95
ISBN: 9780714876719
Availability: Backordered
Published: Phaidon Press - May 25th, 2018


A first book of boats for the youngest enthusiasts, featuring 15 different boats and a bonus nautical flag per vessel

From sailboats to ferry boats, tankers to clippers, young readers will learn to identify and define a range of floating crafts. Each of 15 boats and ships are presented by name, illustration, and simple description, written as engaging, read-aloud text. In addition, each is adorned with a different nautical flag whose message is decoded as secondary text for the extra curious. Printed in four stunning Pantone colors, this refreshingly stylish and informative introduction to boats will pop off the shelf in the "things that go" section!


Little Blue Truck board book Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544568037
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Clarion Books - July 7th, 2015

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
With a text full of truck sounds and animals noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

 

Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!


Mister Seahorse: board book Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780399254901
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Published: World of Eric Carle - March 3rd, 2011


When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies. Now Eric Carle's heart-warming New York Times bestseller is finally available in a board book edition, complete with the clear "peek-a-boo" pages that made the original such a hit. Brimming with bright, colorful sea life, this new board book will be irresistable to young children everywhere.


Rain! Board Book Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator), Carlos Calvo (Translated by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544880375
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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-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles—“Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!”—while the old man curses the “dang puddles.” Can the boy’s natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?


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!


Girl of Mine Cover Image
By Jabari Asim, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316735780
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Published: LB Kids - April 1st, 2010

This companion book to Boy of Mine shows a dazzling little girl enjoying playtime in the moon's soft glow. As daddy cradles his baby girl, she is suddenly whisked away on a fantastical adventure, swinging above lush floral gardens under the golden moonlight. The sweet text, inspired by "Rock-A-Bye Baby," will whisk little ones off to peaceful slumber.

With Asim's engaging and adorable rhymes and Pham's vibrant illustrations, babies and parents alike are sure to fall for Girl of Mine.


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!


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.