Staff Suggestions — Babies and Toddlers

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Buildablock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419725692
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 19th, 2017

Buildablock is just as fun, clever, and beautiful as the rest of the books in the alphablock series. A perfect gift for a child who can’t get enough at construction sites, this inventive book showcases a wide range of construction equipment. (I think I even learned something!)

— Kelly


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Touchthinklearn: Wild Animals Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452162881
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 24th, 2017

This beautiful book by graphic design master Deneux is filled with charming jungle animals, cut out to promote tactile learning. But it also has a list of key words about each page, prompting the imagination of the reader and giving years of thoughtful exploration. Fantastic!

— Jamie


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Sleep Tight, Little Bear Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780735842939
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Published: Northsouth Books - September 26th, 2017

There is something extra sweet about this book. Let your little one say good night with Little Bear and his forest friends as they prepare for their winter’s sleep.  Snuggles, and kisses, and hugs…oh my!

— Lori


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Buildablock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419725692
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 19th, 2017

"Buildablock" is just as fun, clever, and beautiful as the rest of the books in the Alphablock series.  A perfect gift for a child who can't get enough of construction sites, this inventive book showcases a wide range of construction equipment.  (I think I even learned something!)

-Kelly


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My First Book of Patterns Cover Image
By Bobby George, June George, Boyoun Kim (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780714872490
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 18th, 2017

What a wonderful, colorful, and bright introduction to a wide range of patterns!  Showing both the elements that form the designs and joyful scenes featuring the newly learned patterns, this would be a lovely book for any child to begin appreciating how patterns can be found all around us!

— Kelly


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Colors Cover Image
By Oklejak
$7.99
ISBN: 9781499806410
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Published: Little Bee Books - August 29th, 2017

The silhouettes with which Oklejak chooses to illustrate colors are elaborate and unusual, allowing this book to grow with the baby into their toddler years. 

- Jamie


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Little Pookie Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781481497688
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Published: Little Simon - August 29th, 2017

Five adorable Pookie board books are available to bundle together for your favorite little piglet. Boynton's Pookie books are bright, fun, and full of sweet stories in rhyming text that always makes me smile! Start with the first, and see if you can resist the rest! 

-Jamie


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Anne of Green Gables: A Babylit(r) Places Primer Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423647829
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 22nd, 2017

This is a beautifully illustrated "baby lit" book with Anne of Green Gables references showcasing places such as home, field, and Prince Edward Island. A lovely baby shower gift for the young Mom who grew up with Anne.

-Jamie


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Life on Earth: Dinosaurs: With 100 Questions and 70 Lift-Flaps! Cover Image
By Heather Alexander, Andres Lozano (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781847809049
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - August 3rd, 2017

A follow up to Life on Earth: Farm, these beautiful books are full of answers for inquisitive children ages two and up! They feature 100 questions (with answers) and 70 flaps to lift! Questions like: can I eat the flower of a plant? Or, how much milk can one cow produce in a day? Feel free to pretend you know all the answers as you eagerly read the answers with little ones — they’ll never know!

— Jamie


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Dress Up Jojo Cover Image
By Xavier Deneux (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9791027603060
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Published: Twirl - August 1st, 2017

One of our favorite authors in board books, this is a one-year-old’s dream! Clever moving panels change Jojo’s outfits and more, making full use of the medium. My favorite is when Jojo is in outer space and his eyes go round and round!

— Jamie


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Night Animals Cover Image
By Jenny Wren (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781454926573
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 1st, 2017

Here’s a book that keeps your toddler engaged with simple searches and push-pull slides that reveal owls and so much more. With just the right amount of information and pleasing illustrations, the reader is introduced to nocturnal animals. Sweet and satisfying! 

— Susan


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Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear Cover Image
By Carles Ballesteros (Illustrator), Nathan Thoms
$7.95
ISBN: 9781419724749
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - August 1st, 2017

Oh my gosh! This interactive book made me laugh out loud! You and your child will too, as you turn each page, watch Bear’s expression change and help Mouse cheer Bear along. Such a silly, fun book!

— Susan


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Turn the Key: On the Farm Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781941367308
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - July 25th, 2017

This popular book joins Turn The Key: Around the World as an innovative, interactive board book for little ones. Rhyming text paired with photographs show babies the real world, then turn the key to lift the flap and see even more!

— Jamie


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Haiku Night Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375843976
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 11th, 2017

This little tabbed board book is just the right size for little hands. Quiet night time colors and sweet illustrations perfectly accompany the haiku poems.

-Jamie


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Noisy Farm: My First Sound Book Cover Image
By Marion Billet (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338132205
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Published: Cartwheel Books - June 27th, 2017

Fun and interactive, with real farm animal sounds. Perfect for little fingers. A book your baby's will want to enjoy over and over!

— Ginger

 


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Leaf Jumpers Cover Image
By Carole Gerber, Leslie Evans (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580897822
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - June 6th, 2017

I was so glad I opened this little book, because it is absolutely charming. The sweet, simple rhyming text has been paired with cheerful, bright illustrations to give your little one (and the reader!) an introduction to leaf shapes, their fall colors and the trees they come from. A perfect read for fall!

— Susan


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How Many Are There? Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9788854411081
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Published: White Star Kids - May 23rd, 2017

This is a perfect companion book to Baruzzi’s wildly popular board books. The simple graphics of numbers and creatures count up to 10, and the colors offer a muted palette that babies will love.

- Jamie


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Chu's Day at the Beach Board Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062381248
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Published: HarperFestival - May 3rd, 2016

Chu is SO EXCITED to be at the beach, but when Chu sneezes, crazy and amazing things happen, turning an ordinary day at beach into an adventure! This book by Master Storyteller Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex is not to be missed!

— Ginger

 


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All in a Day Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Nikki McClure (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781419726125
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

Corresponding beautifully with silhouette-inspired pictures, this board book slows down the pace and gathers blessings from daily life into simple, poetic prose. Previously released as a picture book, this story is now also available as a board book!

— Jana


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So Many Feet Cover Image
By Alexander Vidal (Illustrator), Nichole Mara
$12.95
ISBN: 9781419723186
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

Do you have jumping feet? Fast feet? Snow feet? Picky feet?  No matter what you imagine you could need your feet to do, there is probably an animal who has feet that are made for just that!  A gorgeous and informative book that will introduce a number of animals and actions!

— Kelly


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Maisy's Sailboat Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763694050
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 25th, 2017

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Just Like My Papa Cover Image
By Toni Buzzeo, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781484787953
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 11th, 2017

This cyclical book follows Kito, the lion cub, and his Papa, the king, through a day and a night on the grassy savanna. Previously released as a hardcover picture bookJust Like My Papa is now also available as a board book!

— Jana


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Mommy Snuggles Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781452158228
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 4th, 2017

Each pastel drawing shows a mother animal hugging her young baby; sweet and tender.

— Jamie

 


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No Matter What Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544915848
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2017

As reassuring as the The Runaway Bunny, this soft covered board book is illustrated in a warm, soft color palette.

— Jamie


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Find the Dots Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780763695583
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Published: Candlewick Studio - March 28th, 2017

A beautiful, minimalist picture book filled with bright dots and the tools (from flaps, tabs, and wheels to mirrors and pop-ups) kids need to satisfy the pointed instructions, spark curiosity and find. all. the. dots! 

— Jana


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Gotta Go, Buffalo: A Silly Book of Fun Goodbyes Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781423645986
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 7th, 2017

Animals ranging from toad to polar bear are paired with silly rhymes that say goodbye. Lift flaps, colorful pictures, and sturdy pages make this book fun and interactive for babies and toddlers!

— Jana


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Many Moons: Learn about the Different Phases of the Moon Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781633222984
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Published: Walter Foster Jr - March 13th, 2017

What can the moon be morphed into? A smile? A bow for an arrow? Watch the ebb and flow of the moon through pleasantly silhouetted pictures in this fun board book. With a subtle play on a traditional cloud watching game, Courgeon has reimagined each phase of the moon into different elements of daily life-- a cat’s tail, a banana, a half a block of cheese…With beautiful images and paperwork, this board book simply sparks curiosity and encourages looking towards the night sky.

— Jana