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Staff Suggestions — Babies and Toddlers

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My First Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735351196
Availability: Special Order
Published: Galison - January 16th, 2017

This gorgeous shapes primer takes the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright and makes it fun and accessible for children by using the circle, square and triangle in vibrant illustrations of his work. A colorful and imaginative way to learn the shapes and how they work together, with plenty of details to appreciate as kids grow!

— Kelly


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Touchthinklearn: ABC Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781452145037
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 6th, 2016

This is the most gorgeous, unique and special ABC book that I have seen. Like others, each letter of the alphabet is paired with something that starts with the letter, but done in a clever, bold and impressive way. Would make a stunning gift!

— Kelly


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Pancakes!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook in a Book) Cover Image
By Lotta Nieminen (Artist)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780714872834
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Phaidon Press - October 24th, 2016

What a fun book! From the recipe, to the directions, to the finished dish, this is a gorgeously illustrated, interactive look at how to make a delicious pancake!  A great beginning book to get kids familiar with cooking ideas and concepts.  

— Kelly


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Give and Take Cover Image
By Lucie Felix, Lucie Felix (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763690113
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Studio - September 13th, 2016

An ingenious, inventive, interactive book!  Move the pieces from page to page to reveal or create new concepts, and then work your way backwards to reset for next time! Bright, bold and filled with endless fun!

— Kelly


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Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062417107
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 15th, 2015

Poor little kitten can see a huge bowl of milk in the sky but can’t reach it no matter how hard she tries!  A fun, cute story for all ages! - Kathy


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The Watermelon Seed Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484712368
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 3rd, 2016

What really happens when you swallow a watermelon seed? Crocodile finds out in this vibrant, funny read. Perfect for the little big eater in your family.

-Emily


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Pattern-Tastic Treasure Hunt: Spot the Odd One Out with Nature Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781847807793
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wide Eyed Editions - March 3rd, 2016

Get active while reading with this beautifully designed picture-hunting book.  Small brains will be exercised learning the names of animals, plants, and patterns.  Help your little one look at the world in a new, more creative, way.

  -Sophie


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The Whale in My Swimming Pool Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780374301880
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 24th, 2016

What do you do when you just want to go swimming but you can’t because there’s a whale in your swimming pool?  OH.  You’ve never had a whale in your swimming pool?  Then you need this book!  Laugh out loud as one little boy tries his hardest to get a whale out of his swimming pool.  Nothing seems to work!  Not even a game of tag!  This book is one of my absolute favorite picks for little ones right now.  It is a silly and fun read aloud that will have the whole family wishing that they had a whale in THEIR swimming pool!
    -Kathy
 


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Cityblock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721892
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 6th, 2016

A fun and colorful book exploring all the hustle and bustle of the city, highlights all the fun things to see, do and even eat on a trip to the city!  You’ll feel like you’ve really experienced a great adventure through museums, parks, streets and other attractions when you’re done reading!

- Kelly


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A B See Cover Image
By Elizabeth Doyle, Elizabeth Doyle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481436991
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - July 21st, 2015

Onomatopoeia is the name of the game in this fantastic new book.  Not only does it introduce sounds and letters with fun sentences like ‘Jaguar jumps rope in Japan,’ but it’s also wonderfully illustrated with pictures of things that begin with each letter!     --Katherine

 


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Fox in Socks and Socks in Box [With Socks] Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780553524246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss’ Fox in Socks?  I know that it was one of my favorites growing up. Well, what better way to introduce Dr. Seuss to little ones than with Fox in Socks with a pair of SOCKS?? What an amazingly clever idea and an oh-so-perfect gift for brand new babies! Adorable!!          -- Kathy


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Dinoblock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419716744
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - June 30th, 2015

Is an EORAPTOR fast or slow? Does an ARCHAEPTERYX have feathers or scales? Find out this and more (like how to pronounce them!) in the latest and greatest ‘Block’ book, DinoBlock!  An adorable and informative addition to a great series! And, if you aren’t familiar with the ‘Block’ series, be sure to check out AlphaBlock and CountaBlock too!                  ~ Katherine


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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train Set Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452146980
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015

It’s finally happened!  Two of our most popular picture books are now available in the smaller, more baby friendly board book format.  These two wonderful little stories are the perfect addition to your bedtime routine and will have little ones nodding off to sleep as they take in the beautiful illustrations and rhyming text.  A must have for your little ones library!                        ~ Kathy

 


If You're a Robot and You Know It Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545819800
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cartwheel Books - September 29th, 2015

This interactive book by bestseller David Carter is a sing-along to boot! Play the free downloadable song from the Musical Robot team and start singing to the familiar tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" as you turn the fanciful pages. Includes pull-tabs, turn-wheels and pop-ups for non-stop fun! – Susan

 
 


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Countablock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419713743
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: ABRAMS - August 5th, 2014

Countablock is an engaging counting adventure, filled with cookies, dinosaurs, monkeys and more.  Countablock is sure to delight! - Emily