Staff Suggestions — Babies and Toddlers

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I Have a Little Seedling (New Books for Newborns) Cover Image
By Cari Meister, Jenni Desmond (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534410022
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Published: Little Simon - April 10th, 2018

Perfect for new moms! Watch as a tree and a child grow throughout the years with care and love!

— Lindsay


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My Mom Is Magical Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator), Hello! Lucky (Designed by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419729621
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 3rd, 2018

Read along as a band of unicorns and even a super narwhal explain why moms are amazing! With bright colors and beautiful pictures, this book is sure to make any mother feel magical!

— Lindsay


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What Is Soft? Cover Image
By Susan Kantor, Erin Barker (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781936669639
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Published: Blue Manatee Press - April 1st, 2018

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Looking for a nice gentle read? This calm book shows us many “soft” things in the world. A great bedtime book!

— Lindsay


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Animal Colors Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781499805352
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Published: Little Bee Books - March 27th, 2018

I laughed so hard reading this book! Silly names and introducing new colors to kids have never been so fun! Great for an older board book reader.

— Lindsay


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Tough Chicks (Lap Board Book) Cover Image
By Cece Meng, Melissa Suber (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328959850
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 6th, 2018

A great introduction to girl power! This board book shows all the ways girls can be tough - including wrestling, worms, and fixing a tractor.

— Lindsay


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Mrs. Peanuckle's Flower Alphabet (Mrs. Peanuckle's Alphabet Library #3) Cover Image
By Peanuckle, Jessie Ford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623369415
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Published: Rodale Kids - February 27th, 2018

Every budding biologist will need to know their flowers, including Narcissus (which is also called Daffodil). Start them with a spring collection of board books that pair science with the alphabet!

— Jamie


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You're My Little Cuddle Bug Cover Image
By Nicola Edwards, Natalie Marshal (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781684122585
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - February 1st, 2018

A sweet bedtime tale to read to a little one! Cuddle up with this heart-warming rhyming book!

— Lindsay


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You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses Cover Image
By Taeeun Yoo, Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525515128
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 16th, 2018

You Are a Lion is an adorable way to introduce your little one to yoga. Basic poses are taught as your child guesses what animal they are being. I love this book!


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One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters Cover Image
By Lola M. Schaefer, Jessica Meserve (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484788424
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 2nd, 2018

I just love Spencer! He is strong & fast & loud! And then…he is quiet. And gentle because Spencer has become a brother! A great book for families expecting their second child.

— Susan


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Hug Machine Cover Image
By Scott Campbell, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534400269
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Published: Little Simon - December 5th, 2017

This little guy can’t help but hug everyone and everything, until he is exhausted….could he need a hug too? Adorable!

— Jamie


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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
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ISBN: 9780735842939
Availability: Out of Print
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 (Alphablock) 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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Buildablock (Alphablock) 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 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
$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 (BabyLit Books) 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 (First Explorers) Cover Image
$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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Meet Happy Bear (a Changing Faces Book) Cover Image
By Carles Ballesteros (Illustrator)
$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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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? (My First Book) 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