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TouchThinkLearn: Wiggles
Written & illustrated by Claire Zucchelli-Romer
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Little fingers twist and turn, zig and zag, moving on, over, and through pages filled with fluorescent die-cut dots and playful, grooved paths. This brilliant application of the groundbreaking TouchThinkLearn format compels the youngest learners to explore and engage with their world in a hands-on, multisensory way. The premise is simple: Hear an instruction, repeat its words, and playfully trace out its action. Multiple modes of perception combine to inspire and instill a deeper understanding of essential concepts and language. TouchThinkLearn: Wiggles offers a priceless way to play, read—and have fun—together!

P is for Puppy
Written & illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

With bright photographs of adorable puppies and soft, furry textures to feel, P is for Puppy is the perfect first book to share with your baby. Each cuddly puppy is accompanied with gentle, rhyming text which will engage your little one as you share the book together. Every page also features a soft, furry, touch-and-feel texture for baby to explore—great for stimulating your little one’s senses and developing early motor skills.

Maze Book: Follow Me Santa
Written & illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Follow Santa through colorful, festive scenes on hisChristmas Eve journey as he collects the presents, then his reindeer, and travels across the world delivering gifts.Children will love exploring the paths with their fingertips to trace each maze from hole to hole, and meet festive friends along the way! From gifts, to penguins and decorated trees, there is lots to search for and find. The tracing element is great for developing fine motor skills and the search-and-find activity throughout will help with special awareness.A great book for little hands to explore and a perfect gift forChristmas.

Picture Fit Board Books: A Caboodle of Cuddles
Written & illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

The Picture Fit series has a special novelty, with raised shapes to touch, feel, and explore that neatly fit into the shaped spaces on the opposite page. A Caboodle of Cuddles is a love-themed book, gorgeously illustrated with animal babies on one page that cleverly fit into their families on the other. It offers a tactile and visual shared-reading experience, and there is a heart-warming caboodle of cuddling creatures at the end. Titles in the series: A Traffic Jam of Trucks; A Parade of Animals; A Stampede of Dinosaurs; A Barnyard of Friends; and A Toy Box of Shapes.

Billy Bunny and the Butterflies
Written & illustrated by Maurice Pledger
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A one-of-a-kind adventure with Billy Bunny! Billy Bunny is on an adventure, looking for butterflies. He looks here and there and—well—everywhere, and bumps into various forest friends along the way. Travel along with Billy Bunny in this lift-a-flap journey and see what pops up around every twist and turn! Billy Bunny and the Butterflies is a charming story full of captivating illustrations that children will love.

  • Daisy Duckling's Adventure - Join Daisy Duckling on a touch-and-feel adventure as she looks for her family along the river, encountering other creatures on the way. It’s only natural that you will love this lift-a-flap adventure by Maurice Pledger. Life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for Daisy Duckling. When she hatches from her shell, she finds that she’s all alone! Where did her family go? The brave little ducking embarks on a journey along the river and finds that she’s not the only one who hatched from an egg—including Sammy the Snake, Timmy the Turtle, and Casey the Crocodile. In this age-appropriate adventure for children ages 3 and older, you’ll find a surprise on every page and learn a little about the wonders you can expect to encounter along the river. Children will increase vocabulary, discover where animals come from, and get to know how differerent animals can come from a similar place. Daisy Duckling’s Adventure lets you feel your way home through the forest to get to know the many different creatures and animals that live there.

  • Chomp Goes the Alligator - From #1 New York Times bestselling novelty book creator Matt Van Fleet comes an irresistible picture book about a very hungry alligator who likes to chomp, chomp, chomp, which will delight readers as they learn animal names, colors, and counting. Along came the alligator, chomp, chomp, chomp! From the internationally bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes the story of a hungry little alligator who gulps his way from one to ten. Ten touchable textures, a sturdy chomping pull tab, and a grand finale pop-up are sure to engage the youngest readers.

  • Baby's Big Busy Book - From beloved author-illustrator Karen Katz comes a brand-new busy book filled with touch-and-feels, lift-the-flaps, mirrors, and more! Follow along throughout the day as Baby wakes up, eats, and gets ready to play! This jumbo-sized busy book featuring Karen Katz’s bright and colorful artwork is jam-packed with interactive activities that are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained. It’s a must-have for every Karen Katz collection!

  • My First Busy Book - From beloved author-illustrator Eric Carle, this brand-new busy book is filled with touch-and-feels, lift-the-flaps, mirrors, and more—sure to endlessly entertain your little ones! This brand-new busy book featuring Eric Carle’s bright, colorful artwork is jam-packed with interactive activities to keep little hands busy. Each page features a different concept, from numbers and shapes, to colors, animals, and sounds! With a mylar mirror that’s visible through the cover, glitter, lift-the-flaps, touch-and-feels, and more, this book is sure to be a hit with babies and parents. It’s a must-have for every Eric Carle collection!

Follow the Dots: ABC
Written & illustrated by Gina L. Maldonado
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Trace the letters as you learn A through Z! Follow the Dots: ABC is an interactive introduction to letter writing practice. Early learners will become familiar with the shapes each letter by tracing the tactile alphabet. Each letter is lined with raised, shiny foil dots that are easy to trace and promote learning in a unique way. Bright and colorful illustrations throughout make this early learning concept entertaining and engaging for children.

Follow the Dots: 123
Written & illustrated by Gina L. Maldonado
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Trace each number—it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Follow the Dots: 123 is an interactive introduction to number writing practice. Children will love the tactile, shiny foil dots that make up each number. To encourage learning and recognition, children can trace each dot-filled number with their finger. Bright, colorful illustrations and adorable animals and objects help reinforce learning as kids learn numbers 1 through 10!

Where's the Dog?
Written by Nosy Crow & illustrated by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Five stylishly illustrated spreads show a series of friendly pets hiding behind bright felt flaps. A mirror on the final spread makes for a satisfying ending to the book’s search-and-find inquiries. (Where are you? There you are!) A perfect book to share with very little ones.

Where's the Zebra?
Written by Nosy Crow & illustrated by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Five stylishly illustrated spreads show a series of friendly safari animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. A mirror on the final spread makes for a satisfying ending to the book’s search-and-find inquiries. (Where are you? There you are!) A perfect book to share with very little ones.

Llama Llama Sand and Sun
Written & illustrated by Anna Dewdney
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Fun in the sun with Llama Llama!

Read along with Llama Llama as he splashes in the waves and plays in the sand in this brand-new touch-and-feel board book!

  • City - Delivering, collecting, transporting and recycling! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!

  • Construction - Digging, pushing, mixing and tipping! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work.

  • Llamaphones - In Janik Coat’smuch-anticipated follow-up to Hippoposites and Rhymoceros, Llamaphoneswill feature witty words that may sound the same but are spelled differently—and have different meanings. Like the other books in the series, this one will feature surprising novelty features, including a touch-and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn.

  • Hippopposites - Describes opposite aspects of a hippopotamus. On board pages.

Rhymoceros
Written & illustrated by Janik Coat
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

A blue rhinoceros unabashedly subjects himself to undignified elements in order to demonstrate sixteen pairs of rhyming words, from “caring” and “daring” to “stinky” and “inky.”

Into the Forest
Written by Laura Baker & illustrated by Nadia Taylor
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Hopping and stopping, Squirrel sees deer! But not her mama. She isn’t here. Through a simple narrative about a squirrel looking for her family, Into the Forest introduces different animal families as they go about their daily lives. With a gentle rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, Into the Forest’s die-cut pages and embossing make this the perfect tactile package for little hands.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Written by Jill Roman Lord & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

A touch-and-feel book that celebrates Thanksgiving and encourages gratitude for blessings in a child’s life. In this new touch-and-feel board book, textures and bright artwork bring to life the things children experience at Thanksgiving. The narrator lists things for which he or she is thankful. Tactile experiences throughout the book engage the reader and help children to connect the book to the textures in their actual surroundings. Soft, vibrant watercolor illustrations add warmth and sweetness to the book.

Little Alphaprints: Animals
Written & illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This charming board book with fantastic fingerprint pictures of amazing animals will captivate and delight even the youngest of children. Brightly colored fingerprints are turned into a parade of animals by adding photographs of fun, everyday things for children to spot. Each animal has raised embossing for little fingers to reach out for and explore, creating a visual and tactile experience that children will want to repeat over and over again.

Pat the Zoo
Written by Golden Books & illustrated by LV Studio
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A fun and exciting touch-and-feel book featuring one of the best-selling children’s book characters of all time - Pat the Bunny!

Pat the Bunny has been creating special first-time moments between parents and their children for over 75 years. This engaging touch-and-feel book takes babies on a playful trip to the zoo where they can pet animals like lions, pandas, turtles, and more, all the while making cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Disney It's A Small World: Furry Friends - This adorable touch-and-feel book takes readers around the world in 16 sturdy board pages. It features characters from a number of different countries, along with their animal friends. Little ones will love petting a fuzzy polar bear and feeling a koala’s soft “fur.” The book includes brand-new artwork inspired by Mary Blair’s original art for the Disney theme park attraction, “It’s a Small World.”

  • Pat the Bunny - The timeless children’s classic—a perfect gift for baby showers and first birthdays. For generations, Pat the Bunny has been creating special first-time moments between parents and their children. One of the best-selling children’s books of all time, this classic touch-and-feel book offers babies a playful and engaging experience, all the while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Jungle Animals - The Tiny Touch board books series teaches concepts to little ones in a stimulating and interactive manner! Little ones will love learning about jungle animals in this interactive board book! Embossed pages create a tactile experience for tiny hands.

  • Lionel and Molly: Opposites - Introducing Lionel and Molly—two best friends exploring the world around them in this touch and feel concept board book. Lionel the lion and Molly the mouse are best friends who love exploring the world together. Join them as they discover the concept of opposites by comparing themselves to each other. Lionel is big and loud, while Molly is quiet and small.

Touch and Feel: Never Touch a Dinosaur
Written & illustrated by Make Believe Ideas Ltd
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

You must never touch a dinosaur . . . except in this book!

This dinosaur-themed, touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. Little ones will love reading the funny rhyme that warns of the dangers of touching a dinosaur—and of ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches are featured throughout the book, with a different texture for children to discover on every spread.

This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading.

Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!: A Touch, Skritch, and Tickle Book
Written & illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

COW Tousle her fuzzy blue hair. Rub her fuzzy pink nose. PUPPY Skritch the rough brown pad of his paw. PIGGY Stroke her smooth pink snout. Touch her cool green glasses. TURKEY Feel his bumpy red wattle. DUCK Tickle her soft white tummy. and 2 BIRDIES The blue one is crabby. The yellow one is happy. Open the eggs to see what these guys say….

Feely Bugs
Written & illustrated by David A. Carter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Fuzzy bugs, feathery bugs, lacy bugs, and leathery bugs are among the tempting textures that kids of all ages will want to identify (and play with). David Carter has created a Bug touch-and-feel book filled with tons of tactile fun.

Moo
Written by Matthew Van Fleet & illustrated by Brian Stanton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

From the creator of the New York Times bestsellers Heads and Dog. Oink, cluck, squeak, moo . . . cock-a-doodle-doo! Ingeniously designed flaps and pull tabs, accompanied by pettable textures, offer a flock of interactive fun in this innovative introduction to seven species of barnyard residents. Toddlers will delight in identifying and imitating each critter!

Tails
Written & illustrated by Matthew Van Fleet
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Tails are irresistible to toddlers, and in Matthew Van Fleet’s sturdy touch-and-feel board book, preschool-age pokers and prodders can finally tug to their heart’s content. Engaging, cartoonish animals from tigers to pangolins romp across the pages as the rhyming text bounces along: “Tails fluffy, / Tails stringy, / Scaled tails strong and—clingy!” Pull tabs, lift-able flaps, tufts of fur, and even a scratch-and-sniff skunk tail provide plenty of tactile surprises. Along the way, youngsters will learn about counting, opposites, and how animals use their tails. A tried and true tail-wagger!

  • Where's the Bear? - Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. A mirror on the final spread makes for a satisfying ending to the book’s search-and-find inquiries. (Where are you? There you are!) A perfect book to share with very little ones.

  • Potty Superhero - Every little superhero needs to use a potty, he just needs to know how to go!

  • Find It Animals - Touch and feel the embossed pages while searching for animals in the backyard, on the farm, in the ocean, and more

  • Find It Bedtime: Baby's First Puzzle Book - Touch and feel the embossed pages and search for a star, book, teddy bear, and more while getting ready for bedtime together. Full Color Illustrations Throughout

Find It Farm
Written & illustrated by Highlights
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This adorable first search-and-find puzzle board book, inspired by a popular feature in Hello magazine, encourages interactivity and invites babies, toddlers, and their parents/caregivers to read and explore together. Touch and feel the embossed pages while finding and pointing to all of the fun that happens on the farm. This interactive and tactile board book enhances learning and encourages bonding through play. With eye-catching artwork and simple words, every page includes both familiar and new animals, vehicles, and places on the farm to encounter. Plus, an opportunity to learn about numbers is featured in the final pages. Babies and toddlers will love this favorite puzzle from Highlights Hello (TM) magazine!

Find It Things That Go: Baby's First Puzzle Book
Written & illustrated by Highlights
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Discover favorite vehicles—such as trains, trucks, and cars—by pointing to and finding them in every illustrated scene, while touching and feeling the embossed pages.

Never Touch a Spider!
Written by Make Believe Ideas Ltd & illustrated by Stuart Lynch
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

You must never touch a spider . . . unless it’s in this book!

This insect-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children! They will love reading the funny rhyme, filled with insects doing silly things. Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread. This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading!

Lionel and Molly: Colors
Written by Joanna Lake & illustrated by Jess Racklyeft
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Introducing Lionel and Molly—two best friends exploring the world around them in this touch and feel concept board book. Lionel the lion and Molly the mouse are best friends who love exploring the world together. Join them as they discover the colors and beauty of the seasons, like the bright yellow sun in the summer and big blue rain puddles in the spring.

Textures
Written & illustrated by Katie Wilson
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Soft. Rough. Bumpy. Smooth. Textures are all around us and all through this innovative board book. Latest in the Montessori inspired Discovery Concepts series, Textures takes us on an African safari where we also learn about safari animals in this cross-concept enhanced board book. Caregivers will enjoy the tactile teaching and all children will love the discovery in Textures.

  • Scratchie - 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!

  • Wheels at Work: Construction - Digging, pushing, mixing and tipping! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills – and simply joining in!

  • Where's the Ladybug? - Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly bugs hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there’s a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones.

  • See, Touch, Feel: Spring - A spring-themed touch-and-feel book in the new and popular See, Touch, Feel series, with images made up of children’s footprints and handprints and textures for little ones to explore. Your baby can explore the joys of spring with this sturdy sensory book. It’s specially designed to stimulate babies with colorful pictures, activities, textures to feel, and finger trails to follow. These fun, simple, spring-themed activities encourage babies to interact with the book through sight, sound, and touch. As your baby grows, See, Touch, Feel: Spring will help them to develop early-language recognition and motor skills. With lots of bright pictures and engaging novelties to enjoy together, this is the perfect sensory experience to share with your little one.

Amazing Alphabet
Written & illustrated by Annie Simpson
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

Each letter of the alphabet is incorporated into a picture of an object that begins with that letter, in a book that features raised illustrations that fit directly into recesses of the same shape on the opposite page.

Noodle Loves to Cuddle
Written by Nosy Crow & illustrated by Marion Billet
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-3

Noodle the panda loves to play with his fluffy duck, cozy blanket, and bumpy ball, but his favorite thing is a cuddle with his mother.

Do You Believe in Groovicorns?
Written & illustrated by Make Believe Ideas Ltd
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A tactile, touch-and-feel book with color-changing sequins! Everyone loves unicorns, but the groovicorns are even more fun! This unique touch-and-feel book, with a funny rhyme that explains why groovicorns are better than unicorns, is perfect for young children. Innovative two-way sequin touches feature on every spread. Children will love watching the colors change as they interact with the book. This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading!

Itsy Bitsy Spider
Written & illustrated by Emily Bannister
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Classic nursery rhymes with interactive touch-and-trace elements makes this board book ideal for little hands! Perfectly sized for little hands, this innovative take on nursery rhymes allows young children to touch and trace along the shapes on every page as they learn “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “This Little Piggy,” and more. Playful illustrations and the interactive tracing elements will make this sturdy board book a story time favorite.

Seasons
Written & illustrated by Xavier Deneux
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Fun for fingers, eyes, and minds—whatever the weather! This new addition to the My First Touch and Feel series offers high-quality touchable/textural elements to take baby from winter snow to summer sunshine. Feel a quilted fall coat, a fuzzy-fleecy winter jacket, a slick yellow slicker for rainy spring, a striped t-shirt for a beachy summer day. This simple act of touching creates connections between words and objects, descriptions and actions. The final spread offers a fun matching game to test kids seasonal smarts! With just the right amount of text and bright, charming illustrations, it’s fun and learning—all at the tip of a tiny finger!

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