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My Spooky Halloween book
#1
My Spooky Halloween
Written by Mariana Herrera and illustrated by Molly Fehr
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-4

My Spooky Halloween is the perfect board book to share with your little one as they discover all the traditions of their first holiday.

This jack-o’-lantern–shaped board book is perfect for tiny hands and will help get any baby or toddler ready for Halloween. Filled with all the highlights that make Halloween fun—flying bats, haunted houses, web-spinning spiders—this adorable board book will delight young trick-or-treaters with its colorful and vibrant illustrations and easy-to-follow sentences.

From smiling jack-o’-lanterns to cackling witches, share all the special treats that bring Halloween’s spookiness to life with My Spooky Halloween!

AntiRacist Baby book
#3
AntiRacist Baby
Written by Ibram X. Kendi and illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.

Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby’s nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

My Hair book
#4
My Hair
Written and illustrated by Danielle Murrell Cox
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

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 hooks; Hair 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!

  1. Go Vote, Baby! - A fun, sturdy novelty board book with 13 sliding doors! Toddlers will love casting their vote as they “slide-and-vote” in everyday situations like striped or polka dot socks in the morning, vanilla or chocolate ice cream at snack time, and many more exciting choices every kid faces throughout the day. This sturdy board book is a great way to encourage toddlers to always cast their votes, despite how ordinary or tiny the decision may seem!

  2. Baby Shark: Baby Shark and the Family Orchestra - Based on the global phenomenon, this official Pinkfong Baby Shark book is perfect for sharing with the Baby Shark fan in your life! It’s time to sing and dance with Baby Shark! In Baby Shark and the Family Orchestra, Baby Shark and his parents and grandparents come together to create magnificent underwater music! This official title is fully endorsed by Pinkfong and is based on characters from the YouTube global phenomenon with over 2.4 billion views.

  3. Animal Tracks - Introduce little ones to a variety of different animals and their tracks! In Animal Tracks, little ones will be asked which tracks belong to which animals. The pages of this book are filled with familiar, kid-favorite animals such as kangaroos, horses, bears, elephants, and more. Rendered in soft colors that make this an even more enjoyable experience for babies, each page includes embossed animal tracks, creating a tactile experience for tiny hands. And on the last spread, all the animals appear with their correct tracks!

  4. Animal Tails - Introduce little ones to a variety of animals and their unique tails! In Animal Tails, little ones will be asked which tail belong to which animal. The pages of this book are filled with familiar, kid-favorite animals such as pigs, tigers, foxes, sharks, and more. Rendered in soft colors that make this an even more enjoyable experience for babies, each page includes embossed animal tails, creating a tactile experience for tiny hands. And on the last spread, all the animals appear with their correct tails!

Lost and Found, What's that Sound? book
#10
Lost and Found, What's that Sound?
Written by Jonathan Ying and illustrated by Victoria Ying
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

“An excellent choice for any library.” —School Library Journal

It’s a busy day at Rabbit’s Lost and Found. Poor Squirrel has lost his drum, Elephant has lost her piano, and Bat has lost his entire band! Will Rabbit find their lost instruments before show time?

With lively rhyming text and colorful illustrations, this sturdy board book from brother-and-sister team Jonathan and Victoria Ying (Not Quite Black and White) is perfect for little hands.

Mail Duck: A Book of Shapes and Surprises book
#11
Mail Duck: A Book of Shapes and Surprises
Written and illustrated by Erica Sirotich
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Come along on Mail Duck’s delivery route for a day full of lift-the-flap surprises!

Mail Duck is delivering differently shaped packages to all his friends on his mail route. (Trudy likes triangles, and Harry likes hearts!) Lift the flaps to peek inside and guess what each friend received. Then head back to the post office for a big surprise: a thank-you celebration for Mail Duck planned by all his pals using the various packages they received throughout the story! Sixteen flaps and a final double-gatefold spread give readers plenty of sweet and silly details to unpack in this charming board book.

I Am Scary book
#12
I Am Scary
Written and illustrated by Elise Gravel
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

This board book features a not-so-scary monster who’s met his match in a young child.

In this sweet little book, a monster tries to scare a young child. But the child insists the monster is not scary but actually quite huggable. From the prolific and beloved author and illustrator Elise Gravel comes this funny and cute board book for the littlest readers.

Alpaca Bag book
#13
Alpaca Bag
Written by Mae Q. Howell and illustrated by Kay Widdowson
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

If this book doesn’t QUACK you up, ALPACA bag!

Enjoy this hilarious book of puns featuring animals in goofy scenarios. Simple text and creative artwork come together to create a simple story time read that will keep children laughing.

Joy: A Celebration of Mindfulness book
#14
Joy: A Celebration of Mindfulness
Written and illustrated by Katie Wilson
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This book takes a playful approach to finding joy in our daily lives and features the many ways children can experience happiness. From finding joy in stories to finding joy in quiet time, readers will recognize the moments and actions that put a smile on their face.

  1. Baby Paleontologist - Baby Scientist is an adorable board book series that brings fun, accessible science concepts to baby’s world using simple language, recognizable settings, and vibrant art. Read them all with your baby scientist! Baby Paleontologist digs for fossils. With his pickax and brush, he discovers plants and animals that lived long, long ago. What stories do fossils tell? What did dinosaurs look like? Find out with Baby Paleontologist! Don’t miss the other books in this series, including Baby Oceanographer, Baby Astronaut, and Baby Botanist!

  2. Curious About Birds - This board book beginner’s guide offers a thoughtful first glimpse into the world of birds. Educator and author Cathryn Sill introduces very young children to basic facts about birds with the help of beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill. Simple and clear descriptions of how birds look, where they live, what they eat, and how they move around make this first title in the Discovering Nature series a dependable and informative beginning resource for learning about birds.

  3. Stanley's Paint Box - It’s another busy day with Stanley and friends! Stanley brings his paint box to paint a colorful castle with Little Woo, Sophie, and Benjamin. There’s red paint and blue paint and yellow paint and white paint. But what about the other colors? An early introduction to painting tools and art media, this board book is great for teaching primary and secondary colors.

  4. Stanley's Toolbox - It’s another busy day with Stanley and friends! Stanley is helping Little Woo fix up his treehouse. They need to build a ladder, fix the roof, and hang some pictures. But Stanley also has a surprise―what could it be? An early introduction to the practical function of tools commonly found at home, this board book will appeal to Stanley’s youngest tool-loving fans.

Little Hippo book
#19
Little Hippo
Written by Julie Abery and illustrated by Suzie Mason
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Little Hippo grazes on African plains, falling behind his herd, when a flock of oxpecker birds won’t leave him alone. Mama helps him and all becomes right again. A sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love, told with short rhyming lines and warm illustrations.

Bookish Cats book
#20
Bookish Cats
Written by Mudpuppy and illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-5

A pawsitively purrfect collection of litterary classics. Introduce little ones to great works of literature and their famous writers through these adorable cat portraits and clever kitty-inspired book titles and author names. The entire family will enjoy this book’s hilarious puns including Romeow & Juliet by William Shakespurr, Alice’s Adventures in Whiskerland by Lewis Catroll, Oliver Hiss by Charles Lickens, and many more!

Pigs in a Pickle book
#21
Pigs in a Pickle
Written by Hans Wilhelm and illustrated by Erica Salcedo
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

The three little pigs from Pigs in a Blanket are back for more fun in this silly interactive board book with a positive message!

These three little pigs are ready for anything—especially having fun. But, whoops! Sometimes the pigs’ day doesn’t go as planned. That’s OK! No matter what the oopsie, the pigs keep going, always staying positive and landing on their teensy feet!

• A positive message about perseverance told in clever rhyming, easy-to-follow text • Fun and interactive book for family story time • Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over 200 books for children and adults including the popular Guess Which Hand and Pigs in a Blanket.

For children who love barnyard animals, Peppa Pig, Perfect Piggies!, and Tickle the Pig, Pigs in a Pickle will warm hearts and inspire confidence.

A fun and simple book about overcoming challenges for preschoolers and toddlers.

• Books for kids ages 0–3 • Interactive and fun • Read-aloud bedtime book

Fun at the Fair book
#22
Fun at the Fair
Written and illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Toddlers will love exploring all the wonders of a day at the fair in this chunky, tactile board book.

Little hands will thrill at flipping through the uniquely shaped, die-cut pages that overlap to reveal carousels, trains, rollercoasters and all the other fun-tastic sights and sounds of a bustling fairground. Delightfully petite, with light concept-based text and jubilant illustrations, Fun at the Fair is perfect for hands on play and bedtime reading alike.

• The tactile, toylike quality makes Fun at the Fair an irresistible attention-grabber for toddlers. • Decorative and elegantly-designed, this book is ideal for both nursery display and hands-on learning. • Lovers of Scandinavian design will love Ingela Arrhenius’s beautiful, 1950s-inspired art.

Fans of City Block, Main Street Magic, and Ingela Arrhenius’s Animals and Pop Up Things that Go! will love Fun at the Fair.

• Board books for toddlers • Family read-aloud for ages 0–3 • Baby shower gift/home décor

Peek-a-Boo Little Chick book
#23
Peek-a-Boo Little Chick
Written and illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

A little chick looks for mama in this adorable, springtime peek-a-boo book that has soft, felt touch-and-feel flaps throughout!

A little chick is looking for mama! This sweet peek-a-boo book with felt flaps throughout will have young readers looking under the soft, easy-to-lift flaps to help the little chick find mama!

  1. Welcome, Baby!: a lift-the-flap book for new babies - Celebrate the sweet moments that come with welcoming a new baby to the family in this joyous lift-the-flap book from bestselling author Karen Katz. From baby’s first tiny pajamas to the ever-important baby’s first blanket, this snuggly lift-the-flap book showcases all the ways parents show their love to new babies. Welcome, Baby! is a spectacular way to let parents share childhood stories and memories with their child about the day they became a family.

  2. The Wheels on the Dump Truck - From the author of the beloved Itsy Bitsy board book series comes a construction site adventure all about construction vehicles. An action-packed yet adorable story, The Wheels on the Dump Truck is the third book in a new series that is perfect for parents and little ones who love things that go. Follow dump trucks, bulldozers, excavators, and more as cute animal workers build, build, build!

  3. Rock-a-Bye, Dino - The classic lullaby, “Rock-a-Bye, Baby” gets a prehistoric twist as different dinosaurs get ready for bedtime in this board book with soft touch-and-feels on the cover! Rock-a-bye, T. rex, in the tree top When your feet stomp, the mountains do rock You give a big yawn, that means it’s nightfall So home you come, dino—claws, teeth, and all Written to the beloved tune of “Rock-a-Bye, Baby,” this adorable board book with soft touch-and-feels on the cover is a sweet bedtime lullaby that’s sure to put all sorts of dinosaurs—and children—to bed!

  4. Hand in Hand - A little hand holds on tight! Celebrate the special relationship every parent has with their child in this lovely New Books for Newborns board book! Me You We, two Hand in hand Through and through In this sweet New Books for Newborns book, a parent and their child set out for a fun-filled day of adventure. Whether it’s having fun at the park, or letting your child learn something new, this sweet, rhyming board book is the perfect way to tell your little one that no matter where you are or what you’re doing, all that really matters is doing it together, hand in hand. The New Books for Newborns series is “just right” for parents to read to their babies. With short, lilting and lullaby-like texts, these board books help parents introduce reading to their children with snuggly, soothing read-alouds perfect for first story times.

Go, Grandpa, Go! book
#28
Go, Grandpa, Go!
Written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Sophie Beer
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Perfect for all the grandpas who steer the stroller, splash in puddles, and love their grandchildren dearly, this charming board book celebrates the special relationship between grandfathers and their grandkids.

Zig! Zag! Zip! Zoom! Go, Grandpa, go!

Puddle stomp Muddy romp Go, Grandpa, go!

Grandpa is on the go in this charming board book! From pulling the wagon, to swinging on swings, to splashing in puddles, grandpa and grandchild are always having a blast! This board book perfectly captures the special bond that grandfathers have with their grandchildren.

Go, Grandma, Go! book
#29
Go, Grandma, Go!
Written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Sophie Beer
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Perfect for the grandmas who slide the slides, swing the swings, and love their grandchildren dearly, this charming board book celebrates the special relationship between grandmothers and their grandkids.

Beep! Bop! Don’t stop! Go, Grandma, go!

Climb high Touch the sky Go, Grandma, go!

Grandma is on the go in this charming board book! From pushing the stroller, to swinging on the swings, to hiking up a mountain, grandma and grandchild are always having a ball! This board book perfectly captures the special bond that grandmothers have with their grandchildren.

In My Heart book
#30
In My Heart
Written by Mackenzie Porter and illustrated by Jenny Lovlie
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

A working mother reassures her child that even when they’re apart, they’re always in each other’s hearts. This lovely board book is perfect for moms to share with their little ones.

Though we’re not together we’re never truly apart, because you’re always on my mind and you’re always in my heart.

This is what a mother tells her child as she leaves for work each day. This lovely board book perfectly captures the sentiment that many women feel about being a working mom. The lyrical text takes us through a mother’s day away, showing us that although she’s working hard, her child is always on her mind and always in her heart.

I Yoga You book
#31
I Yoga You
Written and illustrated by Genevieve Santos
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Parents and children learn how to say “I love you” through yoga as they move through their day together in a perfectly mindful way.

I love you in the morning when we salute the sun. Wiggle and stretch out of bed, our day has now begun.

From morning to night, I Yoga You celebrates the love a parent shares with their child while also teaching simple yoga poses. Sun salutations give way to mountain poses, tree poses, and more as families move through their mindful day together.

This padded board book teaches little ones a new way to say “I love you”—reveling in those quiet daily moments that shine with energy, delight, and surprises.

This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer book
#32
This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer
Written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Daniel Roode
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Learn all about dreamers who changed history in this engaging and hopeful board book perfect for dreamers-in-training!

In this sixth book in the This Little series, now even the youngest readers can learn all about important people in history who dared to dream big for a better future! Highlighting ten memorable dreamers who paved the way, parents and little ones alike will love this inspirational primer full of fun, age-appropriate facts and bold illustrations.

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