Welcome, Baby!: a lift-the-flap book for new babies book
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Welcome, Baby!: a lift-the-flap book for new babies
Written and illustrated by Karen Katz
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

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.

Rock-a-Bye, Dino book
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Rock-a-Bye, Dino
Written by Hannah Eliot and illustrated by Chie Boyd
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

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!

Hand in Hand book
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Hand in Hand
Written and illustrated by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

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.

I Yoga You book
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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.

Paper Peek: Colors book
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Paper Peek: Colors
Written and illustrated by Chihiro Takeuchi
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Intricate cut-paper artwork and clever die cuts yield an innovative search-and-find book that homes in on colors and counting.

Peek through a shaped opening to spy a beautifully patterned green leaf, a red apple, a white cloud. Then turn the page to discover a world of animals and objects, familiar and new, hidden within the patterns. Can you find two orange basketballs? Three pink flamingos? Five yellow butterflies? Simple, fresh, and satisfying, this stylish board book promises hours of engagement for young children.

  1. I Dare You! - This very scary, very silly book will have young children roaring with laughter as they dare each other to touch the hair of a spider, the belly of a monster, the sticky tongue of a snake, and many more icky parts of creepy creatures! But who will be brave enough to turn to the last page to see the spookiest monster of all? The truly courageous will be rewarded with a shockingly hilarious—yet eerily familiar—surprise!

  2. Boo! - The inimitable Baby brings a humorous spin to the holidays in a cheerful board book fit for trick-or-treat bags. It’s almost Halloween! How should Daddy carve the pumpkin? So many expressions to choose from! What should Baby be—a princess or pirate, ballerina or clown? When the jack-o’-lantern’s ready (looking suspiciously like Baby), it’s time for a little ghost to head out in the slightly scary night. But fear turns to excitement as the pumpkin fills up with treats. WOW!

  3. Baby Bowie: A Book about Adjectives (Baby Rocker) - Introduce your littlest rocker to the magic and creativity of David Bowie in this delightful book in the new Baby Rocker board book series. Shiny lightning bolt. High boots. Spiky hair. Celebrate all that iconic musician David Bowie is about with your toddler in this fun, fantastical, and playful new book. Perfect for any Bowie fan, young or old, this book is sure to provide read-aloud fun with the pairing of iconic Bowie items and looks with simplified text. At the end of the book, put on your shoes and best costume because it’s time to dance with Baby Bowie and friends!

  4. My Mommy and Me - From bestselling author-illustrator Liesbet Slegers, a cheerful book with interactive flaps about the love between a mother and a child. What do you love to do with your mommy? There are so many things you can do together! Will you come and take a look? A cheerful book with flaps that make animals appear in a surprising way. For toddlers ages 18 months and up, with a focus on the child’s emotions.

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George Tabbed Board Book book
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Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George Tabbed Board Book
Written and illustrated by H. A. Rey
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Today is Thanksgiving and George is so excited! He loves everything about the holiday—from the parade with music, jugglers, and big balloons to the delicious turkey shared with family and friends. But even on Thanksgiving the curious little monkey manages to stir up some trouble! Follow George through his Thanksgiving adventures with the short poems in this board book. The fun, tabbed pages are perfect for little fingers!

Daniel and the Nutcracker (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) book
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Daniel and the Nutcracker (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood)
Written by Angela C Santomero and Alexandra Cassel and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! The show must go on as Daniel Tiger and his friends dance the Nutcracker ballet in this adorable board book with a padded cover and holographic foil! It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for Daniel Tiger fans! Daniel Tiger can’t wait to see his friends Katerina Kittycat and Prince Wednesday perform together in the Nutcracker Ballet! But when he arrives at the Enchanted Garden, Daniel learns that Prince Wednesday is sick and can’t dance! Can Daniel step in and save the show?

Open the Barn Door book
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Open the Barn Door
Written by and illustrated by Christopher Santoro
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-3

From the creator of OPEN THE GARAGE DOOR comes the hit lift-the-flap board book all about your favorite farm animals!

Spend a day on the farm and explore all the animal sights and sounds! Featuring 10 lift-the-flaps and a variety of barnyard favorites, including horses, chickens, cows, and pigs, this board book is a fun-filled introduction to life on the farm.

Peep Inside A Fairy Tale The Nutcracker book
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Peep Inside A Fairy Tale The Nutcracker
Written and illustrated by Usborne Publishing
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

One magical Christmas night, a little girl’s Nutcracker doll comes to life! Peep through the pages to follow their adventures in this enchanting book, with delicate cutaways, flaps to lift and stunning illustrations from Karl James Mountford. A beautiful way to introduce children to the classic fairytale.

Sleeping Beauty: Les Petits Fairytales book
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Sleeping Beauty: Les Petits Fairytales
Written by Trixie Belle and Melissa Caruso-Scott and illustrated by Oliver Lake
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Discover the magic of Sleeping Beauty in this petite edition of the classic fairy tale, created especially for little readers with just a handful of words and bright, enchanting illustrations.

  1. Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World) - Learn all about the traditions of Día de los Muertos with this second book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe. At the end of October each year, it’s time to celebrate an ancient tradition: Día de los Muertos! With vibrant illustrations by Golden Globe–winning Mexican illustrator Jorge Gutierrez, this festive board book teaches that Día de los Muertos honors ancestors and loved ones who have passed. From sugar skulls to papel picado, this is a holiday that truly commemorates the cycle of life.

  2. Snow Still - A little fawn wakes up to discover that the world outside has changed after a snowfall. As he takes his first faltering steps into this exciting snow-white world, he finds there’s so much to discover and explore. And when it’s time to return to the warmth of home, his parents are waiting right there for him.

  3. Frankie's Food Truck - Time for lunch! What’s on the menu at Frankie’s? Find out in this lift-the-flap board book based on a best-selling children’s game. Frankie’s Food Truck serves a different shape of food every day. On Mondays, Frankie serves squares. What kinds of foods are shaped like a square? Lift the flaps to unveil all sorts of tasty treats, learning about shapes and days of the week as you go. From a square piece of toast to a slice of watermelon in the shape of a triangle, readers are invited to see how many shapes and foods they can find on each spread.

  4. My Little Red Fire Truck - Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson’s new multiconcept novelty is a book and a toy in one. My Little Red Fire Truck gives practice telling time while its sturdy moving parts provide hours of fun — and allow readers to see how it would be to work on a real fire truck!

Maisy's Fire Engine: A Maisy Shaped Board Book book
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Maisy's Fire Engine: A Maisy Shaped Board Book
Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Who can resist riding on a fire engine with Maisy?

NEE-NAH, NEE-NAH! Maisy and Cyril are driving a fire engine today. First they have to check the water in the hose. SWOOSH! Uh-oh! Look out, little cat! Now the cat is scared and climbs up on the roof and won’t come down. But firefighters Maisy and Cyril come to the rescue — and then they’re off for a ride in their shiny red truck!

The Little Fire Engine book
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The Little Fire Engine
Written and illustrated by Lois Lenski
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Mr. Small does it all (and now he does it in board books)!

In this adventure, Fireman Small rushes to battle a fire in town. When the alarm bell rings, Fireman Small suits up and roars down the road in his shiny red fire engine. When he helps extinguish the fire and rescues a young girl, Fireman Small becomes a hero in Tinytown.

Fire Truck book
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Fire Truck
Written and illustrated by Peter Sis
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

If you love fire trucks more than anything, this book is for you.

I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg book
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I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Written by Anna Membrino and illustrated by Fatti Burke
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

If you can see it, you can be it! Introduce your child to your role models with this series of inspirational board books.

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the people you admire! This board book distills Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s excellent qualities into deliciously illustrated little baby-sized bites, with text designed to share and read aloud.

Each spread highlights an important trait, and is enhanced by a quote from RBG herself. Kids will grow up hearing the words of this influential woman and will learn what YOU value in a person!

The I LOOK UP TO . . . series aims to shine a spotlight on women making a difference in the world today, and to encourage young kids to follow in their footsteps!

Animal Families: Jungle book
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Animal Families: Jungle
Written by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Jane Ormes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Find out the different names for mother and father animals in the jungle — and then lift the flap to find the babies and learn what they are called. This striking, satisfying introduction to animal families features screen-printed artwork and bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers.

  1. Animal Families: Farm - Find out the different names for mother and father animals on the farm — and then lift the flap to find the babies and learn what they are called. This striking, satisfying introduction to animal families features screen-printed artwork and bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers.

  2. Maisy's Bedtime - Maisy’s fun and familiar world reflects the lively adventures young children have every day. In Maisy’s Bedtime, Maisy and her friends get ready for bed. As always, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents will find the ordinary extraordinary with Maisy!

  3. You Can Be - There are many ways to be a kid… Active and entertaining characters drawn in the author Elise Gravel’s signature style will elicit giggles from kids and adults alike as they highlight all the weird and wonderful ways to be a kid. Short and sweet, You Can Be is a gentle reminder to embrace diversity in yourself and others, to be kind, and above all, to be YOURSELF.

  4. Owen's Marshmallow Chick - “My favorite,” said Owen when he saw the marshmallow chick. “My favorite,” you will say when you read this book.

Boats Float book
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Boats Float
Written and illustrated by Rebecca Glaser
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Zoom! Chug, chug! HONK! Babies and toddlers will delight in repeating the sounds of popular vehicles and animals in our board book series. Well-composed photographs highlight the real things little ones see in their world, providing a beautiful first nonfiction experience.

Planes Soar book
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Planes Soar
Written and illustrated by Rebecca Glaser
board book
Recommend Ages: 12-4

Take a trip in a plane with this photographic board book.

Cars Zoom book
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Cars Zoom
Written and illustrated by Rebecca Glaser
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Cars stop and go through the city in this photographic board book.

Trucks Haul book
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Trucks Haul
Written and illustrated by Rebecca Glaser
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

See a variety of trucks in action in this photographic board book.

Trains Chug book
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Trains Chug
Written and illustrated by Rebecca Glaser
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Zoom! Chug, chug! HONK! Babies and toddlers will delight in repeating the sounds of popular vehicles and animals in our board book series. Well-composed photographs highlight the real things little ones see in their world, providing a beautiful first nonfiction experience.

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