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Aalfred and Aalbert book
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Aalfred and Aalbert
Written and illustrated by Morag Hood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A heartwarming love story of blossoming friendship between two aardvarks. Aalfred and Aalbert lead solitary lives. Sometimes, Aalfred thinks he might like to be part of a pair, and sometimes Aalbert thinks he might like to be one of two. But Aalfred sleeps all day, and Aalbert sleeps all night—so how will the two ever meet? Luckily, a helpful bystander intervenes and when Aalfred and Aalbert's paths cross in the most unexpected way, they find that they go together quite well, just like cheese and broccoli. This adorable story about two aardvarks and an unlikely matchmaker will appeal to families with LGBTQ parents and family members as author-illustrator Morag Hood keeps children laughing with funny situations and entertaining teachable moments about relationships.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #2: Beasts & Geeks book
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #2: Beasts & Geeks
Written by Joe Ballarini and illustrated by Vivienne To
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Goosebumps meets The Last Kids on Earth in the second action-packed adventure in a hilariously scary series about a secret society of monster-bashing babysitters. “This shining gem in the campy monster drama genre is a step up from R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps.” —School Library Journal Kelly’s been a celebrity ever since she defeated the Boogeyman and his army of nightmares on Halloween. But now all the other monsters want revenge. And if Kelly’s going to survive Babysitter Bootcamp, she’ll have to face the Spider Queen, whose wicked web turns her parents, BFF, and middle-school teachers into mindless minions. All in a night’s work!

A Bad Case of Stripes book
#3
A Bad Case of Stripes
Written and illustrated by David Shannon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

A Ball for Daisy book
#4
A Ball for Daisy
Written and illustrated by Chris Raschka
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A wordless picture book shows the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.

A Bargain for Frances book
#5
A Bargain for Frances
Written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Frances and Thelma are friends — most of the time Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw. Can Frances show her that it's better to lose a bargain than lose a friend?

  1. A Bat Colony's Search for a New Home - Animals face scary challenges every day! These narrative nonfiction books focus on describing the changes to animals habitats that affect the animal's way of life-or even puts their species at risk of dying out! Readers will learn about the reasons for changes in habitats that affect animals and small steps they can take to help protect them. A big-eared bat colony is disturbed from hibernation and must find a new place to rest until spring. Some bats will roost with a colony infected with white-nose syndrome and others must avoid a predatory farm cat. Will the colony find a place to hibernate? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help bats, further resources, and a glossary.

  2. ABC - Learn your alphabet with stylish artwork from Aino- Maija Metsola. With sturdy pages for little hands to hold, young readers will enjoy naming objects on every spread as they learn their A to Z.

  3. ABC Animals! - The timeless appeal of alphabet books meets the richest Scanimation book ever. ABC Animals is a romping, stomping journey from A to Z, and all the animals come alive—as many as four to a page—in the excitement of Scanimation. It’s the alphabet as it’s never been seen before: Watch the Alligator snap, the Bats swooping, the Camel trot. There’s L for the Lion proudly prowling along, and M for the Mouse scurrying inside his wheel. And it all culminates in the largest Scanimation image yet: Z, for Zoo, where all the animals gather to play.

  4. ABC Animals - Featuring bright colors and a variety of familiar objects and animals to count, this is the perfect early concept book for pre-schoolers.

ABC Baby Signs book
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ABC Baby Signs
Written and illustrated by Christiane Engel
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

ABC Baby Signs is a charming third installment in Christiane Engel's illustrated ABC for Me series, following in the footsteps of ABC Yoga and ABC Love. ABC Baby Signs features twenty-six of the most common, simple baby signs, such as "all done," "more," and "please," to teach babies and toddlers basic ways to communicate with their hands before they can verbalize their needs. This title features one sign per letter of the alphabet, a cute rhyming story, adorable illustrations, and sweet, illustrated demonstrations. Kids and their parents will love learning baby signs together!

ABC Color book
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ABC Color
Written and illustrated by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

ABC Color combines learning the alphabet with colors for an educational and fun board book for young children. Each page of this beautifully illustrated book features a different letter and little-known color, so children can learn about both topics at one time! Parents will love spending time with their kids as they learn, and kids will learn the fundamentals of letters and colors. Makes a gorgeous keepsake as children grow!

ABC: Early Learning at the Museum book
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ABC: Early Learning at the Museum
Written by Nosy Crow and illustrated by The Trustees of the British Museum
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Using amazing objects from the British Museum, this series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Inquisitive toddlers will enjoy learning their ABCs, 123s, opposites, and colors with gorgeous photographic images on every page

ABC French book
#13
ABC French
Written and illustrated by Daniel Roode
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

ABC French is a gorgeously illustrated, engaging read that makes learning the alphabet and French words fun for the entire family. Learning French has never been more fantastique! The book pairs each letter of the French alphabet with a French word and its English translation. The included pronunciation guide helps teach the proper pronunciation of each word, making this book a perfect introduction to the French language. With colorful, engaging illustrations from children’s book author and illustrator Daniel Roode, both children and adults will love learning a new language with ABC French.

ABC Love book
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ABC Love
Written and illustrated by Christiane Engel
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

An endearing twist on learning your ABCs! ABC Love pairs each letter of the alphabet with a word that teaches young children about important concepts like love, acceptance, affection, values, and warmth. A fun family read with playful, rhyming text, ABC Love makes learning the alphabet interactive and fun for preschool children and older. Its engaging illustrations and text promote togetherness between kids and their family and encourages them to act out each "love list" item, including everything from "embrace" for the letter "E" and "laugh" for "L," to "trust" for "T."

  1. ABC Mindful Me - Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Mindful Me features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!). A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for introducing them to key mindfulness tenants which promote physical and mental wellness, proper breathing, compassion, gratitude, and kindness. These key concepts will help to grow young readers' concentration, listening skills, and ability to manage emotions, stress, and anxiety. Plus, a handy index provides at-a-glance reference for 26 different mindfulness pillars for children to explore.

  2. ABC of Australian Animals - Introduces the letters of the alphabet through colorful illustrations from indigenous artists and simple text which examine the wildlife of Australia, featuring the kangaroo, bandicoot, echidna, cockatoo, goanna, and more.

  3. ABC Pasta - A is for angel hair acrobat M is for Macaroni the Magician and T is for tortellini trapeze artist. It’s an ABC circus that’s good enough to eat!

  4. ABC's - Applying the tactile features of Montessori teaching, this innovative board book uses lightly grained sandpaper tracks to encourage children to trace various shapes as they enjoy whimsical illustrations of each. Shapes introduced include; squares, diamonds, ovals, rectangles, hearts, hexagons, diamonds, trapezoids, octagons and stars. Sturdy board pages and no moveable parts make this a unique addition to an early learning collection.

ABC Shapes book
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ABC Shapes
Written and illustrated by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Learn about unusual shapes along with the alphabet in ABC Shapes, a fun and educational board book that combines the ABCs with fun and unconventional shapes. Going beyond the typical preschool shapes like circles and squares, ABC Shapes introduces arches and ellipses, cubes and wedges, and even helixes and nanagons. Each page highlights an unusual shape, one for every letter of the alphabet, and features a colorful illustration. The beautiful and engaging illustrations of animals, people, and objects prominently feature each shape, ensuring parents and children love learning the fundamentals of shapes and the alphabet together.

ABCs of Balls book
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ABCs of Balls
Written and illustrated by Nina Snyder
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

"ABCs of Balls," an alphabet book for preschool children, makes learning ABCs fun for sports fans. From baseball to football, the alphabet book scores with both boys and girls with a lively color scheme, as well as photos of animals and sports equipment. "One of my son's first words was 'ball,' and I wrote the book to make learning his ABCs fun for him," said author Nina Snyder. U.S. edition. Do you think the World Cup is a soccer game? Then this is the edition for you! If not, look for "ABCs of Balls: U.K. Edition" with a blue cover.

ABCs of Biology book
#21
ABCs of Biology
Written by Cara Florance, Chris Ferrie and illustrated by Chris Ferrie
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest biologist! A is for Anatomy B is for Bacteria C is for Cell From anatomy to zoology, the ABCs of Biology is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by two experts, each page in this biology primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little biologist.

ABCs of Engineering book
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ABCs of Engineering
Written and illustrated by Chris Ferrie
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A new book in the bestselling series with simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! The ABCs of Engineering introduces babies (and grown-ups!) to a new engineering concept for every letter of the alphabet - including entries for various aspects of engineering like mechanical, architectural, and beyond. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest mathematicians.

ABC's of Mathematics book
#23
ABC's of Mathematics
Written and illustrated by Chris Ferrie
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest mathematicians! A is for Addition B is for Base C is for Chord From addition to zero, The ABCs of Mathematics is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new math concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician

  1. ABC's of Physics - This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest physicists! A is for Atom B is for Black Hole C is for Charge From atom to zero-point energy, The ABCs of Physics is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this physics primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little scientist.

  2. ABC's of Science - This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest scientists! A is for Amoeba B is for Bond C is for Conductor From amoeba to zygote, The ABCs of Science is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this science primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little scientist.

  3. ABCs of Space - This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers! The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies--and grownups--to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician. Also in the Baby University Series: ABCs of Science ABCs of Physics Astrophysics for Babies Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

  4. ABCs of the Web - This alphabet primer for the new technology generation—and its parents—brings essential coding words and concepts to young developers-in-training. Featuring beautiful modern tech illustrations and introducing the rich vocabulary of the web-design world through whimsical, geeky rhyme, this unique ABC picture book doubles as a fun and fascinating foray into the World Wide Web. Certain to amuse, inspire, and educate, it is the perfect fit for any web-creative parent or gift giver.

ABC Spanish book
#28
ABC Spanish
Written and illustrated by Aless Baylis
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Kids learn the alphabet and Spanish words for animals in this charming book. Pairing each letter of the Spanish alphabet with the Spanish word for a popular animal and its English translation, ABC Spanish is a gorgeously illustrated, engaging read that makes learning the alphabet and Spanish words fun for the entire family. The included pronunciation guide helps teach the proper pronunciation of each animal, making this book a perfect introduction to the Spanish language.

ABC Yoga book
#29
ABC Yoga
Written and illustrated by Christiane Engel
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Pairing simplified yoga poses with alphabetized animals and objects, ABC Yoga features colorful illustrations of children and animals practicing yoga along with playful rhymes to explain each movement. A fun family read, this interactive title is perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, as well as introducing them to familiar animals and basic, simplified yoga poses that promote health and well-being. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with an engaging illustration mimicking the various animals' natural movements. Clever rhymes explain how toddlers (and their parents!) can copy the poses, each of which encourage movement, physical fitness, and mental health. The 26 yoga poses, one for each letter of the alphabet, are renamed for easy understanding, while an index at the end of the book identifies the correct name for each asana (yoga pose) for the adults. The engaging illustrations and playful rhymes encourage children and their parents to get up and move, promoting physical activity, learning, and togetherness.

A Bear and His Boy book
#30
A Bear and His Boy
Written by Sean Bryan and illustrated by Tom Murphy
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

When a bear named Mack wakes up with a boy on his back, we know instantly that we’re back in the droll and sweetly wacky world created by Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy in their first two highly successful picture books about a bunny-wearing boy and his sister Claire, who wakes up with a gator on her hair. Like A Boy and His Bunny and A Girl and Her Gator, this new picture book will entertain young children and their parents, and put smiles on the faces of their grandparents too.

A Bear Called Paddington book
#31
A Bear Called Paddington
Written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, Michael Bond
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Paddington first charmed American audiences forty years ago. Now a new generation will surely be won over by Paddington's particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway platform in London. He is sitting on a battered suitcase, wearing an odd-looking hat and a sign around his neck that reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." And that is just what they do, unaware that home will never be the same once Paddington becomes a member of the family.

A Bear Hug at Bedtime book
#32
A Bear Hug at Bedtime
Written by Jana Novotny Hunter and illustrated by Kay Widdowson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

On my way to bed, I play with a tiger, a lobster and a bear – and lots of other creatures too. But why are they so familiar? In this celebration of imaginative play, a young child is surrounded and enriched by an extended and diverse family. Inclusive and playful, this is the ideal bedtime read.

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