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by Pascale Morin

    Fun bath time book with one of your favorite characters.

 

 

 

 

 

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by  Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

Pulled from the pages of the wildly popular ZooBorns blog, this board book presents baby animals, ranging from the adorable to the zany!  With full-color photographs on every page it is especially perfect for small hands.

 

 

 

 

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by Orla Kiely

With iconic shapes and patterns, Orla Kiely presents basic concepts fashionably and accessibly. Each spread features a color or number illustrated by a famous Kiely pattern. Simple enough for toddlers yet sophisticated enough for fashionistas, these books are perfect for mothers and babies.

 

 

 

 

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by Carolyn Crimi

illustrator Stephanie Buscema

Watch out! Pug puppies are taking to the road in this catchy canine counting book.  Take a spin! Through country and city, from desert to beach, this rhyming, rollicking, book offers plenty of sights to see and count. Sheepdogs in their jeep, greyhounds in a bus, even bulldogs driving cabs!  Six pudgy pugs in a zip-zoom Bug invite kids to read it loud, read it often, and read it silly.

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It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illu by Nancy Tillman

‘It’s time to sleep, it’s time to sleep, the fishes croon in waters deep.

The songbirds sing in trees above, It’s time to sleep, my love, my love.”

As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea–all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It’s time to sleep, my love.

As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas’s lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman “(On the Night You Were Born),” whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.

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Bedtime for Bear, by Bonny Becker

When the impish Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear is in for a rude — and very funny — awakening in this irresistible new story starring the unlikely pair from A Visitor for Bear.
Bear must have absolute quiet when he goes to bed. He likes to set out his glass of water, adjust his nightcap, fluff his favorite pillow, and then drift peacefully to sleep. But the effervescent Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, finds it terribly hard to be as quiet as a . . . well, you know. With masterfully paced slapstick humor, droll repartee, and comic visual details, the curmudgeonly Bear and his irrepressible friend Mouse return in a third wry adventure that will have readers of all ages laughing in recognition.

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The Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood

Illustrated by Renata Liwska

There are many kinds of quiet: Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering
Quiet can be sweet,
and cozy,
and can most definitely help you fall asleep.With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book explores all the different quiets that can fill a child’s days from morning
to night.


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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, by Mem FoxIllustrated by Helen Oxenbury

As everyone knows, “nothing” is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they–and the babies they belong to–bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world This is a gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all you’ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again The luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of backgrounds are adorable, quirky, and true to life, right down to the wrinkles, dimples, and pudges in their completely squishable arms, legs, and tummies.

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Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle

“Beep Beep Beep ”

Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.


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The Water Hole, by Graeme Base

Children will love counting from one to ten as animals of the world gather around a water hole. As one rhino gives way to two tigers, then three toucans, and so on, up to ten kangaroos, die-cut pages reveal the water hole in ten different worldwide habitats, from the African plains to the Himalaya mountains to the Australian Outback. But the water hole keeps shrinking, and with it the number of frolicking frogs. Can anything bring back the water that the animals all need to survive? Careful readers will find additional animals, many of them endangered, silhouetted in the borders of every spread and hiding within every landscape.


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Charley Harper ABC’s, by Charley Harper

A classic ABC board book featuring the colorful wildlife illustrations of Charley Harper.

Young children can learn their ABC’s through the delightful and graphic images of animals created by American illustrator Charley Harper. This small gem is sure to become a classic, and is a beautifully designed and educational book for Harper fans, both young and old.


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Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson

Illustrated by Jane Chapman

Her series of bear books is wonderful with their rhythmic text and flair for the dramatic moments. Kids delight in reading along. This story in particular is fun and promotes a warm and delightful playtime with friends.