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Board Books

Cover of Baby Dance
by Ann Taylor
0694012068
1999

For babies who are responding to music and movement, here's a playful poem that has father and child dancing lovingly across the pages.

Cover of Baby's First Words
by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Sunny Scribens
1782853219
2017

Spend the day with a busy baby and her two dads, and learn the words for things you do and see along the way! This innovative first-words book features labels for objects, actions and sound effects, as well as a fun seek-and-find element.

Cover of Big Box for Ben
by Deborah Bruss
9781595722652
2011

An old carton is the scene of many adventures for Ben and his dog, Wags, as his imagination turns it into a car, a plane, a boat, an elephant, and a mountain top.

Cover of Boy of Mine
by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
9780316735773
2010

A little boy plays among the stars before his mommy tucks him in and wishes him sweet dreams. The beautiful starry sky in the illustrations is a tribute to Van Gogh's "Starry Night", and the charming lullaby, inspired by "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," will take babies on a magical journey before bedtime.

Cover of Clap Hands
by Helen Oxenbury
0689819846
1999

Check out all of Helen Oxenbury's delightful board books, featuring sweet and cuddly babies at play: All Fall Down, Say Goodnight and Tickle, Tickle.

Cover of Counting on Community
by Innosanto Nagara
1609806328
2015

Counting up from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens--and always counting on each other--children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy eco-friendly activities, and the agency they posses to make change. A broad and inspiring vision of diversity is told through stories in words and pictures. And of course, there is a duck to find on every page of this sturdy board book!

Cover of Girl of Mine
by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
9780316735780
2010

As daddy cradles his baby girl, she is suddenly whisked away on a fantastical adventure, swinging above lush floral gardens under the golden moonlight. The sweet text, inspired by "Rock-A-Bye Baby," will whisk little ones off to peaceful slumber.

Cover of Global Babies
by Global Fund for Children
9781580891745
2007

Appealing photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the globe are woven together by simple narration. GLOBAL BABIES presents children in cultural context. Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing, daily life, and traditions, as well as demonstrate that babies around the world are nurtured by the love, caring, and joy that surround them.

Cover of Global Baby: Girls
by Global Fund for Children
1580894399

This book puts baby girls from around the world in the spotlight, celebrating their strength, diversity, and potential. From Peru to China, from Russia to Mali, this board book features captivating photographs of baby girls to share a simple, yet powerful message: no matter where they are born, baby girls can grow up to change the world.

Cover of Gobal Baby: Boys
by Maya Ajmera
1580894402
2014

In this companion book to Global Baby Girls, appealing photographs of baby boys from around the globe celebrate diversity.

Cover of I Am So Brave!
by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Sara Gillingham
9781419709371
2014

Celebrates a toddler's growing comfort with such things as hearing loud noises and being left with a babysitter.

Cover of I Love Getting Dressed
by Joy Wilt Berry
9781605770147
2010

A fun and empowering book that helps toddlers learn about clothing and getting dressed independently. Other books in this series about new experiences include "I Love Preschool", "I Love Daycare" and "I Love My Friends".

Cover of Joshua by the Sea
by Angela Johnson
0531068463
1994

Joshua goes to the shore with his family.

Cover of Little You
by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett
9781459802483
2013

A tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life--and the new little ones on the way!

Cover of My Heart Fills with Happin
by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
9781459809574
2016

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy. International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

Cover of Not a Baby Anymore!
by Jorge Uzon
9780888999863
2010

A beautifully photographed series of board books (Hello, Baby!, Look Around, Baby!, Go, Baby Go!) shows us the major stages in a baby's first year -- the first day, sitting, crawling, and walking. Mother, father, and big brother also appear. In Not a Baby Anymore! the little boy has made the amazing transition to walking, and he has even started day care. We see him having his first haircut and getting all dressed up in time to celebrate his very first birthday party.

Cover of Smile
by Roberta Grobel Intrater
0590058991
1997

Share the warmth of a smile with these adorable babies! The perfect snuggletime book and an ideal first read-aloud book, this addition to the popular Baby Faces series (SLEEP, SPLASH! and HUGS & KISSES) has appealing photos of multicultural babies and toddlers and a brief, rhyming text.

Cover of Whose Knees Are These?
by Jabari Asim, pictures by LeUyen Pham
0316735760
2006

Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother's lap. And when you're ready to play "This Little Piggie", also check out Whose Toes Are Those? by the same author/illustrator team!