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One, Two, Three, Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie, Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Books and vibrant language are the most important early learning tools in a child’s life. The nursery rhymes in this book have been selected to support that premise. So count along with Mother Goose and give the #1 baby in your life a solid and loving start.
The Best Days are Dog Day by Aaron Meshon
Pugs get to do everything his sis does – with his own added flair, of course. Together they eat, bathe, and play. And tomorrow, they will do it all again. Because when every day’s a dog’s day, every day is the best day – especially when you can spend it with the person you love.
Nothando’s Journey by Jill Apperson Manly, Illustrated by Alyssa Casey
Nothando’s Journey is a self-discovery, told through the eyes of a young girl named Nothando. The book tells of the Reed Festival, an important celebration in Nothando’s country of Swaziland in Southern Africa. Nothando and her brother venture into the unknown hills, in order to get to the festival on time. As Nothando explores the hills of Swaziland, she visits with various animals – Nothando moves freely with the animals, and begins to become comfortable with who she is. By the end of the book, the reader will soon learn that Nothando is “grateful to be Nothando.”
Slickety Quick – Poems About Sharks by Skila Brown, Illustrated by Bob Kolar
From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the elusive goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, Skila Brown’s Slickety Quick is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem featuring fourteen sharks, each vibrantly illustrated by Bob Kolar – some so realistic you’ll think twice about going in the water.
A Great Big Cuddle – Poem for the Very Young by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Mo’s in a muddle
She slipped in a puddle
Mommy gives Mo
A great big cuddle
Michael Rosen’s joyful new collection of poems bounces right off the page and into your heart, making this the perfect read-aloud for both boisterous celebration and cozy cuddling up. With energy and laughter, these exuberant poems, paired with Chris Riddell’s vibrant illustrations, will delight little ones, inviting them on a playful romp of rhythm and rhyme they’ll want to revisit time and time again.
Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder
On a summer evening, just as the stars blink on, a firefly steps into a flower. Lights start to flash all around her – first one, then three, seven. Hundreds. Thousands. How will she find just one flash among so many? And will he see her flash in return?
With evocative photographs from Rick Lieder and lyrical language form Helen Frost, creators of the critically acclaimed Step Gently Out and Sweep Up the Sun, here is the true story of two fireflies who come together after finding each other’s light among thousands of others.
I Am Bear by Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyuz
This is Bear! He was bare. Now he’s wearing… purple hair?
His favorite thing is playing tricks. He makes trouble just for kids.
Check out Bear before he’s gone. Rhyme along – come on!
Hello, World! Solar System by Jill McDonald
Look up in the sky! Can you see the moon? What else is there?
Babies and toddlers will love cuddling up and discovering the world around them with Hello, World!, designed to share simple concepts about nature and science.
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