Toddlers

Gossie and Gertie. Olivier Dunrea, $9.99

Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?


Zoomberry. Dennis Lee, illustrated by Dušan Petričić, $12.99

As a young boy drifts off to sleep, a wizard teaches him a magic incantation that lets his dreams take flight.


Room on the Broom Boardbook. Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, $12.99

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind... But how many passengers will one broomstick take? And what about the dragon who fancies “witch and chips” for tea?


Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! Kathy Henderson & Lauren Tobia, $21.00

Babies don’t walk; they ride. Babies don’t run; they glide. Little ones will love spotting themselves in this book full of babies — being carried around, tossed in the air, riding in strollers, and whizzing around the supermarket in carts.


Counting. DK Braille Books, $16.99

Explore tactile spreads in different textures to discover counting techniques with a book designed specifically for blind or visually impaired readers. The pages combine Braille, large print, and high contrast photography with clear and predictive layouts for curious young readers. The accompanying story in print and Braille takes readers on a counting adventure in the park.

Shapes. DK Braille Books, $16.99

Shapes is a unique book that helps young blind or visually impaired readers learn their shapes in a format specifically designed for them.


Farm Animals. Rod Campbell, $7.99 (boardbook)

Farm Animals will introduce your little ones to the animals on the farm — from cows, to sheep, to pigs, and more!


Dinosaurs. Rod Campbell, $7.99 (boardbook)

A journey beyond the zoo to prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the land.


Little Owl Lost. Chris Haughton, $10.50

What if a little owl fell from his nest? A reassuring story for the very young told with whimsy and simple, vibrant artwork.

Oh No, George! Chris Haughton, $10.50

George is a dog with all the best intentions, and his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But it’s so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! Chris Haughton’s fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages — and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist.

Shh! We Have a Plan. Chris Haughton, $10.50

Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! “Hello birdie,” waves one. “Shh! We have a plan,” hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go! But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea.


Mmm, Cookies! Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, $9.99 (board book)

Christopher loves to play with clay, and today he's using it to make special cookies for his mom and dad!


Five Little Monkeys: a Fingers & Toes Nursery Rhyme Book. Natalie Marshall, $9.99

Watch those little monkeys bounce!


Five Little Ducks : a Fingers & Toes Nursery Rhyme Book. Natalie Marshall, $9.99

This Little Piggy : a Fingers & Toes Nursery Rhyme Book. Natalie Marshall, $9.99

The Fingers & Toes series is a fun take on a familiar action rhyme! With bold, bright colors from Natalie Marshall, picture guides to help act out the songs, and tabs throughout, these novelty board books encourage parent-child interaction while helping with dexterity, counting, and other preschool-readiness skills.


Goodnight World: Animals of the Native Northwest. Various First Nations Artists, $10.00

This beautiful boardbook weaves a gentle story of saying goodnight to the animals of the forest. The colourful illustrations are done by many different artists from the Pacific Northwest First Nations communities.


Good Morning World: Animals of the Native Northwest.Artwork by Paul Windsor, Haisla, Heiltsuk, $10.00

"Good morning bears fishing in the river"... "Good morning turtles walking to the sea"... "Good morning Sun shining on the birds and the butterflies..."

This book shares the GOOD energy coming from the morning sun — all of creation is interconnected. Every child can learn great things from this vibrantly beautiful book, from Pacific Northwest artist Paul Windsor.


Counting Dogs. Eric Barclay, $11.99

These adorable dogs are exploring different animals and numbers around their neighborhood. Count along with them!


Animals at the Pond: 6 Pieces. Ravensburger, $9.99

Favorite Vehicles: 12 Pieces. Ravensburger, $13.99

These colourful and portable blocks are a fun way to introduce puzzles to toddlers and preschoolers.


Doggy Kisses 123. Todd Parr, $8.99

Meet ten colorful, lovable (and sometimes a little slobbery) canine friends in this kid-friendly concept book. From one doggy kiss all the way up to ten, each page stars playful pooches showing love the best way they know how.


Hamsters Holding Hands. Kass Reich, $9.95

Count to ten with these cute lively critters!


This Little Hamster. Kass Reich, $9.95

These little hamsters are crazy for color!


A Visit to Dr. Duck. Rosemary Wells, $9.00

Felix doesn't feel too well, so off to Dr. Duck he must go. He's a little nervous, but Dr. Duck takes good care of him — and soon Felix is feeling all better!


Max's Birthday. Rosemary Wells, $7.50

Little Max isn't sure he wants his birthday present!


Who is In Your Family?  $7.99

Fun photos and simple text make it easy for your toddler to learn about the different people who make up a family.


Find the Duck. Stephen Cartwright, $9.95

Toddlers will have fun spotting the little yellow duck on each page — and there's lots to talk about on each page too!


We're Going On a Bear Hunt. Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury, $10.99

Dramatic and fun, beautiful and wistful, this boardbook is a classic tale of family adventure.


Big or Little? Kathy Stinson, $6.95

Being big sure would be great, but being little is okay too.


Little Dinos Don’t Bite. Michael Dahl, illustrated by Adam Record, $8.95

Little one, your teeth are big and sharp! Be careful what you bite!


Little Dinos Don’t Hit. Michael Dahl, illustrated by Adam Record, $8.95

What can little ones do instead of hitting when they are feeling frustrated?


Little Dinos Don’t Push. Michael Dahl, illustrated by Adam Record, $8.95

Little one, be careful what you push!


Little Dinos Don’t Yell. Michael Dahl, illustrated by Adam Record, $8.95

Even though Little Dino has a loud roar, she must learn that yelling all the time is not okay.


The Best Mama in the World. Eleni Zabini & Susanne Lütje, $10.50

This sweet boardbook honours the special bond of mamas and their little ones.


I Like Berries, Do You? Marjorie Pitzer, $16.95

Explore the world of healthy foods!


123 Toronto: a Cool Counting Book. $13.50

A delightful way to count to ten!


Lullaby (for a Black Mother): a Poem by Langston Hughes. Illustrated by Sean Qualls, $23.99

With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. The award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls’s painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness and whimsy. In the end, readers will find a rare photo of baby Hughes and his mother, a biographical note, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.


What’s In My House? $9.95

Toddlers will delight in this colourful collection of photographs that explores all the things found in the place where learning begins — at home.


Up Cat. Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Fanny, $6.95

It's hard to keep up with this little cat!

Up Dog. Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Fanny, $6.95

A little dog can get up to big things!


Good Night Toronto. Adam Gamble & Mark Jasper $14.95

Lovely, lovely board book for wee hands and sleepyheads.


Zoe's Year. Barbara Reid, $9.99 (boardbook)

Join Zoe as she explores her neighbourhood in every season.


My First Bilingual Book Series (English/French) $8.95 each

  • My First Bilingual Book - Animals
  • My First Bilingual Book - Colours
  • My First Bilingual Book - Fruit
  • My First Bilingual Book - Home
  • My First Bilingual Book - Numbers
  • My First Bilingual Book - Vegetables

Bear Feels Scared. Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman, $9.99

Little bear gets lost on his way home — but his friends are looking out for him and keep him safe.


Canada in Colours. Per-Henrik Gürth, $8.95

Celebrate the colours of the rainbow on a cross-country tour of Canada!


Kiki’s Blankie. Janie Bynum, $16.50

Kiki never goes ANYWHERE without her blankie.  When the wind blows her  blankie away, Kiki must figure out how to get it back!

Kiki’s Blankie Boardboook. Janie Bynum, $7.99


Peek-a-Boo: Baby Max and Ruby. Rosemary Wells, $6.50

Shopping:  Baby Max and Ruby. Rosemary Wells, $6.50

 


Five Little Chicks. Nancy Tafuri, $9.99

A bright and cheery counting book full of farmyard fun.


Potty. Leslie Patricelli, $8.00

When you’ve got to go — you’ve got to go! But where??


Kids Like Me Learn ABCs. Laura Ronay & Jon Wayne Kishimoto, $17.50

Kids Like Me Learn Colors. Laura Ronay & Jon Wayne Kishimoto, $16.50

Featuring adorable and diverse children with Down syndrome on every page, and many of their siblings too, these chunky, sturdy books are perfect for youngsters who are ready to start learning their colors and ABCs.


First Time Series

There’s a first time for everything! Young children’s lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them enjoyable and rewarding. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage confidence on young children as they try new things.

Nursery. Jess Stockham, $6.99
Big Day Out. Jess Stockham, $6.99
Sleepover. Jess Stockham, $6.99
Baby Sitter. Jess Stockham, $6.99


The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister. $13.95

The award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns how to share.


My Very First Book of Animal Homes. Eric Carle, $6.99

Icebergs, shells, caves and nests — who lives here? A new board book from Eric Carle helps toddlers learn to match animals with their homes.

My Very First Book of Animal Sounds. Eric Carle, $7.50

Quack! Baa! Peep! Bark! Match the animal sounds to the animal in this lovely board book for toddlers.


Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Boardbook. Sherri Duskey Rinker, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, $10.99

An unabridged board book version of the bestselling, best-beloved hardcover, perfect for small hands! Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this a sure-fire bedtime favorite for truck-crazy kids everywhere.


The Crayons’ Book of Colors. Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers, $11.99

The crayons are back and brighter than ever in this board book of colors and delightful drawings.


Happy to Be Nappy. bell hooks, illustrated by Chris Raschka, $8.99

Happy to be nappy!

Happy with hair all short and strong.

Happy with locks that twist and curl.

Just all girl happy!

Happy to be nappy hair!

Legendary author bell hooks and Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka present a lyrical celebration, brimming with enthusiasm for girls and their hair. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, this stunning picture book is now available again in board book form.


My Very First Mother Goose. Iona Opie & Rosemary Wells, $34.00

Twenty years after Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells released their first collection of Mother Goose rhymes, the celebrated original is back in a gorgeous anniversary edition.

Folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than 60 treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest forms, familiar verses that have been passed from parent to child for. With watercolors by Rosemary Wells capturing the simple joy and sly humor of the classic nursery rhymes, this special anniversary volume includes a note from the illustrator on the unparalleled influence of Mother Goose, both during childhood and far beyond it.


Tap the Magic Tree. Christie Matheson, $9.99

Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss. Innovative and timeless, Tap the Magic Tree asks you to help one lonely tree change with the seasons. It begins with a bare brown tree. But tap that tree, turn the page, and one bright green leaf has sprouted! Tap again — one, two, three, four — and four more leaves have grown on the next page. Pat, clap, wiggle, jiggle, and see blossoms bloom, apples grow, and the leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze.


One Blue Moose. Troy Townsin, illustrated by Jeni Matheson, $14.95

One blue moose nibbling on a tree, Two pink moose are smiling at me,

Three red moose are skating on the lake, Four green moose are eating chocolate cake.


BANG! Nick Ackland; Illustrated by Bella Bee, $6.99 (boardbook)

SPLASH! Nick Ackland; Illustrated by Bella Bee, $6.99 (boardbook)

WOOF! Nick Ackland; Illustrated by Bella Bee, $6.99 (boardbook)

ZOOM! Nick Ackland; Illustrated by Bella Bee, $6.99 (boardbook)

These gorgeous books are filled with bright, bold illustrations and simple text that little ones will really enjoy. With sparkly images, along with tabs on the end so you can flip to baby’s favorites, there’s always something wonderful for little ones to discover.


My Heart Fills with Happiness. Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett, $9.95 (boardbook)

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? My Heart Fills with Happiness to supports the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and encourages all young children to reflect on what makes them happy.


Veggies with Wedgies. Todd Doodler, $16.99

When Farmer John puts out his underwear to dry, he has no idea that it will draw the curiosity of all the vegetables on the farm. They think underwear looks cool. And fun. And they desperately want to wear it. But how? On their heads? Their arms? They will have to wiggle around to get a perfect fit. 

Perfect for children transitioning from diapers to underwear — and of course for those big kids who already sport it.


A is for Activist. Innosanto Nagara, $12.99

There aren’t too many books for young children that use words like democracy, grassroots, feminist, radical, justice, and agitate. This beautifully illustrated board book brings children an alphabet of words about social responsibility and activism.


Counting on Community. Innosanto Nagara, $12.99

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!


So Many Babies. Lorna Crozier, $9.95

Perfect for babies and toddlers, this adorable board book features a wide variety of baby animals and explores all of the places they live, from bays to burrows and beyond. With colorful, easy-to-turn pages, this book is an essential addition to any little one’s library. Upbeat, rhyming text from award-winning poet Lorna Crozier creates a joyful reading experience, and warm, cheerful illustrations are sure to make the book a favorite.


On the Farm. Kate Riggs, illustrated by Fiametta Dogi, $10.50

Beautiful illustrations and simple text are paired to introduce young readers to the sounds and names of baby and adult barnyard animals.


Henry Finds His Word. Lindsay Ward, $18.99

Baby Henry is under a lot of pressure to say his first word.  His parents are all excited about what it will be, but Henry doesn’t see what the big deal is.  He says things all the time like “bbbghsh” and “boop,” but no one seems to understand what he means.  So, Henry decides that he better start searching for a word. Luckily, just when he needs it most, his first word comes looking for him.


Toronto ABC. Paul Covello. $12.99

Beautiful, bright, and fun — this board book is a wonderful way to learn the ABCs of a vibrant city.


Time-Out for Sophie. Rosemary Wells, $17.00

Sophie means to be a good little mouse, but she just can’t resist testing the limits with her patient parents and grandmother.


Love You More. Susan Musgrave, illustrated Esperança Melo, $9.95

Spanning one full calendar year, this rhyming board book celebrates the deep love between parent and child. Rendered in couplets, the verses weave expressions of affection with vivid imagery from the natural world, making it ideal for teaching young ones about the seasons and the beauty of nature. With vibrant, heartwarming illustrations, this is a perfect read-aloud to foster warmth and closeness with baby.


Time to Build. Kate Riggs, illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi, $10.99

Detailed illustrations and simple text introduce young readers to six common tools and how they are used in a special project.


How Do You Feel?  $8.99

Fun photos and rhyming text help your toddler identify with and understand a range of emotions.


My First 123. Kathleen Corrigan, $9.95

My First ABC. Kathleen Corrigan, $9.95

My First Colours. Kathleen Corrigan, $9.95

My First Shapes. Kathleen Corrigan, $9.95

A to Z, 123. Yellow and Blue, Circles too!  These bright and cheerful boardbooks will delight young learners and parents alike.


Chicka Chicka 1 2 3. Bill Martin Jr, Michael Sampson & Lois Ehlert, $9.99

101 numbers climb the apple tree, in this bright, rollicking, joyous rhyme.


My First Book of Colors. Emma Hill, $6.99

My First Book of Numbers. Emma Hill, $6.99

Bright and beautiful, these fold-out boardbooks are a fun introduction to numbers and colors.


Very First Words in French. Keith Newell, illustrated by Jo Litchfield, $10.95

This lively and bright picture boardbook colourfully illustrates over 100 familiar words, in scenes that show favourite topics such as toys, animals, vehicles and parts of the body. Illustrated with photographs of Jo Litchfield's delightful handmade models.


That's Not My Monkey. Fiona Watt, $11.95

Young children will enjoy the bright pictures, with patches of different textures in this sweet boardbook.


One, Two, Three … Climb! Carol Thompson, $5.99

One, Two, Three … Crawl! Carol Thompson, $5.99

One, Two, Three … Run! Carol Thompson, $5.99

One, Two, Three … Jump! Carol Thompson, $5.99

 


My Blankie. Alice Beauvisage, $7.95

What do you love most about your blankie?


Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket: a Tale of Love and Laundry. Tatyana Feeney, $10.95

When Mummy decides the Blue Blanket needs a wash, Small Bunny is worried. Will it feel the same? Will Small Bunny feel the same?


Red Wagon. Renata Liwska, $7.99

A little red fox takes her new wagon out to the market — and has many adventures along the way.


Blankies. Carol Thompson, $6.99

Everybody loves a good blankie!


A Kiss Means I Love You. Kathryn Allen & Eric Futran, $12.99

A lovely book that helps children say goodnight.


Kitten's Spring. Eugenie Fernandes, $8.95 (boardbook)

Spring has arrived on the farm and Kitten is eager to explore!


It's a Little Book. Lane Smith, $8.99

A little monkey and a little donkey and a little book.


We Share Everything! Robert Munsch, $19.99 (boardbook)

It's the very first day of daycare, and Amanda and Jeremiah don't know what to do …


Red is Best Boardbook. Kathy Stinson, iillustrated by Robin Baird Lewis, $6.95

No doubt about it, red IS best!


Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: a Book of Moods. Sandra Boynton, $6.99

“A difficult mood is not here to stay. Everyone’s moods will change day to day …”



Tubby. Leslie Patricelli, $8.00

What’s more fun than getting dirty? Having fun getting clean in the tub!!




My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes. Eve Sutton, illustrated by Lynley Dodd, $11.99

Look at all these clever cats!


A Good Day. Kevin Henkes, $9.75 boardbook

What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide!


Hidden Hippo Boardbook. Joan Gannij & Clare Beaton, $8.99

See if you can spot the hidden hippo!


My Daddy. Guido van Genechten, $18.95

Toddler John and his Daddy have fun playing all sorts of games!


I Love You, Stinky Face. Lisa McCourt, illustrated by Cyd Moore, $8.99


Mortimer.  Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, $7.99

The beloved story of a little boy who refuses to sleep — in a special boardbook edition just for toddlers.


Lola at the Library. Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw, $7.95

Every Tuesday Lola and her Mom go to the library – it’s Lola’s favorite day of the week!


Shades of Black: a Celebration of Our Children. Sandra Pinkey, $9.99 (Boardbook)

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work, Shades of Black is a joyous, affirming celebration of the beauty of African-American children.


Diapers Are Not Forever. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

Feet Are Not for Kicking. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

Germs Are Not for Sharing. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

Hands Are Not for Hitting. Martine Agassi, $11.95

Noses are Not for Picking. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

Pacifiers Are Not Forever. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

Tails Are Not for Pulling. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

Teeth Are Not for Biting. Elizabeth Verdick, $115.95

Words Are Not for Hurting. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95

These board books for toddlers and preschoolers use simple phrases to help young children learn to manage their feelings. The books include helpful hints for parents and caregivers. All titles are illustrated by Marieka Heinlen with colourful, charming pictures of children at play.


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