That's Not My Polar Bear. Fiona Watt, illustrated by Rachel Wells, $12.95

This special edition of Thatís Not My Polar Bear, with sparkly holographic edges, will have little ones touching the textured patches as they meet polar bears with bumpy paws, shiny claws and fluffy tummies. The bright pictures and textures are designed to help sensory and language awareness. A little white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.

That's Not My Otter: an Usborne Touchy-Feely Book. Fiona Watt, $12.95

With simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little, white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot!

I Love Mozart: My First Sound Book. Marion Billet, $13.99 (ages 3 and under)

Readers of every age will be enchanted by this charming board book with exceptional quality musical sounds that bring every charming picture to life.

I Love Mozart has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six captivating sounds that introduces a memorable piece from one of the most beloved composers of the western hemisphere. An incredibly simple but utterly fascinating interactive book with sounds bound to enchant young readers and ignite an early love of music and foster curiosity and creativity.

Tummytime Animal Parade. Jannie Ho, $11.95

Tummytime Happy Baby. Violet Lemay, $11.95

Make the best of tummy time with your baby with these fold-out books! The small and sturdy accordion books open up to stand alone on a crib, carpet, or bed, making it easy for your baby to enjoy tummy time. One side features vibrantly illustrations and the opposite side is in high-contrast black and white patterns, perfect for baby’s developing eyes. And with two reflective pages your baby can see him or herself and practice those future smiles! Since the American Academy of Pediatrics and other top pediatric organizations around the world recommend tummy time to help “build the strength and coordination needed for rolling over, crawling, reaching, and playing” this book is not just fun, it’s also good for your baby!

Bookstore Babies. Puck, $11.95

Here come the bookstore babies, ready to give you a tour of their favorite local shop. Spirited images pair with quirky text to introduce young readers to a group of smart, active, stylish, and just plain silly tots who love to explore their favorite bookstore. From storytime to playing with the bookstore cat, this entertaining board book is an essential introduction to all of the fun that can be found inside a bookstore. And the fun doesn’t end there: Bookstore Babies includes oodles of amusing activities and educational reading tips to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!

Upsy-Daisy, Baby! Susan Hughes & Ashley Barron, $11.95

Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Upsy-Daisy, Baby! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lovingly carries a baby. With various settings ranging from a busy outdoor market to a high-rise apartment kitchen, the book wholeheartedly celebrates diversity.

Babymoon. Hayley Barrett, illustrated by Juna Martinez-Neal, $21.99

Inside the cozy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon: cocooning, connecting, learning, and muddling through each new concern. While the term “babymoon” is often used to refer to a parents’ getaway before the birth of a child, it was originally coined by midwives to describe days like these: at home with a newborn, with the world held at bay and the wonder of a new family constellation unfolding. Paired with warm and winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.

Love You Head to Toe. Ashley Barron, $11.95 Boardbook; $18.95 Hardcover (Birth to 3)

Love You Head to Toe is an adorable boardbook that compares newborn babies to baby animals on every page. Bright, playful illustrations show a different baby and a different species of animal, both engaged in similar behavior: babies stretch their limbs like sea stars, splash in the water like ducklings, toddle around like bear cubs, and fill their chubby cheeks like chipmunks.

You Are Loved: Welcome Wishes for New Babies. Nancy Tillman, $23.50

Perfect for baby showers, gender reveal parties, and first birthdays, this edition extends the sentiments in the bestseller On the Night You Were Born and tells children they are loved. With space and prompts for writing personal messages in the book, this volume is sure to be a special keepsake.

Who? A Celebration of Babies. Robie Harris, illustrated by Natascha Rosenberg, $9.99

Who’s that?


Sweet Baby!

Nice Baby!

That’s who!

Who? explores the relationships babies form with the people and things they love the most. The text’s repetitive verse and melodic voice will captivate babies and toddlers and draw them into the sounds and images of the book.

Forest Baby. Laurie Elmquist & Shantala Robinson, $10.95

A lyrical board book that introduces baby to all the natural wonders experienced on a hike through the forest.

Toesy Toes. Sarah Tsiang, $9.95

Toesy Toes head to the beach, jump around, take a bath and delight in being one of a baby's most adorable parts. Sarah Tsiang's clever couplets will have little ones reaching for this book come story time, perhaps even with their toes.

I Loved You Before You Were Born: a Love Letter from Grandma. Anne Bowen, illustrated by Greg Shed, $9.99

A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby's soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time.

Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message: Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.

Art for Baby: High-contrast Images by Eleven Contemporary Artists to Explore with Your Child. Curated by Yana Peel, $30.99

A collection of fascinating black-and-white images created by some of the world’s leading modern artists. Each one has been specially selected to help babies begin to recognize pictures and connect with the world around them. This board book also includes a stunning frieze featuring all the images used in the book — a perfect way to bring contemporary art to your baby.

You Are Amazing, Baby! $8.99

Babies are amazing! Little ones will love to see all of the things that make them so special in this boardbook filled with bright photographs of babies.

Hand In Hand. Rosemary Wells, $24.99

In this sweet and heartfelt picture book, renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells celebrates all that parents do with and for their children from the very beginning: talking and walking, feeding and reading, playing and dreaming, and more. Spectacular art and a powerful message make this a perfect gift.

Read Me a Book. Barbara Reid, $9.99 (board book)

Babies love books. Parents love reading to babies. This delightfully bouncy book about families reading together, anytime, anywhere, is perfect for them to share.

It's a Little Baby. Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, $14.99

It's five little babies, doing all the things that babies do — waving, clapping, pointing... and more. Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. There's an online song to enjoy too!

All About Me! Dawn Sirett, $5.99

Name different parts of the body with this fun-to-flip flap book!

Red Socks. Ellen Mayer, $10.95

Baby has fun with Mama as she dresses Baby and talks about each item of clothing. But Uh-Oh one of Baby's socks is missing! Once the sock is found and Baby is all dressed, it's time to go play outside.

PEEPO! Janet & Allan Ahlberg, $14.99 (board book), $14.99 (paper)

This classic book is one of the most endearing — and enduring — books ever written for babies and toddlers.

Here Babies, There Babies. Nancy Cohen, illustrated by Carmen Mok, $8.95 (board book)

Here babies, there babies, see them everywhere — BABIES!

Hello Baby! Mem Fox & Steve Jenkins, $9.99

From clever monkey babies to sleepy lion cubs, the world is full of beautiful babies.

The Babies and Doggies Book. John & Molly, $10.99

Babies and doggies like to play, smile, cuddle, and kiss. So many things that babies do — doggies love to do too!

My First Colors. $6.99

My First 123. $6.99

My First Shapes. $6.99

My First Words. $6.99

Babies and toddlers will enjoy these board books with their simple text, bold images, and foil highlights.

Baby Shine. $9.99

Baby Bright. $9.99

These beautiful, high-contrast boardbooks are perfect for little hands!

Baby’s Lullaby. Jill Barber, illustrated by Hilda Rose, $8.95 (Boardbook)

Written as the song “Lay Down” for Read to Me, a non-profit early literacy program in Nova Scotia, this endearing book comes with a link to a free download of the original song, by singer/songwriter Jill Barber.

Squishy Turtle and Friends Cloth Book. $13.99

Fluffy Chick and Friends Cloth Book. $13.99

Soft, squishy cloth books are easy and fun for little hands to hold. Bright, colourful fabrics make them visually appealing for infants and the different textures help tell the story.

Daddies and Their Babies. Guido van Genechten, $13.50

Mommies and Their Babies. Guido van Genechten, $13.50

Meet animal babies and their mommies and daddies in these cheerful, black and white boardbooks.

What’s Wrong, Little Pookie? Sandra Boynton, $7.99

Pookie is not happy. Can Pookie’s Mom guess what the matter is?

10 Little Rubber Ducks. Eric Carle, $10.99

This lovely board book has a surprise at the end, sure to delight infants and toddlers!

Tummy Time Friends: a Fold-Out Book. Carol McDougall & Shanda LaRamee-Jones, $12.95

Tummy Time Friends is a fun, accordion-style book that can be unfolded on the floor to entertain your baby during tummy time (an important developmental activity that helps to strengthen baby's neck and back muscles). Babies love to look at faces, and both sides of this dual-sided book feature smiling baby faces. Your baby will love saying hello to their new tummy time friends and will delight in gazing at their own face reflected in the mirror at the centre of the book. This book is perfect for new parents, baby programs, or baby shower gifts.

  • high-quality mirror
  • engaging baby faces
  • encourages tummy time
  • celebrates diversity
  • visual stimulation

Yoga Baby. Amy Hovey, $10.95 (ages 2 and under)

This exuberant rhyming board book celebrates the simple joy of yoga and the natural shapes that even the littlest yogis and yoginis can make with their bodies. Poses such as happy baby, child's pose and downward dog are ones you will see children spontaneously explore from a very young age. Babies and toddlers intuitively know the movements that restore their bodies and minds. Yoga Baby celebrates this mindful playfulness with a diverse selection of babies doing what babies love to do: feeling good and having fun!

May We Have Enough to Share. Richard Van Camp, $10.95 (ages 2 and under)

Award-winning author Richard Van Camp wrote this book to express his gratitude for all that surrounds him and his family. The strength of their connections, the nature that provides for them, the love that is endless. Complemented by photos from photographers who celebrate their own gratefulness on the collective blog Tea & Bannock, the simple verse in May We Have Enough to Share is the perfect way to start or end your little one's days in gratitude.

Baby's First Chinese New Year. DK Children, $7.99 (ages 2 and under)

From colorful lanterns, to beautiful traditional clothes, to special animals that each year is named after, Baby's First Chinese New Year features all the familiar favorites associated with one of Asia's biggest and brightest celebrations. An ideal baby gift to develop early learning, the simple pictures and sentences promote language skills, and the small, padded format is perfect for babies to hold.

Baby's First Diwali. DK Children, $7.99 (ages 2 and under)

Celebrate Diwali with this delightful baby board book that little ones will adore. Learn all about the amazing festival of light with your little one! Baby's First Diwali perfectly captures the joy of this special celebration and is an ideal preschool learning introduction to the traditions of the holiday.

My Two Dads and Me. Michael Joosten, illustrated by Izak Zenou, $11.99 (ages 3 and under)

Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy dads and their kids throughout their day — eating breakfast, getting dressed, heading out to the park, and settling back in at night with a bubble bath and a good-night lullaby. LGBTQ+ parents and their friends and families will welcome this inclusive and cheerful book that reflects their own lives and family makeup. 

My Two Moms and Me. Michael Joosten, illustrated by Izak Zenou, $11.99 (ages 3 and under)

An adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of lesbian mothers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two moms. This is a smart, humorous, family-focused book that will have babies and their two moms giggling as they enjoy it together. It's an ideal baby-shower and first-birthday gift.

Hello, Baby Animals. $10.95

Hello, Ocean Friends. $10.95

Making connections between images on a page and the real world is an important building block for your baby's communication skills. These charming books with their friendly text, and bold basic patterns, provide a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes.

Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada! Jimmy Fallon, $8.99

Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!"

But how does it work?

Baby Talk. Stella Blackstone, $8.99

Babies talk in all kinds of ways — and the people who love them talk back! This unique board book has been specially created for parents and older children to share with new babies, helping to lay the foundations for secure attachment and early language skills.

What Does Baby Want? Tupera Tupara, $15.95

When baby is hungry, neither his teddy bear, his ball, nor even his shiny tambourine will soothe him. This tribute to the nursing baby — and even more so, to the breastfeeding mother — will read as conventional to babies and toddlers but as taboo-busting to parents. Celebrate the natural magic of growing a baby with this simply worded, expertly illustrated, and shockingly honest shaped board book. Perfect for nursing babies, older siblings, and expectant parents. A sure-to-be favorite baby shower gift!

Black White. Tana Hoban, $10.99

Share these high-contrast shapes with your baby — it's never too early to read and explore together!

WELCOME! A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals. Mo Willems, $17.50

Mo Willems' introductory guide for new arrivals welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud. With a fun and heartwarming message, WELCOME playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing such topics such as injustice, cats, friendship, and family. This one-of-a-kind guide to the world is a must-have for infants and new parents alike.

Babies Around the World. $10.95

Say hello to international babies as you tour the world from morning to night-time.

We Sang You Home. Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, $10.99 (boardbook)

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.

Baby's First Treasury. Barbara Reid, $19.99

For years now, Barbara Reid’s board books have been staples in the baby and toddler library. Delighting parents and children alike, her bestselling titles have helped establish the importance of early childhood literacy, by helping parents discover the fun of reading to their young ones in their earliest stages. This book includes four of Barbara Reid's most loved board books:

  • Welcome, Baby
  • Read Me a Book
  • Sing a Song of Mother Goose
  • Zoe’s Year

There's an Owl in my Towel. Julia Donaldson & Rebecca Cobb, $14.99

Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful 'There's an Owl in My Towel' song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune.

Baby's Big Box of Little Books. Janet and Allan Ahlberg, $20.99

Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings — and lots and lots of other fascinating things! Adapted from Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic picture book, The Baby's Catalogue, this little collection is perfect for babies at any and all times of their busy day. Janet Ahlberg's iconic illustrations present a vast array of baby paraphernalia that should be instantly recognizable and absorbing to a young child. The liberal sprinkling of wit and charm will appeal to every adult sharing the little books with a young child.

Carry Me. Rena Grossman, $9.95 (board book)

Whether tucked in a blanket, peeking out of a basket, riding in a backpack, or wrapped in a parent's arms, babies worldwide are carried in different ways.

Sweet Stories for Baby: Three Modern Classics for Baby's First Library. Susan Meyers, Mem Fox, Marla Frazee, Helen Oxenbury, Jane Dyer, $24.99

Reading together is one of the best gifts we can give to babies. Three perfect books for babies and the people who love them. The beloved Time for Bed, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, and Everywhere Babies are nestled in a beautiful slipcase. A lovely starter library of the sweetest stories to welcome baby to the world!

Little You. Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, $10.95

Babies bring so much love — and this lovely book celebrates the joy that babies bring into the world.

Play. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, $9.95

Pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo. You see me and I see you! Celebrate baby’s busy day with this fun and playful book. Babies will enjoy and respond to the happy sounds, joyful movements, and vivid black-and-white photos of babies depicted. 

Move. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, $9.95

Amazing babies are on the move in this lively board book that celebrates all the joyful ways babies propel themselves and interact with the world.  Babies, parents, and care providers will all enjoy this bouncy, spirited book.

Cuddle. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, $9.95

With soothing photographs and gentle, rhythmic language, this book depicts the many loving connections that come from touch. Babies and grown-ups will love the warm-and-cozy images of babies snuggling up to blankets, stuffed animals, pets, and people.

Rest. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, $9.95

Calming and restful, this book highlights the quiet moments of baby’s day. Fussy baby, take a break. You’ll feel better when you wake. Tired baby, close your eyes. Mommy sings a lullaby. The appealing black-and-white photos and captivating illustrations of sleepy and sleeping babies combine with gentle, rhythmic text to soothe baby into quiet, peaceful rest.

Welcome, Baby. Barbara Reid, $9.99

Celebrate the joy of a new baby!

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. Mem Fox, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, $12.99

Everyone knows that NOTHING is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes Ö

Look Look Outside! Peter Linenthal, $7.99

High-contrast black and white art will capture baby’s attention.

Global Babies. $7.95 (board book)

Meet babies from around the world in this joyful celebration of babies!

Global Baby Bedtimes. $7.95

Babies around the world go to sleep in many ways, and in different places. Good night sweet babies!

Global Baby Boys. $7.95

For years The Global Fund for Children has been bringing young readers ages 0-10 board books and picture books that highlight the differences and the similarities of children everywhere — children who make the world a beautiful place. Global Baby Boys, a companion to the best-selling Global Babies and Global Baby Girls, introduces babies and their grown-ups to the crazy cuteness of little boys from Kyrgyzstan to Uruguay to the USA, showing that baby boys are kind, curious, smart, fun, and they can grow up to do anything!

Global Baby Girls. $7.95

GLOBAL BABY GIRLS was developed by the Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the dignity of young people around the world. Part of the proceeds of this book will be donated to support innovative community-based organizations that provide opportunities for girls.

See our Parenting Birth to Three booklist for adult titles.

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