Antiracist Baby! Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky, $11.99 (ages 3 and under)

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves. Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

Library Babies. Puck, illustrated by Violet Lemay, $10.95 (ages 1-3)

There's no place more magical than a library, where adventures can be had both inside the pages of a book and out. Here you can find hidden nooks for reading, encounter new worlds during story time, and take the big step of signing up for your very first library card. From puppet shows to getting to take out towering stacks of books to enjoy at home, this joyful board book teaches every child that through books and libraries, the possibilities are endless.

A is for Ant. Kate Slater, $9.99

A beautifully illustrated board book for babies that introduces the first letter of the alphabet with help from some adorable ants.

Have fun with your little ones by pointing to the colorful illustrations that tell the story of these awesome workers. Learn how ants work together, what they eat, and where they live. Filled with simple, fun facts, A is for Ant provides lots to talk about and is cleverly designed to encourage early learners to repeat the fun a-words.

B is for Bee. Charlotte Milner, $9.99

Introduce little ones to the basics of bees with simple facts and bright images, from bumblebees and beautiful flowers, to beekeepers and bears that love honey. The friendly, read-aloud text and exciting imagery will have baby and toddler nature-lovers smiling in no time.

Learn where bees call home, copy the "buzz buzz" sound they make, and find out who the beekeeper is. See how busy bees are and where they make their yummy honey. Filled with simple, fun facts, B is for Bee provides lots to talk about and is cleverly designed to encourage early learners.

I Am a Polar Bear. Paul Covello, $12.99 (ages 2-4)

I am a polar bear, and I do what polar bears do.

Come along and spend the day with an adorable polar bear cub! Can you hide in the snow, jump on an ice floe and swim through icy cold water? You could, if you were a polar bear!

My Daddy and Me. Linda Ashman, illustrated by Jane Massey, $11.99

From sharing a quiet moment over the comics section at breakfast, to playing at bath time before tucking into bed, My Daddy and Me celebrates the day-to-day joys of fatherhood. This book is perfect for daddies everywhere — who love and guide their little ones morning, noon, and night!

It's a Mitzvah! Really Important Things You Should (and Shouldn't) Do. Julie Merberg, illustrated by Beck Feiner, $13.99 (ages 3 and under)

This fun first taste of preschooler-friendly mitzvot is a very basic introduction to Jewish principles and to good behavior. Clever, humorous illustrations accompany rhyming text about important Jewish do's and don'ts. From respecting parents and grandparents and feeding the hungry to telling the truth and repairing the world ("tikkun olam"), each page highlights a different mitzvah in a way that's engaging and totally relatable for kids two years of age and older. This adorable introduction to mitzvot doubles as an early guide socially conscious behavior.

Jonny Lambert's Animal ABC. Jonny Lambert, $16.99 (ages 3 and under)

E is for elephant, L is for lion, Q is for... you'll have to lift the flap and see! Children and adults will delight in this magical menagerie of animals from all around the world, whilst developing a child's vocabulary and language skills.

Renowned author and artist Jonny Lambert brings the animal kingdom to life with his charming and expressive illustrations, making Jonny Lambert's Animal ABC the perfect book for adults and children to share.

Jonny Lambert's Animal 123. Jonny Lambert, $16.99

1 chameleon, 2 hippos, and 10... you'll have to lift the flap and see! Children and adults will delight in this magical menagerie of animals from all around the world.

Renowned author and artist Jonny Lambert's Animal 123 book is perfect for adults and children to share. With little snippets of information revealing where some of the animals originate and surprises under every flap to discover together, both adults and children will be captivated. A superb early-learning book to treasure and love.

Jonny Lambert's Construction Site. Jonny Lambert, $16.99 (ages 3 and under)

Turn the pages and lift the flaps to watch the big-wheeled digger shovel and scoop up the rubble with its big metal bucket, see how the long-armed crane stretches up high with a very heavy load, and watch the road roller chug slowly along to flatten the ground. With busy vehicles pushing, pulling, tipping, rumbling, chugging, scooping, and beeping, little ones will love learning about what happens on the building site, and joining in to make the noisy digger sounds.

This hard-wearing board book has large flaps for babies and toddlers to lift and sturdy pages for little ones who are beginning to turn the pages. The short text is fun to read aloud and share with toddlers, while labels develop vocabulary and help little ones to learn the names of all their favorite diggers and trucks.

I Help: a Book about Empathy and Kindness. Cheri Meiners, illustrated by Penny Weber, $12.99 (ages 2-4)

Positive and friendly, this board book encourages toddlers to recognize some of the many ways they can help others. From simple gestures like giving comfort to a friend to bigger tasks that involve working with others, children see that they're "big enough now to help in a big way." A section for adults offers tips on talking about the book together, along with activities for encouraging children to help others. Access to a digital download with ideas for opportunities for toddlers to help in their community is also provided.

I Listen: a Book about Hearing, Understanding, and Connecting. Cheri Meiners, illustrated by Penny Weber, $12.99 (ages 2-4)

"I hear things all around me. Talking is a special sound I hear." Listening is a critical communication skill that builds a child's attention span and leads to understanding. This simple but powerful board book helps toddlers see why listening is important, understand what it means to be a good listener, and recognize how listening benefits everyone. At home and at school, a little girl discovers wonderful sounds, kind words, new things to learn, and a sense of belonging. "When I really listen, I feel like I matter to someone. I show people they're important to me."

I Speak Up: a Book about Self-Expression and Communication. Cheri Meiners, illustrated by Penny Weber, $12.99 (ages 2-4)

"I love to talk with people!" announces the toddler narrator of this charming board book. Language is an essential communication skill and an important avenue for self-expression, meeting needs, conversation, problem-solving, and cooperation. "My friend and I talk about things we both like. We get along." Through simple text and engaging, realistic illustrations, young children learn when, why, and how to speak up: in order to share feelings, wants, and interests; to say thank you and ask for help; and to offer kind words and feel a sense of belonging.

A Is for All the Things That You Are: a Joyful ABC Book. Anna Forgerson Hindley, illustrated by Keturah Bobo, $12.95 (ages 3 and under)

A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book is an alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture that celebrates what makes us unique as individuals and connects us as humans. This lively and colorful book introduces young readers, from infants to age seven, to twenty-six key traits they can explore and cultivate as they grow. Each letter offers a description of the trait, a question inviting the reader to examine how he or she experiences it in daily life, and lively illustrations. The book supports understanding and development of each child's healthy racial identity, the joy of human diversity and inclusion, a sense of justice, and children's capacity to act for their own and others' fair treatment.

Kahlo's Koala. Anna Forgerson Hindley, illustrated by Keturah Bobo, $12.95 (ages 3 and under)

From Henri Matisse’s monkeys and Jackson Pollock's poodles to Roy Lichtenstein's llamas and Wassily Kandinsky’s kangaroos, this beautiful 1-10 counting book provides an imaginative learning experience that will delight adults and children alike.

A Thank You Walk: a Story about Gratitude. Nancy Loewen & Hazel Quintanilla, $16.95 (ages 1-3)

Let’s all go on a thank you walk together. How many ways can you say thank you? A dog’s tail wagging, a bird's chirping, a horse’s neighs, a child’s smile — a mother and daughter discover different ways of expressing gratitude as they take the family dog for a walk.

Part of the Bright Start series, A Thank You Walk introduces and helps develop the idea of gratitude in children aged 1–3.

Pride Colors. Robin Stevenson, $10.95 (ages 2 and under)

Through gentle rhymes and colorful photographs of adorable children, Pride Colors is a celebration of the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be; you'll always be loved.

The Mole Sisters and the Blue Egg. Roslyn Schwartz, $8.99 (boardbook, ages 1-4)

The Mole Sisters and the Question. Roslyn Schwartz, $8.99 (boardbook, ages 1-4)

The Mole Sisters and the Rainy Days. Roslyn Schwartz, $8.99 (boardbook, ages 1-4)

The Mole Sisters and the Wavy Wheat. Roslyn Schwartz, $8.99 (boardbook, ages 1-4)

Look who’s back! Everyone’s favorite moles are back, now in a sturdy board book format perfect for younger readers. Roslyn Schwartz’s delightful tales and heart-melting illustrations are sure to put a smile on faces of new initiates and long-time fans alike. Beloved around the world, these clever and quirky creatures are ready to hook a new generation with their irresistible charm. Three cheers for the Mole Sisters!

PRESS HERE. Hervé Tullet, Boardbook $12.99 (ages 3 & under)

Now even the smallest hands can get in on all the hands-on fun of Hervé Tullet's bestselling Press Here.  

The longest-running picture book on the New York Times bestseller list, this interactive children's classic is now available as a sturdy, durable board book to share with a whole new generation of fans. This joyful and imaginative book is an absolute delight — for kids and adults alike!

Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest Coast. Ian Reid, et al, $10.00 (boardbook)

Two legged and four legged beings are beautifully illustrated and cultural meanings provided from the: Nuxalk, Namgis, Caost Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations.

8 Little Planets. Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Lizzy Doyle, $15.99 (ages 3 and under)

Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind.

Orbiting the Sun takes an awful long time.

But the 8th little planet doesn't need to worry.

It spins on its axis in a really big hurry!

Vibrant, joyful art, playful verse, and a fun die-cut shape are sure to have astronomers of all ages celebrating their own uniqueness while they party with the planets.

Worries Are Not Forever. Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen, $12.99 (boardbook, ages 2-4)

It’s normal for toddlers to worry and feel anxious — they have enough experience with the world to know that things may go wrong. With warmth and empathy, this board book helps little ones understand what it means to worry and that “Everybody worries, even grown-ups. But worries are not forever. You can help your worries go away.” Through colorful illustrations and simple ideas, toddlers learn to talk to someone, get a hug, keep hands and bodies busy, think good thoughts, and more. Also includes tips for parents and caregivers.

More Blueberries! Susan Musgrave, illustrations by Esperança Melo, $9.95 (boardbook)

These young twins can't get enough of their favorite snack — and they aren't the only ones! With playful rhyming text from award-winning poet Susan Musgrave and gorgeous illustrations by Esperança Melo, this exuberant board book will delight little ones and have everyone happily shouting, "More blueberries!"

Baby Feminists. Libby Babbott-Klein, illustrated by Jessica Walker, $13.99

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mae Jemison, Frida Kahlo, and others were change-making feminists, they were... babies! In this board book that's perfect for budding feminists, lift the flap to discover what these iconic figures might have looked like as adorable babies and toddlers. With its inspiring message that any baby can grow up to make the world a better place for all genders, this board book makes the perfect baby gift for any family that wants to raise children who can recognize Gloria Steinem on sight.

BIRDS. Kevin Henke, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, $9.99 (boardbook, 3 and under)

With a fine eye for detail, a girl observes and describes birds — their sizes, their colors, their shapes, the way they move and appear and disappear, and how they are most like her. She imagines what it would be like if clouds looked like birds, or if she could ask the birds questions. Though she can’t fly, the girl can do one thing birds do — she can sing.

Rosa Loves Cars. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99 (3 and under)

Rosa Loves Dinosaurs. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99 (3 and under)

Rosa Plays Ball. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99 (3 and under)

Rosa Rides Her Scooter. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99 (3 and under)

Let’s find out which toys Rosa and her friends are playing with today! An important series that celebrates inclusivity, promotes gender equality and embraces the uniqueness of every child.

Sweetest Kulu. Celina Kallak, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis, $9.95

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu; an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

Woodland Babies: Fun for Little Fingers. Amanda McDonough, $9.50 (ages 18 mos-3)

Children will enjoy exploring these books that are chock-full of animal surprises and adventures! There are lots of things to see, count, and explore in this wonderful book. Hedgehog, rabbit, owl and fox each live in the woods. Count how many babies each one has, and look for a funny mouse hidden on each page too!

Garden Friends: Fun for Little Fingers. Amanda McDonough, $9.99 (ages 18 mos-3)

Children will enjoy exploring these books that are chock-full of animal surprises and adventures! There are lots of things to see, count, and explore in this wonderful book. Mouse, tortoise, cat, and dog each live in the garden. Pull the tabs to learn something special about each animal, and look for a lovely little ladybug hiding on each page!

Little Truck. Taro Gomi, $9.99

Little Truck is setting out to explore! He's going fast, climbing hills, and braving tunnels, being just the right amount of careful along the way. But no matter how far he goes, his caring parent is never far behind. This on-the-go board book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi is perfect for toddlers moving onwards and upwards to big adventures.

LEGO® DUPLO® Farm. DK Braille Books, $18.99

A high-quality LEGO® DUPLO® book with braille and tactile images for blind and partially sighted parents and children to share with their sighted family members. Produced in consultation with braille experts, this board book explores a LEGO DUPLO farm with animals including pigs, ducks, chickens, cows, sheep and horses. It combines high contrast colours with embossed images of the models for children to feel.

Large-size text is printed alongside the braille, enabling sighted children to share the bonding experience of reading with their visually impaired parents, or for sighted parents to share with their visually impaired children.

Baby Cakes. Theo Heras, illustrated by Renné Benoit, $9.99

These little ones know baking is hard and messy work, but it sure is fun. Put on an apron, gather ingredients, measure the flour — try to keep kitty off the counter! Wash sticky fingers, and let mommy put the cakes in the oven. Waiting is the hardest part, but time flies for these playmates whose patience is rewarded with more than just baby cakes.

Hat On, Hat Off. Theo Heras, illustrated by Renné Benoit, $15.95

It’s time for this little one to go out. But which hat will he choose? Red hat, blue hat, striped hat, penguin hat, teddy bear hat? Once that decision is made, that hat just doesn’t stay on, while shoes are tied and jacket is buttoned. One more visit to the potty. And once this child is in the stroller at last, will that hat be on his head?

Where's Bunny? Theo Heras, illustrated by Renné Benoit, $15.95

The endearing siblings of Theo Heras' and Renné Benoit's Hat On, Hat Off and Baby Cakes return once more in a sweet celebration of bedtime. Humor, helpfulness, and heart combine as Baby's big sister helps to see him — and, of course, his stuffed bunny — through the night-time routine from bath to bed.

Good Night, Good Night. Dennis Lee, illustrated by Qin Leng, $12.99 

Good Night, Good Night collects some of Dennis Lee’s best-loved poems on the themes of bedtime and dreaming, brought to life by the warm and whimsical art of award-winning illustrator Qin Leng. This board book is the perfect night-time read-aloud for the very young.

Each Peach Pear Plum. Janet & Allan Ahlberg, $10.99

In this book, with your little eye — take a look, and play I Spy!

Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.

Chinese New Year: a Celebration for Everyone. Jen Sookfong Lee, $24.95

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout.

Everything Is Mama. Jimmy Fallon, $23.99

A lot of babies' first words were DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA. So take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.

Animals in Underwear ABC.  Todd Parr, $8.99

From alligator to zebra — with a goldfish, iguana, yak, and even a unicorn in between —– there’s no better way to learn the alphabet than with animals… in underwear!

The Peace Book. Todd Parr, $10.49 (boardbook)

The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of friendship, caring, and acceptance.

Not Quite Black and White. Jonathan Ying, illustrated by Victoria Ying, $9.99

Have you ever seen a zebra wearing pink polka dots? Or a penguin with bright-yellow boots? Silly animals star in this lively picture book that introduces colors in a unique and catchy way.

I Am Yoga Boardbook. Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter Reynolds, $10.95

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky, a camel in the desert, or a boat sailing across the sea — yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A toddler-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses is included.

On The Night You Were Born. Nancy Tillman, $18.99, boardbook $9.99

On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced. On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years.

This stunningly beautiful picture book by Nancy Tillman has touched the hearts of readers of all ages, from the youngest readers, to new parents, to grandparents. On the Night You Were Born is sure to be a beloved addition to family libraries.

Baby's First Words. Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Christiane Engelkstone, $10.99 (Birth to 3)

Learn over 100 early vocabulary words with a toothy toddler and her two dads! Cheerful acrylic illustrations and digital collage artwork will keep little eyes glued to the pages, searching for the silly woolly mammoth on each one. Designed to support babies' natural pattern of language development, this innovative board book reflects the earliest nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives and interjections that children learn. Sturdy tabs on the right edge of each page help little ones find their favorite scenes and encourage playful interaction with the book. A pure delight that baby will want to read again and again.

Atlantic Animal ABC. Angela Doak, $14.95

From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, with lots of wild Atlantic Canadiana in between — like lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine, and more — Atlantic Animal ABC is the perfect introduction for young ones to the region’s wildlife. With vibrant paper collage illustrations, Angela Doak’s whimsical animal interpretations are a great teaching tool for introducing baby to alphabet and animals all at once, and leave lots of room for play!

Little Oink. Amy Krouse Rosenthal,Illustrated by Jen Corace, $11.99

From the creators of Little Pea and Little Hoot comes this tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig, he has to learn to make a proper mess. "Don't come out until your room is a pigsty," says Papa Pig. "I won't have any child of mine going out looking so neat and clean. It's just not acceptable," says Mama Pig. Readers who hate to clean up will love this humorous twist on a universal dilemma.

Little Hoot. Amy Krause Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace, $11.99 (boardbook)

It's not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard — but he's hooting mad about it! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.

Little Pea. Amy Krouse Rosenthal,Illustrated by Jen Corace, $11.99

This witty text about a little pea who won't eat his sweets combined with the whimsical yet warm hearted art by Jen Corace create a go-to baby gift, a hilarious read-aloud, and the perfect intervention for picky eaters.

Hooray for Fish! Lucy Cousins, $12.00 (boardbook)

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripey, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eye-popping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

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.

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?

Counting. DK Braille Books, $20.99

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, $18.99

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

Explore the world of healthy foods!

123 Toronto: a Cool Counting Book. $11.95

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.

Good Night Toronto. Adam Gamble & Mark Jasper $9.95

Lovely, lovely board book for wee hands and sleepyheads.

Canada in Colours. Per-Henrik Gürth, $9.99

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

Potty. Leslie Patricelli, $8.00

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

My Very First Book of Animal Homes. Eric Carle, $7.99

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.

Lola at the Library. Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw, $9.99

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

All My Treasures: a Book of Joy. Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey, $19.95 (ages 2-4)

When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises.

Brave as Can Be: a Book of Courage. Jo Witek, $19.95 (ages 2-4)

The life of a toddler can be full of frightening things: the dark, the neighbor’s dog, and thunderstorms, just to name a few. As children get older, they begin to feel braver around these everyday events, but how do they build this newfound confidence? In this lyrical, insightful picture book, an older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it’s a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm. Now, big sister assures little sister, the fears that once felt as big as a mountain feel as minuscule as a speck of dust.

See our Parenting Birth to Three booklist for adult titles.

My First 100 Nature Words. Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott, $9.99 (boardbook, ages 4 and under)

Introduce your little one to nature words beyond the basics. From oceans to rainforest, from islands to wetlands, from plants to animals to fungi and more, this is the bright and simple introduction to the smart words every budding scholar needs!

My First 100 Space Words. Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott, $9.99 (boardbook, ages 4 and under)

With 100 colorful illustrations to look at and talk about, this is the perfect tool for your budding astronaut. Each spread in this space primer focuses on 8 to 12 words related to the planets, stars, and universe! Chris Ferrie's latest offering is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest readers — after all, it's never too early to become an outer-space enthusiast!

My First 100 Art Words. Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott, $9.99 (ages 3 and under)

Babies and toddlers are curious and ready to learn! Introduce them to art words that go beyond the basics. From painting to photography, from music to theater, from literature to history and more, this is the bright and simple introduction to the smart words every budding scholar needs!

I Am a Polar Bear. Paul Covello, $12.99 (ages 2-4)

I am a polar bear, and I do what polar bears do.

Come along and spend the day with an adorable polar bear cub! Can you hide in the snow, jump on an ice floe and swim through icy cold water? You could, if you were a polar bear!

Book of Play! With Northwest Coastal Art. Various Artists, $10.00 (ages 1-3)

Learn & Play with First Nations & Native Art. Various Artists, $10.00 (ages 1-3)

Learn the Alphabet with Northwest Coast Native Art. Various Artists, $10.00 (ages 1-3)

Learn the Colours with Northwest Coast Native Art. Various Artists, $10.00 (ages 1-3)

Learn to Count with Northwest Coast Native Art. Various Artists, $10.00 (ages 1-3)

These colourful boardbooks bring the art of many Northwest Coastal Native artists into the hands of toddlers and preschoolers. Each book offers a delightful look at the natural world, through vibrant images that illustrate learning concepts like counting, colours, ABCs, and more.


I Love the Earth. Todd Parr, $10.49  (ages 1-3)

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, bestselling author Todd Parr explores reasons to love our planet — from appreciating a beautiful tree to taking care of animals all around the world. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

My Hair Is Beautiful. Shauntay Grant, $9.95 (ages 3 and under)

A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful board book with a powerful message of self-love.

Governor General's Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos, and a mirror to reflect your own baby's beauty.

I Love Me. Sally Morgan & Ambelin Kwaymullina, $10.99 (ages 3 and under)

"I love my eyes, I love my nose, I love the way my curly hair grows!" Acclaimed Australian creators Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina celebrate individuality and joyous self-esteem in bouncy, rhythmic prose and lively color. I Love Me is inclusive, fun, simple, and contains a necessary lesson for all about the positivity of self love.

Salsa Lullaby. Jen Arena, illustrated by Erika Meza, $23.99 (ages 2-5)

How to get baby to sleep? Mami and Papi will try anything in this bouncy, loving, bilingual lullaby that gently says good night in both Spanish and English. When nighttime falls, it's time for baby to go to sleep. In this household, that means it's also time for mama, papa, and baby to baila/dance, canta/sing, salta/jump, and more all the way to bedtime!

Mami starts a salsa song.
Papi keeps the beat.
Baby loves this lullaby,
moves those dancing feet.
Baila, baby, baila!
Dance, dance, dance.

Little Fish and Mommy. Lucy Cousins, $9.99 (ages 3 and under)

Little Fish loves Mommy Fish very much, and young readers are invited along on a special adventure with them under the sea. Bouncy rhyming text follows the two from one page to the next as Mommy Fish teaches Little Fish to swim, blow big bubbles, and say hello to all their friends. Fun, fish-shaped, and perfect for Mother’s Day, this board book celebrates a singular bond with vibrant colors and playful scenes.

Colors with Little Fish. Lucy Cousins, $10.99 (ages 3 and under)

Red fish, purple shells, green seaweed — there are so many colors to find with Little Fish in this deep-sea delight.

Splish, Splash, Ducky! Lucy Cousins, $11.99 (ages 3 and under)

Ducky Duckling has so much fun in the rain! Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky's adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish. But what happens when the rain stops and Ducky feels sad? Can Dad save the day and bring sunshine back into those “quack, quack, quacks”?

Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest. Ian McAllister, $9.95 (2 and under, boardbook)

Every spring the Great Bear Rainforest becomes a nursery to some of the most adorable baby animals out there. Award-winning nature photographer Ian McAllister has photographed the cutest of the cute to teach the little ones in your life about some of the little ones found in this temperate rainforest on British Columbia's Pacific coast. Orca calves, wolf cubs, seal pups and herring eggs (arguably not traditionally cute but still interesting!) feature in this vibrant exploration of one of the most beautiful great outdoors on offer in this big wild world.

One Patch of Blue. Marthe Jocelyn, $9.95 (ages 2-3)

One patch of denim escapes from a pair of pants and becomes a stained-glass window, an ice-cream truck, a Ferris wheel, a fish tank and many other square surprises in this delightful board book by celebrated paper artist Marthe Jocelyn. Jocelyn's paper collages in this wordless search-and-find adventure will encourage little ones to look closely at the world around them and explore what they see.

Feel Better, Daddy. Nancy Loewen & Hazel Quintanilla, $16.95 (ages 1-3)

Daddy’s nose is red. His eyes are sleepy. How can we make him feel better? A big pot of “soup,” a beautiful drawing, a snuggle — a girl explores the different ways she can show empathy when her daddy is sick.

Part of the Bright Start series, Feel Better, Daddy introduces and helps develop the idea of empathy for children aged 1–3.

One Yellow Ribbon. Marthe Jocelyn, $9.95 (ages 2-3)

One yellow ribbon unties itself from a child's hair and transforms into a winter scarf, a farmer's field and a lion's mane, among many other magical things, in this delightful board book by celebrated pa-per artist Marthe Jocelyn. Jocelyn's paper collages in this wordless search-and-find adventure will encourage little ones to look closely at the world around them and explore what they see.

A Is for Awesome! 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World. Eva Chen, illustrated by Derek Desierto, $12.99 (boardbook, ages  3 & under)

Why stick with plain old A, B, C when you can have Amelia (Earhart), Malala, Tina (Turner), Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way to eXtraordinary You — and the Zillion of adventures you will go on?

Where is the Green Sheep? Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek, $12.99 (ages 3 & under)

Little ones are sure to be lulled off to a peaceful, sheep-filled sleep by this cozy book. There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?

The Animals of Chinese New Year. Jen Sookfong Lee, $9.95 (ages 2 and under)

Drawing on the myth of the Chinese zodiac, The Animals of Chinese New Year follows twelve animals as they speed across a river, competing to represent the imminent new year in a race held by the Jade Emperor, the most powerful Chinese god. Each animal competes in its own unique way. The ox works hard, the tiger is brave, the dog smiles kindly, but who will win? Bright photographs of babies demonstrating the same traits as the animals in the text, complemented by traditional Chinese graphic elements, accompany Sookfong Lee's lively text.

Sing a Song of Bedtime. Barbara Reid, $9.99 (boardbook)

Barbara Reid’s bright and tactile images illustrate a variety of bedtime rhymes and lullabies. This collection features 14 nursery rhymes to lullabies, including: The Man in the Moon; Starlight, Star Bright; Wee Willie Winkle; Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John; There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; Little Boy Blue; Jack Be Nimble; Teddy Bear, Teddy Bea; and Frère Jacques.

My First Jewish Baby Book: Almost Everything You Need to Know about Being Jewish. Julie Merberg, $13.99

This irresistible board book gives little ones ages 0–3 an alphabetical introduction to Judaism — the delicious foods, meaningful rituals, lively holidays, expressive language, and more.

That's Not My Bee. Fiona Watt, $12.95 (ages 1-3 )

Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages, touching the feely patches and spotting the little white mouse as they look for their bee. With simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers.

My First Book of Feminism. Julie Merberg, illustrated by Michéle Brummer Everett, $12.99

Equality starts early, and it begins at home. As soon as girls are big enough to flip through a board book, they can understand the concept that girls are equal to boys. This book underscores that important idea with clear, simple illustrations and clever rhyming text. From encouraging girls to use their voice and to support other girls to showing them that beauty is on the inside to reminding them that no woman is free until all women are free, there are big lessons here, in a small and appealing package.

My First Book of Feminism (for Boys). Julie Merberg, illustrated by Michéle Brummer Everett, $12.99

Simple illustrations paired with engaging, rhyming text make the compelling, age appropriate argument that girls and boys are equal, plain and simple. Humorous, familiar scenarios are treated as teachable moments for very young boys (ages 0-3) who will ideally grow up without ever questioning women's equality. From "no means no," to "women's rights are human rights," important, grownup ideas are made clear and fun for young, impressionable minds. This is the book everyone should read to their son!

Whose Bum? Chris Tougas, $9.95 (boardbook)

Explore these cushy tushies with your little one and play a fun guessing game as you appreciate the posteriors of a variety of brightly hued animals.

O is for Old School. James Tyler, illustrated by Ella Cohen, $17.99

O is for Old School takes you on an alphabetical journey through the most iconic words and phrases in hip-hop. You'll soon learn that for new parents these words have new meanings: now Peace comes at naptime, a Hood is worn on a head and when they Flow it’s going to get wet. This book is your chance to become the freshest parent in your playgroup; while your lil' one learns their ABCs like a G.

When Spring Comes. Kevin Henke, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, $9.99 (boardbook, 3 and under)

This sturdy board book edition of When Spring Comes is perfect for the very youngest readers. Watch the world transform when spring comes! Before spring arrives, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it!

In the Middle of Fall. Kevin Henke, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, $9.99 (boardbook, 3 and under)

In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange. Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.

Awesome Is Everywhere. Neil Pasricha, $10.99 boardbook

Are you ready? With the simple touch of your fingers go on a stunning interactive journey to see the world as you never have before. Fly through wispy clouds, dive deep into the sparkling ocean, feel wet grains of sand on a hot and sunny beach. You will discover you can fly your mind to anywhere on Earth. And by the time you reach the surprise ending in this unforgettable journey you'll learn that awesome truly is everywhere.

City Bugs. Antonia Banyard, $7.99 (ages 2-4)

City Critters. Antonia Banyard, $7.99 (ages 2-4)

From ladybugs and worms to squirrels and pigeons, young children are shown watching or listening to various creatures. Minimal text and brightly colored photos make these books ideal for toddlers who are just discovering the world outside.

Fruits in Suits. Jared Chapman, $9.99 (ages 2-4)

Have you ever seen a banana in a bikini? Or a tangerine in trunks? What about grapes in goggles? In this uproarious follow-up to Vegetables in Underwear, kids will learn that there are many kinds of suits — including suits for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving. But can you wear a business suit to the beach?

Fruits in Suits has the same irreverent silliness as Vegetables in Underwear and shows just how much fun swimsuits can be — and how important it is to hold on to them when you jump into the water!

The Brother Book. Todd Parr, $18.49

Some brothers are big, and some are little. Some are quiet, and some are a little wild! Brothers are the best!

The Sister Book. Todd Parr, $18.49

Some sisters are big, and some are little. Some want to be mermaids, and some want to be scientists! Sisters are amazing!

This is Sadie. Sara O'Leary & Julie Morstad, $10.99 boardbook

Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She likes to make things — boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful possibilities... This is Sadie, and this is her story.

Canada ABC. Paul Covello, $12.99

Canada 123. Paul Covello, $12.99

Canada Animals. Paul Covello, $14.99

Paul Covello’s gloriously bright and detailed board books for the very young highlight Canada’s spirit and beauty.

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.

PEEPO! Janet & Allan Ahlberg, $14.99

Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. A modern classic that continues to delight generations of babies and toddlers and their parents. With holes to spot details from the wonderful illustrations, this board book edition is perfect for little hands. 

Holi Colors. Rina Singh, $9.95

Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book.

Clive and His Art. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99

Meet Clive — and his imagination! Clive loves all kinds of art. He likes looking at it, making it and sharing it with his friends.

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Clive and His Babies. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99

Meet Clive — and his imagination! Clive loves his dolls. He enjoys playing with them, and sharing them with his friends. A gentle, affectionate book, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes.

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Clive Is a Nurse. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99

What will Clive be today? Follow Clive and his friends as they explore the many things a nurse does in a day. Role-play is crucial to a child's positive development, boosting language and social skills, and building self-confidence. This humorous and caring interaction of an inclusive group of playmates will inspire young readers to create their own diverse roles, free of gender stereotypes.

Clive is a Teacher. Jessica Spanyol, $6.99

What will Clive be today? Follow Clive and his friends as they explore the many things a teacher does in a day. Role-play is crucial to a child’s positive development, boosting language and social skills, and building self-confidence. This humorous and caring interaction of an inclusive group of playmates will inspire young readers to create their own diverse roles.

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You're Here for a Reason Boardbook. Nancy Tillman, $11.50

You're Here for a Reason takes a universal truth and makes it accessible for readers young and old. Not only are we loved, but we also matter. In this tender and timeless read-along book, Tillman reminds us of this message in beautiful illustrations as children and animals interact with acts of kindness.

Counting On Snow. Maxwell Newhouse, $10.99

Count down from Ten Crunching Caribou, to One Silent Moose in this beautiful winter wilderness landscape.

Maud Lewis 123. Carol McDougall & Shanda LaRamee-Jones, $12.95 (boardbook)

Maud Lewis 123 is a wonderful first counting book and introduction to the joy-filled art of Nova Scotia’s most famous folk painter, Maud Lewis. Even the youngest babies will be drawn to the bright colours and bold forms in Lewis’s whimsical paintings. Babies and toddlers will have fun searching the vibrant images to count the kittens, oxen, birds, and flowers on each page.

Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones. Sarah Jane Hinder, $12.99 (boardbook)

Yoga Bug guides children through ten authentic yoga poses named after insects that unfold in an irresistibly whimsical flow of play, imagination, and movement. Kids will want to return to them again and again.

A Northern Alphabet. Ted Harrison, $12.99 (boardbook version)

Available now in board book format for the first time, A Northern Alphabet is an early introduction to the letters by way of all things northern: the landscape, the people, and the flora and fauna. From A for anorak and B for bear to Q for quilt and Z for zinc mine, in these pages, children everywhere can experience the color and beauty of northern life. Each letter is accompanied by simple text naming a few of the objects, animals and people depicted in each spectacular painting.

Cement Mixer's ABC: Goodnight. Goodnight, Construction Site. Sherri Duskey & Ethan Long, $9.99 (ages 2-4)

Sing along with these construction ABCs! Cement Mixer churns out a rollicking alphabet rhyme that makes work light and teaches little readers the words of the construction site, from A to Z.

Construction Site Mission: Demolition! Sherri Duskey Rinker, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, $24.99 (ages 2-4)

 In Construction Site Mission: Demolition!, the construction team we all know and love has an exciting job to do — smashing, crushing, sorting, hauling. Ultimately, this picture book is about working together, breaking things down, and cleaning it all up at the end of the day.

Dump Truck's Colors: Goodnight. Goodnight, Construction Site. Sherri Duskey & Ethan Long, $9.99 (ages 2-4)

Join Dump Truck on his colorfully busy day at the construction site! Little construction fans will love the colors that fill the world of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, from the BLUE sky in the morning to the WHITE moon at night!

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.

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?

An African Alphabet. Eric Walters, illustrated by Sue Todd, $9.95

An African Alphabet is a vibrant ABC book that introduces babies and toddlers to the unique variety of animals found in Africa. An alphabet for all ages, the stunning linocut-influenced artwork brings an uncommon selection of critters to life in this lively concept book. From aardvark to zebra and all that's in between, little ones will love learning their alphabet with these colorful creatures.

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.

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.

A is for Activist. Innosanto Nagara, $15.95

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, $15.95

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!

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.

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.

How Do You Feel?  $8.99

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

Who is In Your Family?  $8.99

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

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.

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.

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, $7.99

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 …”

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.

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.

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

Kids Like Me Learn Colors. Laura Ronay & Jon Wayne Kishimoto, $15.50

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.

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.

Waiting Is Not Forever. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99 (ages 1-3)

Practicing patience is key to learning self-control and delayed gratification. This upbeat book offers toddlers simple ideas to make waiting less frustrating and more fun - by watching and listening, singing, telling stories, whispering, and more. Little ones learn, "I can wait a while. I can do it with a smile." The book closes with tips to help adults foster patience in young children.

Diapers Are Not Forever. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Feet Are Not for Kicking. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Germs Are Not for Sharing. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Hands Are Not for Hitting. Martine Agassi, $12.99

Noses are Not for Picking. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Pacifiers Are Not Forever. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Tails Are Not for Pulling. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Teeth Are Not for Biting. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

Words Are Not for Hurting. Elizabeth Verdick, $12.99

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.

In My Heart: a Book of Feelings. Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey, $20.95 (ages 2-4)

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness... our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. 

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