Literary enthusiasts will adore this homage to the community library and the magic that awaits in every book.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $18
Lee is a pea, and Colin is a carrot. But perhaps it’s their many differences that make them such endearing pals.
HMH Books for Young Readers, $17
Under the guise of a bunny who desperately wants to fly, this charming read touts a life lesson we’d all do well to remember: Dare to dream big.
Philomel Books, $17
In the start to another amusing trilogy from the dynamic children’s book duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, some very sneaky shapes are up to no good.
Although Lila seems quiet, she’s off on adventures that only she can see in the enchanting world of her own imagination—that is, until someone decides to join her.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books, $17
Beyond colors and shapes, this board book teaches kiddos to use their imagination to transform a simple red triangle into a steaming volcano.
Gibbs Smith, $9
With an interactive recipe, readers can mix ingredients, knead dough, spread sauce and more! (Perfect for tiny chefs who want to help in the kitchen.)
Phaidon Press, $15
Early explorers will delight in a chance to get a feel for their favorite safari animals with fun flaps and touchable textures on every page.
Twirl Books, $15
Tots will get a kick out of correcting the narrator of this mixed-up tale who insists that cars are bikes and boxes are balls.
Little, Brown & Company Books for Young Readers, $15
Uncover how itty-bitty seeds grow into gorgeous blooms, and give them a helping hand—by wiggling fingers and clapping—along the way.
Greenwillow Books, $16
One bear loves hopping through the forest and nibbling at berries, but that’s not what bears do— then again, maybe being himself is what matters most.
Albert Whitman & Company, $17
Stripes, spots and scales—oh my! A few critters have lost their patterns, and it’s up to you to help them meet their match.
Little Bee Books, $6
Celebrate the wonder and importance of trees, from their falling leaves and budding fruit to the way they clean the air and extend shade.
Candlewick Studio, $15
This tongue twister of a tale was made to read aloud, and it’ll have moms and minis laughing out loud, too.
Schwartz & Wade Books, $18
When Aput the fox finds an abandoned egg, he turns to his arctic friends for help and learns what a new baby needs most is love.
This pretty picture book is brimming with everyday objects your bub will love pointing out.
Chronicle Books, $18
Every turn of the page reveals a new color and a bevy of bold and beautiful things (like blue skies and indigo whales) that sport it with pride.
Little Bee Books, $9
A delightful introduction to other languages that even the smallest fries can appreciate.
Nancy Paulsen Books, $8
What this playful pick lacks in words it makes up for in clever illustrations that walk readers through the alphabet.
Little, Brown & Company Books for Young Readers, $18
Discover basic shapes that tiny fingers can trace and feel, thanks to contoured cutouts.
Gingko Press, $13
When he just can’t fall asleep, one little boy goes on a hunt for a cozy place to hit the hay, but it seems all of his animal pals are already dozing.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $18
Bid goodnight to ships and toys and sunshine in this rhythmic read that’s perfectly suited for lulling little ones to sleep.
This ingenious bedtime primer coaxes readers— big and small—to nod off with a simple but effective yawn. (It’s harder to resist than you might think.)
Trains might not snooze, but this rhyming saga about their puffing and chuffing will have everyone aboard drifting off in no time.
Sloths catch their shuteye in the trees, while a cat curls up on a chair, but tuckered-out tots can snuggle up just about any place—a cradle, a carrier or in mama’s arms.
Abrams Appleseed, $15
From the charmingly lyrical to the downright silly, read up on the latest titles your tot is sure to be wild about.
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