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My Very First Mother Goose

Iona Opie · Candlewick; 1st U.S. ed edition
Format: Hardcover

To a small child, words are magical. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. Now folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest form. From "Hey Diddle, Diddle" and "Pat-a-Cake"...
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Humpty Dumpty

Annie Kubler · Childs Play Intl Ltd; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing...
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Colors

Emily Bolam · Tiger Tales; Brdbk edition
Format: Book

A delightful introduction to colors for the very young springs to life in this vibrantly illustrated board book that features an embossed bumpy texture on the cover and throughout! Touch the textures to reinforce recognition, look at the pictures and words, and learn a rainbow of colors!
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Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

Sandra Boynton · Workman Publishing Company

Sunbathing dinosaurs and artistic dinosaurs, dancing dinosaurs and volleyball-playing dinosaurs make learning opposites fun! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of extra-big, extra-fat, extra-appealing board books, Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! is a book of opposites featuring the inimitable...
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Tip Tip Dig Dig

Emma Garcia · Boxer Books Limited
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A parade of colorful construction vehicles doing their work means plenty of joyful noise! From the crane that lifts, lifts, lifts to the bulldozer that push-push-pushes, to the steamroller that rolls, rolls, rolls, every machine here makes it own special sound. Kids will love the irresistibly...
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Global Babies

The Global Fund for Children · Charlesbridge
Format: Board book

Appealing photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the globe are woven together by simple narration GLOBAL BABIES presents children in cultural context Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing daily life and traditions as well as demonstrate that babies around...
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Black on White

Tana Hoban · Greenwillow
Pages: 12
Format: Print book

Share this book with the baby in your life. It's never too early to read together!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling large format board book features bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

Tana...

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I Kissed the Baby!

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy's big, eye-catching graphics and bouncy, ebullient text are sure to enchant readers who are celebrating a baby - or relishing their own claim to the title.

"I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?"
"Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny weeny thing."

It's...
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Quiet Loud

Leslie Patricelli · Candlewick
Format: Board book

Whether you read it quietly or loudly, learning about opposites has never been more fun - or funny - than with this winning board book.Sniffles are quiet, but sneezes are loud. Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricellis spirited board book, QUIET LOUD, stars an obliging,...
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Watch Me Dance: Family Celebration Board Books

Andrea Davis Pinkney
Format: Board book

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Clare Beaton's Action Rhymes

Clare Beaton · Barefoot Books; Brdbk edition
Format: Board book

Small children love to act out simple rhymes. This collection is ideal for sharing with babies and toddlers. These seven easy-to-follow action rhymes will help build movement, co-ordination and language skills. Sturdy board book format for small hands - no torn pages! Beautiful hand-sewn...
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A splendid friend, indeed

Suzanne Bloom · Boyds Mills Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends? Suzanne Bloom's picture book says volumes about friendship with a few select words and charming illustrations in this Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book .
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Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown

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Mr. Gumpy's Outing

John Burningham · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Mr. Gumpy lives by a river. One sunny day he decides to take a ride in his small boat. It's such a perfect idea that soon Mr. Gumpy has company: first some children, then a rabbit, a cat, a dog, a pig, a few chickens, and a sheep. Will there be room for them all on Mr. Gumpy's small...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle · Philomel Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?Carles classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful...
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Freight Train

Donald Crews · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

"Clear bright illustrations show all the cars of a train bringing the reader the excitement of movement through day and night, country and city."--Booklist.
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Jamberry

Bruce Degen · HarperCollins; Reissue edition
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

HatberryShoeberryIn my canoeberryUnder the bridgeAnd over the damLooking for berries Berries for jamThey're off...a boy and an endearing, rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. And their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.Children...
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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox · Harcourt
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they - and the babies they belong to - bring to everyone, everywhere,...
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A Good Day

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

It started out as a bad day for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown squirrel. Until . . .

A discovery, and love, and luck and persistence, and a different point of view changed all that. What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide....

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Marc Brown's Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together

Marc Brown · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Fingers ready?Fingers set?Fingers play!Its time for Playtime Rhymes-a treasury of twenty favorite finger rhymes compiled and illustrated by the bestselling and beloved artist Marc Brown for the enjoyment of young and old. From the clever Whoops! Johnny and funny Do Your Ears Hang Low? to the irrepressible...
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Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose

Tomie dePaola · Putnam
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

"Bobby Shaftoe, Old Mother Hubbard, Simple Simon, Jack Sprat, Little Miss Muffet . . . they are all here, along with 200 others . . . From start to finish a treasure house of delight." --BOOKLIST starred review

Tomie dePaola's collection of traditional rhymes is a visual...
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American Babies

The Global Fund for Children · Charlesbridge
Pages: 14
Format: Print book

Seventeen adorable photographs of babies from across the United States showcase the diversity of our country and the universal joy of play and discovery. From the creators of GLOBAL BABIES. No matter where they live, babies are nurtured by love and raised in hope.
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Counting

Emily Bolam · Tiger Tales; Brdbk edition
Format: Book

A delightful introduction to numbers for the very young springs to life in this vibrantly illustrated board book that features an embossed bumpy texture on the cover and throughout! Touch the textures to reinforce recognition, look at the pictures and words, and learn to count from one to five!
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Mary Had a Little Lamb

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
Format: Book

Since this nursery rhyme first appeared in 1830, children have loved it. When Tomie dePaola discovered that Hale had been born near his New Hampshire home, he knew he wanted to illustrate this perennial favorite.

DePaola uses his signature folk art style and sets the poem in a

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Pat-a-Cake

Annie Kubler · Childs Play Intl Ltd; Brdbk edition
Format: Hardcover

This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing...
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Barnyard Banter

Denise Fleming · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This farm favorite is now a board book, perfect for preschoolers. "Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . ."It's another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be -- except Goose. And where is Goose?...
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Time for Bed

Mem Fox; Jane Dyer · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It's time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! "Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety...
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White on Black

Tana Hoban · Greenwillow Books
Format: Board book

Share this book with the baby in your life. It's never too early to read together!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling large format board book features bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

Tana...

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Uh-oh!

Rachel Isadora · Harcourt
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

For any toddler who's caused a bit of trouble by mistake, this book has a surprise with each page turn. Revealing a day in the life of a rambunctious child in bold, bright pastels, Rachel Isadora uses just one word to set the scene. Whether it's breakfast that ends up all over everything--Uh-oh!--or...
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Hello, Day!

Anita Lobel · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

What will baby's first word be?Hello?Sun?Dog?Cat?Cow?Owl?Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals.Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time!
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We've All Got Bellybuttons!

David Martin · Candlewick
Format: Print book

In David Martin's rollicking romp, playfully illustrated by Randy Cecil, little ones can follow the actions of animal babies and discover all the wonderful ways their bodies can move.Are you an inny or an outy? Either way, you'll love this perfect read-aloud! We've got ears,...
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Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney · Candlewick; 1 edition
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown...
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Whose Chick Are You?

Nancy Tafuri

Tap!

Peck!

Crack!

Pop!

A chick hatches out of its egg, but who does it belong to? No one seems to know - not Goose (Honk!) , not Duck (Quack!) , not Hen (Cluck!) , not Bird (Chirp!) . Not even Little Chick (croo? croo?) .

But Little Chick's parents

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Me Hungry!

Jeremy Tankard · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

An inventive Stone Age boy takes matters into his own hands in a humorous, satisfying story for every young child who wants something NOW.Me hungry! the boy pleads. Me busy, say his preoccupied mom and dad. So the boy decides to go hunting, setting his sights on an elusive rabbit, a prickly...
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Carry Me!

Rosemary Wells · Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Soothing verse and celebrated art by an award-winning author/illustrator enhance a perfect gift for a baby which contains three poems just right for sharing at bedtime or anytime.
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Builder Goose: It's Construction Rhyme Time!

Boni Ashburn · Sterling Children's Books
Format: Hardcover

One, two, here comes the crew!
Three, four, here come more...
With three dump trucks, an itsy-bitsy skid steer, and a host of other equipment, there's a whole lot of building going on here! Amusing construction-themed nursery rhymes--each based on a Mother Goose favorite--feature...
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The Neighborhood Mother Goose

Nina Crews · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now theres a new reason to cheer Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses. Whether its Jack jumping over a candlestick atop a cupcake,...
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I Spy Shapes in Art

Lucy Micklethwait · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Each of the fourteen magnificent paintings in this book contains a different shape for you to find. Some are easy to spot, and others are more challenging. But take a closer look -- after you think you've found them all, there are even more shapes to look at and discover.I Spy Shapes...
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