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Birds of a Color by élo
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An interactive book with flaps to lift introduces young readers to colors.
Panda Opposites by Suzi Eszterhas
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With minimal text and adorable panda photos, children will learn all about opposites.
What Do You Wear? by Taro Gomi
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A sheep wearing a fluffy jacket, a zebra in striped pajamas, and a penguin looking dapper in a classic suit, are just some of the pictures in this book which teaches toddlers the importance of getting dressed.
Who Is Sleeping? by Petr Horacek
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Who is sleeping in the tree? Who is sleeping under the leaf? What about in the river? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers.
Baby Loves Gravity! by Ruth Spiro
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Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the ups and downs of gravity.
Good Night, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
E ANTONY
It is bedtime and Mr. Panda carefully reminds his friends of the things that they need to do like brushing their teeth, and taking a bath before settling down for the night--but sometimes Mr. Panda can be absentminded, and Lemur has to remind him which bed is his.
B is for Baby by Atinuke
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Baby's big brother takes the basket of bananas all the way to Baba's bungalow in the next village. Along the way he doesn't realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle.
What Does An Anteater Eat? by Ross Collins
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Anteater wakes up hungry and has a problem--he can't remember what an anteater eats! He decides to take a walk through the jungle, hoping one of the other animals can help him find an answer.
A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
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Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce such basic concepts as adjectives, adverbs, daytime, and nighttime as they follow five elephants marching from dawn to dusk.
Into the Snow by Yuki Kaneko
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Expression of the sensations a day playing in the snow, ending with the warmth of home, mom and - of course - hot chocolate.
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
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Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.
Sleep Train by Jonathan London
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A little boy climbs into bed with a book and starts counting the train cars in it, between the engine and caboose.
How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder
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Equipped with a camera and determination, an adventurous little girl tries to track down an elusive red fox, which proves more difficult than she thought.
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
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When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.
Hungry Bunny by Claudia Rueda
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In this interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny as he gathers apples to eat, and uses his red scarf to climb a tree or create a rope bridge.
Follow Me! by Ellie Sandall
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Chase, hunt and explore with this energetic bunch of lemurs as they follow their king across the land before settling down for a nice, long nap.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
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A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
Don't Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup
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All the animals work to set up a surprise without waking up Tiger.
Night Train, Night Train by Robert Burleigh
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Told in rhyming text, a train speeds through the night, revealing the sights and colors along the way to its young and sleepy riders.
Colors by Shelley Rotner, Anne Woodhull
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A red fire truck races, orange pumpkins glow, and purple flowers bloom in vivid pictures of familiar things that inspire children to look more carefully at their environment.
Bloom Boom! by April Pulley Sayre
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A latest entry in the series that includes Raindrops Roll shares introductory flower profiles and combines vibrant photography with simple verses to celebrate the vibrancy and science behind the bursting blooms of floral color in natural springtime environments.
Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray
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Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win... isn't he? Alison Murray offers an enchanting retelling of a much-loved Aesop's fable with a mischievous twist full of fun and stylish charm.