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Baby Animals: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about baby animals?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to baby animals. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about baby animals.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about baby animals can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends
Written & illustrated by Aaron Zenz
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Here’s a puppy, there’s a kitten . . . a yawning fawn and chuckling ducklings

The perfect introduction to animal names and animal groups, Chuckling Ducklings features baby animals of every variety. The bouncing text and adorable illustrations will become a favorite with kids as they learn the special baby names that match all the grown-up animals they know and love.

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Chicks!
Written by Sandra Horning & illustrated by Jon Goodell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

When a family brings home chicks from a local farm, they must do everything they can to make sure their feathered friends thrive in their new environment. With the help of their knowledgeable parents, the children provide the baby chicks with food, water, warmth, and proper shelter. Young readers will chirp along happily page after page, learning to read as they watch the fuzzy little chicks grow into downy adult chickens, who will eventually lay eggs of their own!

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Next to You: A Book of Adorableness
Written by Lori Haskins Houran & illustrated by Sydney Hanson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

When it comes to new babies, friends, or other loved ones, we should remind them of just how darling they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Of course! Sweet, funny, irreverent, but above all, cute, this keepsake-size book is perfect for both gift-giving and cuddly story times.

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Little Hoot
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

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.

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Little Oink
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

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. What’s a little pig to do? Now available as a board book, Little Oink shows Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace applying their traditionally wry humor to the issue of cleaning up, in a laugh-out-loud romp that is sure to make readers giggle with recognition.

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  • Smart about Sharks - Did you know that sharks can detect electrical currents from other creatures? Or that some are covered in little tassels? Sharks are pretty incredible – some can even walk out of the water! In this beautiful book from talented illustrator Owen Davey, you are sure to learn new and fascinating facts about these wonderful fish!

  • Bunny Roo, I Love You - A warm and tender welcome to the world! In a gorgeous picture book that’s playfully sweet and visually captivating, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr and talented new illustrator Teagan White celebrate the many ways parents make their new babies feel at home. The world can seem like a big, bewildering place for new babies—fortunately, their mamas know just how to soothe and comfort them. Through enchanting scenes portraying all kinds of mama animals looking out for their little ones, the mother in this story reassures her baby, and young children everywhere, that their caretakers will always love them and keep them safe. This beautiful picture book has the feel of a classic and its heartwarming premise should make it a family favorite.

  • I Heart You - This tender, rhyming picture book is a lively celebration of love. Little ones adore being independent and trying new things. But they also need Mom and Dad’s reassurance and snuggles. With her spare, lyrical text, debut author Meg Fleming captures the exuberance, the affection, and the tender push-and-pull of life with a child. And illustrator Sarah Jane Wright’s evocative illustrations infuse the story with generous helpings of warmth and love.

  • Little Friends: Big and Small - Invites young readers to match the sentences on each page with similar sentences featuring opposing terms that appear in a corner of the book that has pages that move independently.

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My Backpack!
Written by Scholastic & illustrated by Weldon Swanson
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A lift-the-flap board book featuring the lovable characters from Skip Hop’s Zoo backpacks!

What’s inside your backpack? Join Bee, Dog, Elephant, Ladybug, and Penguin in this delightful interactive story based on the beloved Zoo backpack line from Skip Hop.

Lift the flaps to find out what each animal likes to pack in their backpack, which looks exactly like the real thing! With adorable animal illustrations and a surprise on each spread, this story is sure to get little ones excited about school!

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Once I Was a Pollywog
Written by Douglas Florian & illustrated by Barbara Bakos
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Discover what these baby animals become when they grow up in this sweet board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Once I was a pollywog, but now I am a frog. Once I was a piglet, but now I am a hog. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, meet different baby animals and discover what they become when they grow up! The baby/adult pairs include: pollywog/frog; piglet/hog; cub/bear; leveret/hare; gosling/goose; calf/moose. And at the end, meet a little boy who will always be his mama’s bundle of joy!

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Spring Is Here!
Written & illustrated by Carles Ballesteros
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

When spring arrives, baby animals come out to play with the turn of a page!

Spring is here, and it’s time for bunnies to run, chicks to sing, lambs to munch clover, and ducklings to swim. Readers will delight in seeing animals’ faces appear and then change when the page is turned, thanks to the magical venetian blind element. This sweet novelty book is great fun to read aloud and the perfect addition to our Changing Faces series.

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Dino Duckling
Written by Alison Murray
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In this fun and endearing celebration of differences, a dinosaur finds a home with a family of ducks–a fresh twist on the beloved “The Ugly Duckling” tale. Even as an egg, Dino Duckling is different from all the other baby ducks. And when he’s born, no one seems to notice that he’s actually a dinosaur! Mama Duck knows that there is plenty of room for difference in a loving family, but there’s one big problem: How will Dino Duckling fly south for the winter without any wings? Can Dino Duckling ever truly belong? Alison Murray’s heartwarming reinvention of a classic is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered how to fit in.

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Hatch
Written & illustrated by Heather Brown
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Can you guess what each egg will hatch?

Read the rhyming clues and let your child guess before they “hatch” each egg by lifting the flap to find out who is inside. This lift-a-flap book has a smart but simple design that will entertain and educate about egg-dwelling baby animals.

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  • Little Bitty Friends - “A cuter-than-puppies companion to Little Sleepyhead. Little bitty chipmunks, chattering all the day, Little bitty ladybug always comes to play. Marching with ants, snuggling with baby rabbits, reaching for the sun with happy buttercups-young children form special bonds with nature’s little creations. Lyrical verse and charming scenes capture an enchanted world of little bitty friends.”

  • Snuggle Is Real - Struggles, meet snuggles. This little animal-filled board book celebrates the power of snuggles and empathy to smooth out a rough day. Some days, things just don’t go your way–you spill your milk, you break your favorite toy, your little brother looks at you cross-eyed. One of the best ways to cope is to remember that you’re loved, no matter what. The relatable struggles of the adorably pitiful animals in The Snuggle Is Real are no match for a hug or snuggle from someone they trust. Share this irresistibly sweet board book with a special kid in your life, and show them that while the struggles in our days are very real, so is the power of love and affection to make those troubles fade.

  • Welcome to Your World - Traverse the animal kingdom for a gorgeous celebration of the joys of a new baby – and the pleasure of introducing that baby to the wide world – in the perfect gift for new parents. Welcome, little baby,
    round your mama curled.
    Welcome, little baby.
    Welcome to your world.
    With lyrical language and stunning illustrations, Welcome to Your World takes readers from ice-capped mountains to the depths of the sea. Tender scenes between animals and their babies encourage families to join in the loving bond that connects them to one another and to the wonders of our planet. This beautiful book is ideal for sharing with new babies, new parents, and children just venturing out in the world, as best-selling author Smriti Prasadam-Halls and acclaimed illustrator Jaime Kim provide both a celebration of nature and a gentle reminder to protect it.

  • Mommy's Best Kisses - Every mother knows that the sweetest way to say “I love you” is with a kiss. This loving book shows that animals know all about a mother’s love, too.

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All We Know
Written by Linda Ashman & illustrated by Jane Dyer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

New York Times bestselling artist Jane Dyer and acclaimed author Linda Ashman collaborate on this tender story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child.A seed knows how to sprout. A lamb knows how to bleat. A bee knows where the nectar is to make the honey sweet. Stars shine, seasons change, and waves rise and fall. Invoking the majestic beauty of the natural world, a mother affectionately explains that some things just come naturally–like a parent’s love. With poignant illustrations and a timeless theme, All We Know celebrates discovery, new life, and above all, the love between parent and child.

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Animal Families: Forest
Written by Nosy Crow & illustrated by Jane Ormes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Find out the different names for mother and father animals that live in the forest – and then lift the flap to find the babies and learn what they are called. There’s even a gatefold ending that includes the group names of the animals. This striking, satisfying introduction to animal families features screen-printed artwork and bold neon ink to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers.

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Together
Written & illustrated by Emma Dodd
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This little sea otter loves spending time with its parent — learning new things, playing together, or even just holding hands. Every day is special when they are together.

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Bitsy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Welcome to the Puppy Place–where every puppy finds a home!This itsy Morkie (maltese-yorkie mix) may be the tiniest dog Charles has ever seen. But she thinks she’s a big girl and she’s full of sassy attitude. Can the Peterson’s find her a perfect forever home?

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You Are Home with Me
Written by Sarah Asper-Smith & illustrated by Mitchell Watley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, this endearing picture book introduces young children to the homes of a variety of animals. From the author and illustrator of the popular I Would Tuck You In, explore the many ways that animals create a habitat for their young in this charming picture book, filled with baby animals and their parents. A polar bear carves out a den in a snowbank to keep its cub warm. A tufted puffin digs out a burrow to shelter its young on a cliff near the sea. A lynx makes a shelter under a fallen tree to snuggle with its kitten. Young children will learn all about these animals and more, as each spread also includes a short piece of nonfiction about each creature. Lovingly illustrated and lyrically written, this is the second children’s book written and illustrated by the husband-and-wife artist and author team Mitchell Watley and Sarah Asper-Smith.

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  • Chloe the Kitten - Welcome to the magical world of Misty Wood! In this enchanted realm, every creature has glittery fairy wings and a special job to do to make their home beautiful. In Book 1, Chloe is a Cobweb Kitten, and her job is to decorate cobwebs with twinkly dewdrops. But while she is decorating, she meets a little mouse who is lost and afraid. Will she be able to help him find his way home?

  • Lily's Story - Lily’s Story is a new standalone story in the bestselling Puppy Tales middle grade series by New York Times bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron! A rescue dog to the rescue! Lily is the smallest puppy in her litter and the only girl. Her brothers are bigger and stronger and like to push her around. When Lily meets a girl named Maggie Rose at the animal shelter, Lily discovers things are not so bad. Lily’s size means that she can help other animals who are in trouble. It’s Lily to the rescue!

  • Toby's Story - Meet Toby–a very special dog with a very important purpose–featured in A Dog’s Journey, the basis for the major motion picture! Young readers will love this story in the popular A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales series by bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron. Toby is a beagle who doesn’t seem to have a purpose. While all of his littermates are adopted right away, Toby is left behind because he’s not as energetic as they are. But because he is so quiet, he is adopted by a girl named Mona and her mother, who works at a nursing home. As Toby comforts the residents of the home, he discovers that his purpose may be the most important of all! Toby’s Story is another uplifting tale of the bond that exists between humans and their cherished animal companions. Young fans of Ellie’s Story, Bailey’s Story, Molly’s Story, and Max’s Story will welcome this new addition to the bestselling series. Includes heartwarming illustrations by Richard Cowdrey and a reading and discussion guide at the end of the book.

  • Lola - Welcome to the Puppy Place–where every puppy finds a home!Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.When Charles and his friends find Lola stuck outside right before a rain storm, they have a tough decision to make. They know the French bulldog has a home but she isn’t safe being locked out during the storm. Do they take the poor puppy with them or let her ride out the weather?

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Spirit
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Welcome to the Puppy Place – where every puppy finds a home!While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose. It’s Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy! Spirit’s owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters, but they still don’t have a place for him. Can Lizzie find a forever home for this helpful little pup?

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Mother Bruce
Written & illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he’s their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can’t seem to rid himself of his new companions. What’s a bear to do?

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How to Be an Elephant
Written & illustrated by Katherine Roy
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The savanna is not an easy place to live, even for African elephants, the largest land animals on earth. If it’s a challenge for these 7,000-pound giants, what’s it like for their newborn babies?An infant elephant has precious little time to learn the incredible array of skills that are necessary to keep up, from projecting her voice across a 10-octave range to using the 100,000 muscles in her trunk to stay hydrated. But this giant-to-be has the perfect classroom–a family herd made up of her mother, sisters, cousins, and aunts. With their help and protection, she’ll learn how to survive, how to thrive, and how to be an elephant. Award-winning author-illustrator Katherine Roy’s How to Be an Elephant delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd. Drawing upon the latest scientific research and Roy’s own expedition to Kenya, and brimming with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain newborn into a majestic adult. As informative as it is beautiful, Roy’s unique portrait of an elephant’s life will captivate young explorers and animal lovers alike.David Macaulay StudioThis title has Common Core connections.A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017

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Crack!
Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory & illustrated by Paloma Valdivia
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Introduce budding scientists to a fun STEM topic – eggs! This interactive board book features riddles about the different eggs of the animal kingdom, and images that transform as you turn the page to reveal the answer. Includes fact-packed educational notes about eggs and what we can learn from them.

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Kitten Lady's Big Book of Little Kittens
Written by Hannah Shaw
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Did you know that kittens are born with their eyes closed, and they are so small that they can fit in the palm of your hand? Or that being groomed with a toothbrush reminds orphan kittens of their mothers’ tongues, and helps them feel comfy and safe? Learn these facts and more in Kitten Lady’s first picture book! Hannah uses her engaging, fun voice to show how she helps orphan kittens grow up, get adopted, and become healthy, happy cats. Featuring irresistible photographs and playful doodles, Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens shows what you can do to help the tiniest felines in our big, big world.

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  • Hi-Five Animals! - Kids will love hi-fiving their favorite animals in this silly, interactive board book.Don’t miss the companion title, Hi-Five Farm!Named the Best Board Book of 2018 by Parents MagazineWhat’s the best way to say hello to anyone you meet? A handshake? Too formal! A hug? Too scary! The answer is a hi-five, of course! With his flair for hilarious cartooning and charismatic characters, author-artist Ross Burach crafts a brilliant original concept board book that will have young children laughing and hi-fiving their way to developing critical social-emotional skills.

  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes - Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship. The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe. When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. Featuring eight interconnected stories and sixteen hauntingly beautiful illustrations, Scary Stories for Young Foxes contains the kinds of adventures and thrills you love to listen to beside a campfire in the dark of night. Fans of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Auxier, and R. L. Stine have found their next favorite book.

  • Warts and All: A Book of Unconditional Love - Love isn’t just for the cute, the sweet, and the cuddly. Whether you’re awkward as a baby ostrich, prickly as a tiny hedgehog, or drool like a puppy pug, someone loves you no matter what! This new story from the team that created Next To You features an irresistible array of adorably stinky, grouchy, burpy, and warty animals to drive the point home.

  • The Brave Kitten - Helena loves helping out at the animal hospital where her cousin Lucy works. One day, the girls find a young cat that has been injured by a car. Helena helps to care for the cat she names Caramel, but when it’s time for him to go home, Caramel’s owner can’t be found. Caramel doesn’t want to be kept at the animal hospital, and he especially doesn’t like the scratchy cast on his leg. But if no one comes forward to claim him, how will he ever have a place to call home?

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We All Play
Written & illustrated by Julie Flett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

STARRED REVIEW Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s WeeklyFrom Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7, perfect for fans of But First, We Nap. Animals and kids love to play! This wonderful bookcelebrates diversity and the interconnectedness of nature through an Indigenous perspective, complete with a glossary of Cree words for wild animals at the back of the book, and children repeating a Cree phrase throughout the book. Readers will encounter birds who chase and chirp, bears who wiggle and wobble, whales who swim and squirt, owls who peek and peep, and a diverse group of kids who love to do the same, shouting: We play too! / kimêtawânaw mînaA beautiful ode to the animals and humans we share our world with, We All Play belongs on every bookshelf.Praise for Julie Flett’s Birdsong: An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title A 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Title A Best Book of 2019 in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Horn Book. “Cree-Métis author/illustrator Julie Flett’s smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous… images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story.”–The Horn Book “Emotionally stunning.”–Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)p>”Simple and profound, this tender story is a reminder that finding a new friend can make a new place feel like home. Highly recommended for purchase.”–School Library Journal (Starred Review)”Flett’s subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons.”–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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Bailey's Story
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

Now in paperback! Bailey’s Story is an irresistible illustrated novel for young readers inspired by the New York Times bestselling A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron Every dog has work to do. Every dog has a purpose. When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy’s dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn’t watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn’t always so simple–that sometimes bad things happen–and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves. Bailey’s Story is a moving tale about a dog and his boy for young animal lovers by W. Bruce Cameron, bestselling author of the acclaimed novel A Dog’s Purpose. Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Bailey and his world to life. A discussion and activity guide at the end of the book will help promote family and classroom discussions about Bailey’s Story and the insights it provides about humankind’s best friends.

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The Rainbow Opal
Written by Paula Harrison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

These are no ordinary princesses– they’re Rescue Princesses! More Rescue Princess fun! The girls are back for another animal adventure. This time, they must keep a baby koala from harm.

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Love
Written & illustrated by Emma Dodd
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Join a baby rabbit and its parent as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. The little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a parent’s love is the best love of all!

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Paddy the Puppy
Written by Lily Small
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

In this third installment in the Fairy Animals of Misty Wood series, it’s Paddy the Puppy’s birthday. In the enchanted world of Misty Wood, Paddy flies over the forest, spreads pollen to help flowers grow, and invites all his fairy animal friends to come to his birthday party. When he arrives home, he’s in for a wonderful surprise!

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  • Homes in the Wild: Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live - As informative as it is lovely, Homes in the Wild is an adorable nonfiction picture book from author/illustrator Lita Judge that shows that wild creatures—from beavers to bobcats, and sloths to squirrels—aren’t so different from us after all. Just like us, every baby animal has a home. Some live in complex burrows deep underground, others in simple nests high in the treetops. But all homes, regardless of where they are or how they’re built, serve the same purpose: providing shelter where a baby can eat, sleep, learn, and stay safe while growing up. Animal lovers will delight in this gorgeously illustrated peek inside the homes—from burrows deep underground to nests high in the trees—where baby animals live and grow.

  • Babies and Doggies Book - When you stop and think about it, babies and doggies do many of the same things. They squirm, sniff, sit, and splash. They play ball and cuddle. Lots of things babies do, doggies do too! This board book explores all of the similar actions shared by baby and baby’s best friend. Illustrated with beautiful, full-color photographs featuring an array of dog breeds and a diverse cast of babies, The Babies and Doggies Book is a visual feast for infants, a fun read-aloud for parents, and treat for baby- and dog-lovers. Look for the companion book: The Babies and Kitties Book

  • Noisy Baby Animals - Young readers will love to feel the different textures and hear the baby animal sounds in this interactive, sturdy board book designed for children ages 3 and up. Includes an on/off switch on the back cover to extend battery life. Touch, feel, and hear the baby animals on every page of this interactive, sturdy board book, packed with appealing photographs, tactile textures, and adorable baby animal sounds. Press the touch-and-feels to hear five realistic baby animal sounds, with a button on the last page to play all five sounds again!

  • Bella the Bunny - In the enchanted world of Misty Wood, every creature has sparkly fairy wings and a special job to do. In Book 2, Bella the Bunny is opening flowers to make Misty Wood as pretty as can be. There is a surprise hiding inside one of the bluebells–Lexi the Ladybug! Lexi is sad because she looks different from other ladybugs, but Bella knows just how to make her feel better.

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Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups
Written & illustrated by Tadgh Bentley
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

A sweetly hilarious tale of icebergs, chili, and playful surprises that puts its reader at the very center of the story–now in board book format! Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos, Not a Box, and The Monster at the End of This Book.Poor Little Penguin has a major case of the–HIC!–hiccups.It all started last week, on chili night. Since then he’s tried everything to get rid of them, but nothing–HIC!–works.Can you help Little Penguin–HIC!–cure his hiccups?–Booklist

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People Are Wild
Written by Margaux Meganck
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

An inviting and inventive classic-in-the-making about learning to have compassion for every living thing, gorgeously illustrated by a rising star in the picture book world. Wild creatures come in all shapes and sizes. They can be playful or loud or smelly or curious or cute–just like kids! People Are Wild turns the tables and asks what animals think of us. We may not always see eye to eye, but the more we understand each other, the better we’re able to live in harmony. Readers who loved They All Saw a Cat or Don’t Let Them Disappear will appreciate this unique perspective on the animal kingdom.

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Sleepyheads
Written by Sandra J. Howatt & illustrated by Joyce Wan
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Get ready for bed with this soothing sleepy story—now available as a Classic Board Book!

The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds. Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds. Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave. But there’s one little sleepyhead who’s not in his bed. Where, oh where, could he be?

This sweet and snuggly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations by Joyce Wan is the perfect read-aloud story to prepare little ones for a cozy night’s sleep.

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Wake Up!
Written by Helen Frost & illustrated by Rick Lieder
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

The world is wide awake – are you? Stunning photos and poetic text usher readers into the early moments of life all around them. Wake up! Come out and explore all the new creatures being born – just-hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, a baby fawn in the woods. In their latest collaboration, poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder, the creators of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, invite readers to wake up, open their eyes, and see the awe-inspiring array of new life just outside their door.

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Swim Swim Sink
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Three tiny ducks. One straight line.New happy flock. All feeling fine.Until, that is, the last ducking sinks when she should swim. Let’s try that again . . . and again and again. All this sinking is ruining the rhyme!Little ones will love following the antics of these adorable ducklings, and parents will enjoy the way the book goes off the rails halfway through. Everyone will laugh at the tiny ducky’s string of failures and cheer when it comes up with the best solution of all.

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