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The Five Senses: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about the five senses?

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

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 the five senses can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Finding Wild
Written by Megan Wagner Lloyd & illustrated by Abigail Halpin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A lovely, lyrical picture book with gorgeous illustrations that explores the ways the wild makes itself known to us and how much closer it is than we think. There are so many places that wild can exist, if only you know where to look! Can you find it? Two kids set off on an adventure away from their urban home and discover all the beauty of the natural world. From the bark on the trees to the sudden storm that moves across the sky to fire and flowers, and snowflakes and fresh fruit. As the children make their way through the woods and back to the paved and noisy streets, they discover that wild exists not just off in some distant place, but right in their own backyard. *”Sometimes the most striking picture books are the ones that make readers see something in a new way, or that creatively express a concept regularly pondered but rarely put into words.”–Shelf Awareness, starred review “Lloyd’s sparkling debut celebrates nature through a whimsical meditation on the idea of wildness. Halpin’s lush and delicately detailed mixed-media pictures…dominated by muted greens and blues pull readers into the diverse landscapes the children traverse. A spirit of adventure and exploration runs throughout the book.” –Publishers Weekly

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My Five Senses
Written & illustrated by Aliki
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch–our five senses teach us about our world. Beloved author-illustrator Aliki’s simple, engaging text and colorful artwork show young readers how they use their senses to smell a rose or play with a puppy. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.This oversize edition–perfect for sharing in a library or classroom–invites young readers to use each of their five senses to explore the world around them. Both text and artwork were expert-reviewed for accuracy.As Children’s Books and Their Creators put it: Aliki treats complex topics clearly and succinctly while providing lively pictures, with informative details and humorous elements often appearing in ‘balloons.’ Aliki’s books continue to speak to today’s young readers.This is a Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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Waiting
Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?

Waiting is a big part of childhood—waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen—but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s extraordinary career.

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Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
Written by & illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman’s poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski’s interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.

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Turtle Walk
Written & illustrated by Matt Phelan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
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  • We Are Music - From the author of Music Is… Brandon Stosuy comes a second pitch-perfect board book that’s a kid-friendly music history lesson—perfect for the little record collectors in your life. From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief, Brandon Stosuy, comes a new board book called We Are Music that dives into the history of music. It starts with clapping, tapping, and drums, and from there the music moves in many different directions. From classical to blues to jazz to country to rock to punk to rap to hip hop, there is one important thread that weaves through every song that has ever been created: us.

  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? - What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page! Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children’s education and children’s illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best. A Redbook Children’s Picture Book Award winner The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

  • Opposites - Quiet/Loud… Over/Under… Day/Night… and many more. Katie Wilson’s lovable illustrations teach little ones a variety of common and not so common opposites in this creative board book from the Montessori inspired Discovery Concepts early learning collection.

  • See, Touch, Feel - There’s lots for baby to explore in See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book. This sturdy board book, with bright photgraphs of happy babies, is specially designed to stimulate curiosity through sensory play. Each page has a colorful picture activity that invites baby to touch and explore. There are raised textures to feel, finger trails to follow, and a shiny mirror to look in to. Can they follow the swirl on the snail’s shell. Can they tap the drum? As your baby grows, See, Touch, Feel will help your child develop language recognition and motor skills, as they learn to interact with the book in new ways. With lots to explore together, See, Touch, Feel is an ideal first book to share with your baby.

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Something Smells!
Written by Blake Liliane Hellman & illustrated by Steven Henry
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Elliot wakes up one morning to the most terrible smell. But what could it be? Find out in this gentle introduction to hygiene that’s stinkin’ adorable! One morning, Elliot wakes up and smells something awful. Is it the trash? No… The dog? No… Dad? His sister? The baby? Grandma’s famous gerfartzenschanffel? No, no, no, and no! Elliot searches high and low for the something that smells, but he just can’t find it, and it’s driving him and his nostrils crazy. Almost as bad, now his mother wants him to take a bath, which means taking off his super cool skeleton costume that he’s been wearing since Halloween! The funny thing is, after Elliot finishes his bath and Mom puts his costume in the wash, something doesn’t smell anymore…

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Music Is . . .
Written by Brandon Stosuy & illustrated by Amy Martin
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief Brandon Stosuy, comes an entertaining new board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles—because music is for everyone, and music is for you. Featuring Amy Martin’s dynamic art style, Music Is… explains music through our eyes and ears so that the sense of hearing is transformed into a visual experience. A pitch-perfect board book that is sure to strike a chord with readers of all ages.

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Mango-Shaped Space
Written by Wendy Mass
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13
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The Black Book of Colors
Written by Menena Cottin & illustrated by Rosana Faria
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-10

Living with the use of one’s eyes can make imagining blindness difficult, but this innovative title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers. This extraordinary title gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way.

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Stir Crack Whisk Bake: A Little Book about Little Cakes
Written by Maddie Frost
chapter book
Recommend Ages: -3

The perfect Easter basket stuffer! An adorable new board book for the littlest of foodies, from the creators of the most-watched cooking show, America’s Test Kitchen, and #1 New York Times bestselling kids cookbook, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs. Help your little one experience the magic of baking without leaving the comfort of their own home.Today is a special day because we’re going to make something together!From gathering ingredients to pouring batter to swirling on frosting, little ones will experience the magic of baking cupcakes without leaving the comfort of their bedroom in this first kids baking book. Using an interactive storytelling style, Stir Crack Whisk Bake lets the tiniest chefs be in charge!In the same vein of interactive books for toddlers including Don’t Push the Button and Tap the Magic Tree, kids can magically crack eggs or whisk ingredients together, simply with a swirl of their fingertips! Perfect for little ones who enjoy Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert and want a more interactive board book cooking experience.

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  • Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage - From the author and illustrator of the bestselling In My Heart! 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. This playful portrait of fear and bravery empowers young readers to confront once-scary situations and, with charming illustrations and die-cuts throughout, is also beautifully packaged. The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.

  • Brown Sugar Babe - When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. “I don’t want to be brown!” says a little girl about her skin. But so many beautiful things in the world are brown – calming beaches, cute animals, elegant violins, and more. Brown is musical. Brown is athletic. Brown is poetic. Brown is powerful! Through lyrical words and stunning illustrations, it soon becomes clear that this brown sugar babe should be proud of the skin she’s in.

  • The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses - On a most sense-sational trip that takes them through an eye, an ear, a tongue, and even a dog’s nose, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns about the senses. Using their trademark sense of humor, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen provide facts about the senses in both the human and animal worlds.

  • Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb - Like the parent Beginner Books, Bright & Early Books feature the same affordable hardcover format, imaginative stories, and colorful pictures. Geared for a younger audience, these books use simple words, repetition, and pictures that act as clues to the text. Contributors include Dr. Seuss (“Mr. Brown Can Moo!” “Can You?, “ “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, “ “The Foot Book”), Stan and Jan Berenstain (“Inside, Outside, Upside Down; Bears on Wheels”), Al Perkins (“Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb”) and Michael Frit (“I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words”). Preschool - Grade 1.

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Never Touch a Porcupine
Written by Make Believe Ideas Ltd & illustrated by Stuart Lynch
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

You must never touch a porcupine . . . except in this book!This woodland-animal-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. They will love reading the funny rhymes that warn of the dangers of touching the animals . . . and then ignoring the advice!Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread.

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Yummy Yucky
Written & illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Learning about opposites has never been more fun – or funny – than with this winning board book. Yummy! Spaghetti is yummy, but worms – and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention – are definitely yucky when tasted. Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli’s spirited board book, Yummy Yucky stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

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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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Never Touch a Shark
Written by Rosie Greening & illustrated by Stuart Lynch
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

You must never touch a shark . . . except in this book! This ocean-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. They will love reading the funny rhyme that warns of the dangers of touching a shark - and then ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread.

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Quiet Loud
Written & illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

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 Patricelli’s spirited board book, QUIET LOUD, stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

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  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises - “Hears” an introduction for babies to the wonderful mishmash world of sounds. Listen to the cow’s MOO, the frying eggs’ SIZZLE, and the thunder’s BOOM BOOM BOOM. There are plenty of noises for everyone!

  • Listening Walk - With art by home and classroom favorite Aliki, The Listening Walk will remind both adults and kids of the wonders all around them…if they slow down and listen. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.”A fine resource for studying the senses.”–BooklistPut on your socks and shoes–and don’t forget your ears! We’re going on a listening walk. Shhhhh. Do not talk. Do not hurry. Get ready to fill your ears with a world of wonderful and surprising sounds.A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds around them. Soon the girl discovers an extraordinary world of sounds in her everyday environment.–Booklist

  • That's Not My Train - A mouse searches for his train among ones that are not his because their windows are too shiny or their sides are too bumpy.

  • That's Not My Bunny... - Lots of baby bunnies! A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot. The very young will love the chance to feel a furry ear, tickle a paw or touch a cottontail.

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How Do You Hug a Porcupine?
Written by Laurie Isop & illustrated by Gwen Millward
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The third book in the General Mills Spoonful of Stories series! Can you imagine hugging a porcupine? Sure, it’s easy to picture hugging a bunny or even a billy goat, but where would you begin to try to hug a porcupine? After seeing all his friends hug their favorite animals, one brave boy works up the courage to hug a porcupine, but the porcupine isn’t so sure he wants to be hugged! The latest contest winner Laurie Isop and illustrator Gwen Millward aren’t afraid to ask the pointed questions!

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Never Touch a Dinosaur
Written & illustrated by Make Believe Ideas Ltd
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

You must never touch a dinosaur . . . except in this book!

This dinosaur-themed, touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. Little ones will love reading the funny rhyme that warns of the dangers of touching a dinosaur—and of ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches are featured throughout the book, with a different texture for children to discover on every spread.

This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading.

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Toes, Ears, & Nose!
Written by Marion Dane Bauer & illustrated by Karen Katz
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Engages readers to lift the flaps to see which body parts are hiding underneath clothing.

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Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism
Written by & illustrated by Jen Malia and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experience is making slime, she’s worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism and doesn’t like anything sticky! With help from family and her teacher, Holly receives the accommodations and encouragement she needs to give slime a try.

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Textures
Written & illustrated by Katie Wilson
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Soft. Rough. Bumpy. Smooth. Textures are all around us and all through this innovative board book. Latest in the Montessori inspired Discovery Concepts series, Textures takes us on an African safari where we also learn about safari animals in this cross-concept enhanced board book. Caregivers will enjoy the tactile teaching and all children will love the discovery in Textures.

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  • Never Touch a Spider! - You must never touch a spider . . . unless it’s in this book! This insect-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children! They will love reading the funny rhyme, filled with insects doing silly things. Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread. This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading!

  • Push Puzzles: In the Woods - Little ones will love solving the puzzles to form forest animals in this cute concept book complete with sliding pieces that move back and forth! In this book, kids can slide board pieces back and forth to solve the animal puzzles! There are three pieces on each spread, and each piece has a part of the animal on them. Little ones will love sliding the pieces back and forth to either make the correct cute forest animal or make a funny new animal instead! Animals included are a fox, hedgehog, owl, and deer.

  • Wiggle Jump Tickle: A Little Book of Actions - This adorable book of feelings encourages babies and toddlers to explore the world around them with confidence and joy. The playful illustrations and key words introduce you and your little one to a shared language of empathy, connection, and emotional intelligence. A fun and gentle way to support early communication skills; ideal for sharing at playtime or story time. •Features words like “play,” “wiggle,” and “snuggle” to give your child the language to explore movement. • A board book to encourage babies to explore and connect with the world around them with playfulness, confidence, and emotional intelligence • Perfect for ages 0—2 • Gifting occasions: baby shower, new baby, early birthdays

  • TouchThinkLearn: 123 - High design, brilliant graphics, essential learning skills—these features distinguish the TouchThinkLearn titles, presenting knowledge in a new dimension. Xavier Deneux applies the same unique vision that informed TouchThink-Learn: ABC to this year’s most innovative counting book. Die-cut numerals and shapes stimulate understanding of essential concepts, inviting youngest readers to engage in a meaningful and tangible hands-on experience of numbers by tracing figures and shapes to coordinate concepts and images.

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Why Are You So Quiet?
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Into a world where it often seems nobody is listening comes a poignant story that celebrates the power of silence. “Why are you so quiet?” Her teacher implores it, her classmates shout it, even her mom wonders it. Everyone, it seems, is concerned for Myra Louise. So, in search of an answer to the tiresome question nobody will stop asking, she invents a listening machine. If the raindrops, or the crickets, or the dryers at the laundromat can tell her why they’re so quiet, maybe Myra Louise can finally make everybody understand. But the more she listens, the less interested she becomes in finding any answer at all. Because Myra Louise comes to realize that all she really needs is someone else to listen alongside her. With gorgeous illustrations from Risa Hugo, Jaclyn Desforges’s first picture book champions introversion and the value of being a listener, a thinker, and an observer in our increasingly loud world.

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Colors
Written & illustrated by Katie Wilson
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Touch and learn.

Explore the colors of the rainbow in the newest addition to the Montessori-inspired Discovery Concepts series! This colorful title features sandpaper cutouts on each monochromatic spread to encourage young readers to interact with the book as they learn colors. One-of-a-kind colorful illustrations, sturdy board pages, and no moveable parts make this a unique addition to an early learning collection.

About the Discovery Concepts series: Discovery Concepts books celebrate Montessori’s curious discovery approach to learning. Maria Montessori believed “the hand is the chief teacher of the brain,” encouraging students to learn by touch and created specially designed materials such as sandpaper letters to support this method. Inspired by her teachings, each book in the Discovery Concepts board book collection uses tactile enhancements to engage young children in discovering the topic at hand. Beyond the tactile elements each title is designed to capture a child’s imagination and curiosity as they learn.

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Hooray for Fish!
Written & illustrated by Lucy Cousins
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all.

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Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: A First Book All about You
Written by Judy Hindley
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Children will discover the wonders of their bodies and the joy of learning to move in this edition of the popular picture book. From a wiggle of their shoulders to a stomp of their feet, a group of lovable toddlers joyfully explores the many ways to use their bodies. Lips can be made small for kissing, while arms can go up and down or reach out to hug those we love. Judy Hindley’s jaunty text and Brita Granstrom’s playful illustrations are perfect for children as they begin to discover the wonders of their bodies and the joy of learning to move.

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That's Not My Reindeer
Written by Fiona Watt & illustrated by Rachel Wells
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
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  • The Seashore Book - A summer classic by two masters, reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences. Wendell Minor’s elegant artwork and Charlotte Zolotow’s simple, evocative prose brings a day at the beach vividly to life as a boy and his mother imagine what it would be like to spend a day at the seashore.

  • Hello Ocean - Dive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach. Crisp, realistic illustrations fill the pages with the rush of surf and the warmth of sun-baked sand. The sights and smells and sensations of the sea become vividly clear in these beautifully rendered paintings.

  • David Smells!: A Diaper David Book - Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon is back with a third original board book that features the star of the bestselling No, David! books as a troublemaking toddler and introduces the five senses. Hey! What’s that smell?! Join David as he discovers the five senses: touch, hear, see, smell, and taste. From petting the dog to banging on a drum, David knows how to have a good time. But he also knows that there’s nothing better than playing a game with Mama at the end of a busy and exciting day. With the same irresistible humor and vibrant style as his award-winning No, David! books, David Shannon takes us back to the “early years” of his most beloved character. Perfect for beginning readers as well as for the youngest children!

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Wild Animals
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Cats, dogs, lions and ducks! Children will have fun and learn all about their favorite animals.

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Biscuit's Pet & Play Easter: A Touch & Feel Book
Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli & illustrated by Pat Schories
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Cozy up for Easter fun with Biscuit, everyone’s favorite little yellow puppy!Pet the fuzzy yellow chick and hunt for shiny Easter eggs as you join Biscuit in this Easter touch-and-feel adventure! The sturdy board book pages and simple text are just right for babies and toddlers. This Easter touch-and-feel book is a sweet way to share the holiday spirit with little ones. Woof, woof!

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Play with Paint!
Written & illustrated by Jenny Pinkerton
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

When it comes to painting, there are so many possibilities! Mix colors, swish your brush around, and see what sorts of marks you can make with just your hand and a bit of paint in this adorable board book! Creative play meets self-expression in this board book perfect for budding-artist babies!

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Places to Be
Written by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Renata Liwska
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

We have so many places to be! Places to be loud and lovely and scared and jubilant. With an elegant simplicity reminiscent of the classics, this picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions.

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Bear Went Over the Mountain
Written by Iza Trapani
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see, hear what he could hear, smell what he could smell, touch what he could touch, and taste what he could taste; what a busy bear! In this beautiful retelling of a classic children’s song, bestselling author and illustrator Iza Trapani brings to life the seasonal activities of one cuddly bear. The bear sets out at the beginning of spring and finds fun around every corner, such as watching bunnies hop and smelling flowers. When the bear finds something unpleasant, like a smelly skunk or a prickly porcupine, he learns that the five senses have both good and bad traits. But that is all right, because there is always something just as exciting to try next! The Bear Went Over the Mountain teaches children about the five senses and the four seasons, all through a timeless song. It is so much fun, kids will want to go exploring too, just like the bear!

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