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Books for Baby & Toddler (ages 1 - 3)

Another Important Book
 by Margaret Wise Brown
In a playful voice that is uniquely Margaret Wise Brown's comes this delightful picture book about just what it means to be six, five, four, three, one, two and 'most importantly' you. Caldecott Honor Medalist Chris Raschka's innovative illustrations burst with energy and literally dance along with Brown's whimsical verses of discovery.


"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
Set in the lush world of the tropical rain forest, this original picture book is an exquisite showcase of Eric Carle's colorful collage art-with a meaningful message: Slow down! Take time to enjoy your world.


Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! by Eric Carle & Kazuo Iwamura
Acclaimed author-illustrator Eric Carle and Japanese artist Kazuo Iwamura have created a unique bilingual book, half in English, half in Japanese, with each half illustrated respectively by Carle and Iwamura.


Gossie & Gertie by Olivier Dunrea
Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?


Thanks, Mom by Ed Emberley
It all begins with a small hungry mouse and one delicious piece of cheese.  Mouse takes cheese until it runs into cat . . . Cat chases mouse until it runs into dog . . . Dog chases cat until it runs into . . .  And yes, it is Mom who makes it turn out all right for that hungry little mouse.  Thanks, Mom!


Wake Up, Big Barn by Suzanne Chitwood
Drawn in a classical style and "printed" in papers and other materials from top-secret sources, Suzanne's mud-bathing piggies, wiggling weather vanes, be-bop frogs, and groovy owl appear to emerge from the pages of the book. Her musical text features onomatopoeic sounds and funky rhythms that make this book perfect for reading aloud.


Do Like a Duck Does! by Judy Hindley
By challenging a hairy stranger to imitate the behavior of herself and her ducklings, a mother duck proves that he is a fox and not a duck.


Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis
What works from dawn until dusk without a break until it delivers all its freight? A very busy steam engine gets the job done in this cheerful story that begs to be read aloud.


My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.


Hondo & Fabian by Peter McCarty
A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun?  Peter McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.