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Adventures with Barefoot Critters   Teagan White   Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 411 Whi   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook

An adorable cast of animals explore the alphabet through the seasons. Recommended for ages 1–3.

The Alphabet Tree   Leo Lionni   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Lio

When a fierce wind blows a group of letters from their tree, they learn to band together to form words and sentences to create a message stronger than the wind. Recommended for ages 2–6.

The Bad Seed   Jory John   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Joh   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Hoopla eBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook

A funny, charming book about a bad-tempered seed that reminds us all that positive change is possible for all of us. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Bear's Busy Family: La Familia Ocupada de Oso   Stella Blackstone, Debbie Marter   Espanol Juvenile - Ej Bla   Also available on: Hoopla eBook

In this adorable bilingual board book, use all five senses to follow a friendly bear around his house and learn why his family is so busy. Recommended for ages 1–3.

The Circus Ship   Chris Van Dusen   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Van   Also available on: Libby/Overdrive eBook

After swimming to shore when their circus ship sinks, a group of animals become beloved members of a community in this rhyming book with entertaining artwork. Recommended for ages 2–6.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus   Mo Willems   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Wil

A wild and wacky pigeon pleads to take the place of a bus driver on break in this silly interactive story where the reader tells a pigeon “No!” Recommended for ages 2–6.

Fifteen Animals   Sandra Boynton   Board Book

A boy describes his 15 pets—all named Bob. Recommended for ages birth–3.

Good Night Gorilla   Peggy Rathmann   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Rat   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook

An oblivious zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks are safely asleep at the zoo. Recommended for ages birth–3.

I Sang You Down from the Stars   Tasha Spillett-Sumner   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Spi

A heartwarming story about an Indigenous mother preparing for her baby’s arrival by collecting items for a sacred medicine bundle. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Jamberry   Bruce Degen   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Deg

A little boy in the forest meets a friendly bear that takes him on a delicious berry-picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland. Recommended for ages 1–3.

The Kissing Hand   Audrey Penn   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Pen   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook

When a raccoon named Chester is nervous about going to kindergarten for the first time (and being away from his mother), she teaches him a secret way of carrying her love with him. Recommended for ages 2–6.

Love Makes a Family   Sophie Beer   Juvenile Board Books - Board Book   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook

Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there’s only thing that makes a family a family—and that’s LOVE! Recommended for ages birth–3.

Monsters at the End of This Book   Jon Stone   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Sto

Join adorable, friendly monster Grover and his pal Elmo in these two stories as they get closer and closer to meeting the monster at the end of these books! Recommended for ages 1–3.

Mother Bruce   Ryan T. Higgins   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Hig   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Hoopla eBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook

Bruce is a very grumpy bear who doesn't like anyone or anything. Except cooked eggs. When the goose eggs he planned to boil hatch instead, the goslings believe he is their mother—and Bruce must try to make the best of the situation. Recommended for ages 2–6.

Please Baby Please   Spike Lee   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Lee

A toddler’s antics keeps her mother busy as she tries to feed her, watch her at the playground, give her a bath, and put her to bed. Recommended for ages 1–3.

A Seed is a Start   Melissa Stewart   Juvenile Nonfiction - J581.467 Ste

Beautiful photos show the plant cycle that all starts with a little seed. Recommended for ages 3–6.

The Snowy Day   Ezra Jack Keats   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Kea   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook

The adventures of Peter, a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. Recommended for ages 1–4.

Splash   Leslie Patricelli   Juvenile Board Books - Board Book

Pack a beach bag and join Baby for a day at the seashore with a new, adorable character! Recommended for ages birth–3.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar   Eric Carle   Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Car   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Libby/Overdrive eBook

Follow along with a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a whole week of increasingly large meals before forming a cocoon around himself and emerging as a beautiful butterfly. Recommended for ages 2–6.

Who? A Celebration of Babies   Robie Harris   Board Book   Also available on: cloudLibrary eBook, Hoopla eBook

Celebrate babies and the people (and pets) they love! Recommended for ages birth–3.