Baby and Toddler Picks for June 2016
Best Books for Babies and Toddlers June 2016 Picks

 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

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Thank You! (Animal Sounds)
by Ethan Long
published May 3, 2016

A string of comically stylized animals say “thank you” to one another when they receive their favorite treats. The sequence culminates in an exchange between a human toddler and his parent saying “thank you” and “you’re welcome” when the child receives his favorite sippy cup! This third title in a...READ MORE

by Jeff Mack
published May 10, 2016
Starred Reviews:
Starred review awarded to hardcover edition. Star Image Publishers Weekly

This hilarious tale of a friendship forged by books is the perfect picture book for fans of IT'S A BOOK and OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA! A great read-aloud for storytime.

Everyone needs a little attention from time to time. Just ask our gorilla who will stop at nothing to be...READ MORE

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Yellow Copter
by Kersten Hamilton
illustrated by Valeria Petrone
published May 17, 2016

When a teacher gets stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes can’t reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter!

With a rollicking rhyme and candy-colored illustrations, this is the perfect read-aloud for any fan of machines that...READ MORE

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by Irene Dickson
published May 10, 2016
Starred Reviews:
Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews

A stylishly illustrated, ingeniously simple picture-book debut perfect for teaching young children about colors and sharing.

Ruby has red blocks and Benji has blue blocks. They both build with their blocks, until Benji takes one of Ruby’s red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks CRASH...READ MORE

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Leo Can Swim
by Anna McQuinn
illustrated by Ruth Hearson
published May 10, 2016

Leo, Lola’s little brother from Leo Loves Baby Time, is back in a new adventure at the pool.
Leo and Daddy go to swim class where they kick, bounce, and dive like little fish. Joining other babies and their caretakers in the pool is a guarantee for unforgettable...READ MORE

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Near, Far: A Minibombo Book
by Silvia Borando
published June 14, 2016
Starred Reviews:
Star Image Publishers Weekly

From up close and far away, things can look so different. Can you guess what animals you’re looking at as they zoom in, then zoom back out?

No words are needed in this striking and colorful exploration of animal shapes. Bold graphic forms create a playful exercise in visual perception....READ MORE

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1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book
by Juana Medina
published June 7, 2016
Starred Reviews:
Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Juana Medina's ingenious illustrations nearly pop off the page in her new counting book, ONE BIG SALAD. One avocado deer saunters across the spread, two radish mice scurry by, until finally ten watercress seahorses swim onto the scene - all of the ingredients in one big salad!

Medina's previous...READ MORE

First 100 Farm Words Lift-the-Flap
by Roger Priddy
published June 7, 2016

From animals to crops to machines, this is the perfect book for little learners who want to find all about the farm. Inside, there are over 100 farm pictures to look at and words to learn, plus more than 50 fun flaps to lift. Underneath each one, young farm fans...READ MORE

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TouchThinkLearn: Homes
by Xavier Deneux
published March 8, 2016

Featuring spreads with raised, shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, these new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name—these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential...READ MORE

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC (The World of Eric Carle)
by Eric Carle
published May 10, 2016

A bright and beautiful alphabet book featuring Eric Carle's wonderful creatures.

Explore the amazing animal alphabet with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork, each letter introduces beloved animals, big and small.READ MORE

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