Books With The Tag: #babys first library

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Today’s beautiful lift-the-flap #boardbooks are Peek-a-baby Farm & Peek-a-baby Ocean by Mike Orodan via @raincoastbooks​.  These adorable parent & baby peekaboo books are publishing in March and we love love LOVED them at our house.

Highlights:
 - stunning high contrast colour palettes perfect for baby’s developing eyes!

 - variety of animals (hooray for otters, octopus and donkeys!  We don’t usually see these guys!)

 - some mention of Mama & Daddy but some just animal titles allowing for a variety of parent names besides the classics!

 - each book finishing on bedtime (GLORY!) and gently illustrating some tender co-sleeping

 - chunky shaped pages and flaps great for little hands to use!

These books are as lovely for a new baby as for my inquisitive four year old who enjoyed learning baby animals names and easily turning pages and flaps himself before bed.  A gorgeous addition to any small’s library and sweet baby shower gifts!  Recommended Newborn & Up!



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Today’s #boardbook is a really fun novelty title: Quantum Computing for Babies by Chris Ferrie and Whurley via @raincoastbooks.  This simplified version of a very complex idea is part of an adorable series for babies!

We might have a soft spot for this title here at the blog because we have a Daddy who works in IT!

We love this simple, high contrast tour of how computers solve problems.  The shapes and colours are perfect for new eyes and the content is perfect for every computer/IT/science geek in your life.  An amazing shower gift!  Recommended newborn+up, a giftable, notable board book!



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Today in our continuing Pop Up Peekaboo series with DK Canada, is Pop Up Peekaboo Numbers!  
This bright, cheerful, lap-sized board book counts gently to ten with adorable pop-up counting surprises as a busy bee searches for its family.  We love the peep-inside, generous flaps that reveal sweet, spring-time critters to count.  
This one is highly giftable, great for babies, toddlers, showers, a truly sweet book for any smalls library!  Recommended newborn + up thanks to high contrast imagery and elements that can grow with your small!



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Today’s lap sized #boardbook is 100 First Animals by DK Books Canada, a delightful tour of animals, big and small, striped and spotted, scaled and shelled, in the sea and in the trees.  We love the bold, high contrast imagery perfect for developing eyes in that crucial first year.  And we love how this book can grow with your child from things to point at it to names to declare as the language explosion happens around 2.5.  A bright, brilliant collection perfect for baby shower gifts and first libraries.  Recommended newborn +up!



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Our final stop in the week of #myfirst #boardbooks with DK Canada is our three-book-boxset from the My First Library including:  My First ABC, My First 123 & My First Words.

These bright phonics themed count & spot books are filled with high contrast imagery (for brand new eyes!) and loads of things to name and describe for the language explosion in toddlerhood.  A wonderful first giftset for any parent to share with their small!

Recommended newborn+up!

Stayed tuned after Easter Weekend for a big giveaway with DK where you can win an ENTIRE “My First Library” from DK Books!



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Next up in our week of #myfirst #boardbooks with DK Canada is My First Baby Animals.  We loved the rich, high definition photography in this book–it felt like you could reach out and touch these babies!  Lots of familiar themes but some great uncommon baby animals as well! (Bonus! A whole page of baby BIRDS, this blogging mama’s FAVE!)  This is an adorable lap read for your smalls (and pretty darn cute for grown ups too).

Recommended newborn + up, a great baby shower gift!

Stay tuned for our end-of-week giveaway with DK.  You could win EVERY SINGLE BOOK in my first photograph!  That’s right, an entire My First Library!



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Next up in our week of #myfirst #boardbooks with DK Canada is My First Playtime.  We loved the many kinds of colourful play included in this little book.  Great vocabulary for the toddler years and loads of bright, familiar objects for new eyes to enjoy!

Recommended newborn+up!  Great for baby shower gifts.

Stay tuned at the end of the week for a giveaway where you can enter to win EVERY SINGLE BOOK you see in the first photo! That’s right, an entire “My First Library”!



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April is here and that means it’s Baby Shower Season - and although this season can technically be any time of year, there is a burst of it in Spring time!  So April’s theme will be baby’s first library, those special board books that make great shower gifts to treasure & enjoy with your precious new small!

I’ve paired up with the wonderful DK Canada to spend this first week showing you each of the books in their “my first” series.  Bright, high contrast imagery and simple, educational themes make these books great firsts for your smalls.

Tune in at the end of the week for your chance to win every book in the series!  That’s right, every book you see in the first photo could be yours!

First up today is My First Pets, a colourful tour of the many kinds of pets you can have.  Bonus blog call-out for including birds, which are often skipped!  (We are a parakeet house!)  Names, babies and basic anatomy are all included in the page spreads here so these books can grow with your baby right into toddlerhood!
Recommended newborn + up!