Books With The Tag: #books for babies

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Today’s adorable tiny finger-puppet #boardbooks are:  Baby Orca Finger Puppet Book & Baby Piglet Finger Puppet Book from @raincoastbooks & illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang.

This sweet series includes a permanent finger puppet in each book for interactive reading and play.  Simple text follows a day in the life of these cute baby animals.  

I’m chuffed these two books are releasing together in mid-March because it let me photograph: orca & piglet super friends!  How cute do they look together?  So cute.

There is truly one of these books for everyone’s favourite animal or super friend combo!  A delightful treat in your small’s library and an irresistible gift for babies new or toddling.  Recommended newborn +up (bonus: 3 & 4 year olds love these too!)



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Today’s lift-the-flap counting #boardbook is Animal 123 by talented illustrator Jonny Lambert via DK Canada.
An instant hit at our house, this sturdy, colourful counting book has ALL the flaps:  side flaps, top flaps, DOUBLE FLAPS and things to find and count in every scene.  Our newly minted 4 year old small protagonist LOVES it on repeat and so I can’t say enough about a great counting book.  It starts out a fabulous, high contrast, sturdy and exciting touch & see book for your baby and grows with them through every stage until they are playing seek & find with every page and naming animals like a pro!  The DK quality really shines through on this book and Jonny Lambert’s illustrations are a delight!
Recommended 3 months & up for counters & animals lovers big & small!



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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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Since it’s International Dinosaur Month, it’s the perfect time to blog a few dinosaur books from DK Canada’s online Dinosaur Boutique!  Up today: Roar Roar Baby Dinosaur!  
This chunky board book features lift the flaps both big and small and flap-activated dinosaur sounds!  The sounds are solar powered so if you’re enjoying this read at night, have a little flashlight handy for your small!
There’s a lot to love in this read:
 - Adorable dinosaur hide & seek
 - Handy phonetic pronunciations for grown-ups
 - Amazing dinosaur sounds!
Our favourite hands-down is the snoring of the sleeping triceratops!  Adored by my 3 year old small.   A wonderful dinosaur book to enjoy with smalls 1.5 & up!



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Today in our Pop-Up Peekaboo series with DK Canada it’s Pop-Up Peekboo Bedtime!  Can Big Bunny collect his many friends from their hiding places for bedtime?  Lift the flaps to find out!
We love the gentler, more bed-time friendly palette in this book and the playful hide-and-seek, perfect for winding down for night time (especially for my hide-and-seek obsessed small!).
A wonderful book to gift or add to your own library.  Recommended newborn+up!



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We’re back with more Pop-Up Peekaboo delights this week via DK Canada.  Today’s book is: Pop-Up Peekaboo Things That Go, a wonderful hide-and-seek style story featuring vehicles of land, sea and air!  We love the many different directions each sturdy flap opens to!  The detail and quality of the pop-ups is ideal for little hands.  A wonderful, bright, read in a nice lap-sized board book.  Great for smalls newborn + up, a great baby shower gift and equally adored by older toddler smalls who can name objects, colours and scenes with pride!  



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Today’s #boardbook starts a 2 week blitz of wonderful DK Canada books on the blog and finishes with a 3-book giveaway on February 16th!  

First up:  Colours with Ladybug, a lively, sparkly, finger-trail tale following a ladybug who collects a boot in every colour of the rainbow.  Each page explores a colour and has a finger trail your small can trace to find ladybug’s next boot.  

This bright, high-contrast, texture filled book is wonderful for babies developing eyes and sense of touch.  We love rainbows here at the blog and our 3 year old protagonist asked for this book on repeat, delighted to call out colours, vocabulary and trails as he recognized them.  So we recommend this book for babies 6 months+up and toddlers too.  A book to grow with them that will be rediscovered at each stage with new things to enjoy.