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Gift Guide--Books for Babies/toddlers

New board books for babies and toddlers!

The Pronoun Book By Chris Ayala-Kronos, Melita Tirado (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Ayala-Kronos, Melita Tirado (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358653158
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Published: Clarion Books - April 5th, 2022

They, she, he . . . all together, us! Join along in this vibrant board book's joyful celebration of people and their pronouns.

How do you know what someone wants to be called? Ask!

This lively board book features eye-catching illustrations of a diverse cast of people and simple text that introduces their pronouns, perfect for readers both young and old.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Baby's First Book of Extraordinary Women By Rebel Girls Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781953424372
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Published: Rebel Girls - July 19th, 2022

2022 NATIONAL PARENTING PRODUCT AWARD WINNER

This board book adaptation of the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces your little reader to the lives of extraordinary Rebel women, past and present, from around the world.


Celebrations By Brook Sitgraves Turner Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781734182484
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Published: Little Feminist Press - October 18th, 2022

No holiday is complete without CELEBRATIONS This unique board book helps families and educators discuss belief systems, ceremonies, and holidays to spread love and understanding for all faiths.

Complete with family discussion questions and a glossary detailing each celebration, faith, and practice. Created with 0-5-year-olds in mind.


How We Eat By Shuli de la Fuente-Lau Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781734182491
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Published: Little Feminist Press - October 18th, 2022

★ Meaningful and inclusive. - Kirkus Starred Review

Mealtime just got a whole lot more fun HOW WE EAT helps families and educators discuss ability, culture, and food at home and in the classroom.

Complete with family discussion questions and a guide detailing the foods, tools, and utensils seen on each page. Created with 0-5-year-olds in mind.


My Forest Is Green By Darren Lebeuf, Ashley Barron (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darren Lebeuf, Ashley Barron (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781525309250
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 3rd, 2022

With art supplies in tow, a young boy explores the urban forest near his home, then interprets what he sees with his art. The boy is a keen observer who uses poetic, rhythmic language to describe the diversity he finds through all four seasons.


Whoever You Are: A Baby Book on Love & Gender By Josephine Wai Lin, Sandy Lopez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josephine Wai Lin, Sandy Lopez (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781951412944
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Published: The Collective Book Studio - September 27th, 2022

Quiet and loud, soft and strong. You being you, there’s no way to be wrong…

Every day, parents come home from the hospital with a brand-new human being. What if we made vows to our babies to love them no matter what?


The Every Baby Book: Families of Every Name Share a Love That’s Just the Same By Frann Preston-Gannon Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419756641
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Published: Magic Cat - May 3rd, 2022

This cute, inclusive board book celebrates the things that families of all kinds share—and the love at the heart of each one

Every baby’s day is different, but lots of first experiences are shared, too. The youngest reader will delight in recognizing their own daily routine unfold with every turn of the page, as we follow six families from breakfast until bedtime.


Dream with the/Sueña con las Latinitas By Juliet Menéndez, Juliet Menéndez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250840448
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Published: Godwin Books - September 27th, 2022

Meet the Latinitas, whose big dreams paved the way for your little feet! With gorgeous, hand-painted illustrations, Juliet Menéndez shines a spotlight on the power of childhood dreams.


Catch That Chicken! By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536228045
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

The team behind Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby visit a Nigerian village for a humorous ode to childhood ingenuity.


Babies Love Outer Space By Susanne König Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593403518
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Published: Philomel Books - November 8th, 2022

For families who want their babies to reach for the stars, this accordion-shaped board book about outer space was created specifically for tummy time!


Dolls and Trucks Are for Everyone By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780762478118
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 3rd, 2022

From the author and illustrator of Pink Is for Boys comes an empowering board book that teaches kids and adults alike that gender cannot define who you are or want to become.

Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls and everyone, as are fabric and wood, flutes and drums, hockey and figure skating, and many more.


Bye Bye, Binary By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780063215146
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Published: HarperFestival - May 24th, 2022

Fans of Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz will love this board book about gender expression and being true to oneself.

"Is it a boy? Or a girl?" 

“WHAT'S IT TO YA?!”

Our little bundle of joy has arrived—to dismantle gender norms!


El último malvavisco / The Last Marshmallow (Storytelling Math) By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623542269
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 4th, 2022

Now in Spanish bilingual editions--Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid in this board book series.

After playing in the snow, Olivia and Mei are ready for cocoa. There's one marshmallow for Olivia and one marshmallow for Mei. But what will they do with the third marshmallow? How can two friends share three things fairly?


Circulo! Esfera! / Circle! Sphere! (Storytelling Math) By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623542245
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 4th, 2022

Now in Spanish bilingual editions--Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid in this board book series.

Manny and his friends Olivia and Mei blow bubbles in this playful introduction to geometry. Manny's wand is a circle. Olivia's wand is a square. Mei's wand is a heart. What shape will their bubbles be? (Surprise! They're all spheres.)


In My Anaana's Amautik By Nadia Sammurtok, Lenny Lishchenko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nadia Sammurtok, Lenny Lishchenko (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781772274240
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Published: Inhabit Media - May 3rd, 2022

Starred reviews from Kirkus, SLJ, and The Horn Book Magazine


Ours By Ruth Forman, Talia Skyles (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Forman, Talia Skyles (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665903059
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Published: Little Simon - August 30th, 2022

From the bestselling author of Curls, Glow, and Bloom comes a board book that joyfully celebrates skin tone self-love with a mirror for little ones.

I love mine (mine)
she loves hers (hers)
he loves his (his)
I love theirs

Show young readers how to see themselves and others with confidence and love with this beau


Grandma's Tiny House By JaNay Brown-Wood, Priscilla Burris (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623543310
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 6th, 2022

Chicago Public Library’s 2017 Best of the Best Books selection

"A fine addition to book collections about families, food, counting, and joyous gatherings" — The Horn Book


Skin Again By Bell Hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bell Hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780316412933
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

From legendary author and critic bell hooks and multi-Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a way to talk about race and identity that will appeal to parents of the youngest readers—in board book edition.

The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story.


Brown Baby Lullaby By Tameka Fryer Brown, AG Ford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tameka Fryer Brown, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780374389819
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 29th, 2022

This lyrical bedtime board book is a must-have for every brown baby's bookshelf.

Come, my sweet brown baby...


DJ Baby By DJ Burton, Andy J. Pizza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By DJ Burton, Andy J. Pizza (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665927048
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Published: Little Simon - November 22nd, 2022

Lets get this baby dance party started with DJ Baby, a novelty book with record turntables that spin on every page and bright, funky art from the illustrator of A Pizza with Everything on It!

This boogie-worthy board book with record-spinning novelties helps DJs-in-training practice their skills!


Cat's First Baby: A Board Book By Natalie Nelson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692935
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Published: Quirk Books - March 1st, 2022

I am a cat.
Are you a cat?

Cat is curious. There's a new addition to the family, but who exactly is this small being? This new arrival doesn’t meow like a cat, or smell like a cat, or even have a tail like a cat. As Cat investigates, he might just come to appreciate this loud, silly family member. After all, they both enjoy a good catnap.  


I Can See You By Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, Michelle Simpson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781772274202
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Published: Inhabit Media - April 12th, 2022

In this adorable book to be shared with babies and toddlers, mothers explore their love for their babies as experienced through the five senses. From the sound of a baby's giggles to the smell of a kunik, this book celebrates the unique bonds shared between mothers and babies.


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One White Crane: A Bilingual Counting Book of the Months By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250801517
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 13th, 2022

One white crane, two black bears . . .

Simply told and beautifully rendered, this counting board book takes young readers through the months of the year. Each month focuses on a new animal, from seals in May to cicadas in September. Sweet, accessible text in English and Chinese pairs with eye-catching art for a wonderful repeat reading experience.


Together By Mona Damluji, Innosanto Nagara (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mona Damluji, Innosanto Nagara (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781644210840
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Published: Triangle Square - October 5th, 2021

A breathtakingly simple poem of universal experience shows us the transformative power of collective action.

"Together offers a vision of the world we want for our children, one in which all living things flourish, our communities thrive, and justice prevails.” --Ibram X. Kendi, author of Antiracist Baby


Here and Now Padded Board Book By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358452096
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Published: Clarion Books - April 13th, 2021

From the team behind Ezra Jack Keats Honor winner Windows comes Here and Now. At turns wise and playful, this accessible, beautifully illustrated read soothes like a modern Goodnight Moon. Now in a padded board book format!

Here and now . . .

You may be reading a book.


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781623542993
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 7th, 2021

2019 Sibert Honor Book
2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NPR's Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
2018 Book Launch Award (SCBWI)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018
School Library Journal Best Books of 2018

2018 JLG selection
2019 Reading the West Picture Book Award


Baby Young, Gifted, and Black: With a Mirror! By Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780711261419
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - January 26th, 2021

"There are so many things I am and can be... There's a whole world waiting for me." 

Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black.


My Heart Beats By Rina Singh Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459825680
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 13th, 2021

A beautiful photographic board book featuring babies from all over the world and the sounds their hearts make as they beat with love.


The Life Of/La Vida de Jean-Michel Basquiat By Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Citlali Reyes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781947971721
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Published: Lil' Libros - August 24th, 2021

Introduce your little ones to the famous graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, in both English and Spanish.


Little Astrology Catrinas: A Bilingual Book about Zodiac Signs By Mariana Galvez, Mariana Galvez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Galvez, Mariana Galvez (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781948066020
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Published: Lil' Libros - September 21st, 2021

Introduce little ones to the Zodiac signs through Day of the Dead icons, such as La Catrina, in both English and Spanish

Bring new life into the Zodiac by teaching your little ones about themselves and the iconic and vibrant Day of the Dead symbol, La Catrina.


Sonrisas for Baby: A Little Book of Smiles By Jen Arena, Blanca Gomez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Blanca Gomez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316537957
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Published: LB Kids - December 1st, 2020

This sweet English/Spanish bilingual board book proves that smiles can brighten any day. Everyone has smiles for baby -- from un amigo to la familia to la rana and un pez, in this charming board book that gently infuses easy Spanish vocabulary into the text. The spare and simple Spanish is accessible for both bilingual parents and those who wish to


Curls By Ruth Forman, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Forman, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534446311
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Published: Little Simon - December 22nd, 2020

A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls.

Me
Morning


Mirror Smile

Shine big
hair love


This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.


Glow By Ruth Forman, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Forman, Geneva Bowers (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534446335
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Published: Little Simon - May 4th, 2021

A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to the beautiful light of African American boys.

I shine night too
smooth brown
glow skin

This simple, playful, and elegant board book stars a young boy who joyfully celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a perfect day.


Love in the Wild Board Book By Katy Tanis, Katy Tanis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katy Tanis, Katy Tanis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735368002
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Published: Mudpuppy - January 26th, 2021

Love is love wherever it's found.

This fun and inclusive book celebrates all forms of love found within the animal kingdom.

The Love in the Wild board book from Mudpuppy features sweet rhyming text and colorful artwork to highlight the many different types of love that can be found in the animal kingdom.

This colorful celebration of love is


The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions By Anna Llenas Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316450058
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Published: LB Kids - June 29th, 2021

Unpack feelings with color in this international bestseller that helps young readers identify emotions and feel more in control.
 One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color.


Count to LOVE! (A Bright Brown Baby Board Book) By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338672398
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Published: Cartwheel Books - October 5th, 2021

Cuddle up with your little one and get ready to count to L-O-V-E, in this precious board book from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney!

Count to love on fingers and toes.

1-2-3-4, touch your nose!

Snuggle up with your little one to celebrate sweet baby love!


M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child By Tiffany Rose Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499812053
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Published: little bee books - September 28th, 2021

"Contagiously upbeat, joyful, and positive . . .


Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (First Conversations) By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593382639
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.


Being You: A First Conversation About Gender (First Conversations) By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Anne/Andy Passchier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780593382646
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - August 17th, 2021

Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.


El último malvavisco / The Last Marshmallow (Storytelling Math) By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623542269
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 4th, 2022

Now in Spanish bilingual editions--Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid in this board book series.

After playing in the snow, Olivia and Mei are ready for cocoa. There's one marshmallow for Olivia and one marshmallow for Mei. But what will they do with the third marshmallow? How can two friends share three things fairly?


Families Can By Dan Saks, Brooke Smart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dan Saks, Brooke Smart (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593223659
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - April 6th, 2021

A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the wonderful differences that make each family unique.

A family can be
Any kind of number
Maybe there's one parent
Strong like thunder


These Hands By Hope Lynne Price, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hope Lynne Price, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368050319
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

These hands create. These hands can build. These hands can reach. Can stretch. Can teach.
Begging to be read aloud, this engaging, poetic board book is a wonderful tribute to the grace and power of hands, and is the perfect fit for our littlest readers.


Before We Eat By Pat Brisson, Mary Azarian (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pat Brisson, Mary Azarian (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780884488330
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 5th, 2020

Milk doesn’t just appear in the refrigerator, nor do apples grow in the bowl on the kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people work very hard—planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, filling crates, and stocking shelves.


I Am!: Affirmations for Resilience By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bela Barbosa, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593222799
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2020

A stunningly illustrated guide to simple affirmations for young children, building self-esteem and confidence.

When you are feeling scared of something new,
Stand tall,
Put your hands on your hips,
and say:

I Am Brave!


Up to My Knees! (Storytelling Math) By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623541231
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Published: Charlesbridge - October 13th, 2020

Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid, everywhere!

Mei explores measurement as she plants a sunflower seed and watches it grow. The plant starts off as tall as her toe, but soon it's up to her knees, then her waist, then her shoulders. How tall will it get?


Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499810950
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Published: little bee books - April 28th, 2020

"Victorious . . .


Antiracist Baby Board Book By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.