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Brown Sugar Babies by Charles R. Smith
Infants, toddlers, and their older siblings will drool as they rejoice in the beauty of brown babies. Here, carob cherubs show all their true colors--everything from peanut butter to honey to cinnamon spice. Expressive photos and a mouthwatering rhyme encourage babies to find splendor in the many hues of their own skin.
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Jump! by  Tatsuhide Matsuoka
A frog jumps. Boing! A kitten jumps. Boi-ing! A dog jumps. Boiyyyyyyoiingg! And I jump too--BOING! This joyful book gets children joining in the fun of each animal's jump--sharing the sounds and actions.
Let's Say Hello by  Erica Sirotich
A celebration of diversity and acceptance features a diverse cast of babies and toddlers who reveal how to say "Hello" in twelve different languages.
May We Have Enough to Share by Richard Van Camp
A beautiful board book about gratitude by celebrated Indigenous author Richard Van Camp
Me and the Family Tree by Carole Boston Weatherford
As a young girl reflects on her family, she notices how she resembles various family members as well as how she is unique.
Moo, baa, la la la by Sandra Boynton
Cows, sheep, pigs, and other animals make all kinds of different sounds, some of which are silly.
Peek-a-Bruce by Ryan T Higgins
Bruce the bear does not want to play with the geese today, but leads them in a merry game of hide-and-seek as he tries to be alone.
Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora
A toddler plays peek-a-boo throughout the day.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
Will Ladybug Hug? by  Hilary Leung
Ladybug is a great hugger. But will her friends let her hug? Find out in this surprising book all about consent.
Updated 12/20/2022