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Parce que

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, parents

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Au moment d'aller se coucher, une enfant pose des questions brûlantes à son père. Pourquoi l'océan est-il bleu? Qu'est-ce que la pluie? Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé aux dinosaures? Les jeunes lecteurs seront fascinés par les réponses créatives du papa tandis que les adultes ne pourront s'empêcher de sourire.

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I Promise

text by Catherine Hernandez, illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: parents, lgbt, alternative family, bedtime & dreams

Catherine Hernandez's literary career exploded with the 2017 publication of her award-winning novel Scarborough. Her latest, I Promise, marks her delightful return to children's literature, having published her first children's book, M Is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book, in 2015.

Featuring tender-hearted illustrations by renowned artist Syrus Marcus …

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Nutcracker Night

by Mireille Messier, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: christmas & advent, new experience, parents, theater

Discover the sights, sounds and magic of a night at the ballet that will prepare even the youngest of children for their first theatrical experience

Beep! Beep! go the taxis. Voof! go the velvet curtains. The Nutcracker ballet and New York City’s David H. Koch Theater come to life in this onomatopoeic representation of a little girl’s experience …

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Upsy-Daisy, Baby!

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: new baby, multigenerational, parents

Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Now available in board book format, Upsy Daisy, Baby! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, co …

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Couch Potato, The

by Kerry Lyn Sparrow, illustrated by Yinfan Huang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, parents

Mr. Russet is the first to spot it. It's right in the middle of the couch. A potato. It doesn't belong there, yet there it is. And he's had enough. “Every day I pick up this, I pick up that, I pick up everything!” Mr. Russet exclaims. “I will not pick up that potato!” And he doesn't. In fact, he decides to take a stand and not pick up anyth …

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My Cat Looks Like My Dad

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: alternative family, parents, siblings, humorous stories

New from the creator of Wallpaper and Skunk on a String comes a witty and uplifting picture book that will speak to families of all varieties about how family really is what you make it.

Minimal text paired with bright paper-collage illustrations create comparisons on each spread in which the narrator talks about their family—especially the strik …

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You Are Two

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Karen Klassen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: birthdays, new experience, parents, new baby

A baby’s second year is full of memorable milestones. Walking, running, understanding more words, speaking their names, and forming first memories are all exciting achievements. You Are Two picks up where You Are One left off and looks back on each of these moments and more, inviting little ones and their parents to celebrate how much they have g …

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You Are One

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Karen Klassen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
tagged: new baby, daily activities, parents, birthdays

A baby’s first year is full of memorable milestones. Learning to crawl, taking first steps, tasting new foods, and forming first words are all exciting achievements. You Are One looks back on each of these universal moments and more, inviting little ones and their parents to celebrate how much they have grown and discovered in just one year, fro …

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Great Job, Mom!

by Holman Wang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: parents, daily activities, business, careers, occupations

A contemporary felted creation celebrating Mom's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.

Being a mom is eleven jobs in one!

This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A general who rallies the troops (or unruly kids), a curator of modern art (or finger paintings), an archeologist look …

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Great Job, Dad!

by Holman Wang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: parents, daily activities, business, careers, occupations

A contemporary felted creation celebrating Dad's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.

Being a dad is eleven jobs in one!

This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A receptionist scheduling important meetings (for playdates), an architect designing buildings (or pillow forts), an i …