Daily life

Daily life is rich in learning! Be sure to point out and name the things in the book that may resonate with your baby.

My heart fills with happiness

My heart fills with happiness

Monique Gray Smith and Julie Flett
Orca Book Publishers, 2016

An album in which children evoke everyday moments that fill them with happiness: seeing the face of a loved one, singing, dancing, listening to a story, feeling the sun on them, walking barefoot in the grass.

But first, we nap

But first, we nap

David Miles and Darya Dremova
Familius, 2018

A board book about nap time.

Indestructibles: It's bath time

Indestructibles: It's bath time

Amy Pixton and Carolina Buzio
Workman Publishing Co, 2021

An indestructible book about bath time.

City baby

City baby

Laurie Elmquist and Ashley Barron
Orca Book Publishers, 2021

Bustling streets, lively squares and busy restaurants are baby's playground when they are in the big city.

Everybody potties: songs to help you go

Everybody potties: songs to help you go

Minnie Birdsong
Cottage Door Press, 2020

Learning to use the potty is something to celebrate! Lyrics to all five toilet training themed songs are accompanied by playful artwork and matching audio buttons that are surrounded by a textured bathroom tile for an enhanced sensory experience. 

Baby day

Baby day

Jane Godwin, Davina Bell and Freya Blackwood
Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2019

It’s a busy day for baby in this darling, cheeky, charming picture book celebrating the joy and chaos of a baby-filled day!

Bedtime 123

Bedtime 123

Eric Walters and Josée Bisaillon
Orca Book Publishers, 2017

Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night. Count the stars coming out, fox cubs snuggling, puppies piling and chicks cuddling as baby rocks gently to sleep in this gorgeously illustrated board book.

Québécois
People Shapes

People Shapes

Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Teresa Bellón
Little Simon, 2021

Every page of this adorable board book is a different shape that represents different family members in a child’s life. From star-shaped moms to heart-shaped dads, each shape helps define the loving characteristics of family members. 

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