Audrey Elizabeth Juge's First Library

Michelle's sister is having her first baby! We are so excited to welcome Audrey Elizabeth into our family. Michelle put together a list of books she recommends for building a library for a new baby with everything from the earliest books that get babies interacting with the turning of pages, to story-time classics, and even a few to grow in to. Whether you are here looking for a gift for Audrey or your own littles we hope you find a new favorite in our list.

Where the Wild Things Are Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780060254926
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Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.


The Giving Tree with CD Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060586751
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

The Giving Tree turns fifty! To celebrate the anniversary of this classic favorite by Shel Silverstein, this edition features a beautiful metallic green jacket, a commemorative gold sticker, and a CD recording of Silverstein reading The Giving Tree.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Anna Bond (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780147515872
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Published: Puffin Books - October 27th, 2015

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a deluxe oversized hardcover edition, illustrated in full color by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.


The Puffin in Bloom Collection Cover Image
By Various
$64.00
ISBN: 9780147518743
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Published: Puffin Books - November 3rd, 2015

Puffin in Bloom: A collection of classics with stunning cover art by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.'s principal artist, Anna Bond, now available as an exquisite gift set! Featuring all four Puffin in Bloom classics with illustrated covers by Anna Bond in a charming keepsake box designed in her signature style. 


The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Book) (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Jon Stone, Michael Smollin (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780307010858
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Published: Golden Books - December 31st, 1999

By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself.

A classic, not to be missed.


Another Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street) (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Jon Stone, Michael Smollin (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780307987693
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Published: Golden Books - December 31st, 1999

In this beautifully illustrated sequel to the much-loved classic The Monster at the End of This Book, Grover, now with pal Elmo by his side, has heard that there’s something lurking on the last page of the book. Grover tries his best in all sorts of hilarious ways to stop the reader from turning the pages. But, Elmo, curious as always, slips by every wacky barrier.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394800790
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 1957

The Dr. Seuss holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is soon to be a major motion picture from Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch—in theaters November 9, 2018!
 


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399226908
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Published: Philomel Books - March 23rd, 1994

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Including a special feature, dye cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience. 


Madeline Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670445806
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 1958

In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
lived twelve little girls
in two straight lines
the smallest one was Madeline.
 
 


The Story of Ferdinand Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670674244
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Soon to be a major motion picture!


Moo, Baa, La La La! Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780671449018
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Published: Little Simon - November 30th, 1982

This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say "la la la!"—is just right for reading aloud.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books.


Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) Cover Image
By Al Perkins, Eric Gurney (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780679890485
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 20th, 1998

Illus. in full color. A madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs to beginning readers.


Peter Rabbit Naturally Better Classic Gift Set Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780723264231
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Published: Warne - September 3rd, 2009

A Naturally Better collection of classic children's tales!

Peter Rabbit . . . Naturally Better is back again, and this time he's brought some friends! Titles include: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Tom Kitten, and The Tale of Jemima Puddle- Duck. Perfect for holidays, baby showers, birthdays, collectors and more!


Indestructibles: Hey Diddle Diddle Cover Image
By Jonas Sickler (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780761158622
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 5th, 2010

Here is a book babies can really sink their gums into. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles are printed on an amazing paperlike material that can’t be ripped, torn, or punctured. Indestructibles are 100 percent safe and nontoxic, and if they get too funky, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher.


Indestructibles: Baby Babble Cover Image
By Kate Merritt (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780761168805
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 22nd, 2012

Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read. They are 100 percent baby-proof, chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof. Printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it—gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor— Indestructibles are the little books that could. They’re indestructible.


My Very First Mother Goose Cover Image
By Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780763688912
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2016

To a small child, words are magical. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. Now folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest form.


What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780988760318
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Published: The Sleepy Animals, LLC - May 1st, 2014

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer.


Snowball Rainbow: A New Orleans Color Book Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780990409311
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Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - October 1st, 2016

This bright and sturdy board book introduces all the colors (and flavors!) with New Orleans' favorite summer treat. Perfect for any NOLA baby, toddler, or preschooler.


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (board book) (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328884565
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.


The Wind in the Willows (Sterling Illustrated Classics) Cover Image
By Kenneth Grahame, Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781402782831
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2012

Another beautiful book by renowned artist Robert Ingpen in the popular Sterling Illustrated Classics series. For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists--Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty--have enchanted children of all ages.


Pantone: Box of Color: 6 Mini Board Books!: 6 Mini Board Books! Cover Image
By Pantone
$12.95
ISBN: 9781419704192
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2012

The 5 O'Clock Band Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419728365
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 19th, 2018

Jabberwocky: A Babylit(r) Nonsense Primer (BabyLit Books) Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423634089
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 1st, 2013

The slithy toves and borogoves invite you to take an adventure through the tumtum trees in Jabberwocky: A BabyLit Nonsense Primer. Jennifer Adams cleverly pulls text from Little Master Carroll's original poem and pairs it with Alison Oliver's bright and cheery illustrations to create a whimsical tale.


All Aboard! Paris: A French Primer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423640776
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 1st, 2015

From the creators of BabyLit(R) Every area of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train.


A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Babylit(r) Fairies Primer (BabyLit Books) Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423641810
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 1st, 2016

The perfect lullaby for a magical midsummer night, and a beautiful way to introduce your little one to the Bard. Jennifer Adams' adaptation of Shakespeare's original lines and Alison Oliver's whimsical illustrations bring the world of fairies to life and will enchant little ones for years to come.


A Little Princess: A Babylit(r) Friendship Primer Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423645955
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 21st, 2017

Adams and Oliver team up again to teach literary-minded tots the importance of friendship in A Little Princess: A BabyLit(R) Friendship Primer. Each page introduces Sarah's friends with text from the original novel, A Little Princess, showing little ones that friends can be found in surprising places.


Classic Lit A to Z: A Babylit(r) Alphabet Primer Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423648055
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 12th, 2017

BabyLit(R) is a fashionable way to introduce your brilliant baby to the world of classic literature.


Hello Baby! (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Mem Fox, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442434325
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Published: Little Simon - January 3rd, 2012

A playful favorite from Mem Fox is now a Classic Board Book!

After meeting a bevy of baby animals—including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub—the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all…itself, of course!

With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by Caldecott-


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442450707
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Published: Little Simon - August 28th, 2012

The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book!

A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”
     When all the letters of the alphabet race one another


Today Is Monday in Louisiana Cover Image
By Johnette Downing, Deborah Thomas (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781455623068
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pel - October 28th, 2016

Gold/Honors Award Winner
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children's Products
The Big Read 2010
Recommended Reading List for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools


My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 2016

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.


Indestructibles: Love You, Baby Cover Image
By Stephan Lomp (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781523501229
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 8th, 2017

Hug, kiss, nuzzle, snuggle, bounce, rock: There are so many ways to show your love to baby! Share the love on each spread with simple text prompts and adorable illustrations of baby animals and their families, from cats to bears to bunnies.

With over two million copies in print, Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read.


The Stars: The Complete Guide (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534406629
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Published: Little Simon - December 26th, 2017

Celebrate all of the glittering stars in the sky in this tender Classic Board Book by acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee

A star is how you know it's almost night.
As soon as you see one, there's another, and another.
And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark.
What if you could have a star?


The Rainbow Fish Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781558585362
Availability: Backordered
Published: NorthSouth Books - January 27th, 1999

The award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share is now available in a board book edition for the youngest child.


Little Concepts: ABC French Cover Image
By Daniel Roode (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781633224124
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Published: Walter Foster Jr - February 6th, 2018

ABC French is a gorgeously illustrated, engaging read that makes learning the alphabet and French words fun for the entire family. Learning French has never been more fantastique!
 
The book pairs each letter of the French alphabet with a French word and its English translation.


First Words - French (Lonely Planet Kids) Cover Image
By Lonely Planet, Andy Mansfield (Illustrator), Sebastien Iwohn (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781786575289
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Published: Lonely Planet Kids - March 21st, 2017

Bring the French language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book from Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide and phrasebook publisher. Perfect for the whole family, First Words French features 100 words to use while travelling, from food and transport, to animals and weather.


My First Bilingual Book–Animals (English–French) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781840596120
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Published: Milet Publishing - December 1st, 2011

Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting more complex concepts that go beyond colors and numbers, titles in the series feature animals, fruit, home, and vegetables.


The Kissing Hand Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781939100184
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Published: Tanglewood - September 11th, 2018

With over six million copies sold, countless children have been introduced to Chester Raccoon through The Kissing Hand, the first title in the series that firmly shows the importance of characters with whom kids can share their troubles.


The Little Prince Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9788854412545
Availability: Backordered
Published: White Star Kids - March 6th, 2018

A gorgeous illustrated version of one of the most beloved novels of all time: The Little Prince.

"But eyes are blind. One must seek with the heart."


The Greatest Fairy Tales Cover Image
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ISBN: 9788854412576
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: White Star Kids - May 1st, 2018

This big, beautiful collection of the world's best-loved fairy tales belongs on every child's bookshelf.