Staff Recommendations for 0-5

Our staff have picked out their favorites for children ages 0-5 years old. These include some classics, some local authors, and some books you may not have heard yet. Take a look! 

We have attached a PDF of hours of at-home entertainment with the latest books, activities, and more. Flip through this catalog and stock up for the summer using the link at the bottom of the page. 

Here's an example of what the PDF has to offer: 

All the World (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481431217
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Little Simon - August 18th, 2015

This simple, profound, Caldecott Honor story is now available as a Classic Board Book.

All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442450707
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

Owl Babies Cover Image
By Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763679613
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015

“There aren’t many ‘baby books’ that convey this kind of emotional richness supported by a perfect artistic form.” — Washington Post Book World

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Slide and Find Cover Image
By Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312509262
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Priddy Books US - August 3rd, 2010

Eric Carle's familiar illustrations of brown bear, red bird, yellow duck and the other endearing animals from his classic creation parade across the pages of this great interactive board book. As each page is turned, a new animal and its color are introduced, accompanied by Bill Martin's singsong, rhyming question-and-response text to read aloud or listen to.

Each Peach Pear Plum board book Cover Image
By Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670882786
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 1999

Each Peach Pear Plum - the classic picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages young children to interact with the picture to find the next fairy tale and nursery rhyme character.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786819881
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2003

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before.

The Snowy Day Board Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670867332
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf.
New York Public Library's #1 book on the list of “Top Check Outs of All Time”

The Runaway Bunny Board Book Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061074295
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: HarperFestival - January 24th, 2017

Celebrating 75 years, The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, beloved children’s book author of Goodnight Moon, in a sturdy board book edition, perfect for little hands.

“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”

Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781563054426
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 1st, 1993

Everybody sing along—because it's time to do-si-do in the barnyard with a high-spirited animal crew! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of board books, here is BARNYARD DANCE, with Sandra Boynton's twirling pigs, fiddle-playing cows, and other unforgettable animals.

Black White Cover Image
By Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062656902
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 2nd, 2017

Share this book with the baby in your life. It’s never too early to read together!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling large format board book features thirty-four bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

M Is for Montana (ABC Regional Board Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945547881
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Published: Familius - April 17th, 2018

A is for Avalanche Lake . . .

B is for Big Sky . . .

C is for Cathedral of Saint Helena . . .

Where's the Narwhal? Cover Image
By Nosy Crow, Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536209501
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nosy Crow - December 16th, 2019

Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly underwater creatures hiding behind bright felt flaps. A textile, sensory read that's perfect for sharing with babies and toddlers, featuring a mirror reveal on the final spread.

ABCs of Space (Baby University) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492671121
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - May 1st, 2018

This alphabetical space baby book installment of the Baby University series is the perfect space introduction story for even the youngest astronomers and makes for a great space-themed baby gift

Quantum Physics for Babies (Baby University) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492656227
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - May 2nd, 2017

Fans of Chris Ferrie's Organic Chemistry for Babies, Rocket Science for Babies, and 8 Little Planets will love this introduction to quantum physics for babies and toddlers

It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Animals in the Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781838660246
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Phaidon Press - March 18th, 2020

A graphically stunning introduction to constellations for the youngest readers, following the meteoric rise of global bestseller Seeing Stars

Gotta Go, Buffalo: A Silly Book of Fun Goodbyes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423645986
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Gibbs Smith - March 7th, 2017

Make goodbyes fun with animal rhymes and colorful lift-the-flap illustrations

"So long " "See you later " There are so many ways to say goodbye Lift the flaps in this colorful book to discover favorite animals (and maybe a few new ones, too) and fun goodbyes. Children and grown-ups alike will be giggling before you can say, "Toodle-Loo, Kangaroo "

If You Plant a Seed Board Book Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062932037
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 18th, 2020

The bestselling book about the power of one kind act from Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winner Kadir Nelson is now an adorable board book.

“Timeless and delectable.”—School Library Journal

If you plant a carrot seed . . . a carrot will grow.

If you plant a cabbage seed . . . cabbage will grow.

Little Blue Truck board book Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544568037
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2015

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route.