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Best Books for Sounds and Wordplay: Ages 0-2

You may hear some of your child's first words as you enjoy these simple books together.
 
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Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd

Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to all his familiar possessions as his big, green bedroom slowly darkens.

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Picture Book: $15.96

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck — all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

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Board Book: $6.80

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Sing and Read: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Join Mike Wohnoutka's adorable animal friends as they sing along with this family favorite. Familiar rhythms and rhymes will introduce children to the sounds of language.
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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
by Dr. Seuss
This simple, silly, sturdy book for babies of all ages focuses on the wacky and wonderful sounds that children hear all the time.
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Ten Tiny Toes
by Caroline Jayne Church Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH, GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU, and now TEN TINY TOES!

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Board Book: $7.19

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Big Hug for Little Cub
by Lorie Ann Grover Illustrated by Rosalinda Kightley

Cuddle up for a sweet bedtime story!

Little Cub is a cute and curious lion cub on a big adventure. Follow along as he travels with his mother safely by his side, exploring a world full of small discoveries and large wonders.

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Board Book: $6.39

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain
by Rosemary Wells

A beloved nursery rhyme classic to put your child on the road to reading!

Rosemary Wells, one of America's foremost creators of children's books, will have the very youngest child turning pages and remembering the words. What better way instill a lifetime love of reading and learning?

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Board Book: $5.59

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The Ants Go Marching
by Priscilla Burris Illustrated by Priscilla Burris

The ants go marching one by one,
Hurrah! Hurrah!

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Board Book: $6.29

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Hug You, Kiss You, Love You
by Joyce Wan Illustrated by Joyce Wan
From the creator of the deliciously adorable YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE comes a new ode to the best emotion in the world--LOVE!

With a glittery cover and bold illustrations throughout, Joyce Wan celebrates the small joys and big wonders of parental love with a cast of endearing mommy and baby animals.
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Board Book: $5.59

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Clifford's Animal Sounds
by Norman Bridwell
While he is visiting the farm, Clifford hears many animals speak. Clifford knows what sounds a cow, a bird, a cat, and other animals make. Do you?
Series Information: What child wouldn't like to have a pet as special as Clifford! That's part of the secret of Norman Bridwell's successful series of children's books.
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Giraffes Can't Dance: Number Rumba
by Giles Andreae Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

The dancing — and counting — never stops with lovable Gerald the giraffe and all his high-stepping friends! Everyone's favorite animals from Giraffes Can't Dance are back and ready to help little ones learn the counting craze that's sweeping the nation...the Number Rumba!

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Board Book: $6.39

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Good Night, Stinky Face
Series: Stinky Face
by Lisa McCourt Illustrated by Cyd Moore

Stinky Face always has a lot of questions, and his patient mama always has the right answers! This time, Stinky Face is having trouble going to sleep in his own bed, and asks if he can sleep with her. After all, the water from the drippy faucet could sweep him away at any moment!

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Board Book: $5.59

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