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Books for Bonding

Experts recommend these baby-friendly tales and board-book editions of classic stories to start your child on the road to reading.
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Series: Babyfaces
by Roberta Grobel Intrater Illustrated by Roberta Grobel Intrater

"Rub-a-dub dub, it's fun in the tub..."

This new addition to the popular "Baby Faces" series, with its cheery text and photographs of playful babies bathing, swimming, and enjoying the rain, will encourage your baby to join in on the fun. It's the perfect bath time book!

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Board Book: $3.96

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The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle
Early one morning, a little spider begins to spin her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to divert her, each with its own sound and species-specific enticement: "Maa! Maa!" said the goat. "Want to jump on the rocks?" "Oink! Oink!" grunted the pig.
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Picture Book: $5.59

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by David Shannon Illustrated by David Shannon

Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon is back with an all-new, original board book that lets young readers see what the star of the bestselling No, David! books did as a troublemaking toddler.

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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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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by John Archambault , Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

"A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree."

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

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Paperback Book: $6.39

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I Love You, Too
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

"Once there was a little brown puppy who loved his mama very much. So he got the the best present he could find-a big, beautiful bone...."

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Board Book: $6.39

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Women Who Changed the World
by Laurie Calkhoven Illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. But before they were women, they were regular girls just like anyone else. So how did these seemingly ordinary girls grow up to be such extradorinary women?

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Time for Bed
by Mem Fox Illustrated by Jane Dyer

Darkness is falling everywhere and little animals are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in for the night. It's time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle down under the covers.

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