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Book Buddies

Bring books to life with a matching item such as a lovey, toy or activity book.  A matching item can heighten reading engagement in three ways ...

Role Playing

to build emotional connective tissue


to anchor memories


to deepen positive associations with reading

Suggested pairings are listed below, but Book Buddies can be paired with any book.

Corduroy Lovey
Beloved character from classic Corduroy story book about love & belonging. (Secret: The missing button is tucked in the strap!)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!
Insanely clever activity book sure to cultivate creativity and spunk.
Dr. Seuss's ABC
Dr Seuss' Amazing ABC Crib Sheet
Crib sheet contains the same characters in the Dr Seuss books and provides a cozy format for repeated exposure to letter shapes.
Eating the Alphabet
Eating the Alphabet: Wooden Fruit Set
Foster a love of fresh food and help build an interest in healthy options.
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie (Volume 1)
Elephant & Piggie Finger Puppets
Bring out the giggles as you act out hilarious stories about lovable Elephant and Piggie with finger puppets.
Waiting is Not Easy
Elephant & Piggie Lovey
Elephant and Piggie are made even more relatable with plush toys.
Everywhere Babies
Everywhere Babies: Baby Stella Doll
Nurture compassion, caregiving and responsibility with a washable, exceptionally well made doll from Manhattan Toy.
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon Lovey
Goodnight Moon has been delighting families for over 70 years with muted art work and soothing text.
Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You Blanket
A cherished tale of boundless affection brought to life with a cozy snuggle blanket.
I Am a Big Brother
I Am a Big Brother Lovey
Help a toddler adjust to a new arrival with extra TLC and sympathy about the upcoming changes to their life.
I Am A Big Sister
I Am a Big Sister Lovey
Help a toddler adjust to a new arrival with extra TLC and sympathy about the upcoming changes to their life.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Knuffle Bunny Lovey
Bring the Knuffle Bunny books to life with this soft velvety lovey.
Little Blue Truck
Little Blue Truck Chevy Pickup Collectible
Follow the adventures of the little blue truck with this collectible and sturdy model pickup.
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama Lovey
A charming and reassuring bedtime story made more cozy with a cuddly plush toy.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Melissa & Doug Wooden Construction Vehicles
Often paired with Goodnight Goodnight, Construction Site, wooden construction toys make the story come alive night and day.
The Little Engine That Could
Orbrium Wooden Train Set with Animals
Often paired with The Little Engine That Could, this train set helps anchor the "I think I can" motto.
Peter Rabbit Gift Set
Peter Rabbit Lovey
Love Makes a Family
Rainbow Playsilk
Celebrate individuality and diversity with Rainbow Playsilk, a delightful open-ended toy for all kinds of pretend play.
First Big Book of Dinosaurs
Schleich Velociraptor
The ultimate introduction to dinosaurs paired with a realistic Schleich-made Velociraptor.
Mae Among the Stars
Space Felt Story Board
Create out of this world space stories by placing planets, astroids, astronauts, etc on this hang-or-pack felt board.
Iggy Peck, Architect
Stairway Building Blocks
Unusual and creative wood building blocks.
Subway: NYC E Train
Plays on all standard wooden railway systems
One-piece hardwood body
Non-toxic child-safe paints
Latest in-service models
Safe, sturdy, and fun!
P is for Potty
Take Along Elmo
Kind and gentle potty training book paired with a kind and gentle (and durable) Elmo.
The Pout-Pout Fish
The Pout-Pout Fish Lovey
Swim along with the NY Times bestselling pout-pout fish as he explores his feelings.
The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day Lovey
Bring this groundbreaking and award winning book from 1963 to life with this snuggly lovey.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crinkle
Help baby to learn & begin story time with a soft fabric book featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lovey
Introduced in 1969, this baby classic comes alive with snuggly version for baby to enjoy.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Teether
An adorable way to start baby's number sense and reading journey.
Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Tales
Winnie-the-Pooh Lovey
Give the gift of nostalgia with this classic lovey.
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