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Build pre-language connections for vocabulary and feelings

All About Me!
Real Photos
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Babies will discover their incredible bodies with this fun and interactive book. Little ones will love pulling back the surprise flaps to reveal engaging images of babies making faces and performing simple actions. Watch as your child discovers the wonder and amazement of their little fingers and toes.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 483 votes, reviews
Baby Faces
Baby Faces
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Perfect for early childhood development, happy babies, laughing babies, silly babies and crying babies are found on the pages of this padded board book. Look at all the sweet baby faces showing that they are happy, sad, sleepy, and more. Your baby can make the same expressions to help recognize common expressions. This durable little book is sure to pique baby's interest. With bright colorful photos and simple word labels that capture the expressions and moods of babies throughout their busy days, Baby Faces will mesmerize little ones when they see other children just like them.
average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 3241 votes, reviews
First 100 Words
Vocabulary
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Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 36151 votes, reviews
Global Babies
Baby Faces, Diversity
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Meet babies from around the world in The Global Fund for Children’s best-selling celebration of diversity and heritage. Full color photographs present children in cultural context depicting babies from Guatemala to Peru to South Africa. Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing, daily life, and traditions, as well as demonstrate that babies around the world are nurtured by the love, caring, and joy that surround them. The first in the adorable Global Babies series, this board book is the perfect introduction to seventeen cultures around the globe for the earliest of readers.
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 2291 votes, reviews
Hands Can
Real Photos
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Hands can do all kinds of things! A rhyming text with eye-catching color photos offers just the encouragement young children need to explore their world — hands on. Hands can hold things. Hands can mold things. Hands can catch and hands can throw. Hands can do much more, of course — wave hello and goodbye, play peekaboo, touch things, clap, even tie a shoe. For the very young, hands are a never-ending source of discovery and a means of mastery in an ever-unfolding world. With singsong rhythm, simple design, and alluring color photos of toddlers, Hands Can invites the littlest readers to discover the many things hands can do.
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I Am a Baby
Baby Faces
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"I am a baby, this is my crib, this is my high chair, this is my bib." Photos of happy babies and words that encourage make this an irresistible read-aloud for every child and family. From the author of the critically acclaimed A Kiss Means I Love You and Show Me Happy comes a delightful approach to visual learning.
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 228 votes, reviews
Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions
Emotions, Baby Faces
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An interactive photographic board book about emotions from the creators of Baby Loves and Baby Up, Baby Down This bold, beautiful board book introduces five essential expressions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, and silly. Each expression is introduced with a large image of a baby’s face. Readers are asked to mimic the face, then pick it out from a group of other babies. The very last spread includes all of the expressions from the previous pages, and a mirror so readers can watch themselves make any face they please!
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 2766 votes, reviews
My First Body
Real Photos
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Children can learn about their body in My First Body, an informational board book featuring images illustrating parts of the body. The bold, visual images are labeled clearly and promote early learning and language skills. The books are a sturdy format that is ideal for small hands to hold and carry, and the pages are filled with a distinctive, iconic design. The books can be read either alone or with an adult, and encourage learning on your own. Explore the amazing human body in My First Body.
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Peekaboo (Mirror and Flaps)
Baby Faces, Lift the Flap
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Young readers will find all kinds of faces under the flaps of Baby Faces Peekaboo! Happy babies, sad babies, and many others are all waiting to say hello!
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 688 votes, reviews
Smile!
Baby Faces, Diversity
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Share the warmth of a smile with these adorable babies! The perfect snuggletime book and an ideal first read-aloud book, this addition to the popular Baby Faces series has appealing photos of multicultural babies and toddlers and a brief, rhyming text.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 810 votes, reviews
The Babies and Doggies Book
Real Photos, Pets
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When you stop and think about it, babies and doggies do many of the same things. They squirm, sniff, sit, and splash. They play ball and cuddle. Lots of things babies do, doggies do too! This board book explores all of the similar actions shared by baby and baby's best friend. Illustrated with beautiful, full-color photographs featuring an array of dog breeds and a diverse cast of babies, The Babies and Doggies Book is a visual feast for infants, a fun read-aloud for parents, and treat for baby- and dog-lovers.
average rating is 4.9 out of 5, based on 1307 votes, reviews
Touch and Feel: Farm
Animals, Real Photos, Newborn Touch
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Little ones will love to explore the textures of their favorite animals on the farm with this perfect book for their first library. With more than half a million copies sold, this family favorite keeps young readers engaged with pages that encourage exploration and help develop fine motor skills while building an early language foundation. Spend a day at the farm with kittens, horses, chicks, and more in Touch and Feel: Farm. This classic DK board book is filled with clear photography, simple text, and fun textures. Practice animal recognition and sounds, and help your baby learn what an animal may feel when like when it's touched. Pet a dog's soft fur, stroke a baby chick, and tickle a soft kitten on sturdy and tactile board pages that are perfect for small hands.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 1467 votes, reviews

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